Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just Another Tuesday...

I haven't been very good at doing "crafty" things with Lillian (besides her birthday party, which I will post about later if I feel up to it) and I had a lot of energy for some reason yesterday so this was our day:

Lillian LOVES having her nails "pretty" so we started off with a little mommy/daughter mani/pedi. I soaked our feet and then gave both of us a foot scrub, even though she couldn't stop laughing because it tickled her little toes so much :) 

Next I apllied the color (fast drying kind) and decided to try some polish on her finger nails for the first time. Not sure about color on her finger nails, so we stuck with "sparkles". 

After our nails dried we got ready to head down to the pool at our apartment. I have never had a desire to live in a place that had a pool, but now that we have every day access to one I'm not sure I want to look at places in the future that don't have pools! 

I knew I would have a hard time getting my newly turned 2 year old to wait until her sunscreen dried and was on her for a little bit of time so I took some little paint sponges I got at Michael's for 7 cents and we painted with water in the shade. It was actually a lot of fun and little girl enjoyed it very much.

While swimming I decided to try something I saw on a blog some time ago (wish I remember which blog). You simply take dark construction paper and place whatever you want on it in the sun for a few hours and let the sun bleach the paper and like magic you get a cool piece of paper with whatever image you want.

After pool, lunch, and nap little girl got to play with her "construction paper puzzle" as I called it. I am starting to get her to say all her sounds along with the letters (A is aahh) and introducing "sight words". The first two words I thought of were THE and AND. She had fun putting the letters where they matched up.

Last, but not least, we did another fun activity I saw on a blog a long time ago (that I don't remember which haha) and decided to try it. Little girl knows all her ABCs and can recognize them and knows 1-20 almost perfectly and can recognize them, but for some reason colors were a little harder for her so I thought this game would be fun. 

You simply trace your child's little hand on felt (or really any colored paper) and cut out each tiny hand and then ask them to "high five" a color. She had fun smacking the hands and I am sure if we were on the floor it would not have been so fun for our neighbors so we played on the couch :)

I believe that about sums up our day yesterday and kinda sad that it looks like it's about to rain during little girl's nap because I really wanted to take her swimming agin.... maybe it won't last long. Awww Boston weather- how I am still baffled by thee. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 9 Menu

B- Cereal
L- pretzel crisps, cheese, peanut butter, crackers, and juice plus (random I know)
D- Lasagna Casserole from MoneySavingMom (made 3 dinners so 2 are in the freezer!)

Also, I made "Fried Chicken" in the Crock Pot from A Year of Slow Cooking to use in lunches for the hubby.

B- Cereal
L- "Fried Chicken", potato salad, pretzel crisps
D- quesadilla, avocvado, apples (husband working late)

B- Cereal
L- Probably the same as Tuesday
D- I will attempt home made pizza - BBQ sauce, ham, and pineapple

B- overnight oatmeal possibly since we need to get to an early doc apt
L- mixed veggies and fish sticks
D- Sweet and Sour Meatballs from OnceAMonthMom

B- Cereal
L- Whatever I have the energy to make OR going to get Free lunch at Chik-Fil-A :)
D- Ribs possibly

B- German pancakes possibly
L- Tuna Melts
D- Broccoli Cheese Soup from

Sunday: Not sure yet...

Monday, July 2, 2012

Menu for Week of July 2nd

Excited to start freezing meals for after baby comes. Love how it doesn't take much extra effort since I will already be making the food for dinner that night. The only things on my Menu that I have not made yet are the Muffins, Broccoli Cheese Soup, and Sweet and Sour Meatballs. Any ideas what to make next week?

B- Cereal
L- Tuna sandwhiches with carrot/raisin salad and grapes
D- Slow Cooker split Pea Soup from (froze half for after baby is born)

B- Cereal
L- Quesadillas, sliced apples, and veggies
D- Slow cooker Ribs (literally throw frozen ribs in the crock pot with BBQ sauce for a few hours) with veggies and mashed sweet potatoes I had in my freezer

B- Oatmeal or maybe pancakes depending on how much energy I have
L- Eating with friends at a birthday party
D- Easy Brown Rice Casserole with Turkey Italian Sausage and Green Bell Pepper from Kalyn'sKitchen (will freeze half for after baby comes- tastes really good after reheated!)

B- Cereal 
L- Egg Salad sandwhiches or BLTs
D- Broccoli Cheese Soup from (freezing half for post baby meal)

B- cereal or oatmeal
L- Mac N cheese possibly
D- Low Carb Chicken Enchilada Bake from Dashing Dish (once again freezing half for post baby) 

B- Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting from the delicious life (saw these and decided I wanted to eat them haha)
L- Quesadillas... or something similarly easy
D- Sweet and Sour Meatballs from Once a Month Mom with brown rice (seems like it will make a lot so we will probably eat this again the next day or I might freeze the sauce and not thaw half the frozen meatballs)

B- Leftover Muffins
L- PBandJ
D- Something easy and quick... not 100% yet since it will be right after Lillian's Birthday party