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Friday, February 17, 2017

"We Toe-tally Love You" handmade card

My dad had his birthday recently, so my kids helped me make this card for him:
"We Toe-tally Love You" handmade card
Since I don't have stamp pads, I just colored their toes with washable marker and pressed their feet onto the card stock paper. My 9 year old was especially ticklish that day, so his was a little harder to get a good toe-print of :). On the inside, they each wrote (or scribbled, in the case of my 2 year old) a message for Grandpa, and we sent it off in the mail.

I love sending handmade cards to my loved ones, and I love that cards like these get my kids involved and show them that there are many ways to express our love for others. Thank you Danielle's Place for the adorable idea!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Toddler Hair Ideas

My 2 year old has the most beautiful curly hair, but it is so fine, and goes in her face constantly. She gets this adorable look on her face when it does and exclaims her distress at having her hair go wild! So, I've been combing the internet for ideas on ways to do toddler hair to keep it out of her face and was pretty pleased with how her hair turned out one day:
Toddler Hair Style Ideas
I just parted down the middle, and used a comb to section off her hair. The last section I ended in piggy tails and left the rest of her hair down. I'm still learning how to do parts on wriggly little girls, so it's constantly a work in progress :). What are your favorite ways to do your toddler's hair?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug!" book review

If you are looking for another book to add to your children's library, the book "I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug!" (written by Caroline B. Cooney and illustrated by Tim Warnes) would be a perfect fit. The pictures tell a story of the nightly going-to-bed ritual, while the text is cute rhymes of all the different animal hugs one can give.

"I'm Going to Give You a Bear Hug!"I loved the cadence, and the ease of reading this book. The rhymes felt natural, and this book was just fun to read to my 2 year old. The illustrations are beautifully done, and I look forward to reading this book for years to come.

This is a simple book full of expressions of the love we feel for our little ones, and provides opportunities to talk about different animals or about your own rituals for going-to-bed at home. It would be fun to have your child act out the different kinds of hugs too :). All in all, I give this book 5 stars...it's just a great book!

Disclosure: I received this book for the purposes of this review from FlyBy. All opnions expressed are my own.

Just so you know, you can learn more at the official website, or on Facebook or Twitter. You can also purchase this book on Amazon.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Paper Plate Snowman

We finally got some snow recently and my 2 year old had so much fun sledding! Sadly, it was not snowman snow, so she has yet to experience making a snowman, but we got creative and made a paper plate snowman inside.
Paper Plate Snowman

All you need to make your snowman is a paper plate, black construction paper, pom poms, orange foam or construction paper, and white school glue.

I cut out all the shapes we needed and put some glue on the plate...

Then she placed all of the pieces on the glue dots. You could definitely be more adventurous and let your toddler pour the glue themselves or place the pieces wherever they want, but this was fun for both of us so I'll call it a win.
Paper Plate Snowman


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