We’re thinking about all of the Hokies out there today. Our thoughts and prayers are also with everyone affected by the tragedy in Boston yesterday.
I got my Land of Nod April catalog this week and was thrilled to see my Transportation Growth Chart featured in their Nod Gift Boutique centerfold! The growth chart can be personalized, which makes it a great gift for your growing little ones! Check out The Land of Nod’s gift guide for other great age and price specific gift ideas!
This morning as I was feeding my 11-month-old, my almost 4-year-old asked me a very important question: “Mom, can I give you a kiss?” With tears in my eyes at this sweet little unprovoked request, I told him yes of course and he kissed me on the cheek.” “Thank you, sweetie, that made my day!” A new air of positive influence about him, he ran into the kitchen to my husband to ask: “Dad, how can I make your day?!” Best start to my day, ever. Hope everyone is starting their weekends right!
Not only did we all fight the flu as a family, but we also had the opportunity (between naps) to do quite a lot of projects together when our four-year-old was home sick! (Check out our Froot Loop Rainbows!) Like all good last-minute projects, this creative craft is all over Pinterest! Here’s one example we liked a lot. What you need: bell peppers (we bought one with three ridges and one with lucky number four), a knife, green paint (we used a few different shades of acrylic, but you can also use tempura), plastic plates, paper, and a paint brush. First, we cut each pepper in half to make four stamps that fit just right in little hands. Next, we unrolled the art paper on the table in the playroom so
My four-year-old has been home sick this week filling up on movies (aka Thomas and Friends on repeat) and soup. As he gets spurts of energy, we’ve been giving him easy projects to hold his attention. We saw a similar rainbow craft for St. Patrick’s Day on Pinterest and thought we’d try our own. Nothing says sick day like sugar cereal and Elmer’s glue. Here’s what we started with: We originally used the foam brush to spread the glue across the paper, but found that nixing the brush and simply squeezing glue lines was easier and more effective. My son loved sorting the Froot Loops and squeezing the glue all over the paper, Jackson Pollock style. All in all it was a successful craft and no
We recently returned from an amazing trip to Disney World and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite things about the whole experience! My husband and I decided to take our two sons (the oldest is almost four and the baby is ten months!) to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Since the boys are a little young, a long weekend was just enough time for all of us to see the sights, enjoy our family vacation, but not stay too long to the point of exhaustion (we flew down Thursday morning and flew back Monday morning). We think we did just that! Here are some of the things we found were most essential in making our trip a success: 1. Stroller Rent
We’d like to present a new section of the blog: Toddler Wisdom! Our oldest son will be four this Spring. Like most clever little boys his age, he says whatever is on his mind (and takes things very literally). Since he’s not as interested in sitting in small spaces or letting us gel his hair like his baby brother, we thought his wit deserved its own section. “Dad, why do the dinosaurs smell so bad?” Dad: “What do you mean?” “Well, they’re ‘estinked!”