Layout first, so nobody has to suffer through my toddler time ideas if they don't have too:). It's almost unbearable to myself some days.
Did this layout for the Silhouette blog earlier this week. The challenge was to do it in under a hour. Which I am happy to report, I did. It was completed during naptime along with a good deal of goofing around on the computer. OK, maybe the stitching was showboating it a bit, but I love that machine! Rolling pin, tab, and title all cut with the Silhouette. Dot Spot stamps and Raspberry Fizz ribbon by PTI. And Cosmo Cricket Gal Friday paper. Loving their stuff lately too. Got a couple pads from Michael's on clearance and have been using the heck out of them.
Silhouette's got t-shirt transfer paper now. Pretty cool stuff going on. My mind is a'spinnin'. I think I found a way to afford these Pottery Barn pillows. Just got make a knock off.
Toddler time wise, Hank has loved playing with corn starch slime this week. Doesn't get any simpler than mixing 1:2 parts water and cornstarch and then adjusting with either ingredient to get the right consistency. It's both liquid and solid at the same time and very sensory oriented. Add food coloring and extracts for color and smell if you want to get the Mommy of the Year Award:). Hank likes picking out the colors.
I threw some marbles and plastic animals in it for interest. Two 1 hour periods spent playing happily with this stuff in the afternoons. Kinda pain to clean up (be prepared for a mess), but if you just let it dry for 30 minutes, it vacuums off the floor and any unfortunate furniture that gets in the way.
Bookwise for Hank, it isn't very often that Matt and I have the same opinions about Hank's books. Matt will read Dr. Seuss for hours, I try to hide every copy in the house. We both agreed that Dirty Joe the Pirate was a hilarious story. The library is dangerous, we think we're saving money by keeping Hank in fresh reading material, but often end up buying the favorites that we've discovered. Could be worse, right?