Hi!!! I feel like it has been forever since I last posted anything but it was all for good reason. We spent the better half of June in NY visiting family and attending my brother in laws wedding. We had such a great time and Jameson was exhausted by the time we were heading home after seeing so many family members and friends. The wedding was beautiful, definitely up there as one of the best I have been to so far and my new sister in laws wedding dress was simply breathtaking:
So we arrived back in Dallas and Jameson and I tried to get back into the swing of things. One of our biggest issues to tackle was getting him back on a good sleeping schedule. Being in a different time zone and a different crib really set him off but I can finally say, three days in, we seem to be back on schedule!
The other issue we dealt with this week was rain. Now, I’m from NY and it rains all the time, I love rain! I love snuggling on the couch and watching movies during big thunderstorms. Do you know who isn’t really into snuggling all day and watching reality TV? Jameson (buzz killington…) On the first day, I entertained him with his own toys, singing our silly songs and taking a stroller walk through our building and down to the lobby (lame. I know.) On the second day when I saw rain in the forecast I was quickly running out of ideas and I could tell my little 8 month old was getting tired of what I was dishing out. So I pulled out some pots and pans so he could hit them with a spoon except, we have this special pot and pans set that is so heavy that when you hit it, it barely makes a sound. Jameson was unimpressed so out came the tupperware:
He wasn’t really feeling it and we took a break to take some rainy day selfies. 🙂
When I saw rain in the forecast again for the third day in a row, I decided that Jameson and I were going to do some art projects. After doing some research I realized that it would be great for sensory learning as well. Not thinking things through, I decided that my 8 months old and I were going to finger paint. Two problems: 1. Jameson puts everything in his mouth and 2. I hate the aftermath and clean up of finger painting. Thankfully I found this amazing idea on Pinterest. I had never heard of this before so I’m sharing and hopefully this will be helpful for other mommies as well:
– Large Zip Lock Bag
– Construction Paper
– Finger Paints (or any paints really)
Cut the paper so that it’ll fit into the zip log bag. For some reason the paper I bought was aggressively long so I needed to trim it down a bit.
Squeeze a small amount of two or three paints onto the paper.
Slide the paper with the paint carefully into the zip lock bag without smearing the paint. Try to get as much air out of the bag as possible.
Tape the bag down to the surface you plan to have your baby work on. I opted for the high chair. Taping it prevents your LO from throwing the bag of paint around the living room.
Grab LO and get started!
This was a really fun project. I know Jameson looks like he is miserable in these photos but he was concentrating really hard on smooshing (not a word) the paint. Our first round was blue and yellow and I can definitely say that I added way too much paint and didn’t get the air out of the back. I also didn’t tape it down and Jameson was able to grab it and yank it off the table, which he found amusing. Our second round was the red and blue and I feel like that went a litter smoother and Jameson spent a lot of time hitting it with his hands.
I can proudly say that we have Jameson’s first pieces of artwork hanging on our fridge and the clean up for this was a breeze. No sticky paint covered hands to clean just two zip locks to throw away! Happy Mommy.
It’s almost Friday!!