When you have a rambunctious five year old, you're outside a lot. Especially when it's summertime. Toby is always getting into something, and as much as I'd love to chase him around the yard, sometimes I just have to lay low and supervise (but still cash in on that gorgeous sunshine!) Mike and I have worked tirelessly on our back deck over the past year, trying to turn it into a nice, tranquil place to entertain and relax. We still have a lot of work to do, but overall we love the feeling that the space provides. I can lounge on the hammock while Toby plays in the yard, or I can tend to our tiny container garden while we snack on lunch at the picnic table. And entertaining at night is a dream thanks to all of the twinklelights we've suspended from the big oak tree that towers over the area. Since Baby Flynn is set to make his arrival smack dab in the middle of Summer, I know I'll need a way to juggle both baby duty and outdoor activities. Enter our 4moms Breeze playard...
To be totally honest, I'm not very well versed in the world of playards... Toby had one when he'd visit us as a baby, but I never really fiddled with it. Instead I let Mike have the annoying task of setting it up and taking it down. I remember him voicing his frustrations on many occasions though. He wasn't looking forward to going through all of that again, so when we our Breeze was delivered he was skeptical. I pestered him to set it up so we could see what it was all about, and the look on his face when he pushed the little center button down was priceless! Y'all, that thing just slid right open... right then and there, with one push of a button. If you can imagine someone doing the "AWHHHHH!" sound, praising the heavens, that's what he looked like. All he said was "That was awesome." After he popped that baby out, we tossed in the mattress and tried on the bassinet attachment (I love that is spans the full width of the playard instead of being just a tiny little thing!) He was in love. I mean, I loved the way it set up and looked, but Mike was basically flabbergasted that it was so simple. Packing it up was jsut as easy... just a simple tug of a tab and boom! Done! He then went on to tell me how Toby's old playard set up and that's when I knew he was a Breeze believer haha! I'm not sure I've ever seen him get so excited over a piece of baby gear before!
The 4 photo series up top shows how simple it is to set up. It just pops out like a little spider (Toby calls it the "Spider Yard") and voila! Easy peasy. I can't vouch for how amazing it is for a little one quite yet, but based on this baby's actions the past few days, it's looking like it won't be much longer now! Since it's so hot and humid in Tennessee, I don't want to bother fiddling with things that take forever to set up and move. I think the Breeze will be a perfect addition to our outdoor entertaining this season.
Toby is over the moon about his baby brother coming soon. Every single time I have a doctor's appointment he asks "Is __(baby's name)__ coming out of you today?" haha! In these particular photos he was sitting on the deck telling us about how he planned on teaching his little brother what tools were what and how they were used. Things like that absolutely make my heart swell and I can't wait to be the mom of two boys... and yes, those are totally words I never thought I'd say! ha!
And what makes me even more excited to be partnering up with 4moms is the fact that I now get to give one of you your very own Breeze playard! This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents, and one very lucky winner will be chosen at random later this week! Now get to entering because if this thing is half as amazing as it seems, you're going to want one of your own! Good luck, friends! xo (You can also follow along with the rest of the 4moms Breeze Blog Tour and enter to win a Breeze every. single. day!)a Rafflecopter giveaway
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