• Toddler Christmas Tree Craft
    Activities,  Christmas,  Crafts,  Holidays

    Toddler Christmas Tree Craft

    Creating Christmas decorations with my son has become one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. We’ve colored, painted, stickered, stamped, and glued almost every kind of craft material possible this year. I have tried to come up with as many hands on activities as possible for him over the last two months. His attention span is growing and when he finds an activity he likes he becomes completely consumed by it. While other times, some activities are just not his thing or he has grown board with the routine of that particular challenge. This activity was one that he didn’t find too much interest in, maybe he was…

  • 8 Non-toy Christmas Gifts
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    8 Non-toy Christmas Gifts

    8 Non-toy Christmas Gifts In my post about Dorian’s birthday I talked about how I plan gifts for him for both his birthday and Christmas since the two are so close. Well, things didn’t go as planned this year and all of the gifts were given to him for his birthday. Nothing was saved for Christmas. Eager and impatient Daddy is to blame. I can’t fully blame him though, Dorian’s little face just lit up each time he received a gift. It was such a beautiful thing to see. But now we are faced with a different problem. Dorian has way too many toys and really doesn’t need any other…

  • Our Christmas Advent
    Activities,  Artwork,  Christmas,  Crafts,  Holidays

    Our Christmas Advent

    Our Christmas advent is something I started last year when Dorian had just turned 1 and we are continuing it this year. I see this being a great family tradition for many years to come. The idea doesn’t require a lot of preparation and it’s easy to keep up with even when things get busier towards the end of the month. One of the great things about this advent it that is can be done by any age, seriously from 1 to 100. Also my other favorite part about this is that it doesn’t cost a lot. My total was only $3 for the entire thing, being that I already…

  • Snowman Door
    Activities,  Christmas,  Crafts,  Holidays

    How To Make A Snowman Door

    Grab your scissors, construction paper, pen, and double sided tape we are going to make a snowman! This snowman door project only took me about 30 minutes total and that includes the time it took me to find all of the necessary tools. It was completed while Dorian was napping and I still had time left over to relax before he woke up. This project was fun and extremely easy to make. To make sure the circles and lines were even I traced different objects from around the kitchen. I used a coffee can for the eyes, a small cups for the mouth pieces, and an envelope for the straight…

  • Simple Santa Craft
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    Simple Santa Craft

    It’s becoming very Christmasy around our house, despite the fact that it’s 83 degrees outside. I’ve been crafting, Dorian has been creating, and Daddy has been relaxing enjoying the view. I have a cute, quick, and cheap Christmas craft to help brighten up your holiday decor. Supplies: Cardboard (I used diaper boxes because I have too many of them just stacked up waiting to be crafted with.) Acrylic Paint (Red, Black, and Yellow) Scissors Glue Vinyl (optional, you could paint this part or just leave it blank as well) The great thing about this craft is that you can make it any size you need. This project is so simple…

  • Christmas,  Holidays

    Christmas and Dorian’s First Tooth

    Christmas morning was magical. Santa came last night and put out all of Bud’s gifts. His car tracks were all set up and he had many books also. The look on his face when he saw everything was priceless. His eyes opened and he had a smile then he sat on the ledge and scanned the room full of goodies as if seeing what he wanted to play with first. The first toy he grabbed was a small wooden car; he rolled it back and forth saying “vroom”. Then he went off to everything else like a madman. From one thing to the next he was excitedly touching the books…

  • Christmas,  Holidays

    3 Days Til Christmas

    It’s 11:33 December 22, 2017. I’m sitting here starting this new family blog while Daddy is making a list of all the songs he can play. He is at Blue Oyster Cult and he’s been at it since 7; we will be here all night ;). Today we went to eat Papa Joes Pizza where Baby Bud ate 2 pieces of garlic bread and an entire slice of extra pepperoni. Then we went to the park and Bud got to play around and finally slid down the slide for the first time. He loved it! Over and over again until he spotted a dalmatian then that was all he wanted.…

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    Dorian’s Christmas Story

    Dorian’s Christmas Story Once upon a time, there was a young boy named Dorian. Dorian was 1 years old and lived in Cape Coral, FL. While decorating the Christmas tree in the family room, a blue otter jumped out from behind the dino cozy coup and tackled Dorian to the ground. But just when he was about to let out a scream for help, Dorian realized that the blue otter was only licking his face, not trying to bite it off. At that moment, Dorian decided to keep the blue otter as a pet. Since it was Christmas Eve he decided to name his pet blue otter ”En Guard.” Then…