Valentine's Day Crafts
Happy Valentine's Day! In preparation for today, I went searching and found plenty of pins for fun crafts with the baby! We're working on finger painting but making hand and foot prints are still easier (for the record, foot prints are the easiest).
FRUITY PEBBLE FRENCH TOAST
I'm a cereal junkie. I like what I call "fun" cereal; Frosted Flakes, Fruit Loops, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. When I stumbled upon this pin for Fruity Pebble French Toast I just had to try it!
We are getting down to the wire! Christmas is only seven, SEVEN sleeps away! One of my favorite things about Christmas (and any holiday) are the sweets!
MISTLETOES FOOT PRINT ARTWORK
'Tis the season for Christmas themed baby artwork! I found a ton of pins that offer great ideas for what to create with your little one's hands and feet. First up? Mistletoes!
THANKSGIVING CRAFTS & CUPCAKES
Thanksgiving is tomorrow!
We have been preparing for Princess C's first Thanksgiving and with that comes holiday themed arts and crafts. The typical turkey crafts usually are made up of just your hand however, as you can imagine a 5 month old's hands are a bit too small to trace and make a turkey. Also, trying to paint her palm brown and the rest of her fingers a different color is down right laughable. So when I need ideas, where do I go? To Pinterest of course!
ORGANIZING BABY CLOTHES
I can't believe Princess C has already grown out of three sizes of clothes! She was 6 pounds at birth so she was a bit of a peanut and hung out in her newborn clothes for over a month and then slowly grew into 0-3. Now she is working on out growing 3-6 months! With all this growing it left behind clothes that can no longer be worn by her but may be worn by someone else in the future. Whenever I need ideas on how to do something I head to, you guessed it, Pinterest! Not surprising there were plenty of pins on how to organize baby clothes.
KIT KAT BROWNIES
I am a desert lover! The more chocolate, the better! I am not a chef though and will admit to using pre-made (and pre-cut) cookie dough, box cake mix and box brownies. When I found this pin I thought it seemed easy enough and I liked how it right out said, use a box mix. No need to pretend like I was going to make my own batter from scratch.
TUMMY TIME ART
Tummy Time has been a staple in our day since Princess C has been home from the hospital and I think because we did it so early she became semi-used to it and now as she's gotten older she really seems to enjoy it. I found a pin that talked about Tummy Time art and I thought I would give it a go. At only 4 months, C may be a little young for this but in all honesty, the results were not bad!
FRANKENSTEIN FOOTPRINT ARTWORK
These days if you are looking for an idea to try in the kitchen or with your wardrobe or with you children chances are you have searched in Pinterest. I used Pinterest a lot when I was working at a daycare as a Lead Teacher in the 12 to 18 month classroom but there is quite a difference between a 16 month old and a 3 month old and while I've wanted to do all the cute arts and crafts with Princess C she is just much to small (which is fine, I'm not trying to rush her to grow up by any means!)
So I found myself needing new, more age appropriate ideas for her and I and being that is is October I thought it might be fun to find some Halloween themed pins. Here's the deal though, an artist I am not, and getting a 3 month old to open her toes is not as easy as you might think. So, I did my best.
Since I am now a "grown up" with a child of my own, it is time I stopped relying on my parents to pay for parties I want to throw. But that also means I am finding out just how expensive it is throw parties! This Sunday we are celebrating Princess C's Baptism and this is the first "real" party I have been in full control of, both theme wise and bill wise. Right off the bat we were faced with a choice; rent a hall and hire a caterer or have it inside a party room at a restaurant. We decided to go with the latter as I did not want to have to stick around the hall and clean up after everyone. Having the reception at a restaurant allowed for us to show up, eat and leave.
The only hiccup with having our party at a restaurant on a Sunday after a morning mass is that said restaurant does not normally open that early and any decorations we may want would need to be dropped off Saturday evening. This meant that flower centerpieces were basically a no-go because while I love Princess C deeply and want her to have a wonderful party, i know how much florists charge for centerpieces and if I wanted them I was going to have to pay because no floral center piece that I made was going to last overnight.
This meant I was going to have to find a DIY, non-floral centerpiece.