Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sunsets are a gift...

My Brain...

This is my brain...

Credit: How Stuff Works

This is MY brain on summer:

Credit: How to fry an egg
Haha. Sorry for missing the Fluffy Fridays post... this is my first summer blogging and I have to say, it is quite a challenge to keep up!

Do you feel a little brain fried during summer, or is it all the same for you?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Money Savvy Pig Review and Giveaway!


You know what I wish I had been taught at an earlier age? How to manage my money. Now, I have never been one who is too extravagant with the spending, but there is still so much that I don't know about managing money!

The Money Savvy Pig is a unique piggy bank that helps children learn how to manage their money. 

Money Savvy Pig

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Discovery Girls Magazine

Do you know a girl between the ages of 8 and 12 years old? If have to read this.

My daughter is still under one, but I know that when she gets older I want her to have positive role models. 

Positive role models can be difficult to find in today's society. I feel bombarded with things that I don't want my children to learn or know about yet...but these things are put out there on children's shows and movies, and magazines so even when I don't allow my children to watch/read these things, many other children already have. Giving children a positive alternative can help them feel more confident about not following the crowd.

I know when I was a little girl I read teen magazines... always thinking that I needed to be "that" girl, because if I wasn't than I was nothing. Well, I want to tell you about a different magazine, Discovery Girls. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I blame Percy.

How can I blog when Percy refuses to let me do so?

And then...of course Sophie wants to see what's going on too...

*sigh* What am I to do? 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fluffy Fridays- Kissaluvs Antibacterial Wetbag Review

If you're gonna cloth diaper, you're likely to be in the market for a wetbag. Kissaluvs has a wetbag for you.

Kissaluvs recently introduced their new Antibacterial Wet Bag. This wetbag has a "waterproof PUL inner with a special antibacterial finish to keep bacteria from growing on soiled diapers". The PUL "has been specially treated with SILVERPLUS® antimicrobial effect, which is Okeo-Tex Standard 100 compliant. This special finish also helps reduce unpleasant odors and protects against the spreading of health hazardous bacteria which can sometimes collect on soiled diapers".

Sounds pretty cool, right?

received the Kissaluvs Antibacterial Wetbag for review...

The wetbag measures about 10x13in. and can hold 3-5 diapers.

The Spinning Circles design that we received is such a fun print!  I like the zipper, personally, since I feel like there is less of a chance for a leak, especially compared to drawstring type closures. I use this wetbag in our diaper bag, and while I haven't ever left soiled diapers in it for any significant amount of time, I do like knowing that if I happened to forget my soiled diapers in it, there is less of a chance of having major stink issues.

This wetbag doesn't require washing every time you use it. When you do wash it, just toss it in the wash and dry on low heat or on the line.

Overall, this wetbag works well for our soiled diapers, and is a more fun and green alternative than plastic bags.

Suggested retail price is $12.95

Thursday, July 21, 2011

BOBA Baby Carrier Review!

We love babywearing...  it all started when our wonderful little boy,  Nolyn, refused to be put down. I was going crazy when I had to let him cry while I cared for his siblings. I cried out for help on an online mother's forum- the advice I was given.... Sleepy Wrap. I bought one... it was miraculous! I could have both hands free, and my little one was safe, secure, and all snuggled up. I was hooked, and so was my husband.

Well, since that little baby boy has grown up a bit, and his sister has taken over the Sleepy Wrap, we wanted another way to be able to take him with us hands free, especially when going places strollers can't go. The Boba carrier was just what we needed. 

Boba's origins are similar to my story above. The makers of the Sleepy Wrap found that their son loved to be worn in the Sleepy Wrap, but when he grew out of it the soft structured carriers on the market were not supportive enough for them. So, the couple looked into creating a better soft structured carrier... and eventually the Boulder Baby Carrier (AKA, Boba) was born. You can read the whole story here.

Some of the great features that Boba has:

Front or back carrying positions
Carrier is very adjustable
Complete leg support for child, includes foot straps
Sleeping hood
Boba is adjustable for just about anyone, fits most moms and dads!

I am a bigger Momma... so I really appreciate when even I can use a baby carrier. My husband is pretty average in size, so he doesn't have to be concerned about these things, but I do. I love that both the Sleepy Wrap and Boba can to be worn by me!

The Boba has two collections, the classic collection, and the organic collection. The organic has all the same great features of the classic but is made with GOTS and OE100 certified 100% organic cotton and organic Texas cotton lining. 

I received a Boba Tweet, from the classic collection, for review.


This Boba's fabric is my favorite... I love the design! I had entered the Spoonflower design contest to design Boba's next fabric a while back (a year or more ago now, I think). Tweet was the fabric design that won the contest (not my design, Dennis Bennett's). I LOVE this fabric design! 

Want to see the Boba in action?  

Front carry...

Back carry....

Out of the two choices, I much prefer the back carry option. I think Nolyn does, too. I find it more comfortable and easier to adjust when Nolyn (2 years old), is on my back. 

We also used the Boba with Annabelle (9 months old), but I prefer to use the Sleepy Wrap for her.

When using the Boba on my back, I found that it is very comfortable, the shoulder straps are cushioned, and the belt is very supportive. There is no material, or anything, between the child and the person carrying the child, so it makes for a much closer experience.

I think Nolyn loves the Boba for a couple reasons. One, he loves to be carried. Two.... because being carried in the Boba is comfortable for him. Have you ever sat on a stool, or chair, that is too tall for you, you know- when your legs just dangle. If so, you know how uncomfortable that can be... that is about what it is like for children who are carried in a soft structured carrier- except for the Boba. Why is Boba different? First, the seat area is wider than most carriers...this helps to keep the legs in a more natural position. Second, the foot straps. The foot straps help keep the little legs from dangling down and also supports the child to sit in a more  proper position. According to Boba,  "The footstraps not only give little tired legs a rest, but support the legs in a flexed abducted (froglike) position which naturally tilts the pelvis, fills out the hip sockets, and aligns the spine." (Boba, features)

The sleeping hood is another great feature. Have you ever noticed children's heads when they sleep sitting up?  Their heads fall over in awkward positions that makes you cringe just looking at them. The sleeping hood helps control that. When your child falls asleep, you simply unroll the hood and snap it to the shoulder snaps. This provides some shade for the child, and keeps the child's head from leaning back or at an awkward angle.

Overall, the features are wonderful. I wish that I could make it more comfortable for me to use as a front carrier as well, but I believe my size hinders using the Boba comfortably with the front carry. Even though I could be more comfy with the front carry, I still love how nice the carrier feels when I use it to carry Nolyn on my back. 

The Boba baby carrier is the best soft structured carrier that I have ever used, and I recommend it to other parents!

At Boba's site you can compare baby carriers, check out the different colors and designs offered, and see more pictures of people using the Boba carrier! 

Boba Baby Carrier
Price: $100 classic, $128 organic
Accommodates children 15-45lbs.

You can find Boba on Facebook, too!

I received the Boba carrier in order to complete this review, I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

There was WHAT in the Green Beans?! #Gross!

Imagine sitting down to a meal with your family. Included in this meal is a vegetable that you don't particular care for, green beans, but you consume them anyhow since you want to set a good example for your children. You finish off your meal, and so does your daughter- but she'd like some more green beans.

Great, right?

Well, let's say your husband goes to get her said green beans.... and then he. finds. THIS...

Gross right?  Oh, wait... can you tell what it is? Perhaps you can't tell because it has been beheaded. It is a frog head. Yep, just the head.

Okay....pause here to go use the bathroom... I know if you're like me, you'll have to.

This is what happened to a friend of mine. A very real, and disgusting, story (photo and story used with permission).

And, let me tell you this isn't the first time a frog has been found in green beans... in fact one was found canned, and yet another frog in another frozen brand!

Phew. Now, let me tell you something.... the FDA allows certain levels of food defects. I am unsure if the list of defects is complete, or if they are only examples of levels...but I couldn't find green beans on the list to say if the FDA "allows" frogs as an acceptable food defect.

I do understand why they allow certain levels of food defects, I do. I know it is impossible to have food completely free of mold, bugs, and less than perfect pieces of the food you are harvesting. If you have ever went and picked mushrooms, or berries, or any other edible thing you likely know this too. However, I do not believe that FROGS (or any other WHOLE animal) should be missed in the process! And yes, I do believe this frog was whole before it went through the chopping...which means somewhere out there the other half (or other pieces) of this frog will likely be found in a bag of frozen Steamfresh green beans. 

So, what should you do if you find a frog in your green beans (or other disgusting situation)?  Let the FDA know

Moral of the story...dump your foods out of the package and give it a good stir- you never know what may be lurking inside. 

So.... I have to know, if YOU found a frog in your green beans what would your reaction be? Could the company do anything to win you back as a customer? 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fluffy Fridays- Tropical Traditions Laundry Powder- #Giveaway!

We all use laundry detergent, or at least I assume we all do, and it is always a struggle to find which one is the best. Cloth diapers can add to the stress of finding the right laundry detergent.

Snapfish Review

I am choosing to share my experiences with my readers by my own choosing. Snapfish has not asked me to do a review, nor have they contacted me about doing a review. 

Snapfish is a photo processing company that offers some great deals. I recently took advantage of those deals. I ordered several poster size prints, many 5x7's and about 150 4x6's. 

My orders were processed fairly quickly, however the standard shipping was quite slow. 

I first received some of my 4x6's and 5x7's. These turned out alright, but they were cropped poorly. Several of the photos were cropped enough to make the picture useless. I quickly contacted customer service and was happy that the customer service rep was able to credit my account for the photos that I needed to re-order as well as shipping. I learned that if I wanted to ensure that my photos were cropped the way I wanted them to be, that I would have to crop each one individually. 

Well, the next day I received two of my posters. One was a nice 11x14 collage, and one was an 11x14 picture. I was extremely disappointed. These two photos were so pixelated (if that is a word) that Gavin's glasses looked like zig-zags around his eyes. They were very poor quality! I reached customer service again, but didn't have as good of experience this time. The customer service rep credited me for the two posters, but did not give me a shipping credit. The C.S. rep told me I would have to contact them again and ask for a refund. This C.S. rep said to use the poster preview to ensure that the poster would look good. I did this, and I found no pixelation in the preview. I have ordered re-prints but haven't received them yet.

Well, yesterday I received my 99 digital 4x5.3's. Since I use a digital camera, the website alerted me that there would be cropping if I chose 4x6 size images, so I went with the digital standard size. I am the MOST disappointed with these photos. Every single photo is terrible quality. My digital images are not poor quality... but all of these photos have terrible pixelation on any edge. Edges of faces are choppy, straight lines look like zig-zags, it is just terrible.  I haven't tried contacting customer service about this batch because frankly, I am just so disappointed. I don't have high hopes for my replacement images either.

So..if you choose Snapfish, be careful. Don't spend much because it probably isn't worth it.

Have you used Snapfish? What was your experience like?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Scentsy Buddy Review and Scentsy PARTY!

What's cute, cuddly, and smelly? Hehe.. good smelly at least! It would be a Scentsy Buddy!

Those cute animal friends hold a small scent pack... every time you give the Buddy a hug, you get a nice smell too! 

We were sent Ollie the Elephant from Sarah Bouc- Independent Scentsy Consultant to try out.
Super cute, right? I also picked the Lilac and Violets Scent Pak, and it smells wonderful. 

When I first received the Buddy, I was so excited. Unfortunately my excitement waned a little when there was a strong plastic-like smell that came from the Buddy. I opened my Scent Pak and placed it in the Buddy in hopes that the smell overcome the plastic smell. It didn't. However, after contacting the consultant to find out if this was normal (Sarah said it wasn't), I contacted Scentsy and they were able to replace the Buddy that didn't meet my standards. The new Buddy arrived fairly quickly, and I was also sent a pre-paid label so that shipping was easy for me. All I did was package up the old Buddy and affix the label  and wahlah.. put it in the UPS drop off box. 

The new Buddy still had a faint smell of plastic, but it didn't seem as overwhelming as the first Buddy had had.  Customer service was also able to replace the special code that I had torn off my first Buddy. The special code allows you to register your Buddy online and play some fun games. The registration code is on a sliver circle that is attached to the Buddy's arm. Look for it if you buy a Buddy.

The Scent Paks go into a little zippered area on the plush's back, where you would find a battery compartment on toys that need batteries (Scentsy Buddies do NOT need batteries). 

I was concerned about the safety of the Scent Pak. I asked customer service about this, and this is what information I was given:

Unfortunately, we are unable to send out an ingredient list, due to the proprietary nature of our product, however there is a list of FAQ’s that I have attached and the following Drawer Statement that was sent out when the Scentsy Buddy’s were introduced:  Both the Scentsy Buddy and the Scent Pak have passed stringent product safety testing for the U.S. and Canadian markets, including specific safety tests for children’s toys. Both the Scentsy Buddy and the Scent Pak products passed tests for the following criteria:
 ·         Toxicological assessments for banned and/or restricted chemicals which did not produce detectable amounts of any such substance.·         Tear strength and foreseeable misuse·         Fabric composition and cleanliness

Scentsy Buddy is a toy for children over 3.

I am still not sold on the safety of the Scent Pak, as I don't believe the only harmful chemicals out there are ones that have been restricted or banned.
My dislikes:   I really don't like that the scent pocket is so easily accessible. I don't want my children to play with the Scent Pak, and with a zippered back that is easy to open, they are able to take it out.

My likes: it is cute, cuddly, and adorable. And, the Scent Pak does smell good. It isn't a strong scent, it is actually fairly light (this could vary depending on scent).

Want to get one for yourself? Well, I am having a Scentsy Party... an online one! There are a lot of other products besides the Scentsy Buddy! Scentsy has a wide selection of warmers and Scent Bars and Bricks for you to choose from as well as some travel tins, and room sprays!

Come check out Scentsy at the Six in the Nest Party and if you purchase you'll have a chance to win a prize (prize value depends on amount of orders).

I was provided with the mentioned products free of charge (except for shipping, which I paid) so that I could provide you, the readers, with a review of the products. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are my own. You may have a different experience with the product than my own.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monster Vapor and Courage Concoction Review

Aww... what a cute little monster up there! I would love a monster like that in my room.... but my kids, no, they would rather have a monster free home. 

Well, good thing Monster Vapor is here! And, to give my kids and extra boost there is Courage Concoction as well!

What am I talking about? I am talking about a couple of awesome products from Bravery in a Bottle

We received Monster Vapor and Courage Concoction for review...

These aroma-therapeutic sprays smell amazing.

MONSTER VAPOR - relaxing blend includes...

Lavender - Treats migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tensions, and emotional stress.  Induces sleep.  Excellent pain reliever.  Boosts immunity.  Bug repellent.

Lemon - Relieves stress.  Combats insomnia.  Boosts the immune system.

Mandarin - Antiseptic, nervous relaxant, sedative, boosts the immune system.

Rosewood - Antidepressant, antiseptic, analgesic, insecticide.

Orange - Antidepressant, antiseptic, sedative

All ingredients, in all sprays, are 100% natural- Purified water, essencial oils, and citric acid (natural preservative).

Funny, and true, story about monster vapor:  I had just cleaned the upstairs, which consists of two bedrooms for my children. I had sat down to fold some laundry when all of the sudden I smell some lemon. I think to myself about what the scent could be, but I couldn't figure it out. Then I head to the kitchen and start doing some cleaning there too...and again, the lemon scent. I wasn't using any lemon cleaning products so I couldn't figure it out. I headed to my bedroom and as I walk past the stairs the smell gets strong! What do I find upstairs? My boys are ridding their newly cleaned rooms from monsters with Monster Vapor. All the ruckus of cleaning disturbed those monsters and they had to be scared away again!   The kids had used well over half the bottle! I am so thankful that the Monster Vapor is safe for use by kids, and I really do love how great it smells. 


Basil - Antibacterial.  Combats stress disorder.  Calming.  Pain reliever.  Alleviates respiratory problems.

Cypress - Antiseptic.  Sedative.  Relieves stress & anxiety.  Respiratory tonic.

Eucalyptus - Antiviral & antibacterial - disinfects the air.  Bug repellent.  Antiseptic.  Combats exhaustion & mental sluggishness.  Lifts the spirits.  Heals insect bites and stings.  Excellent to heal wounds, burns, cuts, abrasions, and sores.  Room freshener.

Ginger - Relieves nausea.  Alleviates respiratory problems.  Reduces stress.  Reduces inflammation and pain.

Lavender - Treats migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tensions, and emotional stress.  Induces sleep.  Excellent pain reliever.  Boosts immunity.  Bug repellent.
- Relieves stress.  Combats insomnia.  Boosts the immune system.

Orange - Antidepressant, antiseptic, sedative.

Peppermint - Remedy for nausea.  Stress reliever.  Increases immunity.  Alleviates respiratory problems.

Ravensara - Anti-allergenic.  Antibacterial & antimicrobial.  Antidepressant.  Anti-fungal.  Antiseptic.  Antiviral.  Disinfectant.  Relaxant.

Another amusing moment was when the older boys were getting ready for school... they decided they all needed a little bit of extra courage to face the day ahead and I found them all spraying each other with Courage Concoction

All of the sprays by Bravery in a Bottle come in high quality, lined, aluminum bottles. You can also purchase refills for when your courage is running a little low! ;) Both of the sprays we received smell wonderful, and I am happy to spray them in my home and feel confident to have them sprayed around my children. 

I really love Bravery in a Bottle products... Monster Vapor and Courage Concoction have both shown how well they work with the kids. I highly recommend these products, they are very high quality and come with many benefits!

You can also find Monster Vapor on Facebook!

I was provided with the mentioned products free of charge so that I could provide you, the readers, with a review of the products. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are my own. You may have a different experience with the product than my own.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

B. Toys Extravaganza Winner!

Wooohooo! The spectacular B. Toys Extravaganza prize pack winner, as chosen by, is... #117

Sarah said...117


slbastin at gmail dot com

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Legend of Zelda Ocarina Winner!

The winner of the Special Edition Zelda 12 Hole Tenor Ocarina is, as chosen by, #56!

Codi said...

I think going to New Orleans would be fun and educational. goldilocssweeps (@) gmail(dot)com

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I love adorable nurseries. Really, it is so much fun to find just the right coordinating accessories. I recently received a window treatment from, and I have to say I am impressed with the quality.

Sterling Anabella- Savannah
I received the Savannah curtains for review.  I, unfortunately, have not been able to get them up and on a window as it requires a board for the valance and this is not included. I have taken the curtains out of the packaging and inspected them. The curtains are heavy (not made with cheap, thin material), and from my inspection, are very well made. I did not notice odd seams, loose threads, or anything else that would alarm me to a poorly made product. I just wish the valance board had been included. You can purchase these curtains for just $75... that's $675 off the original price! I guess for that much savings finding a board for the valance isn't such a big deal. also has baby bedding, of course. The lady bug crib bedding is super cute, and the black and white baby bedding is great for that more sophisticated look.

Overall, I think has some great prices on some nice things for the nursery... just be sure to look at the item description to ensure you will have everything you need! 

I received this item at no cost to me to facilitate my review. I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are my own. My experiences may differ from your own.

Open to the U.S.! is offering one Six in the Nest reader a gorgeous Sterling Anabella window treatment! These are all worth between $650 and $750! 

The winner will get to chose one of the following
Palm Beach Blue  (valance not included)
Palm Beach Pink  (valance not included)
Palm Beach Green (valance not included)
Savannah  (valance included)
Cape Cod  (valance included)
Fairyland (valance included)

As with all Six in the Nest hosted giveaways, 
you must publicly follow Six in the Nest with Google Friend Connect to be eligible to win.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

B. Lively- Jungle Jam!

B. Lively... ahh what fun that can be! The Jungle Jam fits right in with the B. Lively theme... you can't help but to be lively when playing with the Jungle Jam, and neither can your audience!

Want a toy that will bring the family together? Well, that is what Jungle Jam did with our family! I love to have time together where all of us can do the same thing, and have it be fun. Nearly always there is at least one disagreeable person in our bunch who'd rather be doing something else. 

We received the B. toys shortly after Raymond's surgery... so he was stuck in bed most of the day, every day. This meant there wasn't a whole lot of things he could do. Well, we decided to make our bedroom a great place for band practice. One of the kids would end up in the room, and playing with one of the instruments and one by one all the rest of the kids came in to find an instrument of their own. RJ made it his job to be the conductor!

I really wish I could have gotten a picture of one of our Jam sessions...but I was too busy being a part of it! This is a picture of RJ using the Jungle Jam as a drum when we first opened it. 

The Jungle Jam includes several instruments. There is the drum, then the top of the drum turns into a tambourine when you take it off.  Inside the drum you will find two snake drumsticks, an crocodile and a hand drum that add some rhythm to your band, two whistles (I personally love the antelope slide whistle), and two fun giraffe maracas.

I love all our B. toys, but the Jungle Jam is definitely one of my favorites (and included in the Prize Pack)! Not only could the whole family use the Jungle Jam, we really had fun doing so! 

I do want to point out that one of the whistles included in this is a water whistle. We didn't realize this at first! There are little booklets included with each them, lol, it helps! Anyhow, before we figured out the whistle, we actually found that if you blew into it very softly and placed your finger the hole on it's head and moved it quickly, you could make a pretty neat sound. 

Also, the Jungle Jam is not a stool. Nolyn, of course, thought it was the perfect stool no matter how many times we told him it was not. This has lead to the drum part of the lid to be caved in and isn't so great as a drum.... but it is still a great tambourine!  Everything else has held up through the wear and tear of 5 boys... even the hand drum which I thought would be toast the first day!

Jungle Jam can be purchased at where it is currently priced at $49.95.

Want to win some toys? Go enter the B. Extravaganza Giveaway!

Get a $3 coupon off a B. toy that costs $19.99 or more here!

I received this item at no cost to me to facilitate my review. I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are my own. My experiences may differ from your own.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

B. Sculptural- Spinaroos!

Want a toy that your child will play with for hours, and hours, and hours? Well... if your kid is anything like my kid, Spinaroos will be that toy! 

Spinaroos, from B., are bristle blocks. These unique blocks "stick" together when their bristles are pushed together. Spinaroos offers many spinning options to ensure lots of active imagination when playing with these blocks! 

Gabriel has really enjoyed these blocks. He is a block kinda kid, so it is as I expected.

With 75 pieces, there are so many ways you can create with Spinaroos. Gabriel loves to make a three headed being, or a six legged creature. Spinaroos also offer more motion than most other blocks do!  The spinning motion of the blocks make play more fun! 

My boys who were 5 and under enjoyed this toy the most. The toy's age range is from 2 to 6 according the B.'s website. The lack of attention from the older boys surprised me, but I think the older boys might not have liked it as much since Gabriel was very possessive and protective of his blocks!

Included in the Spinaroos set is a storage tub! This is VERY helpful! I know I wouldn't want to have to find a place to store 75 pieces that are all meant to go together! I reallllly wish that the tub had a lid, though. Yes, I know it would take more plastic to make that lid...but we have lost so many of these blocks, and I think that having a lid would have changed that. 

Even without a lid, Spinaroos is one of my favorite B. toys... and one that have chosen for the B. Toys Prize Pack! 

Spinaroos has been honored with the Creative Child 2010 Preferred Choice Award, Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) First Place Award and Seal of Approval , Parents’ Choice Awards—Silver Honors, and is Highly rated by Able Play™ for children with special needs.  Impressive B.! 

Spinaroos can be purchased at Target stores and select specialty stores. I was not able to find them online at Target, but I was able to find them at Barnes and Noble for $47.95.

Want to win some toys? Go enter the B. Extravaganza Giveaway!

Get a $3 coupon off a B. toy that costs $19.99 or more here (valid through 7-16-11 on toys $19.99 and up)!

I received this item at no cost to me to facilitate my review. I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are my own. My experiences may differ from your own.

Friday, July 1, 2011

B. Caring- Critter Clinic

When deciding which toys for each of my children I would get for review, I came across the Critter Clinic. The Critter Clinic was perfect.... I knew just who would love it! I was right (when aren't mothers right?)!  Well, when our box of wonderful toys came, I set them all out and waited for the kids to get home...  

As soon as Liam came in, he went to the Critter Clinic and asked, "Is this for me?!"

Perfect. :)

Liam is one to wear his heart on his sleeve. His love is always out there and he can be so caring! I knew this toy would take that natural gift and let him have fun with it!

B.'s Critter Clinic reminds me of a briefcase, but instead of opening up fully only the top opens. When you lift the roof you have a space for all the veterinary tools that you need to make the kitty and puppy all better. You can also place the two (stuffed) animals in their kennels for safe keeping. The little veterinarian has a fun key ring with keys to the animal's kennels so that they can't run away.

Other tools that are included are a thermometer, a stethoscope, a syringe (the boys' favorite), tweezers, and a mirror. I love pretend play, and this is definitely a fun pretend experience! 

We did find that the boys had difficulty fitting the tools back up top, especially the stethoscope, but all it took was asking an adult to help. Other than that... this toy has provided the boys with a perfect way to learn about caring for sick animals!

The Critter Clinic can be found at Target stores and select specialty stores as well. I found this online, at Target, for $21.99.

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