Okay, it's time for another round of random stuff I found on Pinterest. I promise for an actual coherent post featuring a cookie recipe at some point, but not today.
1. I feel like such a redneck having Miss Priss' plastic slide and toys hanging out in our front yard, all willy nilly. It's time to get the back yard in order- we have the perfect spot to put a play area just like this one. I sense a project coming up for Morgan. . . or me and Mama more likely.
2. I always feel like I am impossibly behind on recording things that my child(ren!) do, and I won't remember them. Because I am, and I won't. If I could get my tail in gear and make a simple memory box like this, it would greatly help. Maybe a magic elf will make me one? It's pretty cute, simple and looks like it would be doable for sure.
3. Between being 9 months pregnant, extreme cold and snow, and now having to juggle a newborn and a terrible just-turned-two-year old (who's not terrible at all, just ready to play at all times), we have been watching entirely too much tv. I have the Sofia the First theme song in my head constantly.
Completely unrelated aside- one of my best friends from college had White Christmas stuck in her head for about six months one summer and fall. Now whenever I have a song stuck in my head for longer than a day, I think of Virginia crooning "I'm dreaming of a whiiiiiiii-te Christmas. . ." as we headed to tailgates or sat by the pool. It was amazing.
Anyway, so in all my spare time, when I am not busy keeping children alive, working, trying to keep dog hair at bay, or sleeping, I am going to try out some of these fun activities for Dell Harper, in an attempt to keep TV watching to a manageable level. They might also be helpful for the copious amount of time I spend nursing.
So Busy Bags to the rescue. I'm excited- hitting the dollar store tomorrow, and hope it will inspire me!
Find this here.
I also love this shape-sorting game-
And playdough mats? How fun are these?
So, I'm feeling all inspired. However, considering it's taken me three days to write this post, and I have a thirty page statute to read for work, Dell Harper will likely no longer be a toddler by the time I get around to making this cool stuff for her. It's all about intention, right?
If y'all have any (screen-free) tips for occupying big sister while nursing an insatiable newborn, please let me know! She is good about 75% of nursing time, but manages to wreak a lot of havoc that other little bit.