Happy Thursday, friends! I’m happy to say that Sawyer is feeling much better today after battling the tummy bug yesterday. He was a trooper and lounged with his mama while watching Barney and Friends, his favorite show these days, most of the morning. He didn’t have much of an appetite so he sipped on his water cup and snacked on a few goldfish until he felt well enough for a bottle in the evening. My heart was breaking for him but I have to say he was one warm, snuggly, lovable baby yesterday and I savored every single moment of his still body.
We are enjoying the holiday festivities around these parts and took the kids to make gingerbread houses last weekend at our local club. Delilah made a few new friends and enjoyed perfecting her gingerbread house with oodles of gum drops, licorice and chocolate bars. Tomorrow night we have a dinner with carolers scheduled and we are looking forward to eating a good meal while listening to our favorite holiday tunes. Delilah is excited as we are making it a special evening for her and leaving Sawyer with our beloved sitter. We try to give Delilah a little time to herself and she enjoys the special evenings with just her mama and daddy.
After dinner we plan on riding through The Symphony of Lights, a holiday light show nearby that we try to attend every year. Last year the light show was under renovations and we are anxious to see the improvements made to date. Delilah brings her favorite snacks and we tune to the designated channel that is programmed specifically for the show, a holiday favorite! What are your holiday traditions with your kiddos?
I’m feeling accomplished as the kids shopping is complete and I have made a significant dent in family gifts as well. I did a lot of shopping online this year and it was fantastic, why have I not done this before? Sawyer is always up for a few errands; however, a full day of holiday shopping is a little too much for his energetic self. Online shopping during nap time was the way to go and saved us many meltdowns and tantrums, winning!
Speaking of gifting, if you are looking for a special yet practical present to gift an infant, toddler or expecting mother we have the perfect idea in mind. If you have been following along you already know that we are long time fans of Dockatot and utilize our docking station daily. Sawyer has enjoyed his Dockatot from birth to present and it remains an essential in our home. Our Dockatot Deluxe, specifically for newborn to 9 months, was replaced with the grand docking station a few months back and it has a permanent home in our family room.
The Dockatot Grand is the perfect lounging station from 9 to 36 months and remains the most comfortable area for babe to relax, play, watch a movie, rest, or have a diaper change. All day long you can find Sawyer in and out of his Dockatot. He enjoys his warm bottles with his blanket, looking at books, and will sometimes bring his blocks on his Dockatot to make playtime cozy and comfortable. He loves to take little cat naps on and off throughout the day while I work to clean up the kitchen or finish with other house chores on the main level.
The Dockatot was his home yesterday as he was down and out with the tummy bug. I’m not sure he moved from there all day until the afternoon when he made his way to the front door to look for his sissy. It’s funny how he knows when it’s time for his sister to get off the bus, he must have an internal alarm clock that tells him his best buddy is almost home to play with him. Sibling love is out of the world strong and a super sweet connection to watch.
This multi-functional lounger is handmade in Europe and designed in Sweden. We love that it is tested for breathability, is OEKO-TEX certified, all natural, 100% cotton, and works as an ideal micro-climate for babies and tots. The Dockatot Grand can also be used for toddler bed transitioning as your little one makes the jump from crib to toddler bed. Dockatot has several gorgeous patterns and prints to choose from, as well as, fun extra covers to shop. We adore Dockatot and would recommend this product to our friends and family for everyday and gifting. Go check them out and fall in love this holiday!
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I received these products compliments of Dockatot; however, all opinions are my own