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Most used toys in our house

Right now these are the most played with toys in our house..
My 18 month old girl loves her stuffed puppies.
We live 2 hours away from the closest grocery store so going shopping is a big outing for us. We allow the kids to pick a small toy when we go and she always wants a stuffed puppy or kitten!
Her laugh and learn puppy is a huge hit. She shakes her booty and claps along with the songs! Her older brother even participates which makes her super happy.
This can be found here for $14.99!
Old navy soccer ball

We got this at an old navy store and she held it the rest of the shopping day, even in PetCo! 🙂
And her leap frog shapes and sorting picnic basket which her brother plays along with too. They have picnics together and sort the different food shapes onto the right plates. They enjoy pretend food and this gets a lot of play time!

This can be found here for $16.2
My toddler boy is in love with lego duplos! He play with Legos the most and enjoys building different things. We normally buy them when we are at the bookstore which is pricey and I would recommend amazon! They have a lot of options, we started out with a little set that can be found here for under $20.

We got him a spray and rescue little tikes fire truck that can be purchased here for $76. It was cheaper back in December but I would say it’s still worth under $100. It will be a lot of fun when it’s summer and he can spray it outside…. Maybe even water the plants! 😉

Top five played with 2 year old toys under $25

This is a list of the top ten items I have purchased for my two year old.

He tends to play with something and then forget aboutitforawhile but these ten things get played with every if you can believe it!!

1. Discovery Kids Cardboard House

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Discovery-Kids-Coloring-3-Foot-Cardboard-Playhouse-for-Color-Me-Fun/6982020/product.html?cid=202290&kid=9553000357392&track=pspla&ef_id=UYF7ogAABSr0BTaK:20130501203130:s

$24.49

I actually bought mine on Amazon because I’m a prime member and get free shipping which is rare for Alaska but without prime it’s cheaper on Overstock.

My so loves this house! He especially loves if I scare him at the window and run to the door, silly of loves being scared and asks “one more time” a million times lol.
My husband is 6’2 and can sit up in the house just fine.
My only complaint is that it is big and takes up a lot of space but perfect if you have a play room!
Currently he has an Elmo toy organizer and Cars chair in his house.

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2. Alex Little Hands Button Art

http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Little-Hands-Button-Art/dp/B003AP4JPE

$17.91

This is great because you place the buttons on the correct colors and he learns as he plays. He really enjoys this and announces the colors as he places them in the holes. It comes with 10 different pictures and the bottom is where you store your buttons while you’re not playing. It tides up well and I enjoy seeing him learn and play at the same time.

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3. Fisher Price Drillin Action Tool Set

http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Drillin-Action-Tool-Set/dp/B002SXMH3K

$17.97

When Ky’s friends come over to play both boys and girls love this toy!
It’s neat because the drill actually works and goes in reverse as well.
The hammer can be a little annoying but what toddler doesn’t enjoy a little noise here and there, or always!

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4. VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight

http://www.amazon.com/VTech-Spin-Learn-Color-Flashlight/dp/B007XVYPS2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367471056&sr=8-1&keywords=Toddler+toys

$12.99

This isn’t really a flashlight but he loves it. He puts a real flashlight in us eyes so this is more appropriate for him for now.

It’s a little loud but he enjoys pressing the few buttons it has so I’d say its great for being $12.99!

5. Crayola Washable Finger Paint

http://www.amazon.com/Crayola-4ct-Washable-Fingerpaints-Primary/dp/B002VBXL52/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1367471621&sr=8-9&keywords=Toddler+toys

$9.80

This is the best and most purchased of all in this house hold!
We love painting everything and anything. If you’re familiar with my blog you can see all the different times he has used this paint for many different things.
These tubes last awhile and cleanup so easily.
This is my favorite and his favorite!

Sesame street party inspired by pinterest

My sons birthday is still six month away but I’m already planning! He lives Elmo so Sesame Street seems the bet route to go.
I started by getting ideas from Pinterest and here are a few I found and absolutely love!

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Sesame Street is so colorful and fun, you can even sneak in healthy snacks.

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There are plenty of great ideas and I can’t wait to have the party!!!!!

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I love Pinterest!
I’ll let you know how mine come out but go to Pinterest and type in Sesame Steeet party and you can find tutorials on everything there.
Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any ideas to add! 🙂

Baby’s First Birthday Cake

The joy of seeing your baby eat his first cake is priceless! I know that you can give them basically anything to eat once they’ve hit the age of one but that didn’t mean I wanted to! I made a carrot, pineapple, applesauce cake! It came out very moist and yummy! Seriously, I really liked it! I topped it with a low sugar cream cheese frosting which he seemed to totally love!

Kyler’s Birthday Carrot–Pineapple-Applesauce Cake

1 1/2 cup sifted all-purpose unbleached flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 eggs (or 1/2 cup prepared egg substitute)

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup brown sugar (can use less)

1/2 cup white sugar (can use less)

1 1/2 cups finely grated (about 4 large)

One- 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, undrained

1/4 cup applesauce
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 inc square or 7 x 11 inch oblong cake pan.
Then Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt into a large bowl.

In another bowl, beat the eggs with the oil, then blend in the brown and white sugars.

In a third bowl, combine the carrots, pineapple with its juice, and applesauce.

Beat the egg-oil mixture into the dry ingredients. When well blended, stir in the carrot-pineapple mixture. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cake is risen and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out dry.

Then add Cream Cheese Frosting of your choice!

He loves to share! He tried giving Daddy and I both some of his delicious cake, too sweet! 🙂

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