Monday, April 30, 2012

Screen Free Week: Day 1



So this week is Screen Free Week, where you either stop watching TV and using the computer. Or you try to cut down on your screen time. I have decided to take the challenge. I don't plan to cut out screen time all together, but to cut back. I plan to check my email once in the morning and once at night. I also plan to check in once in the morning and once at night on CentralPiedmontMommies.com. I am hoping to avoid facebook all week long. I decided to take this challenge so I can spend more time with Virginia playing, crafting, and reading. So instead of telling her I will be right there as soon as I get done with this email, or read this blog, or read this thread I can say yes lets go do that. 

Going without TV isn't that bad for me. I really don't watch tv during the day at all. Unless you want to count Virginia wanting to watch Caillou on netflix. But most the time when she watches that I read the book that I am currently reading that month. The computer is the toughest thing for me. I love reading all my craft blogs, Pinterest, checking Facebook, and checking in on CentralPiedmontMommies.com. 

Today was the first day and it went well. I stuck to my rules and we spent most of the day away from the home. So that helped alot, I found myself wanting to get online when we were home. Here is how the day went.



First up we went out for a girl's lunch at McDonald's. 



Next was a stop at our favorite park, Harrisburg Park. She loves watching people play soccer. Today she was lucky that there was a soccer ball left on the field. She quickly ran over and started playing and kicking the ball in the goal.


After the soccer field, she loves the swings the most. She can spend hours on these things.




The thing that is best about the park is the library is right beside it. So after the park we ran over to the library. After she picks her picks, she loves to play her favorite dora game on the computer.


Today was a special treat, because we had to go to Concord Mills to return a few items. Every time we go to the mall Virginia has to ride the Merry Go Round. She loves this thing. After the Merry Go Round we stopped in at Books a Million. This is becoming our new favorite store.

After running around we got home and I did a little house cleaning and got ready for my Moms Night Out dinner at Mi Pueblo. I had great adult conversation and met some great new moms. Overall the first screen free day was great. I can't wait to see how the rest of the week goes. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Today I decided to take a break from sewing clothes for Virginia. I have run into a small road block with my first basic bodice top for Virginia. So while I take a day off from the basic bodice I decided to start a easter craft for Virginia. I ran across this super cute Bunny Puppet tutorial on The Purl Bee. This blog has quickly become one of my favorite blogs to read.




Virginia insisted on wanting to cut. She wanted to cut the pattern pieces out with me. But I knew her cutting skills are not quite ready for cutting patterns, even if this one was pretty simple. Maybe bunny number two I will let her cut the pieces out. So I grabbed some scrap pieces of paper and let her use her craft scissors to cut while I took care of the pattern pieces. She was thrilled.

The whole project went pretty quickly. I just had a few hiccups. I think I ended up cutting the tail out three times trying to figure out how to get the pom pom butt. The third time was the charm and I figured out my mistake. Also my sewing machine decided not to work with me at first. But in the end I came out with a super cute Bunny puppet for Virginia. I started singing Little Bunny Foo Foo while Virginia was playing with the puppet and she declared that was the bunny's name. But when she says Foo Foo it sounds more like Poo Poo. I had to giggle a little.

I am hoping to make a puppet stage like the one found on Skip To My Lou for Virginia's Door Way.







This post is linked up to Skip to my Lou's "Made by You Monday" Link Party! Check it out!

Skip To My Lou

Monday, April 30, 2012

Screen Free Week: Day 1

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So this week is Screen Free Week, where you either stop watching TV and using the computer. Or you try to cut down on your screen time. I have decided to take the challenge. I don't plan to cut out screen time all together, but to cut back. I plan to check my email once in the morning and once at night. I also plan to check in once in the morning and once at night on CentralPiedmontMommies.com. I am hoping to avoid facebook all week long. I decided to take this challenge so I can spend more time with Virginia playing, crafting, and reading. So instead of telling her I will be right there as soon as I get done with this email, or read this blog, or read this thread I can say yes lets go do that. 

Going without TV isn't that bad for me. I really don't watch tv during the day at all. Unless you want to count Virginia wanting to watch Caillou on netflix. But most the time when she watches that I read the book that I am currently reading that month. The computer is the toughest thing for me. I love reading all my craft blogs, Pinterest, checking Facebook, and checking in on CentralPiedmontMommies.com. 

Today was the first day and it went well. I stuck to my rules and we spent most of the day away from the home. So that helped alot, I found myself wanting to get online when we were home. Here is how the day went.



First up we went out for a girl's lunch at McDonald's. 



Next was a stop at our favorite park, Harrisburg Park. She loves watching people play soccer. Today she was lucky that there was a soccer ball left on the field. She quickly ran over and started playing and kicking the ball in the goal.


After the soccer field, she loves the swings the most. She can spend hours on these things.




The thing that is best about the park is the library is right beside it. So after the park we ran over to the library. After she picks her picks, she loves to play her favorite dora game on the computer.


Today was a special treat, because we had to go to Concord Mills to return a few items. Every time we go to the mall Virginia has to ride the Merry Go Round. She loves this thing. After the Merry Go Round we stopped in at Books a Million. This is becoming our new favorite store.

After running around we got home and I did a little house cleaning and got ready for my Moms Night Out dinner at Mi Pueblo. I had great adult conversation and met some great new moms. Overall the first screen free day was great. I can't wait to see how the rest of the week goes. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Little Bunny Foo Foo

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Today I decided to take a break from sewing clothes for Virginia. I have run into a small road block with my first basic bodice top for Virginia. So while I take a day off from the basic bodice I decided to start a easter craft for Virginia. I ran across this super cute Bunny Puppet tutorial on The Purl Bee. This blog has quickly become one of my favorite blogs to read.




Virginia insisted on wanting to cut. She wanted to cut the pattern pieces out with me. But I knew her cutting skills are not quite ready for cutting patterns, even if this one was pretty simple. Maybe bunny number two I will let her cut the pieces out. So I grabbed some scrap pieces of paper and let her use her craft scissors to cut while I took care of the pattern pieces. She was thrilled.

The whole project went pretty quickly. I just had a few hiccups. I think I ended up cutting the tail out three times trying to figure out how to get the pom pom butt. The third time was the charm and I figured out my mistake. Also my sewing machine decided not to work with me at first. But in the end I came out with a super cute Bunny puppet for Virginia. I started singing Little Bunny Foo Foo while Virginia was playing with the puppet and she declared that was the bunny's name. But when she says Foo Foo it sounds more like Poo Poo. I had to giggle a little.

I am hoping to make a puppet stage like the one found on Skip To My Lou for Virginia's Door Way.







This post is linked up to Skip to my Lou's "Made by You Monday" Link Party! Check it out!

Skip To My Lou