I have been promising B for weeks that we would put together her fairy garden in the backyard and we finally had time to do it for Earth Day this weekend.
We grabbed this super sweet book at the library to go along with our activity. It was the perfect little read and B got really excited over the idea of sneaky fairies visiting the garden she was about to build for them!
We planted the yellow and orange marigolds and lavender daisies B had picked out, in a shallow terra cotta pot.
She did an excellent job of building a little fairy town with these pieces that I found at the DOLLAR STORE! Such a steal! You can also check out this cute little fairy garden set as another option.
Miss. Sassy Pants was certainly pleased with the results of her garden!
Outfit: Jumpsuit, Sandals, Bow.
For the finishing touch, we added fairy lights for nighttime (so the fairies wouldn’t get lost) and added smaller terra cotta pots with flower bulbs planted in them.
Both B and I are thrilled with the end result. A garden this cute is sure to attract some friendly fairies for a visit!
sometimes i truly struggle with keeping B occupied on our free days where we don’t have something planned. one day i realized that i had been hoarding too many toilet and paper towel tubes for some unknown crafting purpose (because i do that). so, i decided to put together the easiest activity ever for B… a troll hair cutting station.
here’s what you need:
- multiple empty toilet paper/paper towel tubes
- colored pencils
- adult scissors
- child safe scissors
simply draw “troll faces” on each tube with various expressions, use the “grown up scissors” to cut hair on each tube, flatten out the hair so it’s easy to cut….and voila!
B was entertained for a good 30 minutes giving each troll a new do. it then evolved into her cooking her new troll friends dinner in her play kitchen. such a simple activity sparked her creativity and my little lefty received some cutting practice as well!
what other fun activities have you come up with using old toilet paper rolls or other random items in your home? let me know below!
okay, she probably does believe in the easter bunny… but i feel like some day when the truth comes out, she will take it in stride. why? last winter she invented a game of santa claus before christmas. i would pretend to sleep and she would put items in my stocking and bring me gifts. this was all completely of her own creation and unprompted. it freaked me out because NO. this game was far too logical!
this morning after her annual easter egg hunt for the eggs left by the bunny man himself, she decided to re-package all of her shiny plastic eggs with their treats inside. i was then told to “go sleep for 10 hours” (i wish…), and she proceeded to hide all of the eggs for me to wake up and find.
giggling with delight she watched me curiously poke around looking for all of her strategically hidden eggs. it was the best. and i realized how big she is getting and how quickly time passes although she is only just 3.
and now we move on to summer, just like that! bring on the hot weather (or not! i miss winter dearly already)!
Dress: Sadiethenty Shoes, Ears, Necklace: Target Purse: Gift
this weekend we welcomed spring! saturday was a catch up day for me to get B’s easter basket together and catch up on laundry.
sunday, however, is always our family day. B takes soccer in the morning, which she loves and WE love it because it exhausts her enough to nap later in the day.
B loves flowers, so taking her to the garden at the local hardware store after soccer is a fun treat for her! we also scooped up some goodies because we are planning to start a little garden in our backyard soon.
one of our favorite things to do is have pool float fights. i somehow always end up on the losing side when N and B gang up on me!
B’s first time at Firehouse Subs was a success. Yum!
we planted some lavender and wildflower seeds. we’ve actually had the wildflower seeds for quite a while and received the packet for free via the Cheerios bring back the bees campaign. you can grab a pack here for yourself too! i don’t have green thumb, but luckily N does!
no photos, but we made turkey meatballs using fresh herbs from B’s aerogarden! 🙂
and that wraps up another weekend. what did you do on your quick two day break? i’m absolutely anticipating my upcoming 3-day weekend and hosting easter at our house.
if someone had tried to explain what a mom tribe is to me before i had B, i would have no idea what they were talking about. (in fact, i would probably think they were crazy).
luckily, at 9 weeks pregnant with B, i fell into the best mama group around. we bonded through pregnancy, birth, infancy and now toddler-hood.
i am not exaggerating when i say that i could not have survived this thing called motherhood without them.
i’ve had the opportunity to meet so many of them in person over the last 2.5 years. today, we were able to have brunch with J and C… which i have so been looking forward to all week long! they just make my heart so happy!
once we said goodbye, we went on the hunt for the perfect new tomato plant for B. seriously. a hunt.
B had a great time pulling around (and being pull around IN) the little red wagon.
three garden shops later, we did in fact find the almost perfect tomato plant. it’s still a little early to find good ones, so maybe we will add another one to the collection later in the season.
saturday concluded with dinner at our favorite hole in the wall italian restaurant. and then B and her cousin playing at their grandpa’s.
weekends= my fave.
send sleepy dust our way in hopes that B doesn’t wake up with nightmare’s again. this mama needs some sleep tonight!