So we have a small place and there is no place for Dalia to have her own play room, but we are so fortunate to be able to provide her with an adorable play space (move over, kitchen table!):
She loved her surprise! She knew it was hers--something in the way she looked at the colors and toys told us that she was blissfully happy. That content smile and little giggle was all we needed.
We could have spent a ton of money on this (I know people who spent over $200.00 on the floor tiles alone), but that was not in our budget, especially considering we are doubling the rent we pay in about two months. We decided to get some nice interlocking foam tiles from Buy Buy Baby and a few new age-appropriate toys that Dalia "tried out" on some of our play dates.
Fortunately, we aren't into excess and we don't like the toys-piled-in-the-toy-box approach. We would rather research and select a few toys that make sense for Dalia. Our goal is to show her through example that less is more and that is OK! This is not to say she won't have plenty of fun toys (believe me, she is already a bit spoiled by her Grandma, Grammi, Papa, Saba, Safta, Aunties, and Uncles), but we want her to know and appreciate what she has.
Daddy and Dalia enjoyed playing together:
We are so happy that she is able to have a space of her own.