Sunday, January 27, 2013

Toodler hair

 These are a few ways i do my toddlers hair. My daughter has enough hair that if i leave it undone it looks like the first picture.  I know i could cut her hair or give her bangs. But I am one of those moms that wont cut her hair until she asks me to. So it will be a long while before i cut her hair so I just take the time to put her hair up most days.
Pig Tails
Fishtail Braid
Pony Tail
Double Fish tail Braids
Top up
Multi Band Pig tails
Crossed multi band top only
Regular Braid

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Finger Painting

Emmalynn loves to finger paint we do it often and she always enjoys it this time i painted too. Normally i just watch her but this time I wanted to paint as well. 
Top left: Look mommy i painted my face
Top Right: Mommy I'm messy
Bottom Left: Painting pictures
Bottom Right: A few of our Paintings the top one that's completely covered i did.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

10 Deadly car seat mistakes you might be making

1. Using your car seat wrong! Nationally, the misuse rate for child safety seats is over 80% and as high as 95% in some areas. That scares me more then i can put into words. Please make sure your using your car seat correctly and have the installation checked by a professional.

2. Using Both the LATCH system and a seat belt to install your car seat.  I understand the thinking that using both is safer when in fact its not. Use one or the other but never both. Just use the one that gets the best fit and you are most comfortable using. If you prefer to use LATCH and want the seat in the center, make sure your car has center LATCH (many do not)

3. Infant Carries should NOT be used on top of shopping carts! I know you have seen other moms do this but they are not made to work with a shopping cart. Visit here for more info

4. Forward facing to soon. even tho the law states that you can turn an infant at 1 year and 20lbs the American Academy of Pediatrics now advises parents to keep toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age two, or until they exceed the height or weight limit for the car seat.

5. Winter Coats and Car seats don't mix.

6. Chest clip belongs on the chest not the belly. Chest clip should be even with the armpits.

7. Not reading the owner manual. Always read the owners manuals for your vehicle and carseat thoroughly.  They often contain specific information about carseat installation that may not be obvious.  Some models may vary from what you would expect.

8. Make sure the harness is snug. You should not be able to pinch any strap or put more then one finger between your child's collarbone and the strap. The straps should be as Snug as a hug.

9. Don't buy used car seats. You never know the history of a seat when you buy used and saving money isn't worth risking your child's life.

10. Make sure the seat is adjusted correctly for your child and the way they are facing. Keep the harness straps at or below the shoulders while rear-facing and at or above the shoulders while front-facing.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Toddler Activitys

Top Left: Color Matching with candy land
Top Right: Playing with her Tag Jr. Books
Bottom Left: Dress up and putting on fake makeup
Bottom Right: Trying to write an E

Monday, January 7, 2013

Cute toddler things

Emmalynn does some funny stuff
Emmalynn was holding a Giraffe and I was holding a Lion
Emmalynn: Mommy Raffies don't roar
Me:But lions do
Emmalynn: Oh Roar

Before Bed emmalynn was counting her toes

I touched Emmalynn's nose
Emmalynn: my nose (touches nose) my nose
Me:Yes that's your nose
Emmalynn: my nose mommy

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January Books List

    This is the list of books I want to read in January. I am so excited for this year and to read more books. I am open to ideas of books to read. This is what i want to read but a few of these are book one of series so i may not get to them all depending on how much i want to read the rest of the series. 
    • Heist Society by Ally Carter 
    • Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
    • I'd tell you i love you, But then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter
    • The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky 
    • 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
    • The Initiation by L.J. Smith
    • Fallen by Lauren Kate 
    • Matched by Ally Condie 

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    What im reading

    Its no secret that i have a love affair with books. They are my escape when i have had a bad day and i need a few minutes to reset. Books have always been a safe place for me. I under stand that may sound silly but bring able to lose my self in a book has gotten me through some extremely hard times. One of my goal for the new year is to read at least 30 books this year. I am pretty sure i will have no problem doing that because in December I finished 6 new books and reread a few others including reading some of the new ones again.

    My December Reading list

    • Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
    • Glimmer by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
    • Glow by Stacey Wallace Benefiel
    • My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
    • Just for Now by Abbi Glines