Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Toddler Talk Tuesday



May 12 I had some ladies over for sewing and Mojitos. When I was cleaning the mint I found a Caterpillar on the mint leaves, so I stuck it in a cup with mint leaves to show Hunter. I thought it would be cool to see if it would change into a butterfly. The next morning I showed him the caterpillar he was all jazzed up cause its a bug but yet looks like a worm. (I wish I would have go more pictures but I really just thought it would die) Anyhow every couple days we would give it new food to eat and Hunter would lay on the counter and watch it when I was cooking. He was so cute he really understood it was going to change some days he would walk around with the cup showing the dogs what he had.


After about a week of eating it spun its cocoon before I could get a stick in there. I was really worried it would die at this point and was concerned since Hunter was excited about the butterfly. On May 29 we came home and checked on it and there it was a MOTH! Yes it was a Moth but is was a very pretty one Hunter didn't care what it was he was excited and wanted to see is fly. He still doesn't get it was a moth and not a butterfly. After Hunter had looked at the moth on the counter I decide to ask him if he was ready to say bye bye and let the moth fly. Yes he said with excitement.


We took it outside and opened up our Butterfly basket and let the Moth fly away. Hunter was saying bye bye Butterfly and waving his little hands in the air.....such a precious moment.



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Friday, May 27, 2011

Snack Bag

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Snack Bag Project
My friend Kasie and I got together to make snack bags for the kids to put their snacks instead of using zip lock bags. Now we can have re-usable snack bags that are super easy to wash out.

We picked the fabric out at Jenny’s Fabric and got our Velcro from Joann's (use a 40% off coupon so the Velcro was super cheap). I use oil cloth fabric on the inside and a cotton on the outside. Kasie use oil cloth on the whole thing. You don’t need much fabric I got about 1/4 yard on the oil and 1/2 on the cotton I was able to make 5 snack bags out of what I got.

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I think it turned out super cute and Hunter loves using it. I am really please on how this came out and am excited to make more. the hardest part was the Velcro for me got Kasie told me how I could do it easy and it worked. Here is a link to Kasie’s blog to check hers out too. http://onclevermode.blogspot.com/2011/05/re-usable-snack-bags.html

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Anyone want a Goldfish?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Riding the Hood

 

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Hunter told us he wanted Chuck really us walk Chuck but anyhow we got everything together and took chuck out. Normally I wear Weston in a carrier but we thought we should put him in the car and see how he does. He did great and it was a nice walk around the block.

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Hunter on his Plasma car that he just got.

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Weston Chilin in the car.

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Left turn.

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Weston really enjoyed the car and it made me sad to see how big he is already.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bubbles and Chalk

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Had so of the kids over to play the other day. We gave them lunch and then put them out in the yard to play. When they were outside I realized I had bubbles and lucky me I had just enough one for everyone. I have never given Hunter a bottle of bubbles and let him have at it. So this was the first time for that, he did great. I was blowing so good bubbles.

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Okay the kids all sat on the step together by themselves …….this was a golden opportunity for a picture. They started to get up and we then told them to sit.

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After are 20 pictures they just hung out on the step.

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Time for chalk. Again had enough chalk for everyone to have their own. The kids hung out and colored pictures and then asked me to draw Dino Dan.

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Hunter and Dustin waiting to watch cars.

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Oh look Elle decided to join them….but I think the movie changed to Toy Story.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nap Time for Hunter = Play Time for Weston and Mommy

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Normally the boys nap around the same time but Weston decided to change it up. So while Hunter napped Weston and Mommy played. Weston had tummy time and I snapped so shots.

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Drooling = 4 Shirts a day if you for get the bib

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I’m gonna come and get you!

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Love this happy guy, his smile melts my heart.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stacked Sweet Corn, Bean, and Beef Casserole or Mexican Pizza

Pizza
Ingredients
  • 2 ears fresh corn on the cob
  • 8 oz. lean ground beef
  • 7 oz. uncooked chorizo sausage
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large yellow sweet pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup bottled chunky green salsa
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 4 8- to 9-inch flour tortillas
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Chopped tomatoes and cilantro (optional)
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cut corn from cobs; set aside. Grease a 9-inch springform pan, large oven-going platter, or a 12-inch pizza pan; set aside.
2. In a large skillet cook beef and chorizo until brown and cooked through, breaking up any large pieces with a spatula; drain fat. Add beans to beef mixture and heat through. Cover and keep warm.
3. In another large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, sweet pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until tender, about 10 minutes. Add corn, salsa, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Place two of the tortillas in prepared pan. Top with meat mixture. Reserve 1/4 cup of cheese. Divide the remaining 1-1/4 cups of cheese in half; sprinkle one half on the meat mixture. Add another tortilla, vegetable mixture, and remaining half of cheese. Add final tortilla. Cover loosely with foil. Bake 10 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with reserved 1/4 cup of cheese. Bake 10 minutes more. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove sides if using springform pan. Top with sour cream, tomatoes, and cilantro. Slice with a serrated knife. Makes 6 servings.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jama

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My newest thing I have started to take on is sewing. I got the Singer Talent and used it and realized I was not a fan of it. So then I tried a friends machine which was a Brother and loved it. I am getting very craft and having fun with it.

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The third thing I did was pajama pants and wow its so easy. Kasie a friend of mine got the same machine, so we got together to sew together. Went buy the pattern the first time then changed it up on the second round to fit our kids better. Kasie made the girl ones and I made the fire engine ones.
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This is my second pair the next day made them in under an hour. I changed the elastic size, brought the sides in and shortened them up. All and al they came out great. Hunter has worn them both and told me “thank you momma for my jama”.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Toddler Talk Tuesday


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Man every day I am amazed by the words that come out my sons mouth. His vocabulary is growing by the minute. The things his says sometimes crack me or leave me saying OMG. It also amazes me how he is putting these words into sentences.

Here are some things he said to us this week:

”Momma yummy this taste!” When he was eating dinner
He picked up Maggie’s phone and says “ Yeah Chucks here”
He walked across the house naked to get his potty then was singing ”Momma going pee pee on the potty” then sat down to pee.
When he here fire engines he says “Fire Engine Help people with awes”
He said “want to be “pilot”
Put Wawa(Weston) in swing.
”Feed Wawa” when Weston cries.
Momma milk night night.
Get Honey(which is him).
Momma Wawa tough.
Taylor do homework.
Anyhow my list could go on and on.

Another thing is he has been using action words like running, flying, jumping, hoping, walking, barking, sleeping, sitting and crying and identifies them when they are happening.

He has always been good with learning animals names, sounds and identifying them. He can tell you all the different dinosaurs and even tell you what they might eat. He can tell you all the different tractors and trucks.

One thing he has not been to interested in is colors and in the last two weeks he has been showing more and more interest in them and trying to learn them.

There is one thing they don’t lie about is toddlers are sponges.

This is something I read that I thought was interesting.
A rush of words

Sometime between the ages of 15-24 months, many children experience what researchers call a ‘word spurt’:

  • Around 18 months, many children can say about 50 words. At this age, most children also begin using new words after hearing them only once.
  • Whether children learn words in a rush or more slowly, by the time they reach their second birthday, they’re typically using between 250-350 words.
  • Only six months later, the word total nearly doubles to about 600 words.

Researchers have noted that the words learned during a spurt are often names of objects, though this is not always true, especially in other cultures and languages. But whether the words are names or not, researchers are learning why they suddenly start coming fast when children are about 18 months old.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Getting Biby

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Here are some bibs I sewed and finished. This was my first project and I think I didn’t great. The cutest thing is my model well at least I think so.
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My model had to go to bed so this is his stand in hehe.
Friday, May 13, 2011

Moms at Play

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Elle and Hunter drinking their Frozen Lemonades on the way to the park to play with The Girls.

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Hunter telling Melanie “HI” and Rome making sure nobody takes her scooter.


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Kasie riding the car.

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Moms at play!

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Ready set go!

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Rome and I getting ready to race.

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Hunter of playing in the sand of coarse.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Latest Tasty Treats

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Mum Flowers

These were supper easy to make and so very very yummy.
White Cake, Buttermilk Frosting, Marshmallows, Sprinkles and Candy.
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Snow White Red Apples

Not so easy to make and really I didn’t care for the taste.
Vanilla Cake, Donuts, Buttermilk Frosting, Red Sprinkles, Tootsies Rolls, Starbrust.
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Ants Ants Ants

Yummy Yummy Yummy! You won’t leaving an crumbs.
Devil Food, Buttermilk Frosting, Sprinkles and Chocolate Covered Raisins.
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Dirt and Worms

A crunchy gummy bite.
Devils Food, Milk Chocolate Frosting, Cookies and Cream sprinkles and gummy worms.

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