Build and Grow Sunday, Sep 23 2012 

Recently.. and I mean on Wednesday of last week, I found about about a free workshop that Lowe’s offers called Build and Grow.

I found out through a blog that I am subscribed to, Free Sample Freak. I have found out about a lot of freebies through this website, and I love it! Who doesn’t like free stuff!?

I had no idea that this workshop was free. I have seen it advertised before, but was not aware that it didn’t cost a dime. But, as soon as I saw the post about it I signed Landon up! (I even bribed him to go to sleep without making a fuss (he always makes a fuss… he always has..) the night before- WIN!)

He had so much fun, and he was really well behaved and attentive. There wasn’t that many kids at the Lowe’s that we went to, which was nice. The fire truck packs, a hammer, and goggles were just out on the table when we got there (We were the first ones because I was so nervous about being late and not getting a spot). We just picked a spot and got to work. The tables were too tall though, so Landon has to work on the dirty concrete floor of the receiving area in Lowe’s.

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He had a lot of fun using his “bammer”. I think Zachery enjoyed it, too.

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The finished project. He was not cooperating for pictures at this point.

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He got a certificate, an apron, and a patch (not pictured). But, we didn’t get the apron until after he was done, so he had to put it on once we got home..

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I am so glad I found out about this. I already have him scheduled for the next two workshops!

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Sorting and counting. Thursday, Sep 20 2012 

Landon has a lot of energy. A LOT!

We were visiting Cajun country for a few weeks, and spending the days at my Grandmother’s (Granny’s) house. And it was raining every. single. day so, I couldn’t take Landon outside to burn off his energy, and he was getting tired of the toys my Granny has.. So, I made a trip to the dollar store one day to look for cheap activities for him..

I found some colorful “pom-poms”. I’m not exactly sure what to call them. I’m sure you’ve seen them before..

My grandmothers saves caps from containers that she buys.. mostly detergent.

So, we put these two together and made a “game” for Landon.

He sorted and counted the colored pom-poms into their matching containers. I was surprised at how long this kept him occupied! And it only cost me a dollar!

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I just love those onsie pajamas. He calls them his wheels.

What cheap activities have you done with your kids?

Cloud dough fun Monday, Sep 17 2012 

I made cloud dough for Landon last week while the weather was so nice. He loves playing outside, and always wants to play in sand. So, I thought this would be a good idea. It wasn’t as big of a hit as I thought it was going to be, but he still enjoyed it.

You can find the recipe by googling “Cloud Dough”. I used about 4 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of baby oil.

I added some tractors, cups, coins, and a dinosaur for Landon to play with.
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I brought it outside and let him play, but he wasn’t quite sure what to do with it at first.

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But, he got the hang of it soon and started digging in..
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And then it got too hot with no shade on the driveway, so we brought it to the backyard where there was more shade…
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He had the most fun making a “castle” with the bowl, and then knocking it down with his tractor!

Have you ever made cloud dough? What other activities do you like to do with your toddler?

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