Sunday, December 26, 2010

Haiku #127


Christmas 20-10
is brought to you by Pixar...
...and Woody and Buzz

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Haiku #126


I'm sorry, Eli...
warehouse shopping is not fun
but it's not that bad

Haiku #125


What is fuzzier:
my recall of taking this
or the cloudy view?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Haiku #124

Haiku #124

When he shares his toys
he is not messing around...
he shares all of them!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Haiku #123

Haiku #123

It's time for a cut
when your son looks like Bieber
or a samurai

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Haiku #122

Haiku #122

A heart on his shirt
and a halo of brown hair
always make me smile

Monday, December 13, 2010

Haiku #121

Haiku #121

A goofy snowman
displayed proudly on the fridge--
snowy day project

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Toddler Snow Globe

Holiday decorations are out and it's time for our snow globes to see the light of day again. I've always loved them... there's just something magical about a snow globe. Eli adores them as well and wants to shake them all the time... and I let him under supervision. Last week we made a few toddler-friendly snow globes.

Step 1: Find a child safe container. We used an empty almond butter jar - I spent a ridiculous amount of time peeling the label off :-/ I also used a small plastic milk bottle and a good old Ball jar. Yes, it's glass... but they're hefty.

Step 2: Collect small waterproof objects. For the stationary object we used a Curious George cake decoration. For interest we added seed & stone beads, a small ceramic bunny and glitter. Lots of glitter.

Step 3: Hot glue the stationary object to the bottom of the lid.

Step 4. Watch happy fingers sprinkle glitter and add tiny special beads to the jar.

Step 5: Fill container with water

Step 6: Screw on cap. I added a bead of hot glue to the inside of the cap to ensure it would not come off and nothing would leak out.

We had fun building our snow globes and I have lots of ideas for future projects. Eli loves shaking them and searching out the tiny objects we added. Fun fun!

Oh, and here's our Ball jar globe with plastic trees and glitter.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Haiku #120


His train family:
mommy, boys and two daddies-
he's so progressive

Monday, December 6, 2010

Haiku #119


Since having children
our dinner-time attire
has become formal

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Haiku #118


Before waking up
he dreams of toots and whistles;
bridges and tunnels