If You Build it…

When I am not beside myself with nerves for the athletes… and their mothers, I am marveling with pure wonder at how beautiful London looks and what a lovely Olympics this has been so far. Sneaking sand volleyball into one of the most formal locations on earth is a stunning move! Here’s a quote from the … Continue reading

A Trip to London to Meet our Olympic Host

There is nothing like a trip to the host city to really catch the Olympics spirit! So that’s how we are spending the afternoon. In London. The pop-up version. It’s all part of preparing my little Olympian for Friday’s opening ceremonies. Our list follows below and you’ll see some random choices. But since there are so … Continue reading

Organic Bug Sprayers…as an Olympic Event

When I saw this idea on super clever blog,  Toddler Approved, I knew immediately I had found our first Olympic event. Toddler + spray bottle + sidewalk chalk = Olympic fun! And so I gathered my pint sized Olympian and his friends. We huddled in the dining room around the “Prize Box” (filled with $1 … Continue reading

The Leg Bone’s Connected to the…

When C was first born, some expert in the one of the 30 baby books I consumed said I should sing to my baby, give him a massage, establish a bedtime routine for baby and on and on and on. The advice is really endless and each missive more important than the next (you feel … Continue reading

The Pay-Off!

When I look around our Adventure Room (formerly the bonus room), I have to admit, I get a little bit teary. Look at where we started…. And here we are today! And I have to say, that having all of you along for the ride, has made this experience even better. So, thank you! Today, … Continue reading

Message in a bottle… or maybe an ocean

This is a fun summer project to bring out the scientist in your munchkin!  What better way to understand what a wave looks like and how it moves than to create one yourself… in a bottle. And the best part is your toddler is perfectly capable of doing a lot of the work (as long … Continue reading

Mesmerized by Moonjellies

Can you imagine anything more magical than your grandparent loading you onto a motor boat one summer’s night and heading out along the cool waters of the sea, only to find an ocean of magically glowing moonjellies? This is how our study of jellyfish begins, through the words of a captivating a children’s tale: Night of … Continue reading

Toddlers, Leatherbacks and Loggerheads

It only took a couple of minutes of watching this night-time video of baby sea turtles hatching… Crowley fell completely in love. And who can blame him? Sea turtles are very special animals. They are also very vulnerable.  The movie, A Turtle’s Tail: Sammy’s Adventure, made that point so well, even featuring time spent in a sea … Continue reading

A Whale of a Tale…

The letter ‘W’ is a toughie. Especially for a 3-year-old. You can look at that letter all you want and still come up with the same conclusion… it’s an upside down ‘M’ and that’s all there is to it! What better way to help Crowley conquer ‘W’ than spending a morning learning about whales? We … Continue reading