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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Caterpillar Fella

Oh my poor neglected blog.  Im sorry to everyone I have kinda lost some momentum, thanks for hanging in there with me.  I hope inspiration hits me soon. I hope this post will help jump start something!

So I have been patiently waiting for the new Gymboree line.  I had heard rumors for some time on the forum I frequent that the theme was going to be some kind of bug.  Yuck!  Bugs of all kinds freak me out.  I know as a mom of boys sadly this is going to be a part of my life soon.  Still my intense dislike and fear of bugs is probably proportionally larger then most people as even the mere sight of some cartoon bugs can send me scampering from the room.  A while back I did a post about Crazy 8's new ant line which had me shaking in my boots (much to my husband's amusement!)

So imagine my own shock when I saw the pictures for the new upcoming caterpillar line which i absolutely adored.

Really this piece sold me

Im suck a sucker for things with faces and ears as evident by these pictures






After seeing that jacket I knew I had to add it to Drake's growing collection of animal attire.

I am thinking of pairing it with this shirt and pants set



While this onesie is probably cuter the little bug still gets me a little


Some other cute pieces from this line


  Caterpillar Fella hits stores on Monday I believe

I am always on the lookout for new boy products so if you have any feel free to contact me at ohboydrake@gmail.com


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day at the park

I took Drakey to the park today! I decided finally to ditch the infant carrier stroller and let him ride in his big stroller.  We walked around the lake and visited the farm.  I had wanted to try to put him in a swing a well but he was getting tired and the wind was picking up so we headed back home.  Drake is still getting over a cold, he has this one for like 2 weeks now, so thats why he is looking all runny and yucky in some pictures







Checking out the cows



Starting to get tired


Piggies


Biggest donkey I have ever seen!


We also saw sheep, chickens, cats, and horeses but I couldnt get pictures of Drake with them
All in all a fun day.  Hopefully this is just the start of the nice weather.  Next time we are going to try the playground!




Thursday, March 17, 2011

MAM Blogger of the month!

Sorry I have been missing in action recently, last week my hours at work were longer then usual and I was so tired added to the fact that the weather is finally turning here (we get a blamy 70 degrees Friday!) meaning Spring has finally decided to come Ive been trying to be outside more and enjoying the warmer sunnier days.  Its Drake's first spring!  Im so excited to start taking him out on stroller walks, visiting local parks, playdates & picnics everything!  I can't wait.  Anyways I have big news as MAM chose me for blogger of the month for my previous post on their pacifiers 

Here is the blurb about Oh Boy that went out with their newsletter

Oh Boy is a blog dedicated to finding cute things for little boys.   Jasmine created this blog after her son Drake was born and she discovered that in the world of children, girl items dominate the market. Whenever Jasmine talked to other moms of boys, the conversation would inevitably come back to the fact that there just weren't as many cute things out there for boys as girls.   But didn't her sweet baby boy deserve to have adorable outfits, flashy accessories, and fun toys geared toward him too?   Jasmine decided to start looking out for cute items just for him, cataloging them slowly in her mind. Then she thought she can't be the only mom out there hunting for her son and thus Oh Boy was born.

Im so honored to have been chosen! 

In their newsletter they talk about their new teething rings they made.  Drake is teething bad these days (still only those 2 bottom ones so far) and I have been looking into buying some teethers for him for his Easter Basket and I think this MAM one might be perfect!

 
I like that he can hold on to it by himself, it can be put in the fridge, but most importantly its BPA free!  Ive been having the hardest time finding teethers that are BPA free and thats a big thing for me since its going into Drake's mouth so this is a huge plus in my book.  Ill let you all know how Drake likes it when we test it out!

And lastly since I have been gone for so long I leave you with a cute picture of Drake playing at Gymboree class!



Saturday, March 5, 2011

Backpack

While driving home yesterday I saw a father and son walking together. The little boy couldnt have been more then three but hanging off his back I saw...

Mario!




After seeing Mario I was curious if they made Yoshi (my favorite character)

And they do!




I had always planned on making Drake a backpack, via one of these patterns, when he got older




but why would he want a silly bear when he could have Koopa stomping, Princess saving Mario instead!

I am always on the lookout for new boy products so if you have any feel free to contact me at ohboydrake@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birthday Gift

So I have been wondering what to get Drake for his 1st birthday.  For Christmas I already knew what I wanted months in advance.  I had heard about it on the mothers forum I belong to and heard great things about it.  The starting age was 6 months which was what Drake was turning in December so it was perfect. (In case you were wondering what I got him here is the link) But I havent been as lucky with Drake's 1st birthday gift.  I have a few ideas but nothing I really love.  I went on to Amazon this morning to browse around for some ideas

Ok words cant describe how awesome this ship swing looks!  Even I want to climb aboard and give it a whirl!  Sadly there is no space in our current home for this (and the price tag is rather high so Ill have to start saving my Swagbucks)  Still what child's eyes wouldnt light up at sight of this?




And if youre little captain is just a wee bit too tiny to sit upright there is always the option of reclining inside and watching the colorful sail billow above them




And then I came upon this delightful play tent.  Once again I dont really have the space or money for this item, and also Drake wouldn't really appreciate it at this age, but I just had to post about it.  One day when my house is larger and my wallet bigger Ill find a way to get this for Drake.  I had a play tent growing up (nothing like this beauty) and spent plenty of afternoon hours in their having tea parties, reading books, and even the occasional sleep over with a friend.



 Next is this water play table.  Drake loves playing with water and can stand up supported.  Im not sure if want to have a water table inside though especially with hard wood floors and once again space is an issue.  Still its a definite possibility for the future as Im sure its a toy that will amuse him well through his toddler years.  





My original idea had always been to get him some kind of rider, either for him to ride himself, or one we could put him in and pull.  I figure if size was an issue I could always keep it at my mother's house and use it in the summer to walk around the neighborhood with him

Turns out there are quie a few options whether it be car, truck, or plane










I kinda like this one because its has the handle in the back so I can push him when he is younger and he can pedal himself with his feet when he is older





Of course if Im going with the idea of me pulling him maybe I ought to opt for this cool ride.  Might get longer use out of it as I can place a second child in there later on.





So needless to say Im even more stumped as to what to get Drake for his birthday.  What are/ or did you get your little guy for their 1st birthday?  Do you have any suggestions for me that I havent thought of?

I am always on the lookout for new boy products so if you have any feel free to contact me at ohboydrake@gmail.com