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
We truly enjoy meeting new friends! social media and here on the blog have made it even more fun to meet great people. We recently teamed up with other creatives to do a workshop in NYC at an Argotea location.
First, we recommend you taking a stop in for their delicious baked goods and TEA if there’s one in your neighborhood.
Now, when our friend Sonia of mixed up clothing co (based in LA) http://www.mixedupclothing.com planned a trip to NY to collaborate with friends we were honored to be apart of it. Within one circle of friends others were created.
Shalom Israel Diggs of Alpha key http://www.wordartbyshalomisrael.com and TwinDollicious are now in the works to bring you a fun day in February that we’d love for you to join in on….. You can send an email reservation to Email : (subject line reserve my spot for ?_ children)
Here area few images of what Alpha key is all about and details on their up and coming event in collaboration with Care Bears.
Our close to home Spring break has Coe to an end but never with a dull ending. We saved the best part of the week long venture for last.
The little artists at heart were due for a trip to some of NY’s great museums.
Guggenheim was number one on the list followed by Cooper Hewitt.
By the likes of V& K the Guggenheim’s architectural sound made for great conversation amongst the girls. However the best part may have been visiting the gift shop where they scored a Kandinsky coloring book and a post card for their favorite art teacher.
While at Cooper Hewitt ther was an abundance of interactive exhibits for them to see, yet the most exciting part was scanning in all of the exhibit codes with the magic pen. There’s this cool pen shaped marker that is given to each visitor, which allows you to scan in your exhibits of interest then laterite urn to the website with your code to retrieve all exhibit information.
Kennedy preferred to spend the entire time in the Pixar exhibit area while her Vittoria enjoyed the interactive design table used with stylus pen as well.
Soon hunger set in and as I said before Kennedy would have stayed in Pixar the entire time yet we convinced her that a night at the museum may not be fun….. To be continued for our close to home Spring break happy little innovators.
In the name of the father, daughter and the fashion forward yeezus I say NY Fashion week was impressive. We did not attend any adult shows but did partake in a NYTimes article write up which featured V & K in our sparkled tutu skirts interacting with the actors from Can Do Duck the musical ; and spread a little TwinDollicious style and love to sisters in warm Arizona. (Let’s not talk about this NY Winter.)
Pretty certain that everyone got the tutu memo because dolly North West and Blue Carter looked adorable as they set the trend for fashion freedom and creativity. As every woman and girl knows how dressing up and fashion is a huge part of how you’re feeling. And wouldn’t we all love a positive self expression to be passed onto our little ones!
Side note: we’re celebrating K Doll’s new talent of snapping fingers and whistling
We spent part of our Valentines shooting “Kids couch” coming to a youtube channel near you :))
~ We’re sharing our DIY way of making TwinDollicious tutu skirts as we do at Author events and designing boutique pop ups. http://www.twindollicious.com/shop
And took a few selfies while waiting.
Halloween, A holiday celebrated by all! V & K enjoyed their first school Halloween celebration. All classes participated in the school’s Halloween Parade fully costumed with creativity. In costumes from 7 am – 8:30pm was a success but not so easy fitting into car seats, closing jackets with double the petti skirt tutus, but we’re believing that beauty is pain. The girls loved every minute of it and I needed a nap by 5pm.
They were Mia Fairies with zapper handmade bracelets and hair accessories. Amongst a slew of other amazing costumes. The girls admired the brother /sister Dunkin Donuts costumes which raised big ideas for next years’ costume.
Trick O’ treating and Halloween candy oh my! We joined a kiddie bunch and trooped around the neighborhood shouting trick o treat. But the most exciting part was answering the door for trick o treat-ers, handing out candy, and looking at others costumes. They even emptied their baskets into the bigger baskets for the other children. Happy Halloween Fun! 🎃🎃
V & K xo