Friday, February 27, 2009

The Dirty Shirt

One of my Google Alerts flagged a cool mommy blog featuring reviews and posts on children's books, music, educational products, toys and more. It is the home of the bi-weekly Full to the Brim - Kid's Book Giveaway List, which is where I found the link to The Dirty Shirt!

Don'tcha just love how interconnected we all can be on the Internet? (Like anything else, it has its drawbacks too.)

The Dirty Shirt has a Baby Signs Potty Training Program Giveaway that runs through March 11. The winner will be announced the morning of March 12.

We're big fans of Baby Signs here at Silly Hat Central so of course we had to enter as often as rules allowed.

The fact is, both Brimful Curiosities and The Dirty Shirt have LOADS of great giveaways to choose from, so head on over to browse all the stuff you could win.

But be sure to visit Jennifer's blog to get the Baby Signs Potty Training Program giveaway details and enter to win a potty training kit for your child. Good luck!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

This morning I was surprised (as much as anyone with an exuberant two-year-old can be) with a heart-shaped box of dark chocolate-covered strawberries. So sweet!

Two Valentine cards accompanied the big red box. One was handmade by Little Sprout and Big Daddy and the other one was a "lil' lovebug" card that both Little Sprout and Big Daddy embellished with fancy signatures.

After naptime, Little Sprout had a Valentine's Day finger painting activity that involved heart-shaped potato stamps and champagne corks as well as fingers. I had cooked up some washable finger paints on the stove. Here are more recipes for edible toddler paints you can make at home. It was fun and we now have artwork drying outside on the deck to show daddy when he gets home.

Update: The finger painting is now dry and I've decided to use it to make cut-out hearts for a home-made card for Big Daddy. Cross your fingers that this turns out, since I'm making it up as I go along. Ha, ha!

I was planning on making meatloaf for dinner, until I scanned back through old blog posts and found one where Big Daddy had made a three-pound, heart-shaped meatloaf for us last year!
Ha, ha! Looking at the photo still makes me laugh.

So here are my second try at dinner: heart-shaped, Sweet Griddle Cakes.