Saturday, February 28, 2015

What is going on here?!

There are moments in life when you look at your baby and you realize...she isn't a baby any more! As proud as I am to watch Chloe grow into an amazing little girl the mom in me wants to just stop time and have her stay little forever.

I know you can all relate!

So what caused this motherly crisis? my sweet baby on a bike.



How big does she look now?! WHY?!


Is my husband ENCOURAGING this unacceptable growth?!


All jokes aside..it is such a blessing to watch her grow and moments like these make me realize just how valuable these years truly are. I pray that I learn to never take them for granted because that bike will soon be replaced by a car and before I know it my baby girl will be a grown woman!





Friday, February 27, 2015

Mother Goose time!

Hey there! It's been quite a while! I have returned with some very exciting news for our homeschooling. As some of you may already know I work full time and have been doing some sort of homeschooling since Chloe was a little toddler.

It has been a challenge coming up with my own lessons, themes and gathering supplies each month - which is why I am super excited to share that Mother Goose Time has chosen me as a Blog Ambassador for their box curriculum! For the sake of disclosure I do get their product for free, but please know that all opinions are mine and are real.

This week Chloe and I were very excited to receive our package. As you can see she was very possessive of the box!

                                    

One of the biggest hurdles in my homeschooling journey has always been organization - I am not very good at it. Mother Goose Time seems to be the perfect solution to that problem. The first thing you notice when you open the box is the amount of bags in there. Each daily lesson for that month is packed in its individual bag with the supplies you will need for that day. Which means I can focus on spending time actually doing the lesson as opposed to trying to come up with the lesson :)


The day is clearly labeled with its corresponding number and subject


The bag also includes supplies and instructions for the days project.



Since this is the March box they included "Bonus days" which are crafts for St. Patricks day and one for Spring! 






There is teachers guide which explains the theme, it gives tips on following the program and then it goes into details for each day!



I am incredibly excited to start this journey and share it with all of you! Stay tuned to be see how we set up our space and more details on the wonderful things included in the Mother Goose Time box (There are just too many to post all in one post!)

If you are interested in the program you can visit their website at www.Mothergoosetime.com




- Josy






Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Direction of the blog

This post is about a week late...It was Chloebears 2nd Birthday last week!  I still want to take the time to thank my Lord Jesus Christ for another year in my Chlobears life, she has been such an immense blessing in my life and I am just to grateful that God has trusted me with one of his most beautiful creations. I want to share some pictures from the special day!


This was the set up...and those awesome dudes are the BEAT BUDS! If you are in the Los Angeles area I HIGHLY recommend them! They just took the party to the next level of awesome.


Here is my beautiful birthday girl...Please excuse the yellow hue..no, I did not try to be hip with the filters, my baby sister used the wrong setting on the camera :(







Enjoying the Beat buds performance!



Main table




This was also part of the beat buds performance, they let the kids explore instruments!

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Family Photo Booth pictures!




You know it was a good party when you end up dressed as a mermaid trying to sit in a doll stroller.

Special thank you to all those who joined us on this special day, we love you all and I hope you had as much fun as we did!

My Humble opnion on California Law - AB1266

I will be 100% honest - I hadn't even heard about this law until a few days ago and I thought it was a joke. Sadly, turns out it's 100% real, our governor signed it and everything! California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender kindergarten-through-12th grade students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want. So now a 15 year old boy can go into the girls shower just because he "identified" with being a girl that day. I cannot believe the disregard for the safety of those children we entrust them with. I know there are those children that do struggle with Gender Identity and we should protect them but shouldn't we also protect the other 99% of children? There has to be a better way, this law is just too easy to take advantage of! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Almost 2!

Chloe is now 22 months...that just blows me away anytime I say it! Party preparations are in full swing, it will be a mermaid party as she has a crazy obsession for the Little Mermaid. I am not a big fan of character parties so I decided I will use Ariel's silhouette rather than her image and I have a personal battle with that as I know it's Chloe's party and not mine but...hopefully she loves it regardless!

I will start posting pictures and tutorials of the different DYI projects that are being made for the party!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Inexperienced traveler...plus a Toddler


So next weekend we are going our on very needed vacation to Hawaii! I must admit...I am extremely terrified of flying with a Toddler. I have had my share of travel but it has usually been weekend trips to England for soccer games (don't ask..you won't understand and you'll just think I'm weird) which required no preparation.

So I thought I'd entertain you pros with my ROOKIE LIST.  This is a list of the things I have so far purchased for my trip...feel free to point and laugh. The point is that after the trip I will let you guys know what really is needed and what I should of saved my money on!

 Here is what I have rounded up so far for our first vacation. Disclaimer: I tend to over prepare.


1.  Kidz Gear Headphones - I got pretty purple ones. This should be a life saver as I plan on using the Ipad to keep her occupied for as long as possible. I know the only way the Ipad will keep her attention is with sound. How fun is talking Tom if you can't hear him talk back to you? 

2. Sand Off! Pink Powder Infused Mitt beach towel - I am fully aware that a powder infused mitt is not NECESSARY for the beach but whatever helps me take the sand off my kid without having to shove her into those beach showers is a friend of mine!

3. Mesh Beach Bag - I can carry all we need without carrying sand back with me. 

4. Swim Shoes  - Self explanatory really. Right? 

5. Disposable swim diapers - Don't look at me like that. I know that "reusable" is much safer and better for the environment but, I am on vacation! I don't want to be wiping poop off a diaper so I can reuse it. Disposable it is.

6. CARES Harness system - Chloebear has her own seat on the plane and instead of buying a $100+ harness, I rented one off ebay..yes RENTED and it was only $15! I know she won't sit for the entire time but at least it's nice to have the option.

7. Chicco Echo stroller- LOVEEEEEEE this stroller! $99 exclusively at target, 4 position recline, perfect height, nice storage basket, beautiful colors...I have one of those expensive strollers and I love this $99 dollar one just as much. Check out!

Those are the main things....let me know if i'm forgetting something!! I know about sunscreen I just didn't list it. :) 


Easter

This year was Chloe's 2nd Easter but the first she actually knew what was going on. On Saturday we had a wonderful time with our friends from our Working Parents Meet up group. We had an early morning Egg hunt with lots of eggs and lots of kids all around the same age, There wasn't much hiding of the eggs it was mainly just lay them out in plain sight and hope they didn't take 4 hours to put them into their baskets. The kids had a blast and I hope the parents did to cause I sure did!





On Sunday we went to church and we had the worst experience in sunday school. Chloe is 19 months and she has not yet been able to hang at sunday school she just completely freaks out and I get called in and she hates me for the rest of the day. How old were your kids when they started staying at Sunday School? Any tips?