Where were we? Oh yes...
5. Salt Water Sandals:
my toddler hates the beach, so we mainly bought them because they can be worn to the park, splashed in puddles, stomped around in at the splash park and still look nice enough for to ear to church. It's the perfect toddler shoe, in my opinion. Plus, they are flexible enough on the bottom that Bea doesn't get tripped up that easily, but still stiff enough that they're durable.
6. Super Why and Dinosaur Train:
7. Razbaby RaZ-Berry Teether:
a previous 9 Things List and that's because now that Bea is cutting her two year molars, it's made a reappearance. She can chew, and chew and chew until her little heart is content, and because it's made of a (BPA Free) super-strength silicone, she can't chew it apart (unlike the countless toothbrushes we tried before this). We love it, she loves it. Enough said.
8. Snack Taxi:
9. The Public Library!
If you're not a member of your local library, stop what you're doing right. now. and go get a card. If your library is anything like ours (and I suspect it is) then you're missing out on SO MANY fantastic (Free!) things. Bea can blow through books like I can (and that's saying something) so we get bored of the same stories frequently. Having a library card lets her go and spend sometimes hours browsing the aisles and searching for books. The Children's Section in our library has kid-height shelves and puts the books in bins, rather than filing them away perpendicular to the aisle. Bea can snoop through them all easily, without leaving a trail of discarded books in her wake. It makes the librarians and her mother happy. Plus, our library has a full schedule of free storytimes and sing-a-long times. If nothing else, it gets us out of the house for two hours a couple times a week and Bea is good for a solid nap afterward. And trust me, if I'm allowed to check out books (I'm a compulsive over-due lendee) then you'll be able to too!