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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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Leif and I paid a visit to the Garden on Tuesday which is their free admission day. Leif and I had an amazing time walking the paths, exploring exotic habitats in the Steinhardt Conservatory, touching and smelling the flowers and plants in the Fragrance Garden, beholding the wonder of the Cherry Blossoms and just being one with nature. He was so excited the whole day and just kept saying that this place is so beautiful and he is so right!

Hours: March-October
Monday-Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 8 A.M-6 P.M.
Weekends: 10 A.M.-6 P.M.
Closed Mondays(but opened Memorial Day and Columbus Day: 10 A.M.-6 P.M. Closed Labor Day

The Garden offers Free Guided Tours on Weekends at 1:00 P.M

Admission is FREE on Tuesday’s for everyone.
Admission is FREE for Members and Children under 12.
Admission for Adults is $10.00, Seniors $5.00 and Students 12 and up with a Student ID $5.00

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden offers a Visitor Center, Library, Cafe, Restrooms, Gift Shop and Parking. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is committed to having its exhibitions, programs and services accessible to all who visit, and is working to make its gardens and facilities accessible. However, due to the historic nature of much of the Garden, some areas may present challenges to those with ambulatory disabilities.

For more information on all the The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has to offer visit them online at http://www.bbg.org/

*I was not compensated for this post. All opinions and photos are my own.

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ImageImageImageImageImageB. Toys are not your usual toys. B. Toys are inspired by the world, childhood, travel and other things that provide a moment of delight. B. Toys is committed to children and the world in which they live. All the packaging is designed using recycled materials, the boxes become pretty trays and even revert to become a gift wrapped box. B. Toys goal is to be much bigger than just a toy company. B. Toys want to be the voice of children…to say that it is all right to Be You!

B. Toys are creative and whimsical and bring out the imagination in your child. I love B. Toys for all of these reasons.  Here are some of my favorite B. Toys,

1. Meowsic (2-6 years) Instruments & 5 rhythm sounds, 20 familiar songs, 7 witty kitty songs , Retractable sing-along mic, Lyrics included, Control volume, beat & tempo, Meowsic purrs itself off with an auto-off feature.

2. Build-a-ma-jigs Submaplane (3-8 years) Comes with 29 pieces, a power drill that has 3 interchangeable bits that sound and work like a real drill, build a submarine or airplane, can be used with other Build-a-ma-jigs sets.

3. You Turns (1-5 years) Your little one is in the driver’s seat now steering the little car around. Forward, reverse, neutral, horn sounds, LED light blinkers, a variety of driving songs, screen lights up for night driving and it flips over and doubles as a pillow for road trips!

4. WeeMD (18 months-5 years) The perfect doctor play kit includes 14 pieces including a house calls case, Clipboard with paper, Reflex checker hammer, Otoscope (aka “earchecker”), Thermometer, Bandage for Boo-Boos, MD name tag, Stethoscope with heartbeat sound, Blood pressure cuff with gauge and spinning needle, Tweezers, Safe syringe, Just-as-safe scissors, Beeper with light and sound for busy little doctors.

5. Illuminated Teepee (3-8 years) This beautiful and magical teepee lights up from within. It is roomy with 11 pieces that are easy to assemble and easy to put away. Designed with gorgeous patterns and colors inspired by world travels. Once inside, pull the lantern’s cord and discover a magical light show. Colorful stars are projected all around!

My little one loves his Build-a-ma-jigs Submaplane and plays with it for hours. Now that says a lot about a toy…love B. Toys for that reason. Keeps a child’s attention and imagination going for hours!

Learn more about B. Toys at http://www.mybtoys.com/

*WeeBaby was not compensated for this post, but did received a sample for review purposes. All opinions as always are my own.*

ImageImageImageImageImageI have been a fan of Cloud b products since my son was a baby. It all started for me with the Sleep Sheep, an adorable cuddly companion and toy that soothes baby to sleep with calming “white noise” sounds. Well let me tell you that this little Sheep help get mama some much needed sleep!  And so I was sold on Cloud b. Cloud b was founded in 2002 and is a pioneer in creating products and programs that help children sleep. Cloud b has become a trusted name with parents worldwide with their award-winning products that are developed with an Advisory Board of pediatricians, teachers and parents to create products that soothe and comfort children. Recently I was sent the Twilight Carz from Cloud b. an adorable little red race car that will take care of your little one from night to day. It features fully functioning wheels that roll , the headlights and tail lights work independently of each other for daytime fun. After lights out it features projections of cool lightning bolts and stars, along with illuminating headlights and tail lights that are set to a 45-minute timer. It is a sturdy  well made toy, just as you would expect from Cloud b. Twilight Carz ensures complete darkness during your child’s sleep, as recommended by pediatricians. My little one is four years old and just loves his red Twilight Carz. He plays with it all day and grabs it as soon as it is bed time…lights out!

Twilight Carz require 3 AAA batteries that are included. It retails for $30-$32 and is available at retailers nationwide.

Be sure to check out all of cloud b products at cloudb.com

You can also follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/cloudb and on Twitter: @cloud_b

 

 

 

*WeeBaby was sent a sample for review, and all opinions are my own*

 

 

 

Desigual Girls Coat

Desigual Girls Coat

French Toast

French Toast

MadPax Backpacks

MadPax Backpacks

Poochie & Co.

Poochie & Co.

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Delta Children Desks

Delta Children Desks

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Prima donna

Prima donna

This week I was invited by Now+Zen Public Relations to check out the newest trends for Back to School 2013! Every child loves to get new clothes for the new School season. I know for my son as well as myself I love clothing that is trendy, stylish and different. Well Desigual kids collection does not disappoint. Desigual is a brand from Barcelona Spain that is known for its bright colors and cool graphics. The line includes outerwear, apparel and accessories for infants, boys and girls. Desigual also has collaborated with Disney and Cirque du Soleil for their special collections items that are adorable. http://www.desigual.com
For the student who has to sport a uniform, French Toast is the Nations leading school uniform brand. They have quite a lot of different styles so your child can still be an individual while sporting a uniform. And can you even believe that it is selling at Staples? Awesome! Parents can purchase a year’s worth of uniforms for just about $125…score! http://www.frenchtoast.com
For your little back to daycare ones it is Little Me! I just love Little Me, love the high quality at affordable prices. And most of their pieces come as sets, so you get little vests, hats, sweaters with the main outfit. http://www.littleme.com
Jordache, the classic denim brand that has now expanded their collection for girls. I am loving the printed jeans…polka dot, flowers and leopard prints oh my! Once again on trend, stylish and affordable. Available at Wal-Mart
Now it wouldn’t be back to school without some fabulous accessories and one of my favorite is MadPax. MadPax is a collection of cool backpacks and lunch packs known for their unique look. I love that MadPax backpacks come in three different sizes, the Fullpack, Halfpack and the Nibbler. Unleash your child’s inner creature with MadPax. Styles to choose from include Blok, Spiketus-Rex, Later-Gator and Bubble. http://www.madpax.com

FAB Starpoint is the leading manufacturer of licensed backpacks, lunch boxes, stationary and accessories. These would include Hello Kitty, Skylanders, My Little Pony, Lalaloopsy and more. Available at retailers nationwide…including Toys R Us, Wal-Mart and Target.
What little girl doesn’t want a puppy or cat purse? Well thanks to Poochie & Co. little girls everywhere can sport one of the adorable purses just like Academy Award Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis did when she walked the red carpet with her Poochie & Co.purse. http://www.poochieandco.com
Prima donna has these awesome quilted iPad and cosmetic cases as well as iPhone 5 cases for $20 and under. http://www.shopprimadonna.com
Lucky 21 also has some cool iPhone 4 cases for just $5.00! http://www.Lucky21.com
For you Tech needs there is iHome and eKids which make headphones, docking stations, wireless speakers and more. The license characters include Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Phineas & Ferb, Perry, Kermit Jack Skellington. Marvel’s Ironman, Captain America and The Hulk. Nickelodeon’s Sponge Bob. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Skylanders. http://www.ekids.com
To keep your little pre-schoolers interested in learning in a fun environment look no further than Delta Children. With Delta you are getting the very best, high quality collection of desk chairs at an affordable price point. Delta Children goes above and beyond with their safety standards. I would 100% recommend their products! http://www.deltachildren.com

You can get more information on all these items and more by visiting their websites. Remember to keep learning fun and happy shopping!

*I was not compensated for this post. I was invited to the Back to School Media Event by Now+Zen Public Relations. All opinions as always are my own.

Lil Wee loves trains and this fifty cent ride is one of his favorites…

OH THE FUN!!!

Lil Wee and the Washing Machine…and the wash goes round and round…just mesmerizing!

Lil Easter Basket

 

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I love to make baskets of all kinds, it is my favorite gift idea. You get to be so creative and get to customize it to the person that you are giving it to. Easter is my all time favorite to make baskets for my Lil Wee as well as my friends Lil One’s. Target has the best selection of item’s priced at $2.50 or less. I tend to fill my Basket’s with more toys, books, mini puzzles and games than with candy. However you fill your Basket’s have fun, get creative and have a Happy Easter!
1. Hershey Plush Bunny at Hershey’s Store- $12.95
2. Disney Car Toy at Target $.99 (on sale)
3. Bunny Ears Mini Kite,Mini Slinky,Mini Color Pen’s,Mini Peter Rabbit Books at Target all $1.00
4. Paper Grass, Ribbon and Basket Wrap at Target- $1.49-$1.99
5. Tin Basket at Target $2.50
6. Mini M&M’s, Haribo Gummy Bears, Pez Chick at Rite-Aid-$.99-$2.49
7. Villac Taxi and School Bus at Amazon.com- $12.38 each

Crocs…what can I say, well my Lil Wee’s love affair with them began when he was about 18 months old. A local store was having a going out of business sale and I came across a pair of little size 8 Mammoth Crocs. I thought, well these are cute (this would be my first croc purchase) and Lil Wee might like them and if he didn’t like them or they didn’t fit him no big deal only $1.00.

Well he is now 28 months old and he LOVES his crocs, refuses to wear any other shoe. He loves the Furry Fleece Lining, and the fact that it is a slip on that he can try to put it on himself. He wears them all the time, he calls them his slippers and his shoes and is never without them. It is really so bittersweet how a little pair of $1.00 Crocs sitting all alone on a store shelf found a perfect home on the feet of a little boy. I am so saving this pair! What a memory…the first shoes that were his Precious Little Tootsies First Love…Crocs!


I attended the Huggies Jean Diaper Launch Event in NYC, held at Union Square Park on May 20th. Rebecca Romijn was the Celebrity guest, her husband Jerry O’Connell was in the crowd and mingled with the everyone, a really sweet couple. Huggies put on a fashion show with the Cutest little fashionable models in Diapers around. The Kids were all adorable in their Huggies Denim Diapers. After the fashion show the stage was changed into an interactive green screen booth so the attending tots could have their photo taken and put on a mock magazine as a little souniver for their day of fun in the sun. Huggies also had a little play area set up for their little fans. Samples were given out as well as coupons. The Huggies staff were amazing…so nice and friendly and made everyone’s day a pleasure.
Here is a picture of Lil Wee in his Huggies Denim Diaper…It is titled
“Dancing in Denim”

*I attended the launch event and was given a sample. All opinions as always are my own.

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