Freshly Picked {review}

Our lovely friends over at Freshly Picked, were kind enough to send a pair of their amazing moccasins over for both Scout and Griffin, as well as giveaway a pair to one of our lucky readers back in March.

We have nothing but great things to say about this company.  Not only do they make an awesome product, they are the absolute nicest people to interact with.  I had the pleasure of chatting with Rachel, FP’s collaboration manager, who graciously made sure both of the babies had a pair of moccs, so no one felt left out. She also helped with sizing and our giveaway.  She’s the best!

Our first choice for Scout was the heirloom gold pair, but unfortunately, they were sold out (with good reason.  have you seen how cute they are?!), so we opted for the solid gold pair instead.  For Griffin, it was a toss up between the Stone Suede and Swimmin’ with the Sharks, but we figured the suede would probably get dirty quicker, so we went with Swimmin’ with the Sharks.

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These are the best little shoes ever.  Ever, ever.  They are so soft, well made, and they actually stay on, which is huge.  Oh, and did I mention ( a million times) how stinking cute they are?  They go on with zero hassle, thanks to the elastic bands, and the babies hardly even notice that they’re wearing shoes, again, huge.  If you’re debating splurging on these little moccasins, do it, you won’t be sorry.  We’ll definitely be ordering multiple pairs from Freshly Picked once Scout and Griffin outgrow these!

 

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What we’re reading: Volume One

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Clockwise from top left:

1.  Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems:   A new take on the fairy-tale classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears, so funny and so original—it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

2.  Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton:  An everyday favorite for all ages!

3.  Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems: Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn’t quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend.

4.  Doggies by Sandra Boynton:  Well duh.  A nice addition to our selection of books about dogs!

5.  The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch:  Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald — who is less than pleased at her un-princess-like appearance.

6.  Good Night New Jersey by Dennis Clark:  What’s better than reading an entire book about your state??

7.  The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt:  Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking-each believes he is the true color of the sun.

You know what?  Baby books aren’t too bad!