Monday, January 14, 2019

Early Start to Reading

When Presley turned about two and a half months old, I decided to start reading to him. I knew he wouldn’t understand any of the words that I was saying but he would be hearing them. He would be spending quality time with me and it would be building his future vocabulary. We first started with the Richard Scarry’s Best Little Board Book Ever. My mom had bought the book for Presley as part of his Easter basket. 
When we started reading the book he surprised me by being so excited to look at the pages. He would intently stare at them and sometimes reach out to touch them. From then on out we would read every single day. We still do to this day! In the beginning we would be reading 3-4 times a day and 2-3 books each reading time. Now we are down to reading 1-2 times a day but we read about 3-4 books each day. When Presley was about 8-9 months old he started holding the books and flipping the pages himself. Every time he does this he starts babbling and trying to talk. He really loves his books and I credit starting him so early with reading. 

What other books does he like to read? Well there’s many. Ones that I read to him on a daily basis...


Why Does My Cat Purr
Katie the Kitten
Farmer Patrick Pig
Coco- Disney Golden Book

He loves those stories but unfortunately they aren’t board books. To be able to let him interact with the books, I sit him on my lap and hold the pages but he will reach up and touch them. The Coco book I let him play with the pages more but the other three were actually my books from childhood and their out of print (those versions) so I try to make sure he can’t get ahold of a single page and rip them. 

Now when it comes to board books and trust me when I say he loves to sit there and flip the pages over and over (literally if you let him he would do it for hours) he reads these... 

Richard Scarry’s Best Little Board Book Ever
Richard Scarry Busy Town
Dr. Seuss’s ABC 
First 100 Words
Raiders 101
Sesame Street Peek A Boo- Bath Book

I’ve read all of those books to him. When I see him looking at a certain one for a few minutes, let’s say for example the 100 word book, I’ll start following him along as he flips the pages and reading and pronouncing the words for him. He’ll look up at me and smile which of course will make you smile in turn. We know he loves his books!  

What books do you recommend? His birthday is next month and we might be adding to his reading list

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Crockpot Casserole

I love breakfast foods. I could eat three meals a day of breakfast foods. Unfortunately, my husband is one of those people who wants to only eat breakfast at breakfast. Shocking I know! So when I stumbled upon this crockpot recipe that seemed to include all my favorite breakfast foods, I decided to make it for dinner and sneak it into the rotation.


It's got everything a breakfast lover could want...
Eggs
Bacon
Cheese
Potatoes


Plus, we have to work for a living so the added benefit of leaving it in the crockpot all day and coming home to breakfast dinner was an added perk.


Here's what you need to create this amazing breakfast/dinner crockpot meal
12 Eggs
1 Cup of Milk
4 tablespoons of All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Pepper
1 bag of frozen tater tots
2 Cups of cheese
4-6 oz of your favorite meat ( You can do Canadian bacon, sausage, ham chunks, etc)


After greasing the inside of your crockpot, layer the bottom with tater tots and your meat choice, continue to do that on repeat tots then meat until you run out. In a separate bowl, mix all of your other ingredients minus 1 cup of cheese (you'll need it later).


Once you have everything mixed take it over to your layered crockpot and begin evenly pouring it over the potatoes and meat. When you've completed that, take the 1 cup of cheese you were saving and sprinkle it over the top.


Cover and then place on low heat for the next 6-7 hours. Enjoy!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Golden Globes 2019

I love award season in Hollywood. Hollywood rolls out the red carpet and the essences feels old Hollywood. Men dress up in tuxes and the women try to out do each other in jewelry and fashion. I feel like it’s one thing that has remained from old Hollywood times and I love it. 

The Golden Globes always sets the tone for the awards season in fashion and for the front runners in the awards leading up to the Oscars. Here’s a few of my favorites!
Regina King

 Lady Gaga
Emily Blunt
Nicole Kidman 
Bradley Cooper

Who were some of your favorites??