Tuesday, July 31, 2012

31 Months

You weigh 27.2 lbs and are 33 1/2 inches tall. 

You are still a big eater. You love pretty much everything. Pancakes and french fries are favorites.

You are sleeping from 7:30pm to 7:00 am. You take a nap from 1:00pm - 2:45pm. 

You still wear a diaper at night and naps, but are consistently using the potty during the day.

You are mostly wearing 2T shirts and 24 month shorts. You wear a size 7 shoe.

You did a few things this month for the first time. You had an ice cream cone (1st time ever and in the car) and you went to a movie at the theater. You loved both of them. We saw Alvin and The Chipmunks Shipwrecked.

You have started to be a bit of a ham. We were watching the Olympics a few nights' ago and the announcers were on. You took a stool and put it in front of the tv. You proceeded to stand on the stool, stick your first out and start talking gibberish. Basically, you started being the announcer. You thought it was hilarious and we thought it was hilarious. 

The only thing you want to do around the house is fight fires. You drive your firetruck or your fire rescue truck depending on the fire. Sometimes, there are two fires and other times there is a cat in a burning building. Its really cute, or it was the first thousand times you wanted to play. =)

 Jordan Valley Park

 Leaf Painting (Pinterest )

 Little Fireman 

 Part of the 2 wheeler flipping story....
 Movie Playdate with Preston

 First Ice Cream Cone

 Outerspace in progress (Pinterest via Play at Home Mom LLC)
 Playdate with Katelyn

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Planting with Mud Playdough

So, we made dirt play dough the other day. Greyson loved it. From start to finish, I think it was about an hour and a half of concentrated play.

I'm sticking to my goal of trying to do one new thing with Greyson each week.

Idea via Heidi's Recipe via Pinterest

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Super Fun Sunday

Baby boy is growing up. Stop reading if you don't want pooping details. =) He has pooped in the toilet for four days straight. It is now part of our bedtime routine. We sit there and read and then Luke and I leave him. A few seconds later, "Mommy, I pooped". Sure enough, he did. 

Anyways, we've been telling him that if he can start pooping consistently in the toilet then we will go get him a big boy pillow. Well, today was the day. We headed to Bed, Bath and Beyond to find the perfect one. I thought it would be fun to try out pillows on the beds they had. We ended up getting a travel size one and it is just perfect. He was so proud. We were so proud. It was fun. 

We decided to head to the Republic Aquatic Center after his nap. I took him there last week and he loved it, but I knew that Luke and him would have a ton of fun there together. We had fun.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Baking with Greyson

Greyson is such a great helper in the kitchen. He loves it. As long as I pre-plan and get all the ingredients out it goes great. We made these Almond Coconut Macaroons awhile back. I hate to say it, but we ate more than half of them before Luke got home. They are super good.

Almond Coconut Macaroons - Martha Stewart


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup whole almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of coarse salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment. Whisk together sugar and egg white in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. Form dough into eight 2-tablespoon mounds, and drop each onto sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake macaroons until golden-brown on bottoms and edges, about 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks, and let cool.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DIY Pouf

Floor pillows, poufs, and ottomans have all been everywhere. I've had my eye on quite a few, but didn't want to shell out $120 on one. I have a great little reading area in our master bedroom, but needed a foot rest. I found a great tutorial from Decorating the Dorchester Way on how to make the pouf.

My Grandma and I both had poly-fil. I had some leftover bean bag stuffing as well. I think I ended up buying two bags of poly-fil to complete the pouf. It took a ton of stuffing.

I decided that I had to have a liner so I could take the cover off easily and wash it. The liner was a pain the the butt and didn't end up working the way I had hoped.

It doesn't look like I did much sewing, but I really did. Grandma did the corners and I did all the straight seams. We also put a zipper in the cover.

 From the above picture, it looks good but looks can be deceiving. Somehow, the cover ended up bigger than the liner. It didn't set right once we got it stuffed.

So, I took it home and this is what happened.

 I separated the balls from the poly-fil. I stuffed the balls back in the liner and put it in. I put the poly-fil around the liner inside the cover. I can still wash the cover (which is why I wanted the liner), but I have to take out the poly-fil and then the bag of balls.

Overall, the project was $23. Huge Savings. I love the end result.

This was after I had vacuumed twice already. Those little bean bag balls are crazy!