Leaf Family Portrait {and commentary from Jonah}

We’ve been having a blast at the Happy Brown House with some of our favorite Fall/Leaf books, specifically Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. It’s lead to quite a few activities–most of which you can read about over at Totally Tots today! But because I love you, dear readers, and feel like you might need a […]

My Favorite Family Portrait…

One of the pictures I didn’t share yesterday when I talked about the “My” Sight Word Book Jonah and I made together was this… Did you catch it? Look closely… Did you see those extra bodies on the right hand side? You see, even though our family TECHNICALLY looks like this (atleast for the next […]

Pirate Birthday Party: Treasure Chest Cake

I can’t claim this idea from Family Fun, but I can point you to the video tutorial! A few thoughts: Making this cake was slightly frustrating….but then again, it could’ve just been me. My cake was a little too crumbly and caused me issues when I tried to frost it. Possibly humidity and summer heat?  […]

Pirate Birthday Party: “Shark-Infested Water” Jello Treats

What’s a Pirate Birthday Party without a little danger & suspense? How about some “Shark-infested Waters” on the high seas?! The “Shark-Infested Water” Jello Treats are super easy to make! This was one of Jonah’s favorite parts of his party…probably because he helped make them! You will need: Blue Jello (This treat takes two steps, […]

Four

This boy… is four… someone hold me.

Sneak Peek

Jonah’s birthday party is coming up. I thought I’d give you a sneak peek of something we’re working on… Hmm….I wonder what that could be? Any guesses? The party turns out glorious in my head…

Mommy & Me: Pool Noodle Games

Jonah and I bought some pool noodles recently at the Dollar Tree. No, we don’t have a pool, but we did have a purpose! We were working on a post for Totally Tots to make some learning games. Turns out, pool noodles are for more than just floating around in the swimming pool! Want to […]

War Cry

And there it was, his first curse word. Spoken with the tone and inflection of an adult, but with the voice of a boy years away from puberty’s deepening. A month shy of four years old, and he’s already found a dagger in his toolbox. My mind raced to think of how to react. I […]

Jonah’s Favorite Part of Vacation

Hands down. Without a doubt. The BEST part of vacation for Jonah…Swimming. While he’s always loved the pool, this seems to be the year for confidence and independence in the water. He finally has the core muscle strength to hold himself up with the help of his Puddle Jumper Basic Life Jacket. Last year he […]

Bowling with Jonah

While we were visiting family in Florida last week, we enjoyed a new “First” with Jonah…Bowling! I’m not really sure why we’ve never thought to take him before, but I think he enjoyed it. He was so funny to watch. I’m super bummed that the majority of my pictures turned out blurry. I was trying […]