Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rody - giveaway!

I always wanted a Rody for my kids! My best friend had one for her daughter 10 years ago - that is where I first learned about Rody. But he was hard to find in the US back then. By the time I started seeing him in the stores, my kids were too big. But now that I have another little one...I really want one. :)

So lucky for me (and you), I found a Rody giveaway ---------> HERE

If you win,  you have to share. LOL

Monday, June 18, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Who needs sand?

Here is a fun alternative to sand - bird seed.

All you need is a large bin or rubbermaid tub, a few toy trucks, a shovel and a package of bird seed. Your toddler will do the rest. The best part is that anything that gets spilled out will be eaten by the birds! 

For indoor fun,  you could try a tub filled with rice or beans. I will warn you, the rice is hard to clean out of carpet. Just don't try the rice outdoors, the birds will eat it but it's not good for them. 

And if you like milk, here is another great idea - save your milk lids (or better yet, ask your friends & family to help you) and put those in a tub with a shovel and a net and you have another fun indoor activity for a rainy day. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Touch a Truck

Today Liam and I went to an event called Touch a Truck. The county puts on this event every year but we have never gone before.
The parking lot was filled with all kinds of trucks! They had firetrucks, tractors, big rigs, buses and even a limo. There was also a garbage truck that they were letting kids operate the garbage can lift. (I would have loved that as a kid - when I was five, I wanted to be a garbage man when I grew up, just to operate that lift).

Liam was mostly interested in playing at the Parents as Teachers table. They had a sensory table filled with bird seed and trucks. So we stayed there for a long time.

Later I took him on the city bus. He loved that bus. He got on and off and tried out all the seats. City buses are much nicer than I remember them.  First of all, there are no steps anymore. Well, you have to step up to get on but once you take that first step, you're done. But you have to walk up steps if you want to sit at the back of the bus. Its like stadium seating at the the movies. Very cool. I think Liam and I will have to take a little field trip just riding the city bus around.