Frozen Jr. is now LIVE at the Firehouse Theater in Dallas, Texas. Performances will be going on through October 13, 2019. You can purchase your tickets through the Firehouse Theater website. We were able to meet Elsa & Olaf after watching their amazing performance. The […]
Author: Addie - Greyson's Mom
Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2019. Our homeschool journey is seriously getting underway with the New Year. I feel like I’m having to start everything from scratch. Homeschool is not a familiar concept to me. I don’t recall knowing anyone who was homeschooled, and […]
Greyson Turned One
Greyson’s first birthday party (September 2017) mimicked his baby shower with the colors of white, black and gold. The theme was vintage music with our record player set out and the kids creating musical instruments of their own to take home! We’ve stuck with classic black, white, and gold colors for his baby shower and for his bedroom decor, as well. He loves music a lot, so we incorporated that into his 1st birthday party, too. I made most of the decor at home, including the backdrops, with help from one of my friends. Most pieces were simple items sourced from Dollar Tree, Five Below, and Walmart.
Decorations, Food, & More
I used streamers from Dollar Tree (black & white) & Target (gold) and attached them with tape to my photography backdrop stand.
My sister-in-law is the owner and creator of Kelli B Cakes and she created Greyson’s birthday cake and cupcakes.
“ONE” Rag Tie Banner
Nancy of Nancy Kimsey of Little Lassies LLC creates beautiful photography props, ragtime banners, and other sewn items.
Piano Keys Diaper
We had to have a matching diaper for his birthday theme, and Alva Baby was my go-to place for it! They have several styles and prints and they are one of the most cost-effective diaper brands that provide good quality diapers.
xoxo mamas, papas, & tiny green earthling caregivers,
Children are made readers on the laps of their parents– Emilie Buchwald From Addie, Greyson’s Mom: Why we feature Greyson’s Book of the Week Access to books at home is imperative to foster high literacy and learning skills for children. No matter what your income, […]
Thrifting & Cloth Diapers I’ve talked so much about thrifting and cloth diapers here with y’all. You know we love them both for the environment and because we find so many great things! Cloth diapers are easy to maintain, and they cost significantly less […]
Learning – we all accomplish it in so many different ways. Schools that take that into consideration are top of the line, in my book. Many countries and organizations emphasize the importance of children learning outside in nature, versus only in a classroom. Child Care Associates of Fort Worth, TX has done just that with their latest “classroom” addition. The Natural Playscape is an outdoor learning area for children to learn and explore by playing outdoors. The playscape has 10 different designated areas that are designed to keep their minds engaged and growing. It also introduces students who are predominately exposed to urban landscapes to a more natural setting. Personally, I can’t wait for the day that Greyson is old enough to go outside and explore and play and learn. I hope to be able to use examples like the one below to create a learning oasis in our very own backyard for him. Kara Waddell, the President & CEO of Child Care Associates, was kind enough to answer my questions about this fun new Natural Playscape. Hopefully her answers will inspire you to get your kiddos out in nature more, too!
The Natural Playscape at Child Care Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
A little half white and half black boy’s dream In the words of Biggie, “It was all a dream!” Freedom from slavery was a dream. Safely walking down the street while having brown skin was a dream. A white man marrying a black woman was […]
Natural Baby Skincare From the day I found out that I was pregnant, I have been obsessed with sourcing organic, natural, and eco-friendly products for Old World New Baby. I already knew some brands that I wanted to avoid and others that I wanted to […]
BEYONCÉ IS PREGNANT WITH TWINS! Wooo.. Got that out. Not that anyone doesn’t already know – the entire world seems excited. I’ve personally been sharing her beautiful maternity photos like crazy. They are so artistic and gorgeous! I learned that her photographer for them, Awol Erizku, beautifully recreates 15th-century Flemish portraiture. I’m sure the photos have a lot of personal meaning to Beyonce and her family, as well. Blue looks so cute in the photos that she appears in, too! I’ve rounded up some luxurious eco-friendly baby products that I hope Queen Bey would approve of. These gifts and essential items are natural and good for baby, and very stylish! You all will love them, too. (more…)
Doctor Who Diapers My FAVORITE show EVER is Doctor Who. When I was pregnant and searching for pre-loved (second hand) cloth diapers, I’d regularly look for some with a Doctor Who theme. Imagine my delight when I found a listing of 2 cloth diapers and […]