I'm not going to be posting until Feb 15. I am so busy planning Son's birthday party. I can't wait to post the pictures!!!!!!!!!
Monday, January 27, 2014
None of my children have ever slept a night in a crib. I don't even know how its done. Whenever I put them in there, they wake up immediately.
We co-sleep until about 1 year old and then move them to a toddler bed. It seems easier that way, but maybe I'm doing it all wrong.
Anyway, since our crib doesn't get any use, I turned it into a ball pit. I got these balls for free at my mom club clothing/toy swap:
Friday, January 24, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
My little guy had a GREAT time crawling around everywhere!!! I'm sorry that he has a big scratch on his face from his sister:
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
We got these cards for Christmas and Princess loves them! I hold up each card and she says the letter. Then she and her brother take turns feeling the fabrics on the cards. This is a great way to learn letters because the kids are using more than one of their senses. Princess knows all the letters and all but a few of the letter sounds. I think we are going to start working on sounding out small words next.
We went to Barnes N Noble yesterday just to get out of the house. The babies had fun playing with the Thomas train. Sister was busy "researching" the band, One Direction, since she is saving money for a concert ticket.
Our group got a little wild, so we didn't stay too long. Princess wanted to take a Cookie Monster stuffed animal home and well, it wasn't a pretty exit from the store.
P.S. I think our kindness theme is developing a following:
- In large bowl combine sour cream, Cool Whip, pudding mix and milk. Stir well. In the bottom of a trifle bowl or other glass serving dish, put a layer of cookies, then a layer of pudding mixture, then a layer of bananas. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Refrigerate until serving
Sunday, January 5, 2014
I've been thinking a lot lately about life. Surely we aren't supposed to just go about our day going to work or cleaning the house or completing to-do lists. Its so easy to get wrapped up in "getting stuff done" that you are actually not getting anything done...at least anything important.
So this year we are practicing taking our mind off ourself.
Pretty hard in a world obsessed with words like self-esteem, self-actualization, self-promotion, and self-worth. And don't forget about all the "selfie" Facebook photos.
Our plan is to continue our acts of kindness, but to go beyond that by changing the way we see the world. I want these babies, as they grow, to constantly be looking for ways to make life better for others.To smile, to be on the look out for people who need help, to clean up trash on the floor even if we didn't leave it, to pray for people we don't know, to encourage others...
Maybe my babies are too young to understand, but maybe they aren't. Either way, one day they will be old enough to understand and they will already have developed good habits.
Saw this prayer today about kindness: