There are many ways babies learn to communicate with the world around them. While in the womb, babies kick, move, and let you know just how they’re feeling. Ever get a jab to the rib cage?! Ooch!
Well, as you can imagine, we LOVE crayons. Interestingly, we haven’t done a ton of crayon projects on the blog! But, there are some pretty cool crayon activities for kids (adults too!) out there! Continue reading
I’d love to tell you that we were in the hospital for three short, painfully glorious days full of fragrant flowers, pictures, visitors, and so, but our stay was much different. Sure, there were laughs, lifelong friendships were made, and many, many pictures were taken, except what we faced, what she endured, is unimaginable to most. Continue reading
I’m thrilled to be teaming up with All Thing Kids this month for our series on using recycled materials for play. We’re sharing a round-up of our most creative recycled crafts and activities for kids. For even more fun activities, check out All Things Kids Pinterest Board.
Recycling materials for crafts and activities is a great way to conserve and reuse for play projects. It was a hard choice, but our #1 go-to recycled material is Baby O’s containers. They’re perfect for caves, tunnels, bridges, slides, ramps, vases, and more. We’ve cut, glued, painted, connected, and even paper mached them for projects. Toilet paper and egg cartons are strong contenders too. Continue reading
April 3, 2014
Today we celebrate one small miracle in Savannah Hope’s Journey. Today is our two-week benchmark for no resuscitation. Moving forward, if she’s born while the balloon is still in-place, they will make every heroic effort to save her life. Today is the most important day to date since her tracheal occlusion surgery. Continue reading
I’m super excited to be participating in the 40 Days of Sensory Bin Fillers series from Sarah of Little Bins for Little Hands. There’s been so many fun fillers shared already. We’re contributing hay, otherwise known as natural wood excelsior. Our colored hay sensory bin is full of bright, fun sensory play materials. Continue reading
Today we’re demonstrating how to dye hay for sensory play and crafts. It’s eco-friendly, inexpensive, and reusable. Hay or natural wood excelsior is a filler generally used for decorating baskets or flower arrangements. But, it’s also a wonderful non-food sensory material that sculpts, glues, and absorbs colors quickly and beautifully. Continue reading