We purchased the Northstate Super Playgate a few years ago with our daughter for outside playtime and inside play in place of a pop up playpen, so glad we kept it…
So what do you do when your almost 2y/o gets his head stuck in the banister? Luckily we were able to wriggle him out.
And then a few days later he gets his leg stuck in the rails of his crib? Not so lucky this time- we had to cut and remove one of the rails to free him, leaving us with – what do we do now? He’s too young for a ‘big boy’ bed and to have free run in his room; but strong enough to free himself and can climb out of his pop up portable playpen.
The answer is basically a ‘Toddler Corral’! He still has his crib mattress and room to play (as you can see trucks, balls, and blankets) but not the entire room- perfect. The ‘Toddler Corral’ is strategically placed so he cannot grab and pull the curtains down; then in the living room keeps him from sticking his head through the banister. It folds up easily and is simple to set up, an awesome Play Area for both indoor and outdoor use! A big Rave
We celebrated my daughter’s 6th birthday last month and planning the ‘Goodie Bags’ was a challenge- so many kids so many different food allergies. My daughter has a tree nut allergy, 2 of the girls in her class are allergic to strawberries and another is allergic to chocolate.
So I went to Dollar Tree to look for some non-food items for the goodie bags without spending a small fortune on them because the party itself, was a small fortune And this is what we came up with:
A Glow Stick
The kids loved them and the biggest hit was the balloon because they could blow it up themselves, let it go and chase it around the room. I was happy because we were able accommodate all the kids, nobody was left out because they couldn’t eat something in the bag and no worries of a food cross-contamination. We made 25 baggies for under $10, awesome!!!
Good ole St. Louis County, way to be right on the border of Zones ’6′ and ’7′!
Well it’s getting time to start thinking about gardening- I’ve not planted a garden so am doing research and consulting Pinterest for creative ideas and tips of all sorts.
I’ve decided that Tomatoes and/or Beans will be planted on something for them to climb. And then for flowers I was thinking Dianthus, African Marigolds, and ; along with my big planter out front filled with a variety of Bulbs.