Monday, June 10, 2013

Establishing Roots

I've found the whole owning our home and dreaming about future decoration & renovation projects a bit overwhelming at times. There are conversations that I've had to abruptly end, telling the hubby I just couldn't think about it anymore.

But the one area I can't stop thinking & dreaming about is our yard and the growing potential it has. 
The arrival of baby #2 was not so conducive to starting a garden this year. Nor had we really decided on where it would go; we'd owned the house for over 3 months before we finally started to see green things growing anywhere.

There are many random plants I am looking forward to digging up. Though watching things spring from our yard has been exciting. Like opening a present everyday! 

Thanks to the generosity of family, we are able to set down some roots this year.

And it makes me very happy.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

We're Baaaaaacckkkk!

Third time's a charm. Right?

My plans are to make this space somewhere to document life. Plain & simple. As it is.
I don't know that I'll get around to posting every week (what with the new house, the 3 year old and the baby due any time now....). But it'll be here. For you and for me.

For now, to catch everyone up, some of my favorite pictures of the year.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Our Valentine's Day

Valentine's themed sensory bin, crafts, breakfast for dinner and dessert oh my!

 ***My first lemon meringue pie. The hubby's favorite. Originally he asked for one for Christmas dessert, at the time I informed him there was no way I was making a meringue without a kitchen aid. And as soon as I had a kitchen aid, I'd make him his pie. Since he fulfilled my ultimate gift wish at Christmas, I made good on my promise. ***

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tot School: Winter Sensory Bin

G is 22 Months

We took a break from tot school this week. Intentionally. I needed to gather my thoughts and wrap my head around somethings. I'll probably share more about where I think we're headed with tot school later this week. But having a 'free' week was super nice, and I think I'll be extending it into this week. Last week was to gather my thoughts, this week is to start acting on them. We'll see where it goes from there.

For our post this week I'm just going to share our winter sensory bin, which we've had out all month. I just haven't gotten around to adding it to any posts. Considering we'll be switching it in February...I figured this was as good a time as any to share.

Showing me an 'ice block'.

Our bin was pretty sparse. I was lucky enough to hit Hobby Lobby *right* after the holidays and grabbed some holiday craft supplies, on major clearance, that would work with a winter theme. But that is where my luck ended. Considering we're in the south, within days of 2012 beginning all I could find was Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras and Easter (yes, Easter!).

But that just means that the sensory bin for those themes will be awesome, cause I've had lots of time to prepare & stock up.

Despite how few things were in this bin, G had lots of fun with it.

Especially sorting out all the pieces.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Tot School: C

This Weeks Letter: C
Focus Words: Cat, Car & Cookie
G is 21 Months Old

C Week was a pretty fun, easy week.
Though I think I put too much pressure on myself trying to plan awesome activities every week. I still struggle having to shift from mommy mode to work at home mode. Adding tot school on top of it, can sometimes be too much.
Though I never put pressure on G, so I am thankful for the weeks that she doesn't seem to be that into the activities either. I'm sure she wouldn't notice if we stopped doing so much. Though the days she's not challenged, you can tell when evening rolls around. She's wired, antsy & whine-y.
Over the next few weeks I might be re-evaluating how we 'do school' again. Bear with me. That's what's great about this though, is I can do that.
She's not even 2, I think I need to go easy on myself here. Knowing come spring time I may have to return to full-time, go to the office, work has me really pressuring myself to cram in as much as I can. Though in turn that makes me tired, grouchy and doubt what I do. But this really has nothing to do with C week, I just took the opportunity of having every one's attention to vent & process some thoughts. ;)

Here's our week!!!!

Coloring the Cat in her Letter C Printables

Decorating the C, for our C is for Cat art project

The Finished Product

Driving Cars through some bubbles

We were going to use shaving cream, but I didn't realize that Daddy bought the gel stuff.
She's been obsessed with "bubbles, bubbles" in her bath. I figured it would work.
Oddly enough she spent more time fretting over the bubbles being on her hands & on the cars, than actually driving the cars through the bubbles.

Play dough time with Daddy is a FAVORITE right now.

And of course, to finish off the week, we made COOKIES!

Letter C cookies, to be exact

To make these, I just used my donut cutter to make o's and cut one of the ends off.

Mommy's Favorite Shot of the Week

This girl loves her some Giants football!!!

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