Saturday, January 19, 2013

Love is in the Air

Just a little homemade valentine decor.
Baking Valentine sugar cookies with Hayes.
Heart toes!

Valentine Photo Shoot with Hazy

Love those big brown eyes!
 He is the sweetest.

My little Valentine.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Getting Creative

I have had to get creative to keep Hayes entertained this winter.  It is beyond cold outside, so we have had to find indoor projects to keep us busy! I try to do an activity or something crafty with Hayes most days.  The same toys and Sesame Street episodes can only take up so much of the day :) Just thought I'd document some of our activities.
"Sensory tubs" are always a hit with Hayes.
You can't go wrong with transferring anything from a big container to little ones.
We've done this many times.
I just mix up the containers and use rice or beans or whatever for variety.
I think "clean up time" is just as fun as the activity.  Hayes is a good little helper.
(Every mom of a toddler should have a hand vacuum!)
A is for apple craft.
Hayes enjoyed gluing the paper down on his glue dots I set for him.
Hanging the finished product on the fridge.  Hayes was so proud :)
"It's cute!"
I made a really quick felt board one day during Hayes's nap. 
I should probably make a new one haha.  It's pretty ghetto. He likes it though!
(Sorry for the blurry pic)
I plan on making a lot more felt figures. (Numbers, animals, letters, flowers, etc.)
Homemade play dough is a favorite! And soo easy to make!
It's also nice for toddlers who apparently never out grew the "put everything in your mouth" phase, as it is okay to eat.
Potty training Mr. Teddy Bear. 
We play "mommy" a lot with this bear.
I just love hanging out with this guy.  He is so much fun!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"Noon Year's Eve"

My mom and I took Hayes to a "Noon Year's Eve" party at the Riverwoods Mall on New Year's Eve.  It was pretty cute, they had a balloon drop at noon for the kids and everything.  Hayes was super excited about it all and kept throwing his hands in the air and saying, "Yay!"
Free giant sugar cookies! Yes, please.
Carousel ride!
A little play ground fun.  Check out the face. Awesome.
Hanging out.
Hayes and Grams
Partied out. Still hanging on to that balloon sword :)
Later that night we went to my parents house to play games and ring in the new year! We were up until 1 a.m.!! That may not sound that crazy late but I cannot remember the last time I stayed up that late! Last New Year's Eve I barely made it to midnight.  I'm so lame. Anyway, here's to hoping Hayes takes some good naps the next few days so I can catch up- I love my sleep!