I can’t believe that Halloween is here. It’s only been two months since I’ve been on parental leave and the time is flying by. Jay and I are busy, busy, busy spending lots of quality time alone together, taking “Mommy and Me” classes and making friends with other moms and babes.
One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I love planning a playdate, and Jay seems to enjoy them,–well as much as he can as a 5.5 month old.
Recently, I planned a Halloween playdate party for him and some of his “closest friends”, all of whom were pretty close to him in age. I really wanted to start early on this Halloween tradition because I am very leary about him trick or treating and eating all of that candy. I’m thrilled that this Halloween had an organic influence.
One of the unique things about this party is that it was sponsored by Earth’s Best, you know the organic baby food company. Fortunately for me, I connected with one of their reps at the BlogHer ‘10 conference , which was held here in the Big Apple this August.
I”m happy that I braved the exhibit hall and pushed through my initial shyness. At the conference, I signed up to host a playdate party, even though I wasn’t sure what it all meant.
In the meantime, I learned about the Similiac recall and discovered that Baby Jay had been exposed to the contaminated powered formula, which may explain why my calm, lovely son, suddenly became cranky and moody after I switched from Similiac’s liquid formula to their powered product. Thankfully, after I noticed a change in his demeanor I switched back to the liquid because, afterall, this is what he was fed at the hospital.
Anyhoo, the Halloween party was great because not only did we have story time, baby playing stations, and cupcakes but we also had Earth’s Best giveaways for all of Jay’s friends. Everyone seemed to have a good time and I’ve got the pictures to prove it.