Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Toddler Tip Tuesday: Fun Fruit!

Today's Toddler Tip is a quick one:  Have you ever had an Edible Arrangement?  We were lucky enough to receive one on Valentine's Day and Ben couldn't get enough of eating the pineapple and strawberries off the sticks... so we saved them! Now, he loves eating his fruit off a stick :) With summer right around the corner, this would be a fun way to serve fruit to your kiddos.  :)

*Safety Tip: Be sure to collect the sticks promptly after fruit is eaten.  This will discourage them from doubling as weapons, or a make believe "toy" to run with ;) 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Not Me Monday

I am NOT addicted to Draw Something on my iPhone

I did NOT lay in bed and cry in the middle of the day because my husband has been gone for four days, and will be gone for another six

I did NOT drink coffee at 5pm the last two days just so I could function

I did NOT wash chunks of vomit out of my 7 month old's hair at 12:30 in the morning

and finally, I did NOT devour countless numbers of graham crackers smothered in nutella :)

What is something you did NOT do this past week???

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Clocking Out!

Hello friends!

Just letting you all know I will be "clocking out" from now until April 18th. My family and I will be visiting my dad & siblings for the Easter holiday, then we head to Florida for our first vacation as a family of four!

Be well, friends! "See" you again in two weeks!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Toddler Tip Tuesday: OUCH!

Warm weather certainly brings sunshine, smiles, and trips to the park - but it can also bring skids, scrapes, and the other kind of trip... the one that makes your kid face-plant at the park and stand up with a mouth full of gravel and a nice gash in his knee. You know the kind...

Today's Toddler Tip:
Pack yourself a travel First Aid kit.

I carry one in the diaper bag and I have one in the car and house as well. The one in my diaper bag was free from my hospital! I went on their website, filled out a quick survey and received it in the mail shortly thereafter - you should look into seeing if your hospital provides free first aid kits, too! :) It is small with a few essentials: antibiotic ointment, various sized bandages, antiseptic towelettes, and aspirin and antacids (the last two are for me!).

The one in the car has a few more things (pictured below)... a better variety of bandages (including butterfly strips), anti-itch cream for those nasty bug bits, antibiotic ointment, chapstick, cleansing wipes, etc. I picked this one up at Walmart for just under $10 (definitely worth the small investment).

So the next time you go to have some fun outdoors, make sure you are prepared with more than a kiss for your kiddo's boo-boos. Bring that first-aid kit along for the ride, too!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Not Me Monday: April 2nd

I did NOT wake up drenched in sweat this morning (gross!)


I did NOT go down a slide at the park, only to get my butt soaked by a small pool of water that collected at the bottom of it
(rookie mistake! I should have checked beforehand...)


I did NOT pin a million cute Easter ideas on Pinterest, even though I probably won't complete a single one of them


and finally, I did NOT spend literally the entire weekend (plus most of today) doing laundry!


What is something you did "NOT" do this week??