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Time for a Thursday Thoughts link up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

-So, it is Friday, I know, but I was very busy yesterday with S. He woke up with a 102.5 fever so we called the doctor as he had had a (lower) fever the day before and it clearly wasn’t going away. They told me to bring him in right when the opened. Shortly after I hung up, S got sick all over me. Yup, calling the doctor was clearly the right decision. Anyway, long story short, he has a double ear infection. It is his first (and hopefully) last one. Yesterday was spent at the doctor, at the pharmacy, and then just making sure my kiddo was comfortable. Today he seems much better, though still clearly not 100%.

-On a more positive note, S got into the story time program at the library! I was a little late signing him up so we were on the waiting list. I was so excited to get the phone call that we were in! It’s once a week thru mid-May, and I couldn’t be happier about it. This week was our first class and S had a great time! They have it down to a science there from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. Each week the kids get a stamp on their hand, listen to stories, play with the felt board, play a game, do an art project, get a sticker and sing hello/goodbye. Love it!

-I was pretty bummed about who was kicked off of King of the Nerds night. Actually, no. I was more bummed about who was NOT kicked off of King of the Nerds last night.

-S stayed home from daycare yesterday and I just know the new book order form is sitting in his locker waiting for us! The anticipation is driving me nuts!

-Is it just me or did January just seem to drag on and on? That blizzard that left me snowed in home alone with a toddler seems like ages ago! And it was only three weeks ago. Madness.

-I hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

S received the 26 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

January 2014 Citrus Lane

January 2014 Citrus Lane


Shape Sorter from Plan Toys – At first I thought this was too young for S, but the fact that all of the shapes are tired together on a string makes it a little more challenging. We are keeping this in our travel bag for on-the-go fun.

Lunchie from Skip Hop – While I would have preferred the monkey to go with the monkey backpack we already have, S loved this and recognized that it “matched” his backpack. He insisted on storing this with his backpack immediately.

Fruit Pouch from Peter Rabbit Organics – S devoured this immediately. I guess he was hungry and that it was good!

Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief from Mommy’s Bliss – Haven’t had a reason to use this yet, but it is nice to have on hand. I’ll feel better about using this once S can say “My tummy hurts” though.

S continues to love receiving these boxes every month. It has become even more fun as now he happily yells “Open it!” when he sees the box and when things inside the box need further opening 🙂

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.


Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box service geared toward kids ages 0-5. The items you receive are specifically selected for your child’s gender and age group.

S received the 25 month old boy box this month. Here is what was inside:

December 2013 Citrus Lane Box

December 2013 Citrus Lane Box

Handprint Art Kit from Pearhead – I was excited to receive this kit in our box. It included pink and blue paints, a tray for the paint and the canvas. I decided to use it to make snowflake art with S instead of the handprints though. I used painter tape to block off a snowflake shape and then let S go to town with blue paints to cover the canvas. I peeled the tape off when it dried to reveal the snowflake. It worked pretty well, though some paint leaked under the tape.

Chunky Puzzle from Melissa & Doug – S loves puzzles so this was great for us. I actually tried to buy this puzzle over a garage sale over the summer, but the lady was so snooty about it that I decided to leave it there. And now we have a brand new one instead. Things have a way of working out.

I Took the Moon for a Walk from Barefoot Books – I thought the illustrations in this book were beautiful. S listened to the story once and then returned to asking for his old favorites instead. I think he would have been more into it if it ere about trains or snow plows.

Snuggly Lotion from Episencial – To be honest, we haven’t used this yet. S and I have sensitive skin and new lotions always make me a little leary. I have heard great things about this brand though, so we will probably try it out soon.

Check out my past reviews of Citrus Lane Boxes here.

Disclaimers:

*This post contains referral links. I will earn Citrus Lane credit toward future purchases if you sign up for a monthly Citrus Lane subscription after clinking on my link. Thanks in advance!

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated to provide this review.


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Time for a Thursday Thoughts link up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

-I have been so bad about blogging lately. Almost all of my posts have just been Thursday Thoughts posts! At least it keeps me posting once a week, but I would like to post more.

-I have December AND January Citrus Lane, January Sparaj and January Love with Food to post about. I should really get on that.

-S is going to be in his aunt’s wedding this summer as the ring bearer, and my sister in law just sent me links to little suits to consider for him. He is going to be so cute! The problem is that he is still small, and most suits we have seen start at 2T. He still wears 18 month pants, so…yeah. It isn’t for another five months, so who knows how much he will grow in that time. Too bad Tuxedo Junction only rents suits size 4 and up, otherwise we’d be all set to get everything fitting just right on him!

-I made extra coffee for today hoping to get two full mugs (as opposed to barely one mug’s worth). B even commented last night how he usually makes six cups when he noticed I had set it up for eight. And I still only ended up with one mug! Boo. B must be tired if he needed that extra coffee this morning.

-S’s first Parent-Teacher Conference went well. She said he is so much more happy and outgoing than he was when he started in September, and that he is right on track for where he needs to be. The only concern was that all of the boys in the class are into pushing each other and roughhousing, so I asked how she corrects it so I can use the same words at home. Oh, and I learned how much he likes to clean. Apparently if you wake up early from nap-time, you get to help ‘clean’ the classroom to keep busy while the other kids sleep. I was told S loves wiping down anything and everything with wet wipes. I put this to good use last night after dinner, letting S wipe the table, fridge, cabinets, walls, and whatever else he felt like while I washed dishes. And he was happy as a clam to do it! Go figure.

Happy Thursday everyone!

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Time for a Thursday Thoughts link up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

-When I picked S up at daycare on Tuesday I was told by one person that he is turning into quite the comedian and by another person that he is turning into quite the daredevil. I can only imagine what next week’s parent-teacher conference will reveal!

-Speaking of, I am surprised we are getting a parent-teacher conference! (All of the kids are.) I figured we’d get one when he got to preschool or kindergarten, but he is only in daycare. Should I be preparing for this with questions and such? And if so, what kind of questions?

-I still haven’t done a review of the December Citrus Lane box and our January one should be here today. Oops! I think I’ll be posting them both next week.

-I went out for coffee with some of my best friends on Tuesday, and we were reminiscing about “The Old Days”, specifically about this locker note scandal in eighth grade where a bunch of girls got these really mean notes in their lockers. To this day we don’t know who did it but we all have different ideas about who did it and we are super curious to solve the mystery. Maybe the culprit will confess on Facebook. Probably not, but it would be nice!! No one is mad about it any more, of course, and we just want to know!

Happy Thursday!

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Time for a Thursday Thoughts link up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

-I had big dreams of catching up on my box reviews this week, but the blizzard kind of put a damper on that! We got around 18″ of snow and we were literally snowed in! S’s daycare was closed on Tuesday and there were several travel bans. Yesterday I went out to use the snow blower for the very first time in my life and I was able to clear out enough snow to get my car in and out. I was really struggling with the end of the driveway, shoveling it down to a height the snow blower could handle, when a nice man with a snow plow on his truck just plowed the snow at the end of my driveway for me. Without me even asking! It was amazing. I must remember to pay it forward to someone else in need within the next few weeks.

-I need to work on my snow blower technique. I blew snow really far into our yard and our neighbor’s yard, and did an all-around sloppy job of it! Still, it was one heck of a test for my first time using the thing.

-I am sad that I missed out on the last bit of Target Christmas clearance due to this blizzard. I am sure everything has been sent to salvage by now. Oh well…I probably didn’t need the stuff anyway 😉

-One of my friends recommended that I watch Sherlock, so I took a chance and watched it on Monday. It was awesome! I can’t wait to watch another episode when I get some free time…maybe this weekend.


Happy Thursday!

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Time for a Thursday Thoughts link up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom!

-Yes, it is Friday. I am thrown off this week by the holiday, B being home from work, and the fact that all three of us are under the weather. I decided to post today anyway!

-I miss watching Survivor. Is it time for the next season yet? I think they said February, right? Just a few more weeks!

-I am thinking about my friend D. It has been ages since we have talked or texted, and we usually make a point to compare notes after Survivor and/or Project Runway each week. Things have gotten busy for both of us these past few weeks and we didn’t even get to discuss the Survivor finale yet! I miss you D!! Phone date soon!

-B’s car wouldn’t start this morning. We are hoping that it is because it is so cold outside and that we can easily fix it this weekend. He took my car to work today, so S and I have been trying to find fun things to do around the house. Right now he is napping!

-Yesterday I was told that S is now the oldest kid in his daycare class. I wonder if that means they’ll move him soon. His class is for 18-30 month olds, and the next class up is 2-3 years, so there is some overlap there. S is almost 25 months old, so they will move him by June, I guess. I should have asked what we need to be working on in order for him to fit into the older class. Probably speaking in sentences and potty training.

-I need a good book to read. Something easy to pick up and put down, and not depressing or scary. Ideas?

Happy Friday!


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