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Saturday, March 28, 2020

4 Years Post Decompression For Silas

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A few days have passed, but things have been crazy. On the 21 it was 4 years past one of the scariest days of my life. I had to send my baby boy who was 11 months old at the time in for brain surgery!!!

Here was his 2 years post-op post with pictures. Here is a link to my post explaining what Chiari is which is why he had the surgery.

As we are here 4 years after his surgery he is doing amazing!! We are getting ready to celebrate his 5th birthday here in a few days. You wouldn't even know what this guy has been through. he is full of spunk and is so goofy.
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It is still hard to believe how the years are flying and that he is about to be 5 and will start school in the fall. Hard to believe just a few years ago we were so uncertain of what was going to happen and now here we are. 

Friday, March 27, 2020

Fun places to hide Easter Baskets

Looking for some fun ways to hide the Easter baskets this year? Here are some fun and funny places to hide them:


  • microwave
  • bathtub
  • dishwasher
  • oven
  • behind a chair
  • under a chair
  • under a bed
  • under a bench
  • behind a door
  • in a cabinet
  • in the fridge
  • behind a curtain
  • on the porch
  • Behind a couch pillow
  • In the coat closet
  • do a scavenger hunt
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  • in a toy box
  • in the washer or dryer
  • in the garage
  • in a playhouse
  • use a treasure map
  • string maze to find the basket
  • easter egg puzzle hunt- Purchase a small puzzle, put it together, and use a Sharpie to write your child’s Easter basket location on the puzzle.  Then break the puzzle apart and put one piece each in plastic Easter eggs.  Hide the eggs around the house.  Have the kids hunt for the eggs on Easter morning, then put the puzzle together to discover the clue to find their baskets! 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Easter basket ideas that aren't candy

Easter always revolves around so much candy. While some candy is good, a lot of parents don't want to give their kids candy, or try to limit it. Here are some ideas by age for non-candy Easter basket ideas:


Babies


  • teethers
  • pacifiers
  • board books
  • wooden egg
  • stuffed animal
  • blanket
  • egg shaker
  • rattles Image result for baby rattle
  • onesie
  • cute outfit
  • puffs
  • yogurt bites
  • pouches of food
  • bottles
  • sippy cup

Toddlers

  • Sensory balls
  • umbrella
  • board books
  • bubbles
  • music shaker
  • bath toy
  • finger paints
  • plush toy
  • bubble bath
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  • yogurt bites
  • puffs
  • pouches of food
  • bunny ears
  • plastic tools
  • Little People
  • sippy cup

ages 3-5

  • Playdough
  • hair bows
  • books
  • chalk
  • watercolors
  • crayons
  • coloring books
  • bubble bath
  • beach/sand toys
  • rain boots Image result for toddler rain boots
  • bunny ears
  • plastic tools
  • Little People
  • workbooks
  • Easter activity pages
  • fun cup
  • puzzles
  • bubbles
  • toothbrush
  • superheros

Ages 5-7

  • toy figures
  • slime
  • dolls
  • craft kits
  • soccer/sports balls
  • crayons
  • coloring books
  • stickers
  • beach/sand toys
  • rain boots
  • chalk
  • playdough Image result for easter play doh
  • paint
  • flash cards
  • workbooks
  • hotwheels/matchbox cars
  • glow sticks
  • Easter activity pages
  • puzzles
  • bubbles
  • legos
  • toothbrush
  • barbie
  • superheros

    Ages 7-10


    • madlibs
    • putty
    • art set
    • craft kit
    • books
    • sunglasses
    • chapstick
    • legos
    • stickers
    • beach/sand toys
    • paint
    • chalk
    • hatchimals or other small collectible toy
    •  Image result for hatchimals easter basket
    • printable cards for one-on-one time
    • flashcards
    • workbooks
    • hotwheels/matchbox cars
    • board games
    • glow sticks
    • slime
    • puzzles
    • bubbles
    • toothbrush
    • barbie
    • superheros



      Pre-Teen

      • poster
      • lipgloss
      • hat
      • keychain
      • coloring book
      • crayons,markers, colored pencils
      • stress ball
      • fun pens
      • gift card
      • bath bombs
      • flip flops
      • hair supplies
      • fingernail polish/nails
      • baking supplies
      • hatchimals or other small collectible toy
      • printable cards for one-on-one time
      • workbooks
      • socks
      • slippers
      • water bottle Image result for water bottles
      • board games
      • jewelry 
      • slime
      • puzzles
      • legos
      • puzzle books
      • earbuds/headphones
      • toothbrush
      • superheros
      Teen

      • candle
      • blanket
      • brain game
      • books
      • gift cards
      • speaker
      • movie tickets
      • other activity tickets
      • bath bombs
      • perfume/cologne 
      • face masks
      • makeup
      • body wash
      • flip flops
      • hair supplies
      • fingernail polish/nails
      • baking supplies
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      • cute mug/cup/water bottle
      • printable cards for one-on-one time
      • socks
      • slippers
      • board games
      • jewelry
      • lotions
      • puzzles
      • puzzle books
      • earbuds/headphones
      • toothbrush

      4 Years Post Decompression For Silas

      A few days have passed, but things have been crazy. On the 21 it was 4 years past one of the scariest days of my life. I had to send m...