Noa’s List of Favorite Toddler “Stuff”

Noa just turned two! Where does the time go?! It’s been a while since I posted, but thought it would be good to share some of her new favs.

1. Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Soothe and Glow Seahorse. Noa went through a bout of severe nighttime separation anxiety, and a tiny period of night terrors. This soft, warm-lit seahorse is quite soothing. The music plays for five minutes before cutting off. It’s been perfect to help lull her to dreamland. We also took down her black-out curtains and added two nightlights.
2. Saucony Jazz Hook & Loop Sneaker (Toddler). These shoes have great support, and sport super sturdy Velcro. Our Goose is notorious for taking her shoes off. These seem to stay on well, and are comfortable with or without socks. Bonus that they come in amazing color combos!

3. Curious George. Everything. We aren’t thrilled about this one, as CG is a little naughty at times, but overall, he’s a pretty stellar break from Baby Bum, Puss in Boots, and Word Party.

4. Graco 4Ever All-In-One Convertible Car Seat. Save your BuyBuyBaby 20% off coupons for these bad boys, as they aren’t cheap—especially if you’re investing in one for more than one vehicle. We read every convertible car seat review out there, and landed on this one. It’s awesome. Check it out.

5. Toddler Rash Guard. For swimming, y’all. Noa started swim class a few months ago, and this set with built in reusable swim diaper bottoms is required by our swim school, but also really great. Flamingo design optional.

The Cure for my OCD

=Noa Harper. All the tasks that were once so important flew out the window when we had that sweet girl. Add in three days cooped up in the house combating the epic plague of 2017 (flu), and we have something akin to the aftermath of the most destructive hurricane to date. I’m positive toxic phlem is in every crevice and on every surface of our house. We’ve gone through three packages of Clorox wipes and two boxes of extra plush tissues, in addition to washing twelve loads of laundry.  Noa has contaminated every one of my pots and pans and their lids at this point. He sister is trying to keep up with the grossness by perching on the dining surfaces. If we can get through this sickness, it may be time to move. Hey, in the next few weeks, if you’re in the neighborhood, stop on in if you see the for sale sign 😉 (if you dare). 

Lucy Goose Returns

In late November, Lucy Goose flew south without warning. In the past three months, we didn’t receive one single letter. No calls, nothing. Yesterday she showed up at our front door, with packages from the Amazon in tow. Apparently she went farther than the Keys. Her feathers are fluffy and pristine, and her beak is nicely tanned, so evidently this hiatus was good for her. Noa was beyond thrilled to see her, and Monkey immediately embraced her. We are glad to have her back; hopefully she won’t dissapear again. 

**it happen..ed

The dreaded first bathtub poop: lovely, right? Matt and I have anticipated this day since Noa was born. Never mind we had to throw away all the toys, and never mind I had to scrub the tub after the debris was removed, gagging the whole way. Our sweet girl, who calls any activity in her diaper “Ipoop” made a very funny face before she said, “Mama, Ipoop.” Hooray for correctly articulating bodily functions! In any case, she was embarrassed, and told us repeatedly “I did it” while she waited patiently for a fresh bath to be drawn. Phew! At least we know who the culprit is. There is no photo to go with this post, because, 1. I didn’t take any photos to commemorate this monumentus occasion, and 2. If I had taken photos and then had enough gall to post them, I’m pretty sure no one would ever again read Inoagirl. So here we are, officially members of the bathtub poop club, y’all! Yay parenthood! 😂