Archive for March, 2010

Monogram shirts

Posted in Leah, Sewing on March 8th, 2010 by jen – 3 Comments

I was inspired by a shirt I saw on Etsy to make a monogrammed shirt. I made my first one for Leah to wear home from the hospital. She also modeled it during a home photo shoot for her birth announcement photo.

I have also made a few for gifts. Emmie was happy to show off her shirt from Aunt Jen.

And this one was for baby Corinne.

I'm linking up to Made by You Mondays at Skip to my Lou so you can see other fun, crafty things being made.

Letter of the week – G

Posted in Field trips, Food, Kid crafts, Leah, Letter activities, Molly, Playdates on March 7th, 2010 by jen – 12 Comments

We had a lot of fun learning about 'G' this week! Molly loves music, so we made a 'G' for guitar. I saw the idea on Always Something to Learn.

Molly has been very interested in games lately. We've played Uno Moo more times than I can count! It's great for her matching skills. She kept asking for something else to play, so if you have suggestions for your favorite toddler board game, let me know!

We celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday with a reading of Green Eggs and Ham.

We then used Molly's great-great-grandmother's recipe to make green egg-shaped sugar cookies. They were yummy! Real green eggs would not have flown with this toddler!

I hosted playgroup this week and involved them in this week's stART project. We read Go Away, Big Green Monster!

The story build's a monster face by talking about the all the different features of the big green monster, so as I read the story the kids glued on each of the parts. The book's pages provide great stencils for creating this craft. I found the idea at Teaching Two.

Molly was excited to show off her big green monster.

I organized a gymnastics playdate in honor of ā€˜Gā€™ week. Molly and her friends had a great time.

And we couldn't go through 'G' week without playing Daddy's guitar! We have started singing songs before bedtime from The Christian Children's Songbook.

You can check out what other moms are doing with their tots at 1+1+1=1.

Gymnastics playdate

Posted in Molly, Playdates on March 7th, 2010 by jen – 2 Comments

I organized a gymnastics playdate in honor of 'G' week. Molly was so excited to be there that she was doing summersaults!

She was bouncing so fast down the trampoline run it made getting a picture difficult.

She loved all the bouncing fun!

The kids then moved on to an obstacle course.

Spinning around with these hula hoops was fun too.

We ended our session sliding into a big foam pit. It was a bit challenging to get out of the pit though!