Thursday, February 28, 2013
Hands down one of the best items I have bought and made for my kids is the light table. We use it so often, and for so many activities, crafts, and play time it's worth every penny, and hard work Ryan and I put into it. I am always trying to think of new and creative ways for Kailyn to study and practice her sight words and math. We were doing math and needed items to use to help count. I remembered I had just purchased some translucent plastic hearts from Dollar Tree ( I am obsessed with Dollar Tree). So I pulled them out and then created her math problems on the light table, and had her use the hearts for counting. It worked great! She loved being able to do her homework but still have some fun at the same time. Afterwards since the light table was already on, we used dry erase markers to test and practice her spelling words. Colton is never far behind, and he was able to play on the other side while Kailyn finished her homework. Like I said I LOVE the light table, and so do the kids!!
A few weeks ago we had a pretty good storm pass through. Of course having two kiddos stuck in the house can make things a little difficult. So I tried to set up some crafts and activities to keep them busy. Colton is at such a fun age right now where he can participate in more activities that I set up for Kailyn. It's so much fun to watch them play and interact together. Kailyn is such a patient sister. She tries so hard not to get upset when Colton decided to invade her space. He will eventually learn. I set up a paint invitation for the kiddos. I used extra large white paper that my mother in laws gets for use. I poured multiple colors of paint in a tray. Added paint brushes, painting tools and sponges. Then I let them go to town. They painted the entire paper, moved on to the light table underneath, and even themselves. They had a blast, and were kept busy for a while.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
I would like to welcome you to my blog. I hope you stick around even though the giveaway is over.Thank you so much to all of you who signed up for the TriCalm giveaway. I will be emailing the winners by the end of today for information on where to send your prize!! Congratulations to Andy and Pam Halligan!!!
Monday, January 14, 2013
My daughter is so use to her usual cream, that she was really nervous about letting me put it on, but she finally agreed. Below is a picture of what her arm looked like. Not the worst breakout she has ever had. But she already had it for a few days because she had a few scabs forming where she was itching it like crazy but never told me.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013
December was a crazy month for our family. We had so much going on, so many events and activities. I look back on it all and it is all just a blur. We had a great Christmas month. Made a ton of memories, continued on with many of our traditions, started some new ones as well. This year has been the best Christmas yet. It was beyond exciting and magical waking up Christmas morning and seeing the kids faces and their excitement. I still haven't had a chance to download pictures from Christmas Day. Maybe by Easter they will be up! So for now enjoy a mas upload of what a little bit of our month of December looked like and what we were up to.
Visiting Daddy at the Fire Station on Thanksgiving Day
Chippy the Elf showed up!
Putting up the tree
Kailyn and Mom got their Christmas crafting on!
Went with Nana and Kappa to the Christmas Parade. The kids loved it and were amazed by it all as you can tell in the picture.
Christmas Party with good friends.
Santa came to visit the kids at the Fire Station.
We went driving around looking at Christmas lights. Went to our regular neighborhoods, and discovered a few new good ones as well.
Got to take pictures with Santa. The kids reactions were complete opposite. Kailyn was in heaven and mesmerized by Santa. Colton......well the picture says it all.
Last minute Christmas Eve food shopping with mama.
Being that Ryan is a Veteran, we teach our children the importance of supporting, honoring, and remembering members of the Military. Ryan happened to have Veteran's Day off this year, so we decided that it would be fun to attend one of the parades. We thought it would be so much fum for the kids to take their first trip on the Coaster and go downtown for the parade. Veterans were free that day, and family could ride for a discounted price. Nana (Ryan's mom) joined us too.The ride down was great. it wasn't too crowded, we got great seats on the second level, and the kids were well behaved. Once we arrived downtown we used the restroom, grabbed a snack and found a spot to watch the parade. The parade was great. I have to admit I got teary eyes a few times. I am so proud of our Military and all they do to protect our freedom. After two hours, the kids were getting restless and we were all hungry. So we decided to leave a little early. We took the trolley back North a few miles to Old Town for some lunch. After lunch (which was delicious) we walked around and visited some of the landmarks, and let the kids run around and burn off some energy. Soon it was time to load back on the Coaster and head home. Both kids passed out on the trip home. We all had such a great time getting to see the parade and visit Old Town. But it was also nice to get to spend the day as a family. With our busy schedules, that doesn't happen often. Can't wait for next years parade.