Earlier this year we noticed Sebastian shared a keen interest in ‘reactions’. Homemade Volcanos, Glue and eye drops to make slime, etc. For Christmas I thought it would be fun to make our ornaments this year. I researched a fun way to turn a feather into a crystalized ornament.
Chose the item you would like to crystalize- We chose a feather because I had it on hand.
Boil water and place into a jar that you don’t mind throwing away. Note: the crystals will form at the bottom of the jar and are near impossible to get out.
Pour a generous amount of Borax (found in the laundry aisle) and stir until completely dissolved.
Tie your time to a paper clip and hang by a string. I attached our paperclip and string to a pencil and laid it over the top of my jar. Set it aside for 24hrs.
Over the course of time you will see the object transform. After 24 hours pull out and let dry. The crystals will harden and sparkle leaving you with a completely crystalized object.
I am truly in awe with how quickly newborns change. This little nugget was 10 days old the day we met with our sweet photographer for his Newborn Pictures. He looks so much like me and I love love love it!
Sounds ridiculous, I agree. But, we recently found a TV show that talks about all the planets in our solar system and if you live in the city as we do, it’s not surprising that your kid hasn’t seen stars. I mean, I’m sure you can see stars, but not like you would if you lived in the country.
My sister purchased a projection night lamp for the boys with intentions of being used in the room, at night before bed. S instantly gravitated to the machine after seeing the stars light up on the ceiling. I took hold of the opportunity to lay him down and talk about stars, moon, constellations, things we hear about on tv, but have zero relevancy to a 2-year-old. This picture is awful, but look at his face! Such a fun activity.
I’m not sure where to find the lamp we are using, but i found a similar one here.
At what age did you potty train your boys? We started at 18 months and honestly, I should have stuck to it. But, we were lazy.
At almost 3 he is so opinionated and offers a million reason as to why this is the worst idea we have ever had. I found a few very odd incentives to help keep him interested in the idea that may come in handy for other parents struggling with potty training boys.
I am so excited to start focusing on Sebastian’s independence. He started to throw tantrum’s which stressed everyone out. I quickly noticed that his temperament changed every time we gave him the ‘freedom’ to do what he wanted, grab water for instance. Even making your own lunch. I set up a PB&J station and watched him eat the jelly, peanut butter and bread individually. At first I tried to stop him from eating only jelly, but in retrospect he was going to eat the jelly anyways. Whether on bread or on its own, the point was that he ate it on his terms, the way he wanted to. Oddly enough, he eats the jelly and peanut butter on their own and finishes the bread last.
So here we are. On an adventure to safely teach him how to do for himself.
Something I never realized after having kids is how truly disconnected I would become with myself. To dedicate and focus so much of your time on your kids that you start to slack on your own self care.
I never thought I would want to change the way I did things, but I have quickly found that living in a house with ALL males, fur babies included, merits the desire to get out of my sweats, put on some makeup and fancy shoes and go enjoy a nice glass of wine with my girlfriends. 2019, I am going to spend a little more time on me… I hope.
I am going to share a series of activities I have found for S. Now that he is turning 3 I felt it was time to test his creative juices and see how much he was willing to do before an activity was considered too ‘old’ for him. We’ve enjoyed the past few activities, especially making homemade slime. I’ll like the recipes and original bloggers where I find the activities.
When I was pregnant with S I relied heavily on Social media to help steer me in the right direction as it pertained to newborn products. Some I loved and still love for H and others didn’t quite live up to the hype. I’m putting a list of LOVES and why we love them for mama’s to be.