Ruby has always enjoyed playing games but I must admit that I have not always enjoyed playing them when they have no point. Candy Land, I’m looking at you! Luckily, we have found some games that we both enjoy playing and oh what a difference. (Mostly by way of suggestions and gifts from friends, so … More Game Night
Nothing says adventure like a plane ride and we love adventure. How do you stay entertained while traveling on a plane? Our strategy is to pack our carry on full of more options than we think we will need and hope for the best. Ruby has her own backpack that we pack full of stuff … More Time to Fly
Kids seem to bounce through life with endless amounts of energy. Sometimes we need to look for ways to channel a little of that “bounce” and give our kids an outlet to jump. This post is going to focus on ways to bring on the bounce, especially inside the house. Mattress Do you have a … More Might As Well JUMP!
Felt or Velcro boards give you the opportunity to add a quiet activity to the end of a shelf or a small chunk of wall. They are really easy to install and there are a variety of activities you can rotate through. You can make your own activities or buy pre-made ones, so your options … More Felt Boards
Every now and then, we like to invite lots of friends over and have a good time. We decided to have a messy day with our friends. Here are pictures of some of the activities we had set up. We will definitely do this again. Many of these ideas could be done on a smaller … More Messy Play Date
Ruby has a love for the alphabet. She started asked “What’s that?”in regards to letters pretty young. I would answer and we would go about our day. I’m not really big on pushing academics but I am all about encouraging learning where ever her interests take us. I remember the day she found some letters … More ABC, Sing with Me
When you are the daughter of a former children’s librarian, a few things in life are true: 1. Your mom had lots of picture books before you were even born, many of them autographed by some of her favorite authors and illustrators. She keeps her favorites on a high shelf. 2. Your mom will continue … More Ruby’s Favorite Reads
We planted a few pumpkin seeds in February as a test run in our raised garden to see if growing pumpkins for Halloween was a viable option. Well, we watched our little seeds sprout and grow into long and twisty vines and bloom. We watched our little pumpkins grow and grow and grow. In the … More How Do Your Pumpkins Grow?
Spending time in the kitchen is always an adventure. Ruby has been helping in the kitchen since she was around 14 months old. That is when we purchased a Learning Tower. This gave Ruby a safe place to stand at counter level in the kitchen. She has been happily helping in the kitchen ever since. … More Pancake Adventures
I like to keep a few sensory bins on hand. There are honestly hundreds of options when it comes to sensory bins. All you need to do is type sensory bin into Pinterest and you will be flooded with images. There are tons of different materials and tons of different items you can add to … More Sensory Bins: Fun Inside Play