Father’s Day Gift 2012

It is sooo hard to buy my husband gifts; he likes big ticket items or buys himself exactly what he wants the second it comes out.  I cannot complain because there is not much that he really wants and his purchases are a few times a year.    

This year for Father’s Day, I am going to have the kids each hold a “D” and then hold an “A” together.  So he can have 3 separate frames that spell DAD.  I am hoping to update these every year – provided the kids will still pose with the letters!

PBS Kids Discussion # 5 – Sesame Street

My sister swears Sesame Street taught her oldest her letters and numbers, which I whole heartedly believe since my encounter with Super Why. (link)  Everyone loves Sesame Street, or so I thought.  My good friend has told me that her Mother in Law does not allow her nephew to watch Sesame Street because it is too liberal.  While the Street might be a little liberal, I do not think it will harm your child to watch Elmo every once in a while. 

Sesame Street also features healthy hygiene and eating habits, which I personally hope my children embrace well after I’m done force feeding them broccoli and green beans and especially when I am not there to brush teeth at night! 

Sesame Street has a thumbs up from this mama and a rating of 8 of 10!

Precious Pillowcases

Once upon a child when I was in my first bed, my mom made me a pillow case and that very pillowcase is the one I took to college with me.  Now, 13 years after I took that pillowcase to college with me, it is still in my linen closet.  In fact, I think I used it for the first couple years of my marriage.  Then, I thought it was best that I retire the pillowcase with my name embroidered on it. 

Now, I want my children to have the same strange attachment to a pillowcase.  I took my littles to the fabric department the last time we were at good ole Wal-Mart.  My 5 year old picked out ballet fabric and I picked Thomas fabric for my 2 year old.   It took about a month for me to drag out my sewing machine, but it did happen….you can close your mouth now, I saw it drop open. 

Over the weekend, I made the pillowcases and ironed on a patch with the initial on it.  They will be super special to them; I hope….lots of love went into those suckers. 

The joke is on me, though.  I was on the phone with my sister in the last week where I told her I made these pillowcases.  She laughed and said “Mom didn’t make those, she just stitched on them.”  Haha – I maybe took the pillowcase thing a tiny bit too literally, but they will be loved!