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It’s a big first, my son Lino is making his entrance on the blog.
Don’t panic, I’m not going to become a children and mommies blog, but since the love of my life is closely standing alongside with my professional world, I find it natural after all that he could be able to appear in it from time to time.
For this first appearance, I felt like talking about nice, made in France products.
The pajamas Lino is wearing come from a collection imagined by 5 dads that were fed up with getting always lumbered with Cars or Mickey Mouse on their children’s pajamas. They then created Just Pyjama, cotton pajamas, made in France, at soft prices. The idea is also to mix the pajama tops and bottoms and with each match recreate a different set of pajamas.
I fully agree with this concept. Additionally, each set of pajamas comes with its own free gift wrapping, all for less than €15. Cool dads, huh ?
On his feet, leather moccasins created by a young mom in partnership with a podiatrist.
Lino uses this pair inside but they can also be used outside when the weather is dry. I love the fringe in the back, the elastic is super convenient to slip them on the feet of a wriggling little boy. I just felt like buying everything on the e-shop, these shoes/slippers are so convenient.
I took advantage of the situation to take a few pictures of Lino while he was playing, jumping on his bear and riding across the living-room on his racing car ! It rocked !
Welcome my little icing sugar ♡
I just got back from Italy and I didn’t just bring back some pasta and vino.
No, you know me, I stopped by my favorite italian stores, but also by a flagship in Turin that sells only limited editions. Clothes, accessories and shoes.
There, I couldn’t avoid these wonders : the Superstar Metal Toe Adidas.
Okay, I admit, I gave in and also bought a pair for Lino. I have a double reason to shop now.
+ Adidas Superstar Metal Toe + Adidas Dinosaur ZX +
Okay, today’s post has nothing to do with fashion, but sometimes it’s nice to take a break, especially when that break involves falling back into childhood by going to Mickey’s !
My baby, well, my little boy is 21 months old and I was dying to take him to Disneyland. I didn’t really know how he was going to react and I think that my “experience” could interest you. On top of that, Disneyland has put up its Halloween decorations, which gave an even sweeter taste to our visit (it will last until the 7th of November).
I chose to spend only half of the day in the park, I knew that Lino was going to tire himself out quickly, with all the appeal, the crowd, the noise, the excitement. We got there at 2PM, which doesn’t change anything to the cover charge, I paid full price, that is €73 for 1 park. It’s free for kids until age 7.
As soon as we arrived, we got into the Halloween mood with all the little ghosts, the little pumpkins, and all the Disney characters who wore their costumes to give a sweet scare as they say. Lino was quite impressed by the ghost noises but especially by the characters whom he saw for real for the first time. I’ve rarely seen my little kitten be speechless but in this case it was pretty funny.
We watched the Halloween parade at 2:30PM, it’s shorter than the big parade but just as magical and not at all scary, Lino enjoyed it very much.
To avoid scaring him too much and especially to avoid the crowd rushing up to the Disney characters, I took Lino to Fantasyland where he had a lot of fun.
Sweeter, calmer, this area of the park is really adapted to little ones. I had not visited it properly yet for that matter, because I had always been to Disneyland with older children, my nephew or my godson.
I went with my son on many attractions that were really adapted, like :
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Alice’s Curious Labyrinth
Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups
Storybook Land Canal Boats
Casey Jr. Circus Train
When you enter the park, it’s good to know that you can also rent a stroller if you’re afraid to leave yours in front of the attractions in the provided spaces. I personally didn’t, I had my YoYo with me and I had no problem. I was there during the week, there wasn’t a big crowd, maybe this can influence your choice.
There are several provided spots in the park to change your baby or warm up a bottle for example, it’s the american way, family friendly.
At the end of the day, around 5:30PM, we watched the second parade, the big parade, it was kind of the cherry on top of the sundae to end this beautiful day. Lino had a chance to recognize a few beloved characters, Mickey Mouse of course, Winnie the Pooh and his friends or Mr. Potato Head. He doesn’t know much about the Disney Universe yet, it should be said that I don’t bombard him with these films. We’ll see in a few years.
After a little bit of shopping on Main Street to buy a few souvenirs, including the famous Mickey balloon on which he had been drooling with envy all day. Maybe I should have bought it right when we entered the park, thus avoiding a few snatch-and-grab thefts.
When we got out of the park and right before Lino’s dinner time, we stopped at a diner near by, Annette’s. A retro, american style, burgers and all that. €14,80 for a children’s menu… But it allowed us to leave with the sunset, a beautiful view on the park.
There you go, I hope my experience has helped you if you were hesitating, and I especially hope I will have make you want to go and (re)visit Disneyland Paris. With me, the magic works every time, I’m 10 years-old there and I have so much fun.
Seeing stars in the eyes of my son that day was an additional gift, we’ll be back for sure !
Toi et moi
Deux coeurs qui se confondent
Au seuil de l’infini…
Un petit lutin de 53 cm a volé mon coeur pour le garder à jamais.
Mon petit Lino est né le 22 décembre et je prends quelques jours pour me remettre et me consacrer entièrement à lui.
Un mot ou deux ici pour vous souhaiter à toutes de merveilleuses fêtes et une fin d’année en douceur. Prenez soin de vous, de vos proches et de vos familles.
A small, 53cm tall sprite stole my heart for him to keep forever…
My little Lino was born on December 22sd and I’m taking a few days off to take care of myself and dedicate all my time and energy to him.
Just a few words here to wish you all, merry holidays and a happy new year. Please take care of you and your beloved ones.
Je reviendrai en janvier avec de nouveaux looks, des surprises, des aventures, des voyages. Changée sans aucun doute, plus toute à fait la même, oserai-je dire que ce petit lutin me rend meilleure.
Merci pour cette année 2012, quand je vous disais que c’était “Ma plus belle année“…
I’ll be back in January with new outfits, surprises, adventures and journeys! I’m sure I will have change a bit, not really the same anymore… Would I dare to say that this little leprechaun of mine is making me better?
Thank you for this wonderful year that 2012 has been, like I was telling you it was “Ma plus belle année” (in English: my most beautiful year)…