This year for Christmas, we made a craft that was fun, Christmasy, and made use of shapes! It was our construction paper Christmas tree craft. It was easy and entertaining, while at the same time reinforced T's knowledge of colors and shapes. No drawing skills are required for this craft, so it is perfect for toddlers.
We cut out a rectangle of orange construction paper to be the trunk and glued that on as well. Then Tyler used present stickers to decorate beneath the tree.
Then we used a hole punch to create circles from various colors of construction paper. These we glued on together. I would put a dot of glue and T would place the circle. We also used Christmas light foam stickers to decorate the tree.
Finally, T used individual light stickers to fill in the white space around the tree. We used our markers to write Tyler's name and the date on our finished product. We identified all the colors we used and all the shapes we cut out of the construction paper. Here is a picture of T showing off the finished product!
We had a lot of fun creating this project! It was a fun something to do o help us be in the Christmas spirit. We hope you try it out!
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. On Sunday we celebrated Hailey's first Christmas. It was so fun to see the joy on her face eating wrapping paper and playing with her brother. It was the first time we had all 4 cousins together. It was also the day my grandma went to be with her husband in heaven.
Every year at Christmastime we make time to bake cookies together. One recipe in particular, I have been making since I was in grammar school. They are the most delicious Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies ever. Now I won't proclaim to be some fabulous baker, but these really are delicious. What's more, one recipe makes about 5 dozen so you really get good bang for your buck. They are great to package up and give as gifts or to bring to parties. So let me take you though our Sunday of baking!
In case you haven't noticed by now, my son loves to make crafts involving paper plates. In fact, if he sees me grab a paper plate, he is more likely to think it is craft time than food time. Therefore, this Christmas' craft project of course involves a paper plate. This project was a lot of fun and includes two of my toddler's favorite things: painting and using stickers. Check it out!
If you have not yet heard of Lula Roe, consider this your wake up call. Leggings and mom life go together like peanut butter and jelly, Abbott and Costello, Batman and Robin. Lula Roe has some of the most comfortable leggings I have ever worn. They are so buttery soft, it's like a second skin! Plus, the designs are so fun and unique. Don't worry,Lula is about way more than leggings! Lula can take you from casual holiday get togethers to fancy holiday parties!
It is that time of year when foods are rich and desserts seem to be available in abundance. Even those who have a steady fitness routine throughout the year can succumb to the temptation of holiday treats. It really is hard this time of year with less opportunities to workout outdoors and more sugary treats appearing everywhere we turn. I've put together a list of tips to help us all stay fit during the holidays.
While there are a lot of parties and events to attend this time of year, nothing beats a quiet evening at home to bond with the family. With my husband and I having opposing schedules, we don't really have a lot of evenings home together. For us, a great night in consists of food, a movie, and an activity.
Thanksgiving is in a few days and then we launch headlong into the mad rush of December. There's so much to do this month between holiday get togethers, Christmas shopping, decorating, baking, card sending, etc.. It really can be a daunting time of year. To help you (and me) out, I put together a little planning guide to take from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Are you an 80's baby? Did you grow up on Sesame Street before Bert and Ernie were claymation and Elmo took over the world? Did you spend Saturday mornings in your jammies with a bowl of cereal watching Saturday morning cartoons? Remember Pee Wee and Penny? The Pix 11 movies? TGIF? Care Bears, Fraggles, Rainbow Brite, Thunder Cats? If you can reminisce about any or all of this, you are an 80's baby. This list is for your kids. So that they can grow up on the classics. Added bonus, you get to relive some of your youth as well!
So the time to send out holiday cards is quickly approaching. Then of course there are holiday party invitations to send out. On top of that, we have Hailey's baptism in a few weeks. So we have been all about cards recently. I decided to head on over to Tiny Prints to create personalized cards for Hailey's baptism and for Christmas.