Four years ago today, we welcomed our gorgeous Lily into the world! The time has flown by so quickly since she arrived! Lily has been a charmer from the very start, with a smile to light up the world and full of love for her family – who love her right back! It has been really neat to see her embrace her role as a big sister during the past year: And she is Johnny’s … [Read more...] about Celebrating Lily!
four years old
As the only boy living in a household with three sisters, four-year-old Johnny is passionate about all things BOY, including superheroes. His adoration of Batman has extended to three-year-old Lily, who dressed up as Batman (not to be confused with Batgirl) for Halloween. So, when I was given a chance to host a Batman Party right before my son’s fifth birthday, I knew I had … [Read more...] about Simple BOY Birthday Party: Batman
This week has been all about Baby Anna, who showed up on her Daddy’s birthday! She has us all wrapped around her tiny little finger. Three-year-old Lily is proving an incredibly dedicated big sister! Yesterday she got up at 4:30am and stayed up, “helping” me take care of her (sleeping) baby sister… Four-year-old Johnny was a little worried about the baby stealing all of … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Baby Days
My kids really enjoyed making these craft stick puppets with Aunt K last week, and I love the simplicity! They cut paper into shapes (fancy scissors makes it more “special”), drew faces, and taped them to craft sticks. Can you spot Tow Mater of Cars fame below? I’m partial to the cyclops :) Besides being a quick and easy kid craft, These puppets are a great way for kids to … [Read more...] about Simple Puppets Kids Can Make
My kids love to draw, and I love the benefits of this passion they share! Drawing is one of the easiest creative activities – all they need is paper and writing utensils, and most of their drawings are done on scratch paper Mike brings home from work. Through drawing they are learning about proportion (illustrated in six-year-old Emma’s elongated fashion bunny – she draws … [Read more...] about Learning Laboratory: Benefits of Childhood Art