Category Archives: Embrace the Camera

family

I have the best family ever. ¬†ūüôā ¬†We’ve been having lots of fun with various iPhone camera apps lately.

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hug

I decided to take a nap with Jonah the other day because he had woken up at 5:15 that morning, and we were both exhausted. ¬†At one point during the nap, he woke up, reached his arms out, and said “uuuhhhhh” (that’s Jonah for “hug”), and then cuddled right up next to me after he got his hug and went back to sleep.

That, my friends, is why you become a parent.

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a photo

I have about 10 minutes before Jonah gets back from visiting his grandparents, so really quickly I wanted to share a picture of him being sweet and cuddling after nap time yesterday. ¬†Over the past few days he’s been in a great mood the majority of the time. ¬†I’m hoping this is what it’ll be like all the time after he’s done teething!

I do have a post I want to write about Jonah’s eating habits, but I don’t have time now (but long story short: he’s a typical picky toddler who never wants to eat, and of course that worries me). ¬†Hopefully I can really get to it this weekend!

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craft: toddler-friendly crayons

Ever since Jonah first began coloring, I’ve been collecting the many broken pieces in a snack bag. ¬†We’ve tried both the regular-sized crayons and the thicker ones, but it doesn’t matter. ¬†They all get broken. ¬†Once the bag got full, I decided we needed to melt them down to make new crayons! ¬†Yesterday, we went to a thrift store right down the street and got a mini muffin tin for 75 cents.

The amount of pieces I had ended up being pretty much perfect.

Here are most of the wrappers. ¬†When I started tearing the wrappers off, I thought, “I don’t know what people are complaining about! ¬†This isn’t so hard.” ¬†By the time I was halfway through, I wanted to tear out my hair. ¬†I think I’ll have crayon under my fingernails for a few days.

Jonah played patiently while I worked.

Then we had some cuddle time while they baked.  This boy has been very cuddly lately.

The directions I followed said to put them in the freezer to cool and harden, which I did. ¬†But mine ended up cracking. ¬†Not sure what I did wrong. ¬†Our crayons don’t look quite as pretty as some I’ve seen. ¬†Most of Jonah’s broken ones were darker colors, for some reason. ¬†They still look pretty neat, though.

Jonah wasn’t too sure what to think of them! ¬†But hopefully he’ll like them, because I think (and hope) they’ll be harder to break than regular crayons.

Anyone have any other inexpensive or free toddler-friendly craft ideas?  I love that this one only cost us 75 cents!

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