just to get by, just to get by…

the title of this post is from a talib kweli song, fyi. anyway, today was a "snow day." forecasters had predicted up to 10 inches of snow and most schools closed, but all we received was a few inches of snow; the road is still visible. it was just disappointing because one of our favorite… Continue reading just to get by, just to get by…

days go by

they say it gets easier as the children grow older... and it's true. ezra is already 8 months old and he rarely gives me trouble. penny, on the other hand... she has been having better days lately and it may be because she's well-rested. penny had been going through a weird phase a few months ago… Continue reading days go by

night changes

my favorite holiday used to be thanksgiving for as long as i could remember. i always looked forward to our huge family gathering, the endless amounts of traditional thanksgiving and korean food, and, of course, my birthday. the years that my birthday fell during thanksgiving weekend, or on thanksgiving day, were the best since i… Continue reading night changes

baby shower for ezra so

those of you who are connected to me on facebook have seen most of the photos already, but i did want to share the photos on the blogosphere as well so that i have a written account. the baby shower was held last saturday, february 18th, at our home and was lovingly, and fantastically, organized… Continue reading baby shower for ezra so

valentine’s arts & crafts

with valentine's day two days away, it's not too late to make cute gifts handmade by your toddler. i selected 4 different projects and started doing them in mid-january so i could 1) spread them out, and 2) have ample time to get each one completed. the first project penny and i created were tie-dye… Continue reading valentine’s arts & crafts

christmas tree canvas art

for one of our holiday-themed activities, penny and i created a christmas tree using washable paint on canvas. penny loves to paint (mostly to feel the squishy paint between her fingers). i hid her paint set because she would ask every day for me to open them. i felt bad about hiding them but it can… Continue reading christmas tree canvas art

diy play kitchen

finally. here's the post on how to spruce up a play kitchen for your little one. it doesn't have to be the ikea kitchen; it can be any play kitchen. i'm just going to show you what improvements i made to penny's kitchen so you can incorporate some (or all!) of these ideas into whichever… Continue reading diy play kitchen