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Toddler Toys


Some of my readers have toddlers in their homes and some of you may have toddlers visiting in the next few weeks so I thought I would share a couple of ideas that the toddler who spends a lot of time at my house enjoys. I have seen some of these ideas on the internet and some of them have just evolved as we were playing.

The first idea is to collect the tops that you remove from 12 oz. containers of frozen fruit juice or the flat lids from canning jars. Then find someone who uses Huggies Baby Wipes and ask them to save an empty box for you. The Huggies box is the best for this because it has an easy to open latch and the opening where you pull out the wipes is very soft with no sharp edges. Ryan has enjoyed putting the lids into the slot and then dumping them out and starting all over again. He also clangs the lids together and says that they are his cymbals. 🙂

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The second idea involves large pom poms--about the size of golf balls. I got these at JoAnn Fabrics. One game we play with these is to put them through a small hole cut into the plastic lid of an oatmeal box.

RyanPoms

We also have a large collection of little plastic cups that individual servings of applesauce and other fruits come in. Ryan often brings these for his lunch.

RyanEatingApplesauce

We line the cups up and then toss the poms into the cups. He also enjoys lining up the poms on the floor and then covering them up with the cups. Another game involves stacking the cups. We do have to watch out when playing with the poms because Buddy tries to run off with them.

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These inexpensive (or in many cases free) items have provided hours of fun at our house and are things that you might want to consider adding to your collection.

Would any of you care to share your ideas for entertaining toddlers?

Becka


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Winners of the Fels-Naptha Soap Coupons


The winners of the Fels-Naptha Soap coupons are Pam M., Rhonda G., and Virginia S. I have contacted you by email and will send your coupons out this week.

Thanks for all your comments. Have a blessed Lord's Day.

Becka


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How I saved $141.50 with one purchase!


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Like many other people we planned to do some Christmas decorating after Thanksgiving. We got out our artificial Christmas tree and attempted to set it up only to discover that the base was cracked and that the screws were stripped. Fortunately we had the original paperwork which came with the tree and Rob emailed the company asking if replacement parts were available. Unfortunately the company quickly wrote back and said that they would have loved to send us a free replacement part but that they were no longer available.

So, I've been looking around for trees at several stores this week. We thought if we were getting a new tree we would try to get a pre-lit tree this time. I found some which I really liked but they were already out of stock. I went to Walmart and saw a tree that I liked but discovered that the display model was the only one left and it cost $149.00. Near the display of trees I saw a stack of replacement tree stands which cost $7.50. I bought the replacement tree stand and we were very thankful to discover that it works with our tree! We're actually thinking of buying a spare to further prolong the life of this tree.

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So far while Buddy and Ryan both have been very interested in the Christmas tree it is still standing firm. 🙂

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When I was a teenager we had a cat that actually climbed up our real Christmas tree. Another year we had a tree which had pine cones on it and as the tree warmed up the seeds from the pine cones would "pop" out of the tree and go flying across the room.

Would any of you care to share any Christmas tree stories?

Becka


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