When I was little, my Dad made a wooden kitchen and I remember playing with it for many, many hours. It had little knobs to turn, doors to open and shut, shelves to pull out, and a little railing to display seasonings and a tea set. Even after I grew out of it, my parents… Continue reading Kitchen Play Dreams
Happies for the teachers… nap mat has been broken in… Cups and stuffed animal and diapers and extra clothes have been labeled… Healthy muffins have been baked… Lunch box has been packed… Teachers have been met… Tears have been shed… Photos have been taken… Happy first day of school!
Hope you had a meaningful Mother’s Day, whatever that means to you! This year we sent cards to Amelia’s grandmothers and great-grandmother, and since we also had Grandpop’s birthday to celebrate, we needed an idea that could work for any occasion. It’s super easy to turn toddler art into cards… for Mother’s Day, birthdays, thank… Continue reading Turn Toddler Art into Thank You Cards!
Tis the season for graduations! Yesterday we returned from a quick weekend trip to Mississippi to celebrate two more graduates. We didn’t actually make it to either of the ceremonies (blame the toddler) but we managed to fit in lots of food, family, friends, not one but two baby-free outings (lunch AND a movie!), and… Continue reading Mississippi Moments
I’m working on my January reading post, so no Book Chat post today, but I’m still reading every day! Instead, a quick peel at life these days! Weekend adventures look a lot different these days with a baby in tow, but now that Amelia is weaned and only taking one nap a day, we’re not quite… Continue reading Weekend Adventures
Christmas seems like it happened a million years ago, even though it’s only been a couple weeks. I know if I don’t get pics up now, I never will! This year we didn’t put up a Christmas tree, hang up stockings, or wrap a bunch of presents… instead we flew to FL for a week… Continue reading Merry Beachmas!
There is a lot to be thankful for this year! We had a great visit with family in Mississippi for Thanksgiving. Taking a step away from normal life and soaking up some unscheduled time with family and friends is always restorative, and this holiday was no exception. Even if Amelia didn’t get as much sleep… Continue reading Giving Thanks
Over the weekend, we kicked off Amelia’s birthday week with a visit to Sam’s family in Mississippi. Amelia was spoiled with laps to sit in, new nooks and crannies (and boxes!) to discover, plenty of phones playing music videos, dogs to pet, and the crowning moment: the whole family singing Happy Birthday with cake and… Continue reading Mississippi Moments
We had a quick but fun visit with Amelia’s grandmother and aunt over the weekend when they drove up from Mississippi. We stuck close to home, but even that is entertaining with a baby who is always on the go, go, go. Photo dump ahead! Happy Tuesday… Continue reading Tennessee Tidbits
Baby beluga in the deep blue sea Swim so wild and you swim so free Heaven above and the sea below And a little white whale on the go Baby beluga, baby beluga Is the water warm Is your mama home with you, so happy Way down yonder where the dolphins play Where you dive… Continue reading Baby Beluga in the Deep Blue Sea