The Most Important Meal of the Day, #Breakfast

My little one has always been a good eater, I’m lucky and I know this lovely fact. Breakfast is no different but there was always this need to literally have the exact same thing every morning – 3 mini pancakes, fruit and yogurt. I really hated the fact that I was feeding my kid yucky microwave pancakes every morning and tried making her french toast with the best organic eggs and wheat bread. The response to the french toast was NO. How about I make blueberry pancakes since I have a connection to the very best blueberries in the tristate? The response to the gluten free blueberry pancakes was okay for the first few days then she went back to the yucky pancakes.

Just recently we have been saying NO to the pancakes, win for mommy! But crap, what do I feed her now?

This morning we tried Fruit-O’s and milk. A real bowl of cereal and milk for my big girl!

Cereal and Milk #Breakfast

Cereal and Milk #Breakfast

Cereal and Milk #BreakfastI think it is safe to say that Fruit-O’s and Milk was a big HIT for my little bed-head girl this morning. I do think it is funny that she automatically knew to just tip the bowl to finish the delicious milk at the end of a nice bowl of cereal.

What do you feed your growing toddler for breakfast? I’m assuming this won’t last long and I’ll need more ideas fast!

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The Herron Family is Ready for Disney World

George and I are lucky enough to be traveling to Florida with his mom and dad (Grandma and Grandpa Bird) this year and due to Abbey’s maturing obsession with Mickey Mouse and friends we’ve decided to tack on a day at Disney during this week-long trip. We know that she adores Mickey and Minnie and will bust out some serious dance moves when the “Hot dog” song comes on but we aren’t sure how she’ll react to the characters and the events of the day as a whole. After spending about 20 minutes in the Disney store tonight at Kenwood Mall with Abbey, I’m pretty sure she will have a BLAST!

As soon as Abbey rounded the corner to step inside the store she transformed into super toddler that had just received a bolt of energy. She wanted to touch and hold every single plush character and looked back at mom and dad with this huge smile and of course she was babbling on and on (in toddler speak) the whole time. Abbey even made a friend, Austin, who chased her around the back part of the store and through the tunnel of the windmill tower thingy. Personally, I had my eyes set on the clearance rack where I found a 12-18 month sized Tinkerbell dress for $19.99, I’m sure this would have been every bit of $35 at Disney. Perfect fit and I had to put it on Abbey as soon as we got home.

Tinkerbell 1

Here’s my model showing off her new dress! She saw herself in the mirror and said, “ABBEY” which is one of her new words this week.

Besides finding this great dress for an awesome price we also talked with the cashier who had been an amazing resource to us the last time we visited the store in November. She suggested that we book a breakfast buffet at Chef Mickey’s (where you are guaranteed to see characters without waiting in long lines) and to do it way in advance. So when she and I were talking I brought up that conversation, told her I took her advice and asked if she had other information to pass along. Lucky us she had just got back from Disney 4 days ago and had plenty of ideas, tips and tricks to share.

  • Tip #1: bring a soft pouch cooler with your own snacks and drinks (Jami, I need to place a Thirty-One order soon).
  • Tip #2: Park at the Central Ticketing Center (CTC) then take a ferry or train to Magic Kingdom.
  • Tip #3: Go to the park early!
  • Tip #4: She assured us that going from Magic Kingdom to Chef Mickey at the Contemporary Resort and back was a cinch, I like “cinches” a LOT. 

Even though Disney store Cashier (didn’t catch her name) was amazing with the resources I’m happy to take other tidbits of information and especially any tips with bringing a toddler to Magic Kingdom. I started a “rides for Abbey” list in Evernote, I might be a bit too organized. Nahhh!

Just in case you need to get this song in your head like it’s in mine every day… go ahead and click the play button, you know you want to!

What NOT to buy for a baby

This will most likely be one of the shortest blog posts I’ve done on The Herron Nest but I had to get this out because I couldn’t stop laughing.

THIS IS NOT ABBEY, LOL

I was searching Amazon.com for the next best thing that Abbey could NOT live without for a birthday or Christmas present when I ran across this awesome toddler item, Jolly Jumper Bumper Bonnet Toddler Head Cushion.

WOW, really, WOW! First, the name just about throws me into a crazy laughter but then you read the product features and check out actual real-life examples of kids who have to wear this crazy thing. The best part is that this photo looks a lot like Abbey playing with her exact same toy, let me assure you that I’m not that crazy of a parent.

I would add this to the category, “What NOT to buy for a baby” let alone a 36 month old which it is recommended for under the “Product Features” on the website!