Saturday, April 19, 2014

Teddy Bear Toast and Toddlers

My niece Parker and my nephew William moved to La Crosse around Christmas time, which is nice because now Matt and I get to spend more time with them! Practice for the future ;).  We watch them at our efficiency apartment quite regularly. Are we crazy for having a 4 and almost 2 year old at our little place all day? Nah, just highly skilled! I'll show you how we keep them entertained...

First off, Teddy Bear Toast! 

My mother pinned this little idea on to her "Someday I'll be a Granny" board on pinterest. Since I don't have kids yet (hence the name of the board...) I decided I would try it out on them. They loved it of course!

Parker with her toast. She so sweetly said, "You have to give this recipe to my mom!!" Hahaha :)

Another thing we do with them  is take them outside. Literally every time they have been over we go out for a walk - even if it is a blizzard out. It's nice that they can run around a bit. It prevents the "efficiency apartment fever" and wears them out some.

Here is William with Uncle Matt's football from high school. And Parker running in the background. We are lucky to have a pretty big green space out in front of the apartments. :)

And then of course there is the jungle-gym that is Uncle Matt! They always want to "play donkey". Good thing Uncle Matt is strong!

And then there is a small toy drawer for them that I have very frugally created, but it does the trick!

Proof that toddlers don't need a lot of toys (or even space) to be happy. Although I'm sure being so little our place seems bigger to them than it really is.

I still plan to thoroughly show ya'll the apartment soon. I think I will start working on that blog post after I week from now!! :D gaaa!

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  1. Your nephews are so cute... And so lucky to get those teddy bear toasts! Yum-yum!! (and healthy too!!) Thanks so much for your awesomeness!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

    1. Thanks Crystelle!! It is a clever way to get them to eat right!

  2. So cute! I am definitely going to have to make that toast for my kids one day! :)

    1. Oh good, I'm sure they will gobble it right up! :)