Friday, October 31, 2014

Five for Friday: Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!  I'm super excited to be able to post today and even more excited to take my sweet kiddos trick or treating tonight...it's gonna be adorable!

Since I didn't do a blog post last week, I decided to share the farm fun we had at home on my post today!  Grayson had a blast with the farm activities I chose for him and he even gave me time to get some more organizing and cleaning done around the house...double bonus!








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Today is Halloween and Grayson and I had fun this week with some fun Halloween themed activities and songs!  You can get these activities and SO MUCH MORE in Halloween Unit!






We had Trunk-or-Treat at our church this week and the kiddos looked adorable in their costumes.  Little man wanted to be a football player this year and Kynlee is his biggest fan and cheerleader!  More Trick-or-Treating planned for tonight...can't wait! 

I love that our new house is walking distance to parks!  There is a perfect path that we can take, have a picnic lunch and play until it is time to head back for naps.  The kiddos had a blast and G.G. even joined us for some fun!

Grayson has been working hard on using his scissors and he FINALLY was able to cut along the same line...NO MORE FRINGE!  He was so proud of himself and I was, too!  If your kiddo needs cutting practice...you can download my Halloween Cutting Practice FREEBIE below...

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Kynlee!

I am still in denial, but it officially happened...my baby girl celebrated her first birthday on Saturday!  How can a year pass by so quickly?!?!  Since our house if still "under construction" we had her party at a local park and it could not have been more perfect  The weather was wonderful and little miss had a blast...














We had a great time celebrating our little pumpkin turning one!  Now, I just need to stay away from the leftover cupcakes AND Halloween candy...is it even possible?!?!  We shall see!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Farm Fun for Little Ones!

I love teaching little ones about farms during the fall harvest.  The weather is perfect for visiting local farms, petting zoos and pumpkin patches.  There is an abundance of farm toys and books out there, but today I want to focus on a few of my kiddos' favorites...

Farm-Themed Toys...

1. Little People Sounds Farms
Kynlee LOVES to play with our Little People Sounds Farms!  Grayson got this toy as a Christmas gift a couple years ago and it is great for teaching about farm animals, acting out life on the farm and learning animal sounds.

2. Playskool Wheel Pals
This is a great toy to experiment with force and motion for little ones.  Grayson loves to make the animals go down the ramp and there are additional toys that can be added to this ramp to teach different animal habitats.

3. My Barnyard Friends
We got this toy a couple years ago when we went to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.  The animals make sounds and it is a perfect soft toy for little ones.  Kynlee loves to take the animals in and out of the barn.

4. Farm Cube Puzzle
This puzzle is great for all ages...Kynlee loves to stack and knock down the blocks and Grayson and I create different farm animals!

5. Barnyard Animals Jumbo Puzzle
If you have babies this is a great puzzle for you!  We bought a few of the jumbo puzzles when Grayson was a year old and they are perfect for tiny little hands.

Check out these farm-themed toys...
      

Farm-Themed Books...


1. Little Blue Truck
This book is a favorite in our house.  It has a cute truck, fun farm animals and a big dump truck!

2. Animals on the Farm
Farm books that make sounds are the best.  The kiddos can connect the animals to the sound they make...plus this book has a fun song to dance along with, too!

3. Moo on the Farm
Another farm sound book...this book has more information about farm animals!

4. Baby Touch and Feel: Farm
Babies love to touch and feel, and this book gives them just that.  Kynlee loves to flip through and feel the different textures from the farm.

5. Farm Babies
Rhyming books are the best and this book teaches your little ones about animals on the farm with fun rhymes, too!


Check out these farm-themed books...