Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Aaaarrggh, Surrender yer pirate treasure! Come Link Up!

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Today I have the pleasure of co-hosting my very first linky party started by Andie at Crayon Freckles. She is an amazing blogger, If you have yet to hear of her you are in for a real treat and I hope you will stop by, check her out ( she is one good looking lady :) ) and share some love!

     Today I’ll be linking up my post for how to make a Pirate hat, Parrot and Fake beard ( don't be afraid to leave some bloggy love, FakeBeard the pirate wont send his crew to harm you, just the parrot to pick pocket you ;) ) I hope you’ll link up whatever fabulous treasures you have been working on too!

Avast, ye scurvy lot!  Surrender yer pirate treasure! we wants to hear about yer most treasured pirate fun!  Yer Linky Party be open, now go link up and join the fun!  Aaaarrrgh!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Boy

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This past year has seemed to go by extra fast. I can't believe that you're three years old. It seems like just yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital and "ooooing" and "ahhhhing" over you as you showed us your first smile...said your first word...took your first steps. I feel like you went from a toddler to a little boy in just the blink of an eye. It's been so much fun to watch you grow and learn to do new things.
I was a neurotic first-time mom...so worried about giving you love and attention around the clock and instilling good eating habits for later on in life. We sang songs, danced around the house, read books, played peek-a-boo. Those were the days that you relied on me for everything...

Now you're three years-old and have become quite the independent little boy. You look in the refrigerator to grab your own food when you're hungry (even if mom doesn't approve of your first choice), you insist on climbing the in the car all by yourself and shutting all the doors, you enjoy playing make believe on your own with your cars, trains, and toy phones.

Just this morning, as I was watching you dance around the living room singing Curious George in your inside-out underwear, I realized how big you have gotten. You have such a kind heart. Not a day goes by that you don't say, "I love you mommy," You love making me feel special and you melt my heart when you say, "I like your hair, mommy," or "You look pretty, mama." I love how you still say, "mama, hold me," when you want me to pick you up.

You're really into watching Curious George right now. We have to watch George every morning before breakfast and you'll ask me periodically throughout the show, "What's George doin' now?" You remind me a lot of Curious George...very intelligent, always asking questions, always up to something, always able to figure things out on your own, friendly, serious at times. And you're a good little climber like George! you'll be up on the kitchen counter washing off an apple or getting a snack from the snack basket. You'll even climb up on top of your dresser to get your iPod if its not playing the right music! While you're watching t.v. in the living room you'll throw all the pillows off both of the couches and jump back and forth from one to the other...just like a little monkey! Speaking of being a good climber, you're also very athletic.

You love counting, even though you sometimes miss a number, "1, 2, 3, 5, 6..." You love drawing, especially in the bath tub or outside with sidewalk chalk paint, singing songs, dancing, and going on "hikes."

I'm so proud of the person you're becoming. You have a serious, busy, get-the-job-done side to you like me and a care-free, silly side to you like you're daddy...and I think that's a great mix!

Things you love...

-Curious George
-cars and motorcycles
-your rain boots
-splashing in puddles
-wrestling with daddy
-sausage & pancakes
-orange juice
-taking baths
-Dora & Diego
-going to the zoo
-playing in the sand box
-Monster trucks
-Peanut butter and jelly
-guitars & drums
-Greek yogurt
-going out to the lake on the boat
-riding your Power wheels
-helping Papa "work"
-building things
-sweeping, wiping,vacuuming & laundry
-Dr. Seuss books
-strawberry ice cream cones
-dressing yourself
-coloring and doing crafts
-mommies homemade smoothies
-cooking with mommy
-playing store 

Things you don't like...

-washing your hair
-when mommy helps you brush your teeth
-taking any medicine
-going to bed
-leaving Grandmas house
-being in a shopping cart
-the dentist 

Still in mommy's belly

First Born

Three Months
Best Buds

One Year
Two Years 

Words that describe Little G - Age 3


Mommy and Daddy love you sweet man, Happy Third Birthday! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yo Ho Ho, Ahoy, me Hearties!

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Ahoy, me Hearties!

 Today was talk like a pirate day so we decided to get in character by making some pirate crafts. First we did a pirate hat out of newspaper, little g decided that he needed bones on it because he was the captain, so he took some black paint and we used some cut outs as the stencil.

We also made a beard, because well, have you ever seen a beardless pirate? didn't think so, point made. Therefore we made a beard out of black construction paper. First I cut out the beard shape and then little g got to take control of cutting to practice and cut strips to curl around a pencil, then gluing it on the beard to give it more of a scraggly look.

Last but not least we made a parrot, because in every pirate movie or show the captain has a parrot. We took a toilet paper roll and wrapped it in yellow paper. Next I cut out some feathers and made little feet for little g to place where he felt they needed to go to make his new co-captain. He turned into quite the colorful little guy. 

Godspeed! And Good Night!

What did you end up doing for talk like a pirate day? Would love to hear all about it ;)

Friday, September 14, 2012

I like to eat apples and ... alligators?

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So here at the kuhnfamily household we are starting our new preschool curriculum for this year. It's not really a curriculum, due to we aren't doing worksheets really but more learning through crafts and play and exploration. This week was the letter A.

First I introduced the letter A, then we talked about what starts with the letter a and what it sounds like and looks like. Then we did an alligator craft out of the letter A. We cut it out in green construction paper and glued on white teeth and eyes. I cut out the letter A but little G cut out the teeth and glued everything on where he felt it should be.

Next we talked about how apples start with the letter A. And we made a Mr. & Mrs. Apple Head. Just cut an apple shape out of red construction paper for little G to creat his happy apple heads. I gave him the option in mouths, eye sizes, male and female accserorys and sticks and leaves for style stem and legs and arms. He had a blast doing this activity. ( I didn't get pictures of the process because I was helping with the glue gun.)

I say they turned out pretty darn cute! :))

For our last one on the letter A we did an apple tree. I painted his arm brown and his hand green and helped him lay his hand on the paper to make the tree outline and then he used some wine corks to make green and red apples. 

That is the end of our letter A week (TGIF). Next week is going to the letter B. Would love you hear your thoughts and ideas, always love reading comments :))

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Life update - were back!

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Hello everyone. Been awhile since I blogged. But thanks to a friend at Caution twins at play I am feeling motivated and back to blogging. So here is an update on what we have been up too. 

  We went camping and did some fun family bonding and crafts :) like this cute sign. It was such a fun trip :) 

Cant beat a summer with friends and cool water when its 100+


What an awesome summer! Can't believe it is almost fall and that my little man is almost three! Time seems to fly when your having fun and making memories.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Back to blogging

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Were back. Had to take a break because I was feeling discouraged like I was talking to myself and doing what I intended the blog to do or have it take off like I planned. But after a break and a little searching I have decided to blog again but to do it for a different reason, for me and my son. Not for everyone else. That way I don't feel like talking to myself is as bad. Almost like a dairy but where ( if wanted) someone could read it. So if your reading, comments would really make this mama blogger feel better and more focused :))

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Salad spinner art

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This was our first time doing salad spinner art. I have always seen it and wanted to do it but couldn't bring myself to spend 15-20$ on a new salad spinner just for art. But when wandering Ikea, I found one for 3$! So it was a must! We tried it today with not much success. I guess you need watered down paint and to be very generous with it. So after trial and error this is what we got. Tomorrow I think we will cut them into Easter eggs and hang them or something :)

Have you done salad spinner art? Any tips!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Leprechaun trap -- part 2

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In case you didn't know. Leprechauns love rainbows, the color green and clovers <3 so we added all of them to our trap to try to make one come. Plus we installed a ladder thinking he would climb in and see our gold and not have a way out.

Happy hunting <3

Leaping leprechauns!

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Happy St. Patrick's day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leprechaun trap -- part one

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Today we started making out leprechaun trap. Since leprechauns like green and love rainbows we did a little of both :)

- For the green shamrocks we used bell peppers and different colored green paint

- For the rainbows we squirted colors on a sponge and rubbed it across taped down paper :)

I think they both turned out cute. Now to let the massive amount of paint dry and use it tomorrow :) stay tuned :))