Love picture, left, dads and toddlers at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dallas.
One of my favourite holidays is upon us again. I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. Every year, for St. Patrick’s Day, I reminisce about my days living abroad in Ireland and Scotland, making the move to Ireland with one of my dearest friends, I love you Amy, about making the dear friendship with a French girl, Aurelie, whose also has a birthday now, Happy Birthday Aurelie, and meeting my now German husband while travelling through Europe via my job in Scotland.
For some real Irish fun, click here for a fun Irish craft the whole family can have fun with. Last year, we did this craft with fellow toddler friends and with adult family members(see pictures below) Also don't forget to bend over upside down to kiss your blarney stone, as you see my German husband and child doing as well as my French friend below... Click here for the Irish Craft: Kissing the Blarney Stone & St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
I had a friend ask if I ever tandem breastfeed. For sure, it isn’t easy to tandem breastfeed especially the bigger they get.
There are problems such as how to balance two on a pillow, start burping one while the other is still feeding (especially when you have infants that spit up, A LOT) or to try and keep them from stabbing each other in the eye with their hands.
Nevertheless, the answer is yes, I do occasionally tandem breastfeed.
We LOVE Dr. Seuss. We are reading several Dr. Seuss books weekly with our toddler and to our twins. In celebration of his birthday, the following are some of our favourite free printables and activities that we incorporate into our family in celebration of Dr. Seuss.
Personally, the more I read of Dr. Seuss the wittier I become with rhyming for everyday fun with my son. For example, off the top of my head, yesterday I started singing, “hurry hurry we must hurry, have an appointment we’ve got to scurry. Scurry scurry, can you scurry? Can you hurry? Show mama how we can scurry hurry.” My toddler was rushing around, quickly putting on his tennis shoes, and helping me carry items to the car while laughing all the way.
Or when my toddler thinks it is funny to start jumping on the sofa, I might start saying: “hey bofa on the sofa I do not like for you to hop you must not hop on pop, you must not hop on the sofa bofa, I do not like that, I do not like that a lot”….ideas taken from Dr. Seuss books such as wocket in my pocket and hop on pop
The Hop on Pop book is to this day my favourite book to read. I started reading it to my son at the age of 2 months. When we travelled to Germany, at 5 months, he would sit still the longest when reading that book. At 2 years of age, he was reading and quoting from the book as well.
Here are some free printables to go along with the Hop on Pop book. Good for all ages!
My son loves to collect „goodies“ from our neighborhood walks. For our walks, we take along a bag, and I let him collect a few treasures to take home. Once home, we usually spread our treasures out on a table and talk about them, or we create a craft with them.
Today, we collected leaves and talked about the letter “L” in the alphabet. I printed this great little printout, shown above, for the letter L. He colored the printout as we practiced saying the letter “L” and all the words starting with “L”, especially the word leaf. Then we glued our leaves, gathered from our walk, onto the printout. Click here for this free "L" printout.