I haven’t had much time to update the blog. We’re in Toronto right now, staying with my parents and enjoying a taste of real winter. Toronto got a new coat of fresh powder overnight so there is plenty of soft fluffy snow to enjoy!
I love doing arts and crafts with my four year old. We end up with so many projects that I don’t know what to do with them when we’re done. Some get saved. Many get tossed. I like to share some of the cool things we do with our friends and family. So this holiday season we decided to make our own DIY holiday cards to give out. These ideas are really easy to do with preschoolers and they look great even when your child “helps”. The great thing is you don’t have to do it perfectly for it to look good. For these cards Lulu helped me cut out the triangle and circle shapes but if your child is younger or gets frustrated with cutting (or just doesn’t feel like it) you can cut all the shapes out ahead of time.
Have you ever heard of Sparkle Stories? We love them. They have a ton of audio stories for kids. Their website also has a bunch of Pinterest worthy kids’ crafts, recipes and educational activities. There is a podcast with a FREE new story a couple times a week and you can pay a membership to have access to thousands of audio stories for kids and more at your finger tips.
“No mommy! You’re wrong! The sky is blue! It’s sunny today mommy!” My four year old yelled in the car after I casually pointed out that it looks like a cloudy day (despite some sunshine). “Oh?” I said as I stifled a laugh “It looks like a clear day to you? Usually it IS sunny on a clear day”
In Flying With Kids Part One: In The Airport I mentioned that the kids have been on 8 flights total already this year. Add one more flight to that because we booked our tickets and we will be in Toronto for the holidays! I’m very excited to see our friends and especially our family. This time Booboo will be 14 months old, which from experience is the toughest age to fly with. Our crankiest flight with a toddler was when Lulu was about 18 months. All she wanted to do was walk around but she was still a lap infant and had to be held the whole time. I have a feeling Booboo will object even more to being restrained. I have to remind myself that we know what we’re doing, we can do this! If you’re flying with kids this holiday season, so can you with these tips!
Heading to the airport with kids? This post is for you!
At one and four years of age both my kids are already pretty experienced airplane fliers. They both had passports before they were 2 months old. Just this past year alone we have taken 4 trips by air with them (that’s 8 flights total). I remember how nervous I was the first time we flew with a baby – when my first daughter was 3months old. I thought of all the horror stories of how terrible it is to have kids screaming on flights and how terrible the other passengers and flight crew are to the parents of these kids. I thought of all the times I’ve heard a friend gripe about parents who “aren’t doing anything” to control their child in the airport or on the plane.
I was a nervous wreck that first time at the airport and on the flight, but now four years and countless flights later I am much more confident that my kids can handle the flight and that if for some reason they cannot, I will be able to handle the situation.