Overland Park Arboretum Enchanted Forest

This weekend, we hunted for fairies, and while we didn’t see any, Ellie would let you know we saw their houses. If you’re in KC or nearby, be sure to check out the Enchanted Forest exhibit at the Overland Park Arboretum, which is now open through Labor Day. You and your little ones will not… Continue reading Overland Park Arboretum Enchanted Forest

Crayola Color Bath Dropz

Ellie was invited to her first “school friend” birthday party a few weeks ago. It was at a paint your own ceramics shop, and in the adorable favors, they gave each kid a few art related items. One of which was a small box of Crayola Bath Dropz. I had never seen them before, but apparently,… Continue reading Crayola Color Bath Dropz

Detangler: The Wet Brush

So, Ellie has been lucky enough to inherit my super-tangly hair. (It’s a thing. Trust me.) Brushing her hair elicits a series of shrieks and groans with which I completely sympathize. I’ve been grimacing every time I brush my hair for years, and poor Keegan can hardly take it. As you can imagine, we both jumped… Continue reading Detangler: The Wet Brush


This summer, we’ve been exploring Kansas City like crazy. After months of Saturdays dedicated to dance practice, naps and errands, it’s been fun to revisit favorite adventures. One of the places Ellie most enjoys going is Sea Life Aquarium. It’s small in size, which makes it perfect for little kids with short attention spans. Also,… Continue reading Lately

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Here is Ellie “flying” baby bear as a kite. She’s never not running (or talking). A few weeks ago, we went to Deanna Rose with Ellie. She brought her “baby brother” Sweetie. I’ve thought this doll was a girl for years, but guess I was wrong. Ellie had her first formal recital a few weeks… Continue reading Lately