Now this, this is a place you won’t ever regret visiting but will regret missing. This weekend we had a family date at one of the most popular pop art exhibits in the city, @colorfactory.
Here’s some info about the exhibit: ( info from their website)
Color Factory is a collaborative interactive exhibit that debuted in San Francisco in August 2017. What was intended as a month-long run unexpectedly flourished as a celebration of color and creativity that lasted for another eight sold-out months.
In August 2018, a whole new palette came to New York City in SoHo’s Hudson Square neighborhood. In 20,000 square feet, we feature brand-new participatory installations of colors we’ve collected around the city— hues that invite curiosity, discovery and play. Some of our favorite artists, creatives, designers, and makers are teaming up with us to tell their unique color stories and engage all of your senses in unexpected ways.
Ruben and I were amazed at how amazing this exhibit was, it was filled with color, treats, fun rooms to interact with each other and lots of cameras to take pictures together. I think it’s been a while since we went to a place where all three of us enjoyed each other and had fun. This place was super family friendly and allowed Calvin to explore. I love taking him to places that help his sensory development.
These are a few things you should know about this exhibit;
The tickets are $38 each… yes, I know it seems like a lot but trust me it was worth every dollar. Also, if you have children age two and under, they’re free.
Once your tour beings, you are taken to a room to watch an intro video and then taken to another room to register on an iPad. The reason for this is because you are given a card that will be used in order to store any pictures you take around the exhibit.
Which leads me to the MOST amazing part about this exhibit, each room is like a Photo Booth! How dope is that! We loved the fact that all three of us got to take pictures, and Ruben didn’t have to be my camera guy for the day! lol
You also get so many treats, like pins, macaroons, ice cream, a visitors gift and a color factory map that tells you about so many art designs around the city.
And they have the largest ball pit area in the city!
This is my favorite pop art exhibit by far, so glad we made this a family date. If you’re looking for something to do in the next two weeks do yourself a favor and check out the @colorfactory! You can get tickets till October. 14th.
Growing up reading was not my thing, I didn’t like it nor was I good at it. I remember that my teachers would only get me to read if I would listen to the audio version of the book. Those were fun memories. Anyways, while I was pregnant I was already buying my favorite childhood books for Calvin. The Giving Tree was my first on the list! Guys, is it just me or does that book not make you cry! I can never get to the end without sobbing!
@bookroo_love is a subscription for kids that helps them fall in love with reading by combining the excitement of opening gifts with discovery of new, treasured books. I really enjoyed opening each book myself, I can’t imagine a kid. So much excitement.
Bookroo offers three types of boxes, board book ( ages 0-3), picture books ( ages 2-6) and chapter books (ages 7-10). Every month is a new surprise for books! I personally loved each one of these books and Calvin loved the touch feel book. I’m excited to make these three books part of our reading time. Each one is so unique. The ” Planes, Trains and Animobiles ” book teaches children about different animals and different ways of transportation, it’s funny and cute. Calvin loves when I add noise effects to each new animal we meet. The ” Eyes” book is filled with vivid colors, each page displays the detail in each animal’s eyes. Great book to teach babies to identify their eyes. My favorite of all is the touch and feel ” Animals” book. Calvin loves touching the different textures inside the book, this is also his first touch and feel book. Anyways, did you notice a pattern in each book? yes, they were all about animals. Every month you can look forward to a new theme. I truly believe this box is worth the subscription, I hope that Calvin loves reading as much as I do and this box will bring that excitement for reading.
Oh, @dockatot we wish we would have had you at birth! I can’t say how excited I was when DockATot gave me the opportunity to collaborate with them! What’s not to love about this fluffy lounging pod. The DockAtot is a baby must have the item on any registry. It’s the one thing I regret not putting on mines. One big reason I did not was because I was not at all planning to co-sleep ( things you say you’ll never do before becoming a parent lol) Since Calvin was premature and had a sensitive stomach we really wish we would have had a co-sleeper safe enough for him to sleep and helpful enough to allow us to keep him close at night. It was only after he had his surgery that someone gifted us a co-sleeper to keep a closer look at him in the case of vomiting or choking. The co-sleeper also helped transition him into his crib once he was better. It made things smooth. Also helpful to mama’s breastfeeding at night.
We’re so excited @dockatot sent us over the DockATot grand. The DockATot grand is for ages 9-36 months. It can be used for co-sleeping and safe place for baby to lounge or nap. It’s also helpful with transitioning baby into their own bed. I know the price is expensive, however, the quality of this product is amazing and you can trust that it will be a great investment. Calvin has had it for a week now and He loves it. I feel safe to leave him sleeping in it and know he won’t roll off because of the high fluffy edges. Babies need sleep, he sure does sleep comfortably in his DockAtot grand. We’re excited to use it on our trip to D.R this summer and take it to daycare for him to use there. So stay tuned for Calvin’s adventures with @dockatot