Davis loves exploring with his fine and large motor skills lately.  He loves all things stacking, sorting, and repetition.  This Alex Toys “Farm On A String” toy was a big hit on the plane.  They are darling wooden animal beads that you lace onto a long string.  It was $11 on Amazon.


I bought these at the Dollar Store.  Davis loved sticking them on the window and peeling them off…over and over and over again.  These coupled with him pulling the shade up and down kept him entertained for about an hour, which was a small miracle.


The Boogie Board is awesome!  It is a tablet with and LCD Screen that you write on (think new age Magnadoodle).  It kept my 3 year old niece entertained for hours!  This photo was taken in the 15th hour of their 16 hour road trip.  …And maybe her Uncles fought over who could play with it once she arrived.  It is definitely a toy that gets played with.  They are about $25 on Amazon.


I’m the world’s biggest advocate for Kate Spade Diaper bags.  I talk all of my friends into buying them.  They are perfect for travel.  They carry a ton and the built in stroller clips are great for clipping to luggage carts, shopping carts, and of course strollers.  This bag has been used everyday for a year – including over 9 vacations.  My bag pictured is the “Stevie” style.  Here is the secret though, Kate Spade has huge clearance sales every few months where they will sell a few baby bag styles for up to 75% off.  Go to their site and sign up for their emails.