Does your toddler have a “lovey” that she/he is infatuated with? My little daughter is basically obsessed with Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street. And frankly, so am I. What is there not to love about Abby Cadabby? She’s basically the nicest fairy; she teaches my toddler how to “share”; and she’s BFFs with Elmo. I love Abby Cadabby.
Here is a video of Tessa meeting her stuffed plush Abby Cadabby toy for the first time.
We bought the Abby Cadabby Plush Doll from Amazon.com.
In the second video below is great example of why going down the toy aisle at the store with toddlers (or me) is bad news (i.e., we saw a SECOND Abby Cadabby doll…). So yes, my daughter now has a second Abby Cababby doll, which is completely unnecessary, but I think I was just as excited as she was to see a “talking” Abby Cadabby doll on clearance. The second Abby Cadabby doll “talks”…or at least she used to because I had to take her batteries out before I went crazy after hearing, “Oh hi! I’m Abby Cadabby!” for the 100,000th time (I love Abby Cadabby, but not that much).
Here is the Abby Cadabby Costume that we bought for her for this upcoming Halloween off of Amazon.com:
Abby Cadabby Toddler
I will post pictures of her wearing it once we get closer to Halloween because if I let her wear “Abby” sooner, then she will probably want to eat, sleep, and bathe in the costume, and then it will be all ucky for Halloween.
|My Family Portrait
The beautiful, and lovely, family portrait image shown above is an excellent example of me completely ignoring that “little voice in my head,” who told me I needed to be tackling the important items on my to-do list instead doing what I was actually doing — drawing my family portrait on Microsoft Word. Yes, instead of packing for my upcoming trip like I should be doing, I decided to draw a picture of my family (and our living room) on my computer using the “insert shapes” function of Microsoft Word.
But I must say – what a masterpiece.
I did not draw the dogs or the toddler (thank you, Clip Art), but I did draw Mr. Mia and I did draw myself (me = blonde woman in the photo)….and I don’t mean to brag, but I designed the living room myself too.
Oh, and I also decided make myself lose 10-pounds when I drew myself (don’t try to tell me you wouldn’t do the same). The yoga pants are accurate. Mr. Mia does wear black a lot, but he is cuter in real life (his hair is rather difficult to draw).
Although we don’t have hands or feet in the portrait, please stay tuned for the next time that I decide to procrastinate doing my laundry or any other important things that need to be done in my life and instead decide make a portrait using the “insert shape” function in Microsoft Word.
WiFi Baby 2.0 Baby Monitor
2013 Model – (WFB2013)
I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for a WiFi network baby monitor that has great reviews, and the WiFi Baby 2.0 has caught my attention. For those of you who are on the market for a new video baby monitor, this may be of interest to you. The WiFi Baby 2.0 uses your home WiFi network to stream video and audio to your iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac or PC (up to four devices at a time can be linked).
The WiFi Baby 2.0 can also become a become a nanny-cam, and you can record audio and video while you’re at work (without any fees for cloud storage). Another benefit to this WiFi enabled baby monitor is that it is password-protected (both video and audio); the most secure baby video monitors are those that hook-up to your home’s wireless internet network.
The WiFi Baby 2.0 takes time and patience to set-up, as linking it securely with your internet can be a complicated process, but once the WiFi Baby 2.0 is up and running, it will be well worth it. Just keep the customer service phone number handy during set-up (they are very helpful).
If the setup of a WiFi baby monitor sounds like too complicated of a process, then the Samsung Digital Wireless Pan Tilt Video Baby Monitor is a great alternative. Try to steer clear from analog-based baby monitors, as analog baby monitors are not secure and can pose potential security and privacy issues (see the video from ABC News below for more on privacy issues with analog video baby monitors).
Share your experiences and recommendations
for baby monitors!
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