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Painting and Kite Flying with Friends

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in BABY, Daily, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, PHOTO

friends

Last week I wrote about messy toddler painting on a big canvas.

What followed that painting session was inviting some of our friends over to join us and a sprinkler run that ensued. Pay attention to their faces as they run through the water- priceless!

Then we pulled out a kite and the kids were just amazed! They kept begging for a turn to fly the kite. We try to repeat these golf course gathering at least once a week when schedule allows and everyone is in town.

Enjoy the pictures!

Egg “painting” – Week 6 of 52 Weeks of Experiences

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in 52 Weeks of Experiences, BABY, Fun as a Toddler Mom, FUN TIMES, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, PHOTO, TODDLER

EGG PAINTING

I am totally behind on posting our weeks. Whenever I travel even for a day, it screws up my posting schedule big time, because there is usually a lot of work I am trying to catch up on otherwise. But I am back and no more travel for a whole week (whoo-hoo!). Then we are once again going away for a while, but I am hoping to steal those naps and evenings to post and work.

If you haven’t joined our 52 Weeks of Toddler/Preschooler Experiences and explored all the ways you can have fun together, check out this post and then this post.

WEEK 6 – egg painting

To see all our experiences, click here

 

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“Mommy’s Free Time” aka Toddler Activities That Entertain For Longer Periods of Time

Written by Elena @The Art of Making a Baby. Posted in BABY, Best for Baby, FOR MOMS, Fun as a Toddler Mom, FUN TIMES, LIFE, Life as a Toddler, New Mom Experience, Parenting, TODDLER

7 Toddler Activities that Keep their attention for Longer and Give mommy her free time back

7 Toddler Activities that Keep their attention for Longer and Give mommy her free time back

Up until recently there were very few things that Alexis would do without requiring my attention or involvement, which made it very difficult to do anything. She is finally at that age (18 months) when certain activities are of enough interest and keep her entertained for longer, as well as do not always require my full involvement.  This has been a welcome change to our routines and has given me a few minutes of freedom to be able to finally get things done around the house even if it’s 15-20 minutes at a time.

What made a big difference is being able to put her in a “special chair” that she cannot get out of and is not used as an eating chair.

We have our amazing Svan Signet chair that I will be writing about later and it has been invaluable due to its ability to be used without the tray. All I do is pull Lexi up to a desk in the kitchen and voila she sits there working on different activities for 30-90 minutes, giving each activity good 15-20 minutes before moving on while I am free to make food or clean up after a meal. Before that, we tried the same thing at the kid’s table and in her armchair, but she would always get up and run to do something else simply because she could and let’s face it, she is an active toddler.

So given that she does all these activities in her special chair, here they are: