Toddler Crafts: Butterfly Plates by Happy Family Blog

Toddler Crafts: Butterfly Plates

Items needed Paper plates. We used small ones because that is the size we had.  You can also use full size plates Hot glue gun Sizzors Pipe cleaner Wooden craft stick Paint, stickers, etc. Instructions  Step 1 – Cut the plates in half.  With both sides slacked together cut out a triangle in the middle.…

Books We are Reading this Week; Happy Family Blog

Books We are Reading this Week

I got the idea for this weekly series from Katie at  Soph and Jack, check out her blog for fun family adventures and frugal finds. I wish we lived in the same town, I would love to hang out with her just based on reading her blog.  I finally got a library card as an adult.…

Toddler Craft, Edible Crafts, Color Recognotion

Edible Stained Glass 

Last week a friend posted some pictures of her toddler making these and I knew they were our next project.  Click here to view the original post. What you need Baking pan Parchment paper Cooking spray Metal cookie cutters Hard candies – we used life savers, but you could use jolly ranchers or mints as well.…

Empty handed – Jealous for a Moment 

Bailey and I went to the beach this week.  It is one of my favorite places to go.  Each time we go it is a different experience.  The constant is the amount of stuff we bring.  As we parked and I started to unload the car of chairs, the umbrella, towels, the cooler, rafts, sunscreen,…

How to Clean Bath Toys by Happy Family Blog

How to Clean Bath Toys

Earlier this week my best best texted me asking how often I clean my daughter’s bath toys.  It made me realize I have never cleaned them.  We always try to squeeze all the water out of them, but I have never cleaned them.  I started researching different options.  I love love love vinegar so I…

In Our Pjs All Day Long

This summer we are doing mommy camp = mommy daughter fun everyday instead of going to camp.  I put unnecessary pressure to make each day special. I generally like to do an activity in the morning, like the beach or a play date,  lunch, naps and then a low key afternoon at the house or…

Our Dog Bit our Daughter, Why I am OK with it, Sort of

My title is not entirely true and I think I need to preface this post that our dog nipped at her scaring both of us more than hurting our daughter. Mac, our dog, is an almost 13 year old 10 lb Maltese.  When Bailey was first born I was so worried about what the future would…

Fascination with Big Trucks

Like many kids my daughter has a fascination with big trucks, especially fire and garbage trucks.  We have encourage it because it is something so simple that brings her so much joy.  Our town has an amazing program during the holidays were for a donation Santa and friends will come to your home on a…