Friday, October 30, 2009

Great learning tools

I had to share our favorite website. 

It's great for kids of all and I mean all ages. Big G loves it. When I taught my second graders and parents adored it...give it a try. We try to log on at least once a day. We love the non-fiction books under "I'm Reading"

I just picked these books up a couple of weeks ago. We think they are great. I work on 4 letters a week. Little G loves looking at the pictures and Big G loves working on identifying letters. I bought ours at Target.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Toys, toys, toys

Organizing toys made simple! With two kids under 2 years old we have tons of toys laying around. I found a local carpenter to bring my toy storage design to life. The top of the unit is a book browser. The kids can browse the books instead of looking at the spines on a book shelf. I had something similar in my classroom when I taught. The bottom two shelves hold baskets for toys. I took pictures of the toys and attached the pictures to the baskets. The pictures make cleaning up a breeze for your kiddos and husbands. Big G has been cleaning up since 1.5 years old. 


I took a picture of the toys and attached the picture to scrapbook paper. Then off to office Max. I laminated the pictures to make them more durable. After they were laminated I punched holes and attached the pictures to the baskets. If you don't want to splurge on laminating you can use clear contact paper. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Document your little ones growth!

I started documenting my little ones growth the week they came home from the hospital. With Big G I took his picture in the same chair with the same doll every month. I switched it up a bit with little G. I went to the craft store and bought iron on paper. I designed a onesie for each month and ironed the print onto a 18 month onesie. I am loving how it is turning out. I am watching him grow into the onesie. 

Here are some pictures. I would love to post all 12 months of Big G's growth but know that not everyone is interested in looking at tons of pictures. I will post a couple of random pictures of each G man.

Big G 1 week old
 Half way to a year...6 months old
Little G 2 months old

Now 7 months old

Do you document your little ones growth? How do you do it?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Make your own Moby Wrap

You have to check out this blog. I was going to post a tutorial for making your own  Moby Wrap but a friend did it for me! I am one happy girl. Check it out

Happy baby wearing. You will never go back to those store bought baby carriers again. Give it a try...I promise that you will love it!