Momma Told Me: Of Mermaids And Maidens- A Day At The Lake

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Of Mermaids And Maidens- A Day At The Lake

LaLaLoopsy Bubbly Mermaid Pearly Seafoam Doll
Momma Told Me: Magic is everywhere.

We try to stay active in the Summer; holidays and vacations can be a crazy time for our family. This year Sabrina (11) decided to spend 6 weeks up in Oregon visiting her grandmother and (11 year old) Uncle. As it turns out we swapped her 14 year old (uncle) and step siblings for an even more full house than usual. And, with her mom due to pop any day, we've been trying to soak up as much Summer sun, with as little Summer activity as possible. When it was suggested that we pack up the family and head down to the lake for an afternoon of fishing some of us were more excited than others.
While Kiara, 9, is just as good a tomboy as the best of them, she prefers more imaginative play than the strategic thrills of casting a worm into a body of water and playing tag with a fish. And we weren't about to spoil the younger ones' good times and tell them their tiny poles could barely reach past the shallow shores. There was a bit of a fuss in the beginning, but we made the tough it out for a few hours before we allowed them to wander and roam the wonders the sand and water had to offer.
LaLaLoopsy Bubbly Mermaid Pearly Seafoam Doll
While Noah, 4, was attached to daddy's hip asking 'Whatcha doin?' every few minutes, Kiara's eyes began to get a little glossy as she asked questions like 'Do you think a mermaid lives here?' and 'Can I catch an octopus?' Naturally, being the awesome Auntie I am, I was prepared to reward the morning of good behavior fishing with a special reward that answered just those questions. For the nautically curious, or simply bath-time obsessed, the LaLaLoopsy Pearly Seafoam Bubbly Mermaid doll was the perfect solution. Hailing from the adorable realm of button eyed dolls this oh-so-girly toy came equipped with specially formulated bubble soap and a companion octopus squirter.
LaLaLoopsy Bubbly Mermaid Pearly Seafoam Doll
LaLaLoopsy Bubbly Mermaid Pearly Seafoam Doll
LaLaLoopsy Bubbly Mermaid Pearly Seafoam Doll
As it turns out this was the perfect toy to have on the shore, ready for full submersion, and sudsy adventures. Pouring the spouted bubble solution into the pockets of hair, and squeezing the abdomen (okay this freaked me out a little) resulted in a playful foam crown of bubbles. The giggles and smiles were infectious as Kiara shaped her hair and blew away the bubbled time after time. The octopus proved a little more temperamental; and a good lesson in patience and experimentation as we figured out the best way to fill it with water.
LaLaLoopsy Bubbly Mermaid Pearly Seafoam Doll
The drive home from the lake was a bit of a journey as we navigated dunes, then the highway; but our backseat was filled with excitement for the coming bath time and new friend Pearly Seafoam.  The LaLaLoopsy range of characters hail from their own cartoon and feature a collection of playsets and dolls that all include companion pets. Catch the show on NickJr, and the adorable toys in stores online at Amazon.com and nationwide at a Walmart or Toys R' Us near you!

What Daughter Says: Encourage imaginative play with good behavior and make magic happen anywhere.


10 comments:

  1. Those look adorable and great for kids.

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  2. What a delightful way to keep the little ones interested at the beach. It is tough to maintain attention spans sometimes and it's nice to do it without something electronic.

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  3. I haven't seen the show that inspired these toys but the toys are as cute as can be. My kids alway loved water related toys the best. I think my 21 year old daughter would play with this TODAY!

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  4. Those are super cute and fun. My daughter never really got into them but I want one!!

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  5. This doll is adorable. I love her bubble hair; my daughter would LOVE that!

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  6. Love this one. We have that I am not in love with. Maybe I can quietly swap that one for this one - it looks super fun

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  7. Well, those are cute! My daughter loves mermaids and would have played with this for hours. I like the eyes on this better than the dolls.

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  8. That's adorable. I bet my niece would have enjoyed that when she was younger.

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  9. The scale of your first photo is so funny. I thought it was some giant blow up doll. Ha! Looks like a fun day.

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