Friday, May 21, 2010

Feeling a little BLUE...

Guess what we did today! She was so excited.

Bunny was a BIG help! She made sure every last bit was enjoyed.
Who...Us? ... Silly?

Don't be shy, Bunny!

Did I get any on my face?

I have a FABULOUS friend that shall remain nameless.. but it starts with a "Bail" and ends with an "ey". Bailey is a wonderful mother to 4 fantastic children and wife to a soldier who is currently deployed. You can blame her for this blog. If it weren't for her I don't know that I would have ever started blogging. "Big Hugs, Mama!! You ROCK!!!"
She had a great idea and I totally stole it. She made green cupcakes last week. We tried blue this weekend. We'll see what happens with our next color. Bunny and I have REALLY enjoyed this lesson in BLUE.. I have a milk mustache to prove it:o)

Travel Tips

Our friends at Sippy Cup Central shared how they use a car potty. We use one too. It has been huge help for our Bunny. She was scared in public bathrooms. PLUS When you are traveling, alone, with more than one child. Do you really want to get everybody out of the car and only to find a gross public bathroom? I know I don't. :o) It's a gross enough idea with just one child.
(BTW I got a high five from a complete stanger in a Walmart parking lot, who had a 9 month old and was filing ideas in the back of her mind for later on. LOL)

SOOOOO In the spirit or sharing our favorite tricks of the trade... Here's one of mine! Enjoy! :o)

When you are traveling with little ones. Pack everything you would need to completely dress your baby/toddler. (top, bottom, diaper/pull up/undies, socks, bib if he or she still needs one) into a gallon Ziploc bag.
Pack TWO for every day you are going to be gone if possible. This works out great if you are going to parks or will be away from you suitcase for any amount of time. After dressing your child grab another bag full of clothes to take with you. As someone who uses this idea it also keeps your child's bag much neater. LOL
This does two things.
1~ it makes it super easy to get everybody dressed in the morning. No searching for the socks that match an outfit. Just grab a bag, dress, go..
2~ If, for any reason, your child has a spill or potty accident.. you have a change of clothes. BUT You also have a bag to put the soiled items in until you can get to a place to clean them.
I used this when we went to Disney and now use this idea anytime we are going away. Even just for the day.:o) It's FANTASTIC! I wish I could give the person who originally posted this a great big hug, but I can't even remember where I saw it.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Birds/Nests

This week's theme is Birds and Nests.
We made a bird feeder Saturday and plan to make pine cone bird feeders later today.
I had a ton of ideas.. but sadly didn't write any of them down. this is what Princess Bunny got.

Whales (cheese crackers) w/ raisins ~ Around here most of our birds eat fish. Seagulls, Pelicans, Egrets, Herons...
Turkey Sandwich cut into the shape of a duck
Fresh wild BLACK BERRIES and strawberries
Apple & Cheese Slices cut into a shape of a B ~ Princess Bunny has been very interested in letters this week. Bird still starts with "B". Right?
Peanut Butter Granola~ Looks a bit like bird food
Hard Boiled Egg ~ Since birds come from eggs

Check Out Muffin Tin Monday to see what other families did... plus a TON of other things to inspire you. :o)

Later we will color some birds. I found these on line at - We are currently considering homeschooling. I found this site while trying to find free crafts, coloring sheets, and worksheets. We still have a long way to go to make a decision.. but I figure there's no reason I can't find pre-school type things to do. If I understand correctly.. pre-school is mostly inspiring young minds to want to learn and introduction to different ideas :o)

We have an area that is over grown here in our yard. I don't pay much attention to it.. It's just there. Today I noticed some red specs in the greenery. I thought "It can't be!" I looked a little harder and what did I find, you may ask... Wild BLACKBERRIES!!! The red spec were just berries that have not ripened! I use to pick wild Blackberries when I was little. My Nana and I would go in to the woods, pick berries, come home and bust out the pie tin.

This is what got. A couple handfuls.. before the mosquitoes carried me off.I'm pretty sure our mosquitoes are from the Jurassic era.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

FaceBook - FYI

Being a SAHM in a one car family.. FaceBook and my blog have become my best friends. I wanted to let you ladies know that I found a group on FB called Blogging Mommies. There aren't many members as of right now.. but it seems like it could be a fun way to find other bloggers.