Thursday, February 28, 2013


The aisles of Costco in style.

Emergency Surgery

Kailyn has had this stuffed Monkey for as long as I can remember. I don't even remember where she got it from originally, but she loves it. Bailey, our lab, had a little too much fun tossing the monkey around one day and ripped a hole in him. You would have thought the world ended, Kailyn was so upset. She was so sure the monkey was done with. But it was Mommy to the rescue. I got out my emergency surgery kit, placed the patient on the couch, and began the critical lifesaving efforts to repair the monkey. Well wouldn't you know it, mommy did it. She saved the monkey's life. He is happy and back in Kailyn's arms where he belongs! I am so thankful for taking that sewing class one semester in college. Would have never imagined then that the skills I learned would allow me to put a smile back on my Sugar Bear's face!!

All work, and a little play

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!!

Rainy Day Painting

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.