Friday, August 28, 2009

What To Pack A 28 Month Old For "School" Lunch?

My 28 month old will be attending Mother's Day Out one day a week starting next week.

I just found out that I have to pack him a lunch and it has to be free of peanuts. They also want the items already in bite size pieces (except sandwiches that can just be cut in small squares). I need tips on what to pack for a child that is in love with chicken nuggets and bananas. See him in the photo at left? He is in banana heaven!

I have never had much success getting him to eat sandwiches (except PB&J). Any tips for what I can pack that will be healthy, fit these guidelines and be yummy to eat right out of a lunch box? Also, do I just get him a regular little school lunch box or is there something newer and cooler out there that I don't know about?

I am lost! I didn't think I'd be packing my kids lunches for a few more years. I would love some tips from experienced moms (and dads).

Thanks and have a happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sorta Kinda Wordless Wednesday and Updates

Okay, yeah, I'm a little late to the game today, but I thought I'd share this picture of my youngest son from yesterday. He mimics my hubby growling now. It's cute. :)

I've had a busy, fun day. My oldest loved his class today during Mother's Day Orientation. He will go once a week starting next week. I think it will be good for him and my youngest and I will just hang out and have fun.

After orientation, we went shopping and saved a bunch of money with coupons. I recently found a blog called Katy Couponers and I have learned so many couponing tips from her. She barely pays for groceries! I am nowhere near that good, but I am sure happy to see that tally drop, drop, drop at checkout! I will be updating my Kroger post soon with some of my finds, so stay tuned.

P.S. Check out Coupon Divas as well to save mula! If you have a coupon blog and want me to list it in this post, let me know, I'd love to!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Many Silly Faces of Kierie

Kieran will be 16 months old tomorrow and Finley turned 28 months old today. They are so much fun. Kieran loves to mimic and was copying daddy growling tonight. He cracks me up! Finley starts Mother's Day Out once a week next week. We have orientation tomorrow. I hope he enjoys! More updates soon...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kids Do The Cutest Things And Are Super Smart

It’s amazing to me how smart little 2 year olds really are. Mine is pretty quiet, vocabulary-wise, but I think he takes EVERYTHING in. He surprises me every day and keeps me smiling and laughing.

Here are a couple of cute stories from the last week or so…

Story 1
The other day he was playing with his toys and I was in the kitchen washing dishes. I can see both boys over the bar as we have an open floor plan and the rooms are connected. Well, I looked down for a second to turn off the water and heard a loud noise. My 27 month old had dumped out a huge bag of toys that I didn’t think he could reach and they landed all over the floor, rolling under the couch, etc. I walked in the living room, but didn’t say a thing. He looked up at me, stopped dead in his tracks and said, “Dada did it!”. I (trying to conceal a smile) said, “Dada’s at work.” He then grabbed my finger and led me to the front door and said “I want Papa.” The blame game and get out of jail free game starts early, eh?

Story 2
The same son wears SureStep orthotics (braces) on his feet to help him with balance and walking. He loves to take his shoes and the braces off because he loves playing with Velcro. He needs to keep them on to help his feet not turn in when he walks. We have tried many ways to keep them on.

Last week, we decided to put a piece of tape over the Velcro on the shoes to hopefully deter him from undoing them (for at least a little bit). It seemed to work for awhile. After a bit, I put him and his brother in one of their cribs for a few minutes while I had to go out of the room. When I returned, the shoes, braces and socks were off (not to mention the tape). I started looking around to see where he had put the tape when I glanced at my 16 month old. I burst out in fits of laughter (I couldn’t control it) when I saw that my oldest son had removed the tape from his own shoes and put it on his brother’s shoes over the Velcro, just like we had done to his shoes.

Yep, he’s a smart one! They are going to keep me on my toes for sure.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bubbles at I ♥ Faces

This week at I ♥ Faces their photo challenge theme is bubbles. I haven't entered in awhile, but when I saw this theme in a Tweet today, I knew I had to enter. The boys had a blast last night. I let them take a bath in our big tub (very rare) and the shampoo from their hair made a ton of bubbles. They had more bubbles than water. lol

I ♥ Faces is a photography blog sharing faces from around the world and they have a weekly photo challenge with a different theme each week. The winner (and top ten) has their photo displayed on the I ♥ Faces blog.

Just click on the I ♥ Faces button above to head on over to their site and enter.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Grandmommy and The Begging Babies