Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I love everything about Fall, and am so excited to be in a state where the leaves turn brilliant colors and there’s a crisp chill in the air. I love blue jeans and boots, scarves, jackets, and sweaters. I love the comforting smells of stews, breads, and roasted vegetables that come from the kitchen.
I know we have a few more weeks of summer left, but with September just a few days away, I can’t help but dream of Fall. So, I’ve made a list of all the wonderful things I want to do with my family this year.
Here’s my Fall Bucket List. I hope that you find some things that maybe you’d like to do with your family too! I’ll be blogging all about our adventures throughout the season, so make sure you follow along.
Come on over to my Facebook page to see what else we’re up to this Fall!
Monday, August 27, 2012
I love making toys for J to play with. Lately it seems like I’ve been lacking inspiration in this area. So, I thought I’d do some research on DIY toys and then share all the goodies with you! Some are pretty simple, while others require a bit more skill. I tried to cover them all!
So get ready for…..
Friday, August 24, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
I’ve been struggling lately with the blog and I haven’t really understood why. I thought for sure that it was because of the pregnancy and the need to nap whenever possible. However, the first trimester has come and gone and my energy level is back to normal. But blogging is still a struggle some days.
It’s time for me to stand back and look at life a bit. Time to find a new balance. Time to re-prioritize my day to day life.
Family, Me, Blog.
If you’ve read my guest post over at Crayon Freckles, you know that we recently moved and our lives have completely changed. My husband is home for a full year with no traveling or deployments. This is the first year in the 8 years my husband I have been together that he will be home. He’s also in school and is home a lot throughout the day.
You would think that would mean that I have more time to blog, more time for me, but In actuality it’s the complete opposite.
Monday, August 20, 2012
J is a huge fan of carwashes and cars. He’s always asking my husband to take him to the car wash. Now, we don’t really need the car washed every day, so I decided to make J his own carwash.
It was fairly simple to do. I didn’t take pics along the way because I did most of it at night and I just kind of improvised my way through it. But, here are the basic steps I used.
Friday, August 17, 2012
My favorite blog posts are the ones where a blogger takes a bunch of ideas about the same theme and puts them together in one blog post. You know the ones…”25 Sensory Ideas”….”Top 10 ways to help an angry child”….etc. We in the blogging world call them round-ups and I LOVE them!
Well, there were more than just a few round-ups linked up to the party last week. It was tough, but I chose my favorite 3 to feature today.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Let me tell you, this was by far the most successful activity I’ve done with J in months!
Monday, August 13, 2012
J loves playing with water outside. His favorite thing to do is filling and dumping all sorts of containers. It’s a lot of fun for him…but not always for me.
My problem with this type of play is that J can’t fill the containers by himself. The valve on our water hose is tight and a bit tough for him to turn it off and on. He also doesn’t have the hand strength to pull the nozzle on the sprayer. I don’t want to take it off and leave the water on to soak the yard. So, I was stuck standing by the water hose filling up containers over and over…and over…and over again.
I a needed a solution to our little water problem…and I found one!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I love putting together simple invitations to play for J. I especially like it when the activity focuses on fine motor skills.
Honestly activities like this are super simple and don’t usually require a lot of planning.
Here’s one we did the other day that J just loved!
Monday, August 6, 2012
If you’ve read my About Me page, you’d see that I’m a military wife. And, if you’ve been reading for a while, you’d know that we move around the country…a lot. So far, we have moved twice since I’ve been a Mom.
One of the most difficult parts of all the moving is finding good quality Mommy friends.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I get so frustrated with our outdoor toys. I really like being organized, but I can’t find a good way to organize all our outdoor stuff! Everything is packed into a cabinet. All the stuff is “put away” but something falls out every time I open that cabinet. There are bubbles, chalk, sand toys, and balls just thrown in there. It’s getting a bit ridiculous!
I know I can’t be the only one with this problem. So, I did some research and found some great solutions for all the outdoor stuff!