Friday, January 27, 2012


Three ball. Yikes! Jude, Remy and Arden's play started out innocently enough. Running, rolling and jumping on a large stretch of grass, on a comfortable cool day, with plenty of birds to chase after and a helicopter to get excited about flying overhead. Ahh, but then in the midst of this free for all, Jude's blue ball was spotted sitting on the field. Everyone wanted to claim ownership and there was no way of dividing this ball up...although they tried. Fortunately, they all like to count, so we made some fun of singing to ten until it was the next persons turn. They actually became more interested in counting together then playing alone with the big, blue ball!  Go figure!
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. Have any good ideas for teaching little ones how to share?
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Toddlers and Challenging Behavior

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Things That Need Counting

Jude and I never run out of things that need counting! I just never know where these "fun things to count" might appear. Thank goodness Jude is always willing to point them out. His latest discovery eventually drew a nice crowd of like-minded toddlers, who just had to count the circles at the end of the slide, too. Fortunately, before they got too impatient waiting their turns, the bubbles came out, and we were onto bigger and wetter things!
Learning to have fun,
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. What do/did your little ones like to count?
Related Articles:
Counting Games
Creative Ways To Teach Numbers

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"See It Bigger Planner" Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered to win a "See It Bigger Planner" by PlanAhead.
Congratulations to our winner: 

For more information about PlanAhead, please visit:
Best regards,
Bubbie and Jude

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Babysitting the Grandkids

Oh what fun it is to... babysit the grandkids! Especially when they're happy and/or sleeping! Hmm, but how to entertain two different age groups while they're both awake? Fortunately for me, Jude likes to help show Katie his toys...her toys...and there's always his death-defying acrobatic performances! When Jude tires I bring out some hand puppets, or take the two of them for walks in the park.
Plenty of fun for all,
Bubbie, Jude and Katie, too!
P.S. Would love to hear some of your ideas for keeping our kidlets happy and content!
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Little Ones Teaching Littler Ones!

Little ones teaching even littler ones! Gotta love it! Jude couldn't resist playing and sharing his knowledge with his visitor, Ava. Ava hung onto his every word and even laughed at his jokes. You can't wish for a better audience then that!
Fortunately, Jude gets to spend a lot of time with babies at the park, so I'm guessing that his new baby brother's arrival, will be a bit smoother for him and his folks...I can only hope!
Keeping it light,
Bubbie and Jude
Related Article:
New Baby Sibbling

P.S. Please share any helpful tips on preparing siblings for a newborn's arrival!

Monday, January 2, 2012

"See It Bigger/Planner" Giveaway Contest

See it Bigger wants to send one of my readers a See it Bigger 2012 Planner
Plan ahead with style and ease thanks to "See it Bigger," the new line of organizational products featuring larger print and writing space from PlanAhead.
Whether maintaining a demanding professional schedule or a busy social calendar filled with grandchildren's birthdays and rounds of golf, "See it Bigger" planners have something for everyone.
Large print and a large area for reading and writing appointments coupled with features like a password log, contact pages and a two-year reference calendar, will help make 2012 your most organized year yet.
"See it Bigger" offers the convenience of a large print planner without compromising on style. Each planner is available in both professional and contemporary designs.
For more information about PlanAhead, please visit:

These planners are perfect for busy baby boomers and grandparents who need help reading the fine print or simply have so many activities and responsibilities that they need a planner that provides more room for their schedules.
Please find contest rules at the bottom of this page. Entering is easy. Simply submit a comment with contact info, or email telling me you'd like to enter to win the "See it Bigger" contest. That's all there is to it! (Contact information is only used to notify winners. I do not use or hold contact information after contest ends.)

Contest ends January 10th, 2012/11:59 p.m. (PST) 
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Happy 2012!

Happy 2012!
May it be a wonderfully fresh and exciting New Year for us all, while creating new moments to enjoy with our precious little munchkins! I'm sure looking forward to it! 
Taking it all in, 
Bubbie, Jude and Katie too!

P.S. Any plans for the New Year with your sweeties?

"Pom-Pom Monster Salon" Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered to win "Pom-Pom Monster Salon" by Klutz Books.
Congratulations to our winners: 
Learn more about "Pom-Pom Monster Salon" at:
Klutz Product Page
Best regards,
Bubbie and Jude