Mama Loves is chance for mamas to share their loves of: toys, gear, recipes, beauty products--whatever makes your life just a little bit easier as a mama. My hope is that we can from a sisterhood of mamas who support and encourage one another through sharing what works. Each week I will share one thing, or several things that we are loving around here. I hope you'll join us and share your Mama Loves with us!
I have a couple Mama Loves to share with you this week, so without further ado, I'll kick things off:
1. Our girls absolutely love this book:
I'm so glad I virtually stumbled upon it while browsing children's books. I swear those folks over at amazon can read my mind sometimes. The verdict is still out on whether I think that's cool or creepy. I'll let keep you posted.
So, From Head to Toe. It's a great interactive book, which I love. We actually have to stand up to read this book. It goes through the body from head to toe, having your child:
- turn your head like a penguin
- bend your neck like giraffe
- raise your shoulders like a buffalo
- wave your arms like a monkey
- clap your hands like a seal
- thump your chest like a gorilla
- arch your back like a cat
- wiggle your hips like a crocodile (so funny!)
- bend your knees like a camel
- kick your legs like a donkey
- stomp your foot like an elephant (my girls' favorite--we stomp every time we see an elephant now!)
- wiggle your toes like "I"
At 18 months, my girls can do most of the movements. There are a few they struggle with still, so it will be challenging for them for awhile, which is great! It's so fun to watch them coordinate their bodies as I read off the different activities. I've "caught" the girls a few times reading the book by themselves "practicing" their moves.
2. I found this sassy nail polish color that I really love from OPI called Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous.
Seriously, it would be such a blast to get together with girlfriends, drink some wine and come up with nail polish colors. I'm convinced that is exactly what goes on over at OPI.
It's a dark silver color, so it's versatile, especially if you, like me, wear primarily silver jewelry.
My toes are always painted. Mostly, because my naked toenails are a scary, scary sight!
When I want to feel really pretty, I paint my fingernails.
So, last Saturday, the hubs and I had a quasi-date. I say quasi-date, because we went to dinner with some of his clients. It was a lovely evening, though.
I rocked Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous on my toes and my fingers, and felt like a million bucks!
I can't wait to read all your Mama Loves this week!
To celebrate the kickoff of Mama Loves, if you link up, or leave a comment with your Mama Loves, you are entered into a drawing. One lucky lady will win a bottle of Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous! Spread the word, tell your friends! Winner will be announced next Saturday (8/13).
(Make sure to provide the link to the specific post you want to share in the linky below. It's really easy, just follow the directions.)