Tag Archives: Children

The Countdown Begins!

16 Jul

Emma’s birthday is just around the corner and this weekend we made her a paper chain so she could see just how many days away it is!

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Ignore the goofy faces throughout if you can! Emma was in a weird goofy mood πŸ˜› So I pulled out paper, scissors, scrapbooking glue, and I didn’t really need anything else πŸ˜‰ The pen was to entertain Emma if she got bored.

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I folded it in half (hot dog way πŸ˜‰ haha)

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And again just to make the guided lines. These in no way shape or form need to be pretty since your child is just going to rip them up each day.
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After unfolding it I just cut each strip out to how many days I needed.

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I like to use multiple colors so it’s easy to see which is the next chain.

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Take the scrapbook glue and run it along one side folding it into a circle and pushing it so it sticks.

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Slide the next piece in the ring and repat until you’ve used all your pieces!

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Emma was excited as I explained it to her. We counted how many rings and jumped up and down at the excitement that it’s not too far away!!

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Each morning we are going to wake up and rip off one more!

Do you remember doing this when you were a kid? I am pretty sure I made a million of these chains for all different occasions!

 

 

Butterfly Flowers

4 Jul

Last weekend we spent some time with the family and we took Emma to a nursery. Papa was picking out flowers for his deck and wanted to take Emma to see the fishies:


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The first rule of spending the day with Papa is to never go anywhere hungry! If your belly isn’t happy – you aren’t happy!! I personally absolutely LOVE that rule! Emma on the other hand – just likes to make Papa laugh πŸ™‚

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You have to admit they are a cute pair!! It wasn’t that long ago that I was the one holding Papa’s hand in awe of how amazing he is.

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There were huge fans there that Papa kept going by and Emma would laugh and cover her ears. I couldn’t resist getting a shot of this!

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While we were there we had to look for “butterfly” flowers because that’s what she had decided she wanted Papa to get her!

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We took a break from finding the perfect flowers and watched the fish. Emma was mesmerized!Β 

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The set up for these fish was so gorgeous I couldn’t resist showing it off! If we ever have the spare money to do some extra landscaping these are exactly the kind of rocks I’d love to have framing our gardens.

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One of my favorite flowers πŸ™‚ I love these little puffs of joy!!

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Another stop to see the fish!? I think it’s mandatory! I love Papa and Emma time πŸ™‚

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I stopped to check out the cactus side of the nursery. Emma and I love to check out the little terrariums on Pinterest – this may be a future project for us!

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My little cheeseball making silly faces again πŸ˜€

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And here it is! The “Butterfly” flower that Emma chose to take home!

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It’s been a few days and it’s finally sprouting new flowers πŸ™‚ I’m proud of my little gardener!

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th!

 

The Good Life

26 Jun

Hey Everyone!

I posted a recipe on A Charming Twist that I thought you all might love! It’s Garlic Butter Chicken with Rice & Veggies! Check out the link above to see the recipe!

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Yesterday I spent the day in the kitchen and out in the pool with Emma beans πŸ™‚

I also got some new listings done for my etsy shop! My goal has been to post something new each day that I’m home. So far I’ve gotten this made and listed:

Crochet Cell Phone Case Linen and Dusty Rose

 

Crochet Cell Phone Case Linen and Dusty Blue

Cell phone cases anyone!? These are so much fun to make!!!

Set of Three Burp Cloths - Dinosaurs

Finally! I’m all set up to make burp cloths again – I made a set just like this for my friends baby shower and loved the fabric so much I decided to make some more! Emma has been saying: RAWWWRRRR I’m a DINOSAUR!! every time she see’s them πŸ™‚

If you want to check out my shop it’s: Daydreaming Gifts

 

Thanks for stopping by!

J

Mini Meals

24 Jun

Today I made Emma a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. She has like five favorite lunch meals that we tend to rotate through and I try to throw in something different each time. It’s been hard to come up with new lunch ideas when I don’t want to make an ENTIRE meal and her not eat it and then I’m stuck with the leftovers..

An idea popped into my head. Meals for one – better yet mini meals!

Although these look great – they still make a bunch! What I was really looking for was recipies that create a nice meal for one!

So I’m going to attempt to take a couple meals and create a recipes for one! I’ll be posting it here with the ingredients and instructions and Emma’s taste test approval πŸ˜‰

This will be exciting!!

Got any recipes you think would be perfect for this project? Please let me know below!

Thanks!

J

A Road Trip!

20 Jun

Emma and I took a Road trip to go to a baby shower!

The adventure started out real exciting – and by real exciting I mean Emma passed out within 15 minutes of being on the highway πŸ˜‰

It was quite a quiet ride πŸ˜‰

Photo: Perks of staying at the God Mommys house :)

Emma’s favorite part? Probably the HUGENORMOUS lollipop πŸ™‚

We had a great time catching up with everyone and can’t wait to see the girls again!

Now that Emma’s older, I feel like packing her up isn’t as tough as it used to be – so we’ll be prepared for the next getaway adventure soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

J

Snow Day!!

29 Jan

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The first time we’ve gotten to play with snow this year! Emma was so excited so could barely contain herself. Every time she’d look outside and see the snow falling she’d BEG me to let her go out and build a snowman!! Since we didn’t have snow clothes for the little girl I care for we had to wait until after she went home.

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After running around the deck in pure joy of the snow for a good 15 minutes I got the shovel and a bowl out so she could attempt to build a snowman. The snow was to dry to pack so it didn’t quite work out as planned but she had a blast trying anyways!

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There was our little snowman attempt!! Every time we put a new layer of snow on it just toppled all over the sides so you can’t even really tell it was supposed to be a snow man but she proudly shows it off to everyone who will come look out the window and see it!

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I love that little girl!!

Hope for those of you who got hit by the snow storm enjoyed it as much as someone else I know πŸ˜‰

Love Always,

J

Spinning Out of Control!

23 Jan

Is it obvious that I have been preoccupied with other things?!

I hope you didn’t think I was gone for good πŸ™‚

Just sleeping when I got the chance instead of typing πŸ˜›

So what’s my cause for all this crazy silence?

Well one reason is I’ve been blogging over here at A Charming Twist! One of my amazing friends and I started a blog together to talk about crafts, fashion, home decor, food, and life! It’s been so much fun posting with her!

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On my day off during the week I’d usually come up with my posts and do a few projects. These days I’ve been helping out a company I used to work for before my stay-at-home mom days! They needed an extra hand and when it comes to organizing things I can resist πŸ˜‰

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Another reason is I’m attempting one of my 30 before 30 goals! I’m taking Art Classes!! It’s been super exciting and I’ll share all the details about it later but it’s so nice to be accomplishing goals πŸ™‚

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Along with those I’ve been picking up shifts and taking the girls out to keep from getting cabin fever! We’ve been traveling to the mall and indoor playground to keep them active, get a little fresh air, and have new experiences. Our local mall has a train that the kids can ride around the mall and a merry-go-round!

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This has also lead us in eating out which I love! Going out to eat with these girls is twice as muchΒ fun as taken them places meant for them -these girls love people watching, aren’t picky eaters, and love to hold a conversation πŸ˜‰

Even though it’s been crazy busy around here I haven’t forgotten about you all! I have a ton of ideas to keep you entertained and hope to be getting back on track whether my schedule is packed or not πŸ˜‰

What have you all been up to? I’d love to hear!

Love Always,

J

Wasted Space Not So Wasted Anymore!

8 Jan

Emma’s closet has been only used for storage since she was born. We have a big chest of drawers for her and since her clothes are so tiny I would just fold them up and put them in there. We also had the changing table drawers for sheets and blankets so there was really never a need to hang up her clothes.

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This resulted in using the closet to put things she wasn’t using in! For a while I’ve wanted to do something differently and I finally got the kick in the butt to change things up around here πŸ™‚

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Emma’s closet has this nook inside of it that I’ve been dying to make a little reading spot out of! So while I was giving the closet a useful makeover I decided to make this part a little place to hide out for Emma.

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On one side she has her spot to sit and read with her books.

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The other side is her stuffed animal pile and puzzles on top of the shelf. Sometimes she’ll crawl into the pile of animals and hide out!

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The rest of her closet got organized and is finally be used for it’s main purpose!! For the past few mornings she’s had a blast picking out her outfits not that she can see them all!

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When it gets quiet around here I know just where to find her!

 

Now I need to make a special spot for me to go hide and get things done πŸ˜‰ I wonder if Emma would let me work on my blogging in my closet?

 

Love Always,

J

 

Christmas At 3

1 Jan

This year Emma had 5 different Christmases!! That’s what happens when you have a huge family and you live close to all of them πŸ™‚ We actually missed out on one family Christmas this year so there could have been six! Whew. So instead of splitting them all up into different posts I’ll just give you the quick peak at a few of them.

 

 

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Little miss too excited to wait two minutes for me to get a pick before she saw all the presents! She was so excited!

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This year we let her play with each toy after she opened it. Needless to say it took from 9am-4pm the first day!

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Emma’s dressy outfit πŸ™‚

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By Round 3 of Christmas she was aΒ professionalΒ at opening presents!

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Brian and I enjoying watching her open presents instead of having to help her like last year πŸ˜‰

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Chick Fil A treats for Christmas this year! I had to share mine of course πŸ˜‰

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A beautiful mist of snow just in time for Christmas this year.

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Now it’s time to say goodbye to December and hello to the new year!

I hope you all had wonderful holiday’s this year and I am looking forward to a new year of blogging here! What are you looking forward to this year?

Love Always,

J

Christmas Tree Shopping!

17 Dec

There is nothing better than Christmas shopping with a little one.

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We had a blast finding the perfect one!

Usually we get Hot Chocolate or Caramel Apple Cider while we are Christmas Tree shopping but this year it was nice and warm!! I think Emma enjoyed the warm weather.

Do you have any tree shopping traditions? I’d love to hear them!

Love Always,

J

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