Did you ever think about preparing for your baby during pregnancy by attending a show? Or how about preparing for your babies next stage by listening in on a panel of specialists? Well, that’s what the New York Baby show is all about!
We were excited to attend the baby show this year, with baby Bash in tow. A little different from last years mission, but there was another mission to be accomplished …. and will continue to be as we learn more at each amazing baby show.
This year we worked the floor in search of some of our favorite things for baby and parents. I had the privilege of being lead by my 10 month old and his love for food. He has just began to eat different foods and as they’re introduced to his sweet little palette he has not met a food that he didn’t like so far.
Our favorite brands from the show included two baby food companies. One based in Brooklyn NY; first spoons http://www.firtspoons.com/
-“First Spoons” are cooking up organic natural chicken nuggets made with vegetables at the softest texture. I was able to allow Bash to handle the small pieces himself and let his 4 little teeth do all of the work. The other baby food company we loved is based on a sweet little farm.
-Bash tested “Once upon a farm” http://www.uponafarm.com/during a live video taping with Mary of Downtownchicmoms hosted by momtrends in the blogger lounge.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dXv8cSSJ34
Of course we also had V & K in mind, because as stated before… the show is for all stages of parent and childhood.
-The brand “Stuck on you” was a perfect fit for us! As you may know having g/g twins can be a challenge when they have the same likes and dislikes. Our favorite item from the brand was the PERSONALIZED snack box. Not only is it beautifully designed with your name ….which is a must for most siblings, but it also teaches major food groups within the washable, removable tray. http://www.stuckonyou.us
Is it ever too early to ask your children what would you like to be in the future? Well, how about NO the answer is no and in fact it is probably the best thing to begin asking them as early as 4 years old, While you’re at it take lots of notes and begin researching as soon as your kiddo responds with an answer. V & K have been consistent with their future plans…maybe a tinker change here or there but clearly their futures will include a business owned together and some form of beauty and entertainment to help people feel beautiful. This is why when given the opportunity to experience a kids chef for the day at the ICE Culinary education center, in collaboration with the NYS 529 Education planning professionals we had to attend.
That is a double dosage Twindollicious style load of information along with experiences to get a jump start on making those future goals closer to reality.
Did you know that when parents of multiples begin the application process for their children their finances are automatically viewed as cut in half which allows for qualification to assistance if needed?
Also did you ever wonder how much debt USA is in student loans? Over 1 trillion dollars. I’ll say that a perfect way to lower this deficit is by starting a 529 plan. How about contacting a representative to guide you through the easy 1,2,3 step process.
We were so over joyed with all of the positive information that each child now has a NYS 529 plan that can be used for College (Universities) or any Professional school; such as culinary school….which by the looks of V & K’s experience will be here before we know it.
It is now day 2 of blistering cold and a full 24 hours of mommy away from work and entertaining twin toddlers. We have made every corner of our house into an entertainment center.
The living room was a stage/dancing and singing studio: we pulled out the karaoke machine, double microphones, princess dresses and began to dance and sing.
The kitchen was a chefs station: we baked a delicious vanilla cake, with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles (that mommy basically ate) and 2 special cupcakes. We also reused our wonderful baby bullet… Now almost 3 years old to make smoothies. The girls enjoyed piling in the strawberries, blueberries, apples, and vanilla yogurt.
The bedroom became a playroom. Between dress up and story time we could tell the difference in rooms. We always read our favorite book, but add a teaching activity book in. The girls are learning how to name 3 things that begin with each letter of the alphabet for letter and sound recognition.
The art studio (so Kennedy calls it) was an experience. We enjoyed painting canvas art on the easels. The girls could not see each others work and completed 2 different styles of work. Vittoria applies colors with the brush and completed with her hands. Kennedy painting was more abstract with colorful straight lines. It was a twin observing moment. Up until the moment I began to clean and noticed that someone had scissors in her hand and had began to cut her hair.. Which turned the “art studio” into a hair salon.
All of the above activities were fun at home things to do except for the pretend salon. However we’re creating memories and sharing stories in our Twindollicious children’s books. (Noting the opposite style of painting as a twin fact after trials)
This weekend I made cheeseburgers on the grill for lunch. I figured I would let the girls try the beef, why not. Well apparently the beef on a bun with some cheese can last a looong time. Lunch was served around 1 pm, daddy came home around 2 pm and everyone left the table to greet him… Along came mr cheeseburger. I asked are you done Kennedy ? No, was her response. An hour later Kennedy is in the playhouse in the yard with mr. Cheeseburger. So I tell her please put the burger in the garbage we’re going out. My husband puts the girls in the car with whom else mr. Cheeseburger. We come home 4 hours later, I bring the burger in , place it in the garbage. But someone must have spotted me and removed it from the garbage because 1 hour later she was hiding from her sister behind the chair with a belly full of laughter and a handful of cheeseburger… At bed time I finally removed the cheeseburger from the house.