Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas Photo Booth Fun

This year we hosted my mom's family at our house for Christmas Eve. I used my silhouette machine to cut out some fun Christmas shapes and what do you know we had a photo booth. It turned out to be loads of fun!

photo booth ideas

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christmas entertainment

santa hat

snowman cutout


red lips

santa and elf

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from the Howards!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Guest Posting

Today I am guest posting over at Busy Being Jennifer. If you would like to see one our favorite family recipes check it out.

homemade holiday gift

And in case you're wondering, kids love it too!

christmas teacher gift idea

christmas pjs

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Felt Christmas Tree

A friend of mine made this felt tree for her son last year. So when I was at Hancock Fabric today and saw that felt was 50% off I knew this was my chance to make one for Landry.


This whole project was super easy and the total cost was $5. And took about 15 minutes to do. I cut everything out while watching TV.
  • $2.99 for the big green felt
  • $2 for the ornaments.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One Year Old Boy Gift Ideas

Now that we are a few months past Landry's first birthday I thought I would share some of his favorite toys. I know Christmas is right around the corner (can you believe it) and you may need gift ideas for the little boy in your life. So these are some of Landry's Favorites.

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1. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car- when we first got this car we left the floor board in the bottom and pushed him around, now we have removed the bottom and he is learning to walk around with it. They also have a girl version here.

2. Playskool Explore `N` Grow Busy Ball Popper - we love this toy because it is not annoying! It plays music for 10-30 seconds and then stops. You have to hit the button again to make it go. Landry just laughs and laughs at it and loves chasing the balls around. They also have a girl version here.


3. John Deere Electronic Lawn Mower - if your little guy is like mine then he wants to do everything daddy does. When daddy goes to mow, so does Landry. We love this one because it has lots of buttons he can push to put 'gas' and 'oil' in it. This mower also makes noise from the wheel in the back when he pushes it.

4. VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight- This may not be Landry's favorite, but it's on the list as one of my favorites. Its small, light and compact so it's perfect to take with us on the go. It's also perfect for the car and at night because it lights up. If you want something entertaining and not noisy (it's not the silent, but quiet).
5. Little People Animal Sounds Farm - Landry loves this toy because he can open and close all the doors, hear the animal sounds, and pick it up and move it around. We love it because it's easy to move around the house to different rooms.
6. Marshmallow - High Back Chair- This chair is not the best one on the market, but it does the job. When Landry is eating his snack in the afternoon, he will pull it up in the middle of the living room and sit in it. And I'm not gonna lie it;s one of the cutest things ever!
 7.Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship - This is not the table Landry has. I can't seem to find the exact one, but you can see him play with it here. I know you're probably thinking I'm crazy for suggesting this as a Christmas present, but you have to remember Landry turned one in July. We played with this almost every day this summer, and he still goes out and plays with all of the toys that go with it (without the water).

8. Poppin Park Giraffalaff Tumble Top- I know this is simple, right? But isn't this like the only toy we had at one? I don't know what it is about this toy but it always makes him laugh.

Other random gifts that we like are books, here are a few that we love:
 Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See Board Book
 The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Where's Spot? (Little Spot Board Books)

Let's Look! (Baby Einstein First Look and Find)

Hopefully, this list helps you find the perfect gift for the little boy in your life! As always, comment with any of your questions and I will try to get back to you. (Make sure you aren't a no-reply blogger. Read about it here.)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Day

After opening gifts just the 3 of us, we headed down the road to my parents house. We had my grandma's famous sausage rolls waiting for us! YUM! Landry started getting the hang of ripping up paper.

Landry got my dad this shirt, he cried. I totally didn't expect that.

It says "My Poppy is better than yours"

Landry got his first musical instrument from his favorite music teacher, Aunt B.

He got a football, basketball, soccer ball, some books, clothes, and bath toys!

Aunt Emi got this bib for Landry, but she's not single anymore... So Aunt B gave it to him! It's huge, it can hold so much drool!!! We love it!

We then headed back to our house to finish up the day with Taco Salad!

{Uncle Mark makes the best salsa!}