Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Serendipity and the August Baby Bundle

What is the real crowing achievement for an AppleCheeks retailer? It is an retailer exclusive diaper! The Baby Bum is now the fourth store ever, to share this opportunity with us. A retailer exclusive is a diaper which is only available from a single retailer, and carries a custom logo tag. I know they are super coveted among collectors, so I can only imagine how exciting it would be for a retailer to be chosen for the program! The lead-up was super intense and very few, if any of us pinned this gorgeous color, it was totally unpredictable!
The Baby Bum has recently brought out their exclusive AppleCheeks diaper, Serendipity and it is gorgeous! A lovely dusky purple that filled an obvious hole in the AppleCheeks color line-up. Not only are they offering it in sz 1 and 2 covers, it is also available in sz 1 and mini-zip sacs, which also have these amazing coordinating zippers! I am super psyched to build my collection with every piece of this awesome release.
Now Sarah was holding onto a great secret as she was preparing this month's baby bundles. She scheduled the release so that our bundles were full of serendipity goodness and sent out right on release day!!! She had this funny little team of packing fairies in on her secret and they worked more like busy bees to pack up all the bundles and release day orders right on release day so we could all get our fingers on this beautiful new collection.

So this month for my Baby Bundle Sarah and her Fairies sent me a sz 1 sac, to add to my obsessive collection and a set of Micro-terry inserts! I am super excited for this addition to my AppleCheeks sz 1 sac rainbow, I just need to get it's friend Periwinkle so I can feel all evened out!

With this absolutely amazing release and subsequent bundle is pretty darn fantastic! I am looking forward to getting our September bundle, but I am not sure this one can be beat. But then I know that Sarah and her fantastic creative team always manage to come up with some amazing new products, and a little birdie told me that we are going to be getting another Baby Bundle exclusive item in September! I can wait to see what it is, do you have any guesses?

Back to School!

I admit it, I am a little gushy! I was sooooooo excited to get back to preschool after two months of being off, and at home, most of the time. We really love going to preschool, just to get Evie out with other short people, and getting myself out with other tall people. Whether I am staying to participate and making friends with the other adults, or just having time to  go run a couple errand with only William, it is a really freeing.

All summer Evie was asking to go back to school, and with every piece of school paraphernalia

we picked up her desire intensified. Every couple days (mostly when she was bored) she would ask me when she was going to go back.  I know she missed her friends and the stimulation of her days in class, nothing compares to 15 of her peers running around!

This year I am also on the board of the preschool, so that is kind of fun, and a huge responsibility. It is nice to be "in the know" and to have a little say in things, but I still kind of feel like the little kid at the table. Maybe one of these years I will feel like an adult! It s a bit of a challenge schedule wise, but I think it is for the best.

Evie started preschool next week with a half class on Monday, it was kind of crazy with all the parent and all the kids present, but we were still so happy to be back! Since then we have had two classes, one in which I participated, but it does feel back to normal! Though I do notice a small difference, this year it seems like the kids are so young! Now last year we didn't start until mid year and every one else was accustomed to the program, so she felt young. This year Evie is the oldest in the class instead of the youngest, so the comparison is completely skewed. However I give it a few weeks and I think it will level out much the same.

Last year William was a tiny baby and was welcomed into the school which worn. He knew the routine and would pretty much just pass right out. However he never liked it when I would sit down or stop moving, so that unfortunately meant that I couldn't get as deeply into the play as I would have liked. This year he is mobile and busy, so it is not appropriate for him to come most of the time. William did come with me to the first mini-class and he passed out as was his habit, but he did not get to come on my first participation day. I was really

Her first days proceeded completely typically, Evie is her usual curious and independent self she immediately jumped right in and began to play with the other kids,  no need for formal introductions for this girl! I have a feeling we will make great friends in this new class, just like we did last year.