Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lazy mom activity #43

Let's be honest.  We can't always be Bobo the clown, swing-pusher, artsy, Mary Poppins in one neat little mommy package all of the time.  Sometimes we need a couple minutes to check Facebook with a cup of coffee BY OURSELVES!  (Interesting concept for my kids.  I haven't shut the bathroom door since '03.)  Here is a favorite new activity that I will juice until my kids get bored with it- which they haven't yet.

Bag of mini marshmallows
Box of toothpicks

Directions:  Build

Course this is for the older toddler set, not for little ones that still put things in their mouths.  My kids like to see how long they can make their row of houses before they run out of supplies (usually marshmallows.)  Happy building!  (and Facebooking...)  : )

Friday, May 7, 2010

Car Wash Tears

If your 2 and 4 year old want to "help" wash the car, let them.  Just be sure to use some sort of no-tear formula soap.  Trust me, everyone involved will be happier for it.

You Rock!

There's nothing like someone telling you they like your blog to light a fire under your butt to update it.  Seriously, sometimes I forget I even have them.  (My other one is I think)  So here is one of my favorite recent pages, my little rocker girl Madeline right around her 2nd birthday.  She's not shy, this one, and I have to wonder if the Hannah Montana reference will be lost on her by the time she can appreciate these pages.  Time will tell...

Another reason I'm so in love with this page is the paper.  I'm pretty sure the CTMH Gods said, "We need to design a paper pack just for Cori."  BAM!  Here it is- hippie rocker meets craft nerd.  Whoo!  Rainbow swirly, tie-dye paisleys?  Now we're talkin'.  Maybe it's because with three girls, I'm usually reduced to pink petals and ponies.  I love the...darkness of the paper combined with the bright swirls.  Okay, enough gushing.