Tot School ~ Christmas Fun!

~Krash is currently 31 months old~

Christmas was loads of fun at our house and thankfully both boys handled the overload very well. We were joined by my parents who visited from NC, and were thankful to have our Daddy feeling pretty good for the celebrating.

Our family opens gifts under the tree on Christmas Eve and then Santa comes in the morning. It works well for us this way, not overloading it all in one day. We spend all of Christmas Day just being together and playing, it’s wonderful.

Since Tot School obviously did not occur, in an official way, I thought I would share some of Krash’s cool new Tot School gifts!

This year I loaded all of Krash’s gift books into one big box, he was excited to open it and find all of these in there! His favorite was definitely Gallop. But he also liked the others he got: Bright Baby Animals, Busy Baby: First 100 Things That Go, Touchy Feely: Wacky Wild Animals, I Love You Through And Through, and a few more! He got a few more Cars (from the movie) to add to his collection, which he always uses to learn in creative ways! Here he’s driving them on his new Melissa and Doug Magnetic Chalk/Dry Erase BoardHe made a road out of his new Play Doh cans and drove the cars on it!Then he stacked the Play Doh cans and balanced the cars on top! He didn’t have nearly as much fun with the Play Doh when it was actually opened!!!The boys got a new Foam Alphabet Puzzle Mat which has already been set up and enjoyed!
They got many *together* gifts this year, it was neat watching them share the joy over things they both liked!Pac-Man used his own money to buy Krash a present this year…K loves his new bulldozer!We found these great Mega Bloks Cars Buildable Street Racers at Ross (the discount store) for about $12, on Amazon they are listed over 65$ right now! I am glad we got them when we did!!!Santa brought him the Tonka Bounce Back Racer, it’s awesome!!!He also got this awesome wooden alphabet puzzle from Ross, for about $10. I love how each letter has it’s own parts so we can work on just a few at a time. He is very into puzzles now so he really liked it!

I’m sure your tots got some cool new Tot School toys too!!!! Care to share??? Either link up a post below like normal or list a few favorites in the comments section! These will be great posts to refer back to in the coming year when shopping for birthdays or spending gift cards!!!!

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Tot School

~Krash is currently 31 months old~

Our week began with a request for some hammering. K needs some work on his colors still, so we brought out our foam ABC blocks to hammer the colors…and sit on them…Then we went on to hammering bean bag letters, or as we call it, “Bean Bag Monster” Baba had to learn the rules so he could be the monster!K has his first chore…to feed our big dog Bower! He LOVES to do it and does a pretty good job!!!K still loves to cut, especially using his special tot scissors, I had him cut red and green paper up so we could decorate a little hand tree we’re making-not finished yet though!He worked on his transportation puzzleand learned to play the WiiHis collection of die cast Cars continue to provide hours of fun and learning opportunities!!!We had some major house renovation work done this weekend by some of our friends from NC (where we moved from) who wanted to do something to help us out during this time. They came up and finished 4 HUGE projects that were hanging over our heads. We live in a 100 year old home, that needed tons of work when we moved in, it is always a project, but we love it.
Krash was a big help while they worked…
  • Want to see more Tot School posts? Click HERE!
  • Visit our Tot School Webpage HERE
  • Visit our Tot School Tools store HERE
  • See our Tot School Squidoo Lens HERE
  • Tools for Tots HERE

If you have a tot (approximately ages 1-3) at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new…

GO HERE 1st for more details, then if you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to Mr Linky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email). Provide a link back somewhere in your post to this post so your readers can see other ideas too!

Prayer Geography…the results!!!!

Daddy’s prayer map is complete! We heard from over 175 people between both blogs and hit almost every state and many countries! it was really exciting to watch the comments come in and to know that prayers have been lifted up for our Daddy and family!!!! Here Pac-Man is showing the printed copy to his Daddy for the first time, Daddy was amazed!!!

We can’t thank you all enough for joining with us, and thank you for letting Pac-Man know you were(are) praying for his Daddy.
In case anyone is wondering where we got our map, here is the link. It is really cool, you color it in online and then download your copy to print!

PS-I have emailed everyone who left an email address in their comment who requested the other blog. If you did not leave your email, I did not send it to you :), you are welcome to send me an email or comment to request it again, but be sure to leave me your email address so I can get it to you that way! If you aren’t comfortable with leaving your email in a comment, just ask me not to publish the comment and then nobody but me will see it! You can always do that on my blog if you ever have a more private message for me. I have comment moderation on so I can just delete after I read if you ask me not to publish it!

Only 2 more days!!!

I am a BIG Amazon shopper, for Christmas, birthdays, and regular days! I usually only opt for items with their free shipping option, and I have gotten some really awesome gifts this year!!!

Just in case you still have a tot to buy for, you can order in the next 2 days and have it by Christmas, and with free shipping! Here’s a few of my favorites…Primer Pak by Lauri which includes one of our favorite ABC puzzles, and a bunch of other cool tot items!

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Mini Automoblox Combo Pack a BIG hit in our house, not just with Krash but also with my 6 year old!!!

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Melissa and Doug Magnetic Chalk/Dry Erase Board We got this for Krash this year along with more magnets (dinosaurs and farm) from Ross-the discount store!!!

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Melissa and Doug Upper & Lower Case Alphabet This is also under the tree for K-we gotta work on those lower case letters!

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Happy shopping!!!! Hope you find lots of great deals and end up with lots of Tot School goodies yourself (if you have a tot)!

Tot School ~ We’re Finally Home!

~Krash is currently 31 months old~

We finished up our week in NC, and formal Tot School has yet to occur but here is an account of K’s fun filled week!

We made up a bath game (using our Bath ABCs) that K loved!!! I sang him the song from The Laurie Berkner Band (if you don’t have this, get it for your tot for Christmas!!!), the one about having an animal on your head, and changed it to “K’s got an F on his knee, K’s got an A on his head…” He thought this was hilarious!!!He continues to do well with the potty training! He got to spend some time with his good buddy before we left NC, they had lots of great moments like this…And then a couple like this…He went on a few field trips, to Chuck E Cheese, And Monkey Joe’s (a huge bouncy house indoor place)Then, FINALLY on Friday he was reunited with his beloved Daddy!!!!!!He got a brand new big boy bed…With stairs and all! (Pac-Man is on the bottom, Krash on the top) Here’s the link to where we ordered the beds from, I had a few questions about where I got them on my other blog :) We LOVE them!!!
  • Wat to see more Tot School posts? Click HERE!
  • Visit our Tot School Webpage HERE
  • Visit our Tot School Tools store HERE
  • See our Tot School Squidoo Lens HERE
  • Tools for Tots HEREIf you have a tot (approximately ages 1-3) at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new…

GO HERE 1st for more details, then if you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to Mr Linky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email). Provide a link back somewhere in your post to this post so your readers can see other ideas too!