Tuesday, July 22, 2014

No Shirt, No Problem

Boredom Buster: Sandwich Bag Puppet

Another boredom busting project from the Creatology Mega Box of Projects: sandwich bag dog puppet. We worked on this while Grandpa made dinner. So easy. So entertaining. All you need is a glue stick and it's included in the box.

Stylish Clothes for Chic Little Girls Featuring Hucklebones

We are normally all about boys at the Parker Project but sometimes the cuteness of frills and bows is just to too strong to resist. Hucklebones is how I would want to dress my daughter. The attention to detail, lack of hot pink and classic shapes is fantastic and a welcome departure to most of the girls clothing that has saturated the market. I would also like to add that the dresses would be perfect for any flower girl. Happy shopping!  

[Feather Print Poplin Pleat Shorts]

[Cotton/Cashmere Cardigan]

[Lace Ruffle Sleeve Blouse]

[Metallic Spot Double Collar Top]

[Reverse Chambray Culottes]

[Giant Bow Sun Top]

[Daisy Chain Blouse]

[Metallic Spot Boat Neck Dress]

[Printed Silk Bodice Dress]

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Half Day at Balboa Park

If you Google "family friendly vacation destinations" one of the top destinations is San Diego. There is so much the city has to offer and we love being tourists in our own city. On Saturday, we took a quick trip to Balboa Park to check out the free turtle and tortoise show and ended up spending a few hours exploring the park. If you are visiting San Diego with a LO, this is a must see. There are so many museums to visit, open fields to picnic on or run through, and of course, there is the zoo.

[Tuan and Parker having lunch by the Balboa Park Fountain. I'm happy I captured this father-son moment in front of the fountain where Tuan proposed to me.]

[Matching polka dot shirts. Parker is wearing Ben Sherman and Tuan is wearing JCrew.]

[Family selfie. This is not a great photo of Parker.]

[Checking out the turtles and tortoises at the free show put on by the San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society. If you are ever looking for kid friendly things to do in San Diego, check out the events page on Red Tricycle. It's my go to guide for weekend adventures.]

[There was a strict no touching policy. Parker was a little scared so it worked out great.]

[After visiting the turtles and tortoises, we walked over to the zoo and checked out tigers, hippos and pandas. I love being zoo members! Hippo butts are my fave.]

[Since we were already in the area, we drove over the Hammond's Gourmet Ice Cream to celebrate National Ice Cream Day a day early. Hammond's has been receiving rave reviews and photos of their ice cream have been popping up all over my social media accounts so we had to check it out.]

[I love that Hammond's offers flights of ice cream. The little cones are the perfect size for tasting and for Parker's little hands. Pictured above are cherry royale, passion sorbet, jamocha almond fudge, mint oreo, strawberry cream and pineapple coconut cream. Pineapple coconut cream was my favorite!]

Shirt: Ben Sherman found on Zulily
Pants: H&M Kids
Shoes: Zara Kids
Swagger: Born with it

Friday, July 18, 2014

Etsy Find: Shadow Puppet Toy

How great is this shadow puppet game from Nogaravin's Etsy shop? This would be a great game to play in the evening before bed or during backyard camping. It's a sure way to inspire creative play.

[Currently on sale for $31.94 for 5]

Melissa and Doug Pounding Bench

I've been eyeing this Melissa and Doug Pounding Bench for a while and finally snatched it up over the weekend at ROSS for $11. I'm a big fan of Melissa and Doug toys and I knew Parker would love this one because 1. It's very colorful 2. He gets to push/hit things. I have no doubt that this toy can taking a, literal, beating and will last us a while. Parker is still working on his hammering skills and finds it easier to just push the pegs with his hands. The Melissa and Doug Pounding Bench is also available on Amazon for $16. 

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