As a first time mom, I am learning as I go. I had no smaller siblings, so I know nothing about babies and kids. I wanted to start doing little reviews of products and things I found useful. So here’s my first thing:
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner, Star Wars style!
ok, so yes I bought it because it was Star Wars mac & cheese, but I came to find out it was actually really useful! The little shapes make it so much easier for my two-year-old son to pick the pieces up using a fork (or spork) and that means he eats more of his meal and less lands in his lap/on floor/in hair.
It cooks fast, but gets pretty hot. If your toddler is anything like mine, than anything over room temperature is deemed “too hot.” So I cook it up, dump it in a bowl and then stick it in the freezer. Stir a couple times and it is good to go. Or if you are in a hurry, make it a little thick and toss in an ice cube for a quick cool down.
PS – if they don’t eat it all, it is also a tasty adult snack as well. I find that a plus in any toddler meal.
We had a great time as Sesame Street Star Smores at Celebration! It was Keelan’s first time as a part of a big cosplay group. We got off to a bit of a rough start with our little Luke Piewalker, who was promptly renamed “Luke Crywalker”:But then there was an attitude shift after we managed to get everyone dressed and out the door. He stayed in his stroller for the first half, just taking everything in, and then wanted to get out and run around for the next bit. He high-fived wampas, took pics with Chewie and didn’t seem to mind all the crazy costumes around him one bit. Guess this means he is ready for Disneyworld!
Star Wars Celebration is always a great event for Star Wars fans and I was really excited to get to share it with my family. This is my third time, but their first! It was also husband and son’s birthday weekend so it was a celebration all around 🙂
And to top it off, my friend Bridget and I made it onto Entertainment Weekly’s coverage of the event!
We are preparing by turning an old linen baby blankie into a Jedi-esque tunic. Technically I’m aiming for a little Anakin outfit. I plan on posting a tutorial when I’m done. It may not be anywhere near screen accurate, but close enough to get the point across. As far as cosplay for mom, I’ll probably be in a Star Wars T-shirt and maybe some Leia buns.
We will be heading to the Jacksonville Zoo for their May the 4th be with Zoo celebration! I’d love to hear what others are doing for May the 4th. Please post your events.