August 23, 2011

Right in the Numbers

Love that he said, "Right on the numbers!" after hitting the ball. So it's the wrong sport. He is still cute!

August 22, 2011

Sharing is Caring

Who says three year old boys don't have patience? So proud of our big boy staying calm while little sister attacks him and his toy!

Afternoon Snack

The kids just woke up from their naps and Olivia is having an afternoon snack in Ozzie's chair. I love the look on Ozzie's face. Is he grossed out or does he think she's funny? Or is he still half asleep?

August 16, 2011

Must Be A Really Tasty Blanket

Raising My Son Among Princesses

I really enjoyed reading this article on Babble. I never thought about the effect of princess movies on my son but this mom makes some great points. Off to teach my children their first lesson on inner beauty and self worth!

Raising My Son Among Princesses

August 15, 2011

My Daily Entertainment

This video is older, Olivia is rolling around now, but I figure better late than never since this blog is supposed to be about them.

As you can see from the marker on his face and the couch cushions all over the floor, Ozzie had some energy to burn that day. Here he is entertaining us with a song and dance.

August 14, 2011

Sharing and Empathy with Toddlers: Why I don’t tell my kid to share

When Ozzie and I started a cooperative preschool last year, his preschool teacher said something to me at "Meet the Teacher Day" that almost knocked me off my feet. She said that she does not teach toddlers how to share. WHOA! Come again? Doesn't that go against every childhood lesson you have EVER learned? In fact, sharing and other social skills were the whole reason I started Ozzie in preschool at two years old. Being a summer baby and a boy, I figured he needed the head start.

After I picked my jaw up off of the floor, I asked her to explain. She did and it makes a lot of sense to me. She has been teaching preschool since 1979 so I'm guessing her practices work. The article below explains it far better than I can. It is a good read, I hope you enjoy it.

Sharing and Empathy with Toddlers: Why I don’t tell my kid to share

August 13, 2011

Olivia's Baby Legs

Remember the baby legs I made for Olivia? So easy! For the tutorials click HERE or HERE.

She is finally old enough to wear them! Here she is modeling a pair for me. Probably too many pictures but I can't help myself! 

August 10, 2011

Foods With Highest Nutritional Value

I thought this list of foods with the highest nutritional value from Eat Right America and Whole Foods was a simple and organized way to showcase these super foods. Perfect for hanging on the fridge or memory board as quick reminder when meal planning.

Click HERE and HERE for the list and more information.

August 9, 2011

New iPhone App from FBI

The FBI has released, Child ID, a free iPhone app that can be used if your child goes missing. "The app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it's literally right at hand if you need it," according to an FBI press release. Let's hope we never have to use this app, but if we do there is some comfort in being prepared.  

Click HERE to read the FBI press release. 

Menu of the Week

Roasted Chicken with Potato Fries and Corn on the Cob

*photos courtesy Meal Planning 101 and Steamy Kitchen

August 7, 2011

Ozzie's Birthday

Ozzie celebrated his 3rd birthday at the end of July. Every parent says this but time really does fly. Ozzie is such a fun loving little boy. We are so lucky to be his parents. 

On his birthday I had my own set wishes for him. I wished that he would always be curious, keep his sense of humor and amazing comic timing (for a 3 year old it is truly amazing), grow his love for music, outgrow his clumsiness (sadly he's a little accident prone) and know how much we utterly and unconditionally love him!  

Here is quick video of Olivia and I waking him up on his birthday. Yes he is still in his crib. He loves it and doesn't want a bed yet. I am happy to keep him in it since he hasn't figured out how to climb out of it!

Happy Birthday to the best 3 year old boy on the planet!