This post is sponsored by BabbaBox. Thanks, BabbaCo!
This month the theme of Annie’s BabbaBox was getting organized. I joked that it was really “helping Annie understand that Mama is starting to nest.” January is freaking chaos in our house. Christmas toys are everywhere, and to add onto that, Annie gets birthday gifts a month later. I try to be cool about it because I remember the excitement of having all my new toys out everywhere, but a few days after Annie’s birthday (aka now) I start to lose my mind over the mess. Add in pregnancy nesting urges and IT ALL NEEDS TO BE PUT AWAY NOW NOW NOW. All the news toys need new places to be put away, which means organizing EVERYTHING. And that is not the easiest concept for a toddler to grasp.
So what I’m saying is, this box could not have come at a better time. The first craft was creating a box to store Annie’s craft supplies. It came with finger paints to color the box…but I made the executive decision to use crayons instead. Annie + finger paints = disaster. She loves coloring with crayons, though, so she was none the wiser.
I grabbed a sharpie and wrote “Annie’s Art Supplies” on the lid, gave her a bunch of crayons, and let her go to town.
She also convinced her Daddy to help her:
She supervised him closely, however.
When she was satisfied, she dumped her crayons in the box.
Now she walks around with her box saying, “Will you color with me? I have a nice crayon box!” Her interest in coloring has been renewed by 1,000. Luckily, the BabbaBox also came with a super-cute clothesline art display, so we’ll be setting that up very soon.
The book with this month’s box was a Max and Ruby story. Annie LOVES Max and Ruby and likes to point out that they are a “Big sister and a little brother, just like us!” God help The Acrobat if Annie is as bossy as Ruby, though. Annie is very into “reading” to herself now.
“Once upon a time…”
“Max is so funny!”
The best part about this months’ box? When I say, “Annie, it’s time to clean up like Max!” AND SHE DOES! Now I need a BabbaBox that’s all about giving mommy a massage.
You can sign up for your own BabbaBox membership here!
My daughter says the same thing about Max and Ruby.
I am finally going to look into these boxes, they are so cute.
Oh, this is so cute. I am going to look at these boxes now – Annie has convinced me!
I am seriously jealous of a three year old’s hair!
She has the best expressions!
I signed up for a box!
That third photo down is an amazing shot of Annie…well, they all are but the third photo down is especially so. I really love Annie’s hair. Sure wish I had locks like that.
Also, old wet wipe boxes are great for art supplies. We have one box for markers, one for colored pencils, and one for crayons. Each box has a pair of scissors (though with Annie’s gorgeous hair, I wouldn’t let her have scissors until she’s at least eight).
I’m thinking these are going to be Xmas gifts next year for my youngest niece &nephew. I love the whole concept. If I hadn’t had the flu for the month of Jan, maybe I would have thought of doing this for their birthdays (both in Feb)