Over the weekend we drove to Maine to spend four days with Sean's parents! It was a three and a half hour drive and we were so lucky that both Javi and Lola fell asleep for it. We planned to leave right after Lola's 11AM bottle but of course, plans don't always work out! We did end up on the road by noon and Lola slept the ENTIRE ride. Within minutes of being in the car, Javi requested his lunch/snacks (thank goodness I brought some) and after eating and watching some Mickey on the tablet he fell asleep for the middle of the trip. We called it a success! We had such a nice weekend and I have so many pictures so I plan to share them in several posts. Do you want to build a snowman? Or a "no-man" as Javi calls it. :) On … [Read more...] about Family day building a snowman!
Picture Source If you and the family spend your weekends doing things separately then perhaps you should resolve to make this weekend different. It’s fine to have alone time (you and your family would drive each other crazy if you spent all your time together), but you don’t want to end up on the other end of the scale and never have fun together. You don’t have to organize some extravagant event as an excuse to spend time together. Here are some simple ideas for a fun weekend with the family. Go on a trip. Who’s to say that your family can only go on vacations during the summer or winter break? You should make it your mission to go on a trip together this weekend. You could have a short but fun break as a family. It’s a great way to bond … [Read more...] about Some Ideas For A Fun Weekend With The Family *
Your children may be the apple of your eye, and they look cute and small right now, but later on, they’re going to grow up. They’re going to build their own lives and need to be able to manage their daily life at home first. Soon they’ll be off on their own, no longer needing your help to have a bath and clean themselves, make them breakfast and even clean their clothes. It's just a part of life that parents have to get used to. If that day is coming soon or has already arrived, it's best to upgrade your family’s lifestyle. In fact, giving your children and the family as a whole more freedom to veer off from previous time constraints means you have more time for each other. And don’t worry, you have to have the most expensive things out on … [Read more...] about Upgrade The Speed Of Your Family’s Lifestyle*
I feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing and loving valentines in my life. Today's temperature was nearly 55 degrees! So we got outside for a few minutes (without jackets!) and took some pictures together. Javi was excited for Valentine's Day. Clearly, he doesn't remember it from last year but he was thrilled to make all his friends valentines for their classroom exchange. When we picked him up from school he, IMMEDIATELY, asked for his bag of valentines and made me go through each one with him. His smile lit up every time he asked me "who's this?" and I told him the name on the card. He'd say "MY friend!" :) I wanted to do something special for him for Valentine's Day but I wasn't totally sure what that was. I know I don't … [Read more...] about My valentines.
It's been a while since one a "life lately" post -- so here goes: We started the week off with a Superbowl loss but that didn't stop the little ones from sporting their gear. Javi has been interested in football and even more interested in Tom Brady. He was really nervous about the hand injury. :) Javi had a short week at school because of snow and Sean's travels. I think he enjoyed the extra time at home. :) Lola started working out! AKA tummy time. She's not totally sold on the whole thing yet, but hopefully she comes around! We stayed at my parent's house for three nights while Sean was away in Florida. We ventured to the mall Saturday morning. Lola eats every 2-3 hours so … [Read more...] about Life Lately.
While the winter may almost be over, we are still not really seeing spring just yet. The days may still tend to be somewhat windy and cold depending on where in the world you are, and if that is indeed the case then your child is probably sitting around at home. Either on the computer, playing with toys, or maybe just sitting around looking somewhat bored. If you want to spend some time with them and get them involved in something fun, why not involve them in some fun DIY projects? After all, who doesn’t like some good ol’ cutting, glueing, and folding. If you think like this is something your kid might be interested in, then keep reading as we are going to cover a few cool DIY ideas for you and your kids, which will make their lives more … [Read more...] about Fun Post-Winter Activities For Your Kids!*