Crafting with Toddlers: Holiday Fun Resumes

Okay, so sometimes life just happens and you have to be all grown up and handle some adult family stuff (pause the fun)….But….then you get to jump right back into it and resume the life full of giggles, construction paper, and glue! Tonight, we made pumpkins (the kind that won’t melt in the Florida heat!!!) and they turned out pretty alright if I do say so myself!pumpkins'

So now, we are really beginning to feel the Halloween spirit around here with our witches, ghosts, spiders, and now pumpkins! See our little ensemble of Halloween fun 🙂

so far

Maybe it is not glamorous, but oh the laughter behind each of these decorations!

It is so easy to forget to make these little memories when everything seems to be coming at you from every direction, but in truth, it is these little memories that will help you through those times. Put down the phone, those calls and emails can wait. Stop the chores for a moment, I promise they will still be there. Take five fewer minutes on your makeup, your children will not care if your eyeliner is even. Just take a few moments and make a memory.

We will never regret making a memory. It is not doing so that we will regret.

Live without regrets!

“Gigi”

Halloween Moments! Things that we no longer have to miss!

Oh, how I dreaded the holidays last year. It was absolutely painful to view all of the decorations in the stores and lining the houses on the streets. I did not want to feel that way, (I had always loved every silly tradition) but I could not help it. Nothing was the same. The grandchildren were not home. My oldest son had moved to Florida. My daughter was unable to form a smile without her children. My youngest son could not find a way to make it better. It was a miserable time!

Generally, every holiday gets a whole month. I know. That’s extreme but we have a lot of traditions and I do not intend to miss a single one this year! Today is the kickoff for Halloween and we certainly enjoyed ourselves!

My advice to everyone, do not take a single moment for granted! During the last year, we managed to do holiday crafts and implement a few traditions into our visits. But, I tell ya, there is nothing better than having them “home for the holidays.”

To the return of our family and our traditions!

“Gigi”