Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day...and Matthew's favs

Happy Mother's Day to Karin's Mom and Jordan's Mom. We definitely wouldn't be who we are and the kind of parents that we are without your influence. We hope you've had a great day! Love you tons!

I decided to make a layout of all of Matthew's current favorite things since he's less than a month away from turning 2. I thought we would have a few things on our list and ended up with a huge list. It's so fun to see kids grow and change. We are so blessed to have him in our lives and I feel lucky that I get to be his mom. He's definitely showing his independence right now and wants to do things his way so he gets his way when it's no big deal, sometimes it has to be our way, and other times we compromise. The one thing I do try and do is make sure that he knows why we are telling him no to something.

In case you can't read the text:
-Favorite foods: chicken nuggets, gold fish, figs (thanks mom-seriously), protein shakes, peanut butter, milk, water
-Movies and Shows: Meemo (Nemo), Monsters (monsters inc.), monkey (curious george), mickey mouse clubhouse
-Comforts: beebee (binky), lion chair, bankie (blankie), beebo (belly button, which he loves to play with and loves his tummy)
-Playing: outside, puzzles, ball, blocks, chase, car
-Books: goodnight moon, goodnight gorilla, sandra boynton books, who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?
-Songs: ABCs (w/leapfrong fridge magnets), Here come the 1,2,3s CD, Down on the Banks of the Hanky Panky, 5 Little Monkeys

I also decided to create a little ABC book for Matthew to have at church to try and help us through sacrament meeting. I downloaded the little characters in a kit and created the pages. I printed 4x6 pics and slid them into a cheap photo holder. We'll see how it works in about an hour and a half.


Hyrum, Tiana and the kiddies said...

I love your blog!! I get such good ideas and tips from you!! Thanks! I love the flashcard ABCs. Where'd you find them?

Flwrgirl said...

I made them myself on Photoshop Elements 6 and then printed them as 4x6 photos.

Flwrgirl said...

I didn't make the animals, etc. just put the cards together.

Em said...

That book idea is way cute! I also like the digital scrapbook thing, because I'm all for saving time!

kriston said...

Really cute pages and the book turned out awesome! I haven't had the desire to do digital pages but after seeing yours, I may have to give it a try :)

Heather said...

So Karin..will you let me buy a copy of your ABC book?
How did it work at church?
I love the page of Matthew's favorite things. It will be so fun for him (and you and Jordan) to remember the things that he really loved when he was almost two.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Dick&Erica said...

I've been looking for something to decorate our almost-finished playroom with...and I think I might do little canvases of the ABC's. They are really cute! You have such great style.