Lost in the Park.

This is the last known photograph of Babystar’s favorite water bottle.


It was a blue and yellow (and metal) smaller size Contigo that her grandparents gave to her during her last visit to Myrtle Beach. Blue and yellow are her favorite colors! She loved pushing the button so the straw would pop up! (She could actually open and close it herself and it was still 100% leak-proof in my bag.) And Contigo beverage containers are magic so her water stayed cold all day!

(Seriously, Contigo makes MAGICAL containers. My coffee stays hot for literal hours. This is the most important thing for me as a SAHM so yay Contigo.)

Alas.

We totally left Babystar’s favorite cup at the park last Tuesday. I would have gone back to fetch it but I didn’t realize it until about 10pm and I knew the squirrels had likely taken it by then. Lucky squirrels. I hope they at least figure out how to get the straw open.

I was devastated. Like, way more upset than I needed to be over a freaking sippy cup.

Amazon Prime to the rescue — almost. Apparently, there are no more blue and yellow ones. But at least her water will be cold again. $15.99. (Hella expensive for a child’s cup but completely worth it.)


RAISING BABYSTAR: $18,084.64

MAYDAY MAYDAY: Parents, what is your kid’s favorite kind of on-the-go cup? What is YOUR favorite?

Red Cart, Red Cart.

Red cart, red cart, what do you see?

I see Babystar riding in me.

Babystar, Babystar, what do you see?

I see mama at Target again and we don’t even need anything.

Quiet, baby.

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Yep, Target again. This time we went there for birthday presents for my favorite (and only, but still) niece who just turned three years old. (We got her some cool Melissa & Doug puzzles, btw.) We also bought two new t-shirts and some sippy cups for Babystar.

How cute are these t-shirts? They were ‘buy-one-get-one-half-off’ so I had to buy two. It’s the law. (I didn’t want to get ARRESTED.)

Babystar only likes to wear super roomy boy’s t-shirts. She gets angry and squirmy if I try to put a ‘girl-cut’ shirt on her body even though they are all sized 24 months or 2T. And she is only 13 months old. You know what? I don’t blame her. WHY ARE BABY GIRL SHIRTS TIGHTER THAN BABY BOY SHIRTS? They are BABIES. Geez.

So these were $8.99 and $7.99 but ‘buy-one-get-one-half-off’ so $12.98 total.

I also bought two new kinds of cups to try. Babystar has trouble getting the water from inside her cups to inside her body. She gets the water to the outside of her body instead. I honestly don’t think the cups are to blame, but it’s worth a shot. It’s so freaking hot outside lately and I know she needs to drink all of the water. We will see how these work out. The zak! 2-pack was $9.99 and the munchkin cup was $5.99.

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I also got a few cups for free at MommyCon (after I went to Target — I’m just late in posting) so we will have a sippy cup battle to the death soon. Or maybe just some reviews.

What cups do you recommend for a drinking-impaired young toddler? Please share.

RAISING BABYSTAR: $11,425.86