Fun with fisher-price | Fisher-Price Baby’s First blocks and Rock Stack Bundle

Fisher-Price Baby’s First blocks and Rock Stack Bundle

Fisher Price Stack BundleKingston

This Fisher Price toy has made it over 5 years and 7 different move locations! It was enjoyed by Ace and now is a favorite of Kingston’s. As I am typing this post Kingston is happily plugging away at it now.

This toy is an excellent way for you to have playtime with your tiny tot. It’s a great tool for them helping to improve their motor skills and early development and a fun way to bond. Playing with them emphasizing colors, shapes and textures can be fun for all parties involved.There is something about the simplicity and the colors that just grabs their attention for quite sometime.

There is a real sense of accomplishment from the months 6-8 when they are working on their hand/eye coordination and they place them in the correct shape. I love the look on their cute little faces when it drops down and makes the sound of triumph:). This toy is still useful and relevant when they are around 18 months when they are able to say the name of the shapes and place where they should go by sight.

Happy Playtime,

malaika@loftandlearn.com

 

 

 

Game On!! | Game On

Game On!! Wolverines vs. Spartans

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It is on my family and friends! Yes this Saturday has been renamed ”get your popcorn ready day” in the Loftus Household! There is not much more that I can say about the effects of this game every year but Intense!

I have to say that since growing up in East Lansing and having the majority of my family (including Husband) being loyal Spartans is tough. I grew up rooting my heart out for Sparty and still do, when not playing MICHIGAN! I will always have love for Green and White, HOWEVER, since graduating from the University of Michigan, Maize and Blue runs through my veins.

Colin (Hubby) and I have a ritual when  our beloved teams face off.  We try to be the first to wake up  and dress the kids on game day. There is always a bet of some sort with colossal ramifications on the line. Well fortunately for me Colin may be a little distracted this game day because he will be running the “The Freakin’ Fast Marathon Saturday morning in Boise, Id! So good luck to you Colin in the race, we will be cheering our hearts out for you but…

GO BLUE!
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So much fun and excitement wrapped up in a sporting event, I just Love it.
Here are a couple of game day recipes for you to enjoy from two of my favorite recipe sites ,The girl who ate everything and Divas can cook. I have included their links below. I can’t wait to make these this weekend, Yum!

double decker taco cupcakes

http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2012/04/double-decker-taco-cupcakes.html

hot pizza dip--recipe

http://divascancook.com/hot-pizza-dip-recipe-pepperoni/

Game On!

 

 

 

Beautiful Boise, Idaho | Boise

I’ll Kick off the spotlight travel location with beautiful Boise, Idaho, USA!!

The friendly people of Boise have given us a such a warm welcome and for that we say Thank you!!

Fun Facts:

Idaho is a northwestern U.S. state known for its mountainous landscapes and vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. The capital, Boise, is set in the Rocky Mountain foothills and bisected by the Boise River, which is popular for rafting and fishing.

boise-keep forests clean                        boise state stadium                 boise summer

Scoot Scoot 034     Linder Farms Pumpkin Patch Day 008                                                                                               boise family rafting

 

 

 

With a population of about 15,000 Basque residents making up the Basque Block section of the city, Boise has the second largest Basque population in the United States

Every five years, Boise’s Basque Block throws a large Basque festival called Jaialdi.

Basque Museum
Basque is a language isolate ancestral to the Basque people. The Basque are indigenous to, and primarily inhabit, the Basque Country, a region that spans the westernmost Pyrenees in adjacent parts of northern Spain and southwestern France.

 

Idaho potato (Twice baked potato skins) don’t forget to head over to the around the house page to get  the recipe !

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