Sunday, January 13, 2013
Good morning! I'm taking this time to blog while my daughter and husband continue to sleep in this morning. This morning I woke up feeling thankful. Why do so many of us take so many things for granted? I asked myself this question this morning. I find that there are times that I fall into this category, taking the simplest things in life for granted. My daughter has changed my outlook on life. She makes me feel so vibrant and full of life. What has changed your outlook on life? Today is a new day, make it a beautiful day.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Today has been a relaxed Saturday for my family and I. I rarely have days that we can just lag around and not constantly be on the move. Every weekend we have a nice family breakfast, and my husband and I enjoy a nice cup of coffee together. Our daughter loves mornings in our bed when she wakes. She usually wants us to read to her, and snuggle of course. I absolutely love weekend mornings, when my husband is able to be home and share those moments with us. Today we read a few books, I did my usual laundry. And I went over a few activities with our daughter. We just took the time to watch VeggieTales: "Sweetpea Beauty" on Netflix, and what a cute inspirational movie it turned out to be. If you have a daughter, you should watch this with her. We really enjoyed it, and we loved the song at the end of the movie.
Friday, January 11, 2013
We live in beautiful Colorado, and we love being outdoors. Something about the fresh air, people around you hiking, and biking just makes you feel so energized. Since we have lived here for a few years now, we have explored and hiked, and found that the Garden of the Gods is just beautiful. We like to visit the Garden of the Gods in the summer. Last summer we went out to visit while my sister was in town, and she fell in love with it. If you are ever visiting Colorado, it's a place you should definitely stop by and visit. I promise you will love it. It's beautiful!!
So today despite the high winds, my daughter and I made it to story time. Well here at our library they call it “toddler time.” They play music, read books, and participate in sing alongs. We make it a point to read to her every day, it’s something we enjoy doing with her and she loves it. When I was pregnant with her, I would read to her all the time, I absolutely loved feeling her kick and move around when she heard my voice. They also have a product called lullabelly, (http://www.lullabelly.com/) which I loved having during my pregnancy, it’s for both mother and baby. This is actually from the lullabelly website (Lullabelly is the safe, comfortable, and convenient way to play music to your baby in the womb!) So what do you enjoy doing with your child? I’m always trying to come up with new activities and see which events I can take her to since she is at the age of wanting to explore and learn new things. So for now the toddler time here at our local library is what we attend every Friday.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Nap time for my daughter means tea time for mommy. :)
So since my daughter was an infant we started using sign language. When she was little, she was able to tell me "more mommy" using her hands, "milk", "eat", and "all done". It's amazing how they learn so quickly. It definitely came in handy. We have purchased videos, and flash cards, and books that provide different sign language techniques. Now that she is almost two, she has so many new words in her vocabulary, it amazes us! We still continue with teaching her words through signing it. The benefits of teaching your child sign language are endless. Here is an article I came across which states the benefits of teaching sign language: http://lifeprint.com/asl101/topics/benefits_of_learning_how_to_sign.htm Today we have also worked with color sorting. I've taken a few clear plastic cups, written out each color on each cup. (I buy the big bag of pom poms from Joann’s craft store) I'm sure you can find them at any craft store. I start off with placing one pom pom of each color in the cups. After I have done that my daughter then places each color in its right cup. (It amazes me watching her learn, and just being able to teach her, I'm extremely thankful for that) What do you enjoy doing with your child? I love watching my daughter learn something new each day, she's my little sunshine!☼
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
I have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle at least five times today. My daughter is in love with this book, and she loves how he turns into a beautiful butterfly in the end. What is your child's favorite book? I'm sure this is one of her favorite books; she seriously has a mini library! (And she's not even two yet, and I swear she has way more books than I did when I was her age!)
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
It's so nice out today! Considering its winter here in Colorado, the temp reached a nice 52 degrees. So my daughter and I decided to go on a little nature walk. She's going onto two this year, and so she's all about exploring. I love taking her on walks when the weather is nice, and letting her explore nature. Today we brought a tiny bucket along with us, and she picked up a few rocks and a leaf to add in. I discussed the different textures, and appearance of each rock. (So she learned about textures, shapes, and appearance) all while enjoying the beautiful weather. How are you enjoying your day? Until next time, much love to all~
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013
I'm currently reading, Every moment matters (Savoring the stuff of life). It's written by John St. Augustine. I'm hoping to finish this book before I move on to my next book. So far I like it, it's pretty much about making the most of your time. (From the moment your heart starts beating until the moment you take your last breath, you are living your masterpiece. This life-this collection of moments-is all you've got. What wonderful gifts can you squeeze out of it?)- Written by John St. Augustine. I tend to get a little emotional over certain things, and this book has made me shed a few tears. (I even cry when I have happy thoughts) I think having my daughter has made me a little more emotional than I already was. With this being the start to the new year, I'm going to make it a point to be more aware of my surroundings. How are you going to make this year different from the rest?