Friday, May 18, 2012

Photo Friday! Learning to Crawl!

This little man is about one step away from crawling...

And yes we are tempting him with our phones... He just loves to chew and drool over them so I figured hey it works.

Mostly he just goes backward but lately for every 2 feet he goes backward he goes about 2 inches forward... I'm calling that progress!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Learning Colors!

As you know (or maybe you don't) my girl Delaney is heading for Kinder-start next year and while she is unbelievably smart ( I'm not at all bias...) I want to be sure that she has a firm grasp on her colors so I made this little game and we have had lots of fun with it!

It was super simple to make and here is how I did it!

I took a regular file folder

and cut the top into a rainbow shape, then I cut the rest of the colors and glued them to the folder.

I wrote the names of the colors so that Delaney would be able to see what they are called and hopefully learn how to identify them eventually.

Once you are done with that the sky is the limit!
You can have the kiddos find toys and objects that are one color or all the colors.
You can take a number of toys or objects that are each of the colors and hide them around the house for the kids to find.
You can find things that start with the same letter as your color.
You can work with just one color a day.

Have fun with your colors and your kiddos!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Make It Monday! Baked Asparagus!

Do you like asparagus?

We LOVE it! And surprisingly enough Delaney is the one who likes it most! We like it almost anyway but my sister decided to make me dinner not that long ago and she made the best asparagus I've ever had! Its super simple and super yummy too!

All you do need is asparagus, olive oil, salt and pepper and parmesan cheese.

Preheat the oven to 350 and drizzle your asparagus with olive oil, then shake a little salt, pepper and parmesan. Bake for about 5 minutes and then flip and bake for another 5 minutes and serve!

The greatest thing about this simple side is that it goes with anything! Steak, salmon (which is what we had), chicken really it goes with anything!

Do you have a simple side that is BEYOND simple and BEYOND easy!? Share away in the comments and maybe I can give your recipe a try!