***This post was originally published last March 8 but it disappeared when the servers at my old host were attacked. Thank god for google though, I found a cached copy of this post and so I’m pasting the entire thing here and have edited it for good measure! **
Hi everyone! I hope everyone’s weekend turned out great. I posted last Friday that DW was running a fever again and that we might not be able to go to Expo Kid afterall. Well, turns out DW’s fever went away Friday night and by Saturday morning, he was his usual self although a bit grumpier but he most importantly, he was OK! So BDW and I decided to go to Expo Kid and check out the booths and activities there. I was pleasantly surprised that BDW really wanted to go and that he was just as excited as I was. My main agenda for going to Expo Kid is to look at kid friendly organic stuff for DW for the summer. We weren’t able to stay long though because we had a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. The Rockwell tent was dressed up as a circus tent and we had to take a pic of DW against the brightly colored drapes.
Our first stop was at Polliwalks, now I was never a fan of Crocs but for some reason, we ended up buying DW a pair shaped like a Bass. It’s DW’s fault too because he didn’t want to take the sandals off and would complain whenever we tried haha! There were other animal shaped shoes and some came in Sesame Street characters too. I wanted to buy DW the Oscar the Grouch pair he tried on in the pic but we settled on the Bass because they seemed more comfy and had a hole to air out DW’s tiny chubby toes. It was DW who picked the color too!
As I said earlier, one of my goals in going to Expo Kid was to look for summer stuff for DW. I ended up buying a lot of the organic, natural mosquito repellents as well as sunscreen from indigo baby. We tried out the sunscreen and the mosquito repellant. One was ok the other had me shaking my head tsk tsk! Can you guess which? Anyway, I’ll post reviews of Polliwalks as well as the other stuff I bought for DW soon!
I loved that the expo had a great mix of booths, from clothing to baby and kiddie accessories, to schools and play gyms. What made it even better was that everyone was friendly and took the time to explain their products and schools to the parents. BDW and I ended up with a lot of great ideas and new options to think of for DW. There were even shows there as well. We caught a group of little ballerinas who danced to two songs from Little Orphan Annie and The Lion King. I sang DW “Tomorrow” while the kiddies were prancing about. I used to sing this song in Kindergarten in front of my class a lot! (and for that I would like to apologize to all my Kinder classmates haha!)
All in all it was a great event and I wish we could have spent more time in some of the booths there that were pretty busy with their own interesting activities.
To fellow parents who went, how was your Expo Kid experience? I’d love to know how your day went!
For some pics that I took of Expo Kid, please view the slideshow below
Created with flickr slideshow.