Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ted is 2!!!!!

Happy birthday Ted! I am so happy that Heavenly Father sent you to live with us. I always joke that Ted was a trick baby. He was too easy and it was suspicious. Like we were being tricked into thinking parenting is easy and then we would have another kid and they would be crazy :). Ted is going to be an awesome big brother. I know this because he is already an awesome son, dog owner, bird owner, playmate, cousin and person. 

Ted loves airplanes, especially the movie Airplanes. His first sentence was "See the airplane." (While pointing to a plane flying overhead). 

He also loves to sing and can sing parts of his ABCs all by himself. 

He loves animals and overfeeding any dog he comes across. 

He loves to pick out his own clothes and will always go for anything with a picture on it. He loves his football pants (cords with embroidered footballs all over them).

He is a fantastic helper and we love him very much!!!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Awesome balloon toys and happy to have daddy home!

Tyler is home! I am so excited because Ted and I went over a week with him gone to England on a business trip. Whew! I have a new found respect for any woman who is trying to do it on her own. It is tough work and they are very strong ladies/mommas! 

Tyler surprised us be showing up on Friday evening instead of Saturday evening which was so awesome and just what I needed to kick off my weekend. 

Ted and I posted the latest "Ted Makes" video. This time we made balloon toys which was so much fun and by far my favorite activity. It was really messy when it came to pouring the rice in the balloons but we were laughing the entire time hahahaha.  

And Ted still plays with his balloons everyday so I would say this is a win and would recommend making these to anyone wanting a cheap fun activity. 

I am also super partial to any toy that is eventually going to get thrown away. It makes for a fun thing to do, but you don't have to worry that your child will outgrow the toy and you don't have to worry about yet another toy crowding up the toy box. I am also always amazed that I spend so much money on toys and yet the things Ted finds most enjoyable are the bubbles, balloons, and cardboard boxes. 

Below is the video "Ted Makes Balloon Toys" Check it out and try it for yourself. I do recommend you use new rubber bands. I pulled out a bag of rubber bands that date back to 1995. I won them in a family Christmas bingo game. They work,but we have to replace them when they snap (as you will see...). 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It has been so hot here lately. Ted follows in the dogs' footsteps and finds a sunny spot to relax in. I think all three of them are crazy because that must be the hottest place in the house.

I love the sun but it decided to come right when we had new sod put into our front yard. This means watering the grass twice a day so it doesn't die. Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I don't garden. I can't keep things alive.... in fact I recently spread ground clear on our back lawn thinking it was fertilizer. (Luckily this was the old weed eaten grass and not our nice new pretty grass). Not only did I do this but I didn't cover the entire yard so now the backyard has a beautiful striped pattern to it. Can't wait to put our house on the market for all to see...

Ted and I have fun making how-to videos on YouTube. It has been such a blast!

It really gives Ted and me incentive to try new things and we always end up laughing. My goal with my videos is to showcase how beneficial it is to find ways to get your kids involved in any activity. Even if it seems like it may be over their heads. Plus I give Ted ownership of his projects. These are his how-to projects and I am just filming. I love it :)

Here is a link to my YouTube page: