Category Archives: Toys

DIY Bath Paint Equals Water Fun!

Happy New Year Dear Readers!!

It’s been a busy holiday season, but ohhh so fun. Let’s start with DIY bath paint that I learned to make from the blog Having Fun At Home. All you need is a muffin tin, shaving cream and food coloring. I also had a leftover paint brush that A.J. used.

The paint colors were vivid and attractive to play with.


My sister also visited during the holidays. We always have a blast when we are together.

Sherria, JaDawn and me with A.J. Earlier that day we ate at This Is It and finished up some shopping. Sherria was thoughtful to buy A.J. a Mr. Potato Head, too.

We met writer friend Pamela Antoinette at Jeju for some pampering and then met up again the next day to eat at Papadeaux Seafood Restaurant.

Having a blast at Hippo Hop!

A bracelet I made for my Sister.

A.J. was excited about all the special gifts from his Auntie “Gee Gee.”

His grandparents sent us a gift so that we could purchase A.J. a big wheel. We were able to do that and more. We were also able to get him Congo drums and an electric drum machine. That was so sweet of them.

We did attend a couple of Kwanzaa events. We especially liked the all female drum ensemble, Giwayen Mata. A.J. was mesmerized by the drumming. We attended church on New Year’s Day, then Skyped with My sister and parents, which was a perfect way to end the holiday season and to begin the New Year.

Pray, Persist & Prosper!


Toddler Activity: Sponge Ball for Water Play

I’m always looking for simple, DYI tot toys. Sponge balls are easy peasy to make and fun for water play for kids. It is a hit at bath time with A.J. Here is a tutorial of how to make it from Brittany over at One Charming Party.

What simple DIY toys have you made that’s been a hit with your little one(s)?

Pray, Persist & Prosper!

The Amazing Tracker

We bought a new toy for A.J. called the Amazing Tracker. It’s beautifully crafted, age appropriate, and fun for A.J. and other kids to play with. He drags it to different spots in the living room and kitchen and has already figured out how to stop the balls as they speed down the ramps. This makes him laugh and helps him with his ability to anticipate. Watch how it works.

What toys delight your little one(s)?

Pray, Persist and Prosper!