So, as I mentioned in the previous post today, little C. started Mother’s Day Out yesterday. Yay! Fun! Ok, it wasn’t…but that was expected. Being a stay-at-home-mom, it’s just me and him all the time – swoon. I can’t blame him for not wanting strangers to grace his presence for half a day, can you? Even though he didn’t exactly cherish the experience yesterday with Ms. C. (yep, they have the same first initial…haha), you can bet his mama had him prepared for the day! Thanks to a few samples from Mabel’s Labels, we were all set.
I had heard so many amazing things about the labels from neighbors who had used them, I just had to try. Pre-baby I had always wondered what the hype was over labels, right? Now, I totally understand. These puppies are life-savers and waaaaay cute! My OCD-self got a little label crazy the week leading up to MDO and I had a little too much fun sticking them on cups, lovies, supplies, etc. (and while I would love to show them to you, you understand he’s strictly little C. to you, right? Wink.) The sticky labels (there are also sticky minis) are $21 for 45 labels and come in 27 designs. little C. has the “space” design and just loves having his name on everything now and pointing to it. We also have a “bag tag” that matches and strings onto the diaper bag, so I can leave it (by the way, what would those carrying a Rebecca Minkoff diaper bag do? I would never leave that bag, haha!). The bag tags are also $21 for six tags.
In a nutshell, the greatest thing about Mabel’s Label over other labels (besides being cute, ok)? They’re extra durable and can go through the dishwasher, washing machine, etc. (yep, I’ve already done it all!) And that’s pretty darn important when it comes to organizing our kids. “Labels for the stuff kids lose!” isn’t their tagline for nothing.
Wanna know what else is completely brilliant? Name Your Tune personalized CDs. Obvi, we moms can’t survive without a CD in the holder (or I know I can’t!), so when I discovered this Web site for personalizing your own with your child’s very own name, I was pretty much ecstatic. And it has been an instant hit. little C’s name is mentioned more than 80 times throughout the 14-song-disc and it’s just too adorable. Old MacDonald is a def fav! They’re $20 each and ship within a couple of days if they already have your child’s name recorded (which luckily they did for us). But trust me, there are tons of names already recorded and you can search online for your child’s. They even wrote little C’s on the CD front with “love, mommy.” Precious beyond words.
P.S. Late last year, they came out with a second CD, so that’s next on our list. Great music for trips to the mall, right?! 😉