A Lesson Learned: Lead Them

On Thursday, I took the boys to Prince Charming's office for a surprise visit at his office birthday party.  He decided to join us for lunch, so he took the boys with him and I drove by myself...a rare treat!  I had the radio on when this song came on--it is one I had never heard before.  By the end of the song, I was a mess and tears were streaming down my face (please tell me that … [ Keep reading… ]

Race Car Snack

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This is a fun "spin" (pun intended) on the ants-on-a-log classic.  Enjoy making this with your little automotive enthusiast! And the pictures are a little lean on this post.  Big Brother asked me to take a picture of his dinner plate last night, so I'm a little afraid I'm going to give him a complex with all this picture-taking.  :) 1.  Here's what you'll need:  celery, M&M's, peanut … [ Keep reading… ]

Transportation Birthday Card

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I couldn't help but post this adorable birthday card from Alison at Oopsey Daisy.  Not only does this card go great with our transportation unit, but Prince Charming's birthday is today!  Little Brother helped me make one a few days ago for his Daddy (though ours looks as though it was definitely created by a two-year old).  :)Go here for instructions … [ Keep reading… ]

Hot Air Balloon

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For our second anniversary (and way before children), my husband and I went on a hot air balloon ride, which has ALWAYS been a dream of mine.  It was amazing!  There is nothing like floating in the air and seeing the world from a new perspective.  Before doing this activity with Big Brother, I pulled up some pictures of "Mommy" and "Daddy" on the hot air balloon to show him. If you look REALLY … [ Keep reading… ]

License Plate Rubbings

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You've probably heard of doing leaf rubbings in the fall, but this is a great way to practice number and letter recognition.  Plus, it goes nicely with our transportation thematic unit!  Here's what you'll need:  a license plate (we used an antique we had stored away), crayons, a piece of computer paper, a piece of cardstock paper, and some pre-cut letters and numbers.1.  If … [ Keep reading… ]

MAKE IT: A Safe Toy box for $13

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Don't be taken by purchasing a new toy box for your child's toys--they are quite expensive.  You can easily refurbish a chest (or basket with a secured lid) that you already have or buy one inexpensively at a garage sale or on Craigslist.  By purchasing a safety hinge, this ensures that your little ones fingers don't get slammed by a heavy lid.We got this wicker basket as a wedding … [ Keep reading… ]