Friday, October 17, 2014

Little Walker, and the best shoes for it from Freshly Picked.

So it happened, my little baby, the chubby rolly-polly infant of mine became a TODDLER!! Oh the tears, not his- he has quite a padded diaper booty, but mine. Why am I crying? Well now I have to declutter all my tabletops. He is upright and can reach anything as though he were 30 feet instead of 30inches. 

But between all the crying and pulling out my hair, I am enjoying his first steps quite a lot. He gets so excited when he can walk the entire hallway without falling and add to that the excitement from his sister when he reaches her. 

Another fun thing about walking has been finding shoes for him to wear. This can sometimes be a challenge because commercial shoes for the little ones are mostly hard sole, and lets get real hard sole for a little walker, not so good. They need to feel their toes grip the floor, they need to give their little bones room to grow and move. 
So soft sole is best, in my and many dr.'s option.

We reached out to an awesome company, Freshly Picked, for a pair of their very coveted moccasins and they sent us a pair. We chose the black, called Ebony. 
They are made of the softest leather, flexible and very stylish. They stay on like a glove, and Tiny Mr. M didn't even try to take them off. 

The first couple of times he wore them the inside of the moccasins left bits of leather on his and my clothes. And not to mention his feet all black. But this only happened the first few times being worn. 

The more he wears them, the more they mold to his feet making walking so much easier. They are great for walking at the park on the soft playground turf. 

I've not let him wear them on any other ground, so I don't know if they would easily scuff or get too beat up. 

All in all, they are a great investment. They make walking easy, they are stylish, and they protect his feet from the elements. 

Now I just need to get several different colors for the fall and winter.

Freshly Picked is such an inspiring company, started by a hard working momma who wanted to help provide for her family. Now that they have grown and reached amazing success (they have even been on the television show Shark Tank) they are giving back to other small business like I have never seen other companies do. 

Right now on my Instagram account @yasmiandcrew I am doing a giveaway that includes a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins. Its so generous, and you must enter. It closes on Sunday, Oct. 19th, so hurry and follow along for a chance to win your own pair of Moccs, and a bunch of other goodies from Yasmi & Crew and 6 other amazing momma-run shops. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

1st Birthdays

Tiny Mr. M. had a birthday last month. His first birthday. 

A few days before his birthday we went one of the parks in the city that I really like and I took a few photo of him. He was his cute little self the entire time. 

We also did a cake smash, that he wasn't so sure about.

It took a little while of us trying to get him to play with the cake, but he finally did.


We had a small celebration at the pool with some friends and family. 

On his actual birthday his aunt made him another cake and of course he loved it. ;)

It was a good birthday.

As far as we know it, this little guy will be our last baby. He truly balances us out as a family. Its amazing to see him develop into such an adventurous little boy. 

We love you! You have been such a good addition to our family. Your character is just perfect. You are friendly, happy, and very passionate about your needs. You are learning about your world, and discovering so many things. You don't speak many words yet, only bye, mama, pa. You are taking your first steps. You love your sister, when ever I put her in time out you run and sit between her legs and refuse to leave her side. Its the cutest, but its making discipline very challenging. You are definitely a people person, and love being with your daddy. I'm so excited to see you grow.