Monday, March 30, 2009

Candy Sushi

Okay, I found this the other day on Mommy Knows and had to share. It's a great tutorial on how to make candy "sushi". Great idea for an older kid's b-day activity. Check it out here.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cute Quote

Me: Daddy will be home in an hour and a half.

Monkey: Whoa! That's a lot of numbers till Daddy gets home!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spaghetti Painting

I can't wait to do this so I had to share! Check out this great tutorial on painting with spaghetti over at Instructables.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Great giveaway over at i heart faces. Check it out! It's the new Photojojo wrap-around-the-corner frame (or a bottlecap tripod) - either prize is fabulous!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Day at the Races

Monkey is all about winning these days. And let me tell you - it can get a bit . . . much! I've tried to counter it - I swear! I've calmly explained that "we can't always be first", "winning isn't everything", "it's the race that's fun not the outcome", "yada yada yada". But it's exhausting! Not to mention a bit of a lie. I ran track and it does matter who comes in first. But we'll let all that wait until puberty, because it is not fun when your three year-old is gasping in tears at the bottom step because you dared go first on the way to brush teeth. I mean, I didn't break down crying when I was second in the 400 - come on kid! (oh wait, I think I did in Cross-Country when we didn't do very well at State - but it was an aberration I swear!)

Well, it's a losing battle (see our language is filled with winning and losing - it's impossible to escape) that I am still trying to fight in bits each day but if you can't beat `em join `em (or at least exploit `em). You may recall Monkey's monster phase and how I used that to my advantage . . . well he still has a habit of denying the need to pee before long car trips - so now it's a "race to the potty". Works like a charm! He's also been refusing to try to put on his own coat. But not if it's a RACE! Next, we'll try socks and shoes (if he doesn't fall out of this phase in the meantime). We'll see you at the races!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Spring Fling

Check out my latest pick (Moshi Moshi Sushi) at Seattle Picks. My original title was "Spring Fling". Thanks to Kristy for the suggestion!