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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bouncing in the Wagon, Blocks and Beautiful Valentines

It was so sunny out after work, I couldn't resist taking Cate for a ride in the wagon. Once again, she loved it. Smiling and waving at everyone and everything, we bumped around the block before heading out to buy some wooden blocks with a little bit of Cate's birthday money. She loves the blocks at the Children's Museum. While they had some of those blocks at one of our favorite toy stores, we decided to start her out with a slightly simpler set. They are a hit!
Cate loves taking them in and out of the wooden tray that came with them. I love the Melissa and Doug brand. All of their toys are finished with non-toxic materials which means I don't have to worry about Cate putting them in her mouth.
After dinner, I was feeling creative and decided to make valentines. I didn't want to go out and get supplies, so I decided to check the basement. I had some pale yellow library book pockets, ribbon, stickers, paint, glitter and pretty paper. I used the paint to attempt to create hearts using Cate's fingerprint (we managed to keep the paint off of her clothes, but not all of the prints look like hearts). I then decorated the envelopes with all of the other things I had found. I cut the cute paper into little rectangles and wrote "Happy Valentine's Day" on each before sticking it inside the pocket. I did have some candy here at home, so I stuck some in each pocket as well. I think they turned out cute. They're perfect for giving out at the sitter's tomorrow, even if there is only one other baby there.

~Melody :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so creative! What a great idea and a wonderful way to recycle!