Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hazel Newborn

This sweet little baby was just so perfect during her newborn shoot. She slept on and off and fell back to sleep after each new position. 
This little one has the darkest and thickest hair.

Miss Scarlett sure does love her little sister too. She was so excited to hug and kiss her during the photoshoot. She is going to be a great big sister. 

This little one was so fun to take pictures of. I had such a blast. I am still getting the hang of taking pictures of these new little ones but she sure made it fun.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

Growing up we celebrated almost every holiday. My dad loved holidays as well. Probably just because he loves to go shopping and spend money.

This year Averi has really gotten into the holidays. She was so excited when we woke up and she had her very own bouquet of flowers, chocolates and love notes from daddy. 

We also went to her very first Valentine's Day party. She picked out Elsa and Anna Valentine cards for all of her friends. Which is really funny because pretty much all of her friends are boys! She passed out her cards and and hung out with the boys. 

It is really fun watching Averi have an interest in holidays and activities that we do now. She gets so excited with all of the fun and new things she gets to experience. 

XOXO ~ The Flints

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Thomas Maternity

This sweet little family is getting ready to welcome their second daughter into this world. What a beautiful and fun family they are. Scarlett was all smiles, kisses and hugs when we talked about baby sister. 

I'm excited to meet this new little bundle of joy and take her newborn photos. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Paw Patrol (Counting) Learning Time

I posted a few weeks ago on my instagram stories one of Averi's learning time activities. It was a counting activity with her favorite pups, Paw Patrol.

I received a lot of questions through Instagram about how we do learning time and where I bought this activity from.

First of all, Averi is only 2 1/2 years old so all of her learning time is playing and having fun with a little "learning" integrated into it. Our learning time is usually around 5 minutes long. That's it! It doesn't take forever and she learns a ton! She also has so much fun doing it. At her age right now I don't want it to become a chore and something that she hates. At any point if she starts to get frustrated, loses interest or I start to get frustrated we just put it away and come back to it later. We keep it really short and fun. Learning should be FUN!

The materials I used for this Paw Patrol Counting activity were counting cards from the dollar store. They had a bunch of different popular characters to choose from. A bunch of brown lunch sacks from the dollar store as well. The clothes pins that I used to hold the cards onto the bags I already had. We also had puff balls (pup food) to use as counters. This activity cost me $2.00 and can be reused over and over again as well as with other activities. 

I drew ten frames on the bags with counters corresponding to the numbers on the cards. This is helpful for developing number sense within 10 for early counters. 
We just lined the bags up against the couch. I explained to her that each pup had a number next to them and that meant how much food that pup needed. If she didn't know the number then we had to count the food in the ten frame to find out what that number was. Each pup needs a different amount of food so they aren't hungry. If we gave them too much food then their tummies would hurt. If we gave them too little then they would still be hungry. Since she can't recognize most written numbers yet, she was counting the ten frames to find out. Then we would look back at the written number on the card to determine how much food (puff balls) that particular pup needed. At that point she would count one at a time and give the pups the right amount of food. She would either put the puff balls inside the bags or just in front of them to feed them.

She had such a fun time with this activity because it had to do with Paw Patrol.

If you have any other questions about our learning time please feel free to ask. 

The Flints ~ XOXO

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