Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Toddler Activities: threading noodles

This is one of our daily activities during "table time".  Its such an easy activity and it covers a number of fine motor activities!

all you need is:

pipe cleaners

Landon also counts as he threads.

The pipe cleaners are pretty flimsy so he has to use both hands to thread his noodles.

it also takes a lot of concentration to complete this activity so teaching him to be patient and calm is important!

He loved it so much we had to add more pipe cleaners for him! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Toddler Activities: Transferring Rice

Warning- this activity is MESSY but fun!

I'm teaching Landon how to transfer stuff. I provided a cup of rice, a few containers, measuring cups, funnels and spoons... I also had a dirt devil and broom with dustpan for clean up!

I showed him how to use the spoon and funnel. then I stepped back and let me explore.

every once in awhile, I will remind him to "keep it in the box" and to be careful. he really did try! he said "uh-oh" every time he spilled rice. It was really cute to watch him explore!

the best thing about giving him an activity is... I can cook dinner in peace! 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lucy is 3 Months

My little love bugs is 3 months!!! 

At her 11 week checkup, she weighed 12.3lbs (2 lb gain since her last appointment) and she measures 24.4" (2.4" growth!)


We're doing great controlling her food allergy.. dairy is a huge trigger. I'm not ready to start eating eggs but I REALLY REALLY miss eggs!! she has a few flare ups here and there but its not as bad as before. 

Her sleeping schedule is impressive. She only takes cat naps during the day.. she will sleep for 2-3 hours when Landon takes his daily nap... but ONLY if shes touching me... which is great for me because I'll get a nap- terrible for my husband because I get NOTHING done. She also sleeps straight through the night from 8-5/6 am then back to sleep until 8/9. Its awesome!

Clothing Size

We are officially in 3-6 months clothes.. I still squeeze her into some 0-3. Size 2 diapers.


Breastmilk. 5 oz every 3-4 hours... 


She loves sitting up in her bumbo.. Shes been interacting her play mat.. playing with toys above her. She's very chatty.


She hates having a dirty diaper. She hates being hungry... and she has to cry before she passes out.


rolling side to side... chatty.. grabs hold of her toys... loves watching her brother play!

Sibling Love

these two are obsessed about each other. Landon loves his little sister "C". Every time she sits in her swing, landon covers her with a blanket and offers her a pacifier. When she lays on their floor mat, he will put toys in front of her and say "C look. you you. See?" and she will babble back at him. its really cute! 


I am proud to say.. I am zipping up my pre pregnancy jeans.. and put on my dresses without issues... I do feel like my body isn't "back" as quickly as my pregnancy with Landon but I started doing insanity and I hope to bounce back before the end of september... since I'm going to vegas. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Toddler Activities: Dinosaur Water Exploration

We clearly have a dinosaur obsession in our house. Its non stop. So on a hot summer day, I decided to let me explore a dinosaur water table! You really can add anything to a water table and kids will love it!

We added a few rocks, dinosaurs, funnels, water bottles, tupperware, measuring cups, tweezers and basters. he spent about 2 hours playing and laughing!

He loved picking up dinosaurs with his tweezers and playing with all the rocks I added.

I added sand for him to scoop and bury his dinosaurs.

I also added dinosaurs that grow with water. this activity lasted a few days so he noticed his was growing. 

this is a great activity when he's fresh from his nap! 

Here he is digging up his trees and dinosaurs!

the baster was a hit! Hope you guys try this with your little ones! Its super fun and keeps them very busy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Toddler Activities: Bell Pepper Painting

We tried this activity after breakfast one day! Its super easy and fun!

All you need is a few bell peppers and some paint!

He really enjoyed picking up the bell peppers and smashing them on the paper!

He kept calling them "Flowa" 

We paint with anything we have laying around the house but he the bell pepper stems make it easier to pick up.

The results are beautiful and he continued to paint for 30 minutes!

Landon loves art... we send a lot of his artwork to my husbands family in PA and my parents. A LOT of artwork.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lucy is 2 Months

We are a little late for our monthly update but better late then never right?

At her 11 week checkup, she weighed 12.3lbs (2 lb gain since her last appointment) and she measures 24.4" (2.4" growth!)


I think we narrowed down her allergy to dairy and eggs. She was super clear during our vacation but since we've been home, she's started to flare up again. It makes it so stressful to see her skin dry up and breakout... But hopefully I can clear it up again.

I cannot believe how well she does! She's sleeping through the night when she turned 9 weeks. 8:30pm-6:30am. I love that she sleeps so well! We also moved her to her own room for the 1st time... It's all happening so fast but we want to create healthy sleeping habits for her.


Sizes 0-3 and 3-6. We finally found a diaper that doesn't leak! Hallelujah!! Seventh generation works great! Too bad they look like chipotle napkins!


Breastmilk.. She takes 4.5-5oz.. I swear she takes 8oz when she wakes up! 

She tracks very well, holds onto toys, she swats her toys that hang over her little play mat. She enjoys sitting up to watch her brother play. She does great with tummy time.


Only when she is overly tired... When someone isn't holding her... And when she's hungry. 


Sleeping through the night 
Finally takes a pacifier at 4 weeks and we were so relieved!
Tracks objects
Holds onto objects

Sibling Love

These two LOVE each other. Landon is very aware and cautious around Lucy. 


 At my PP appointment.. I lost 38 lbs. I started my insanity work out.. Hopefully I can tone up and get back to my old size soon! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Toddler Activities: Cars and Tubes

I received a package the other day and was excited to use the box as a learning activity! 

Propped up the box at an angle and taped it to the wall..

Gave Landon some match cars and showed him how to drop them in...

He was instantly impressed.. Screaming "MORE".. And laughing!

He would collect them and repeat for what seemed like hours! 

He would count with his fingers 1-2-3 then yell "GO"!

It's great to watch him try to figure out where his cars where when they got stuck. This is such a great fun and free activity for toddlers!