Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Play Kitchen

Serving me a plate of fluff.

Grammy and Gramps [Stan B was calling Grandma, Grammy or Granny over the holidays :) ] got the Bear a play kitchen for Christmas.
He loves lining things up by color...Here he is prepping his meal.

Here is one of his delicious meals made from carrots, lego pirates, signs and utensils.

Here he is cutting an actual apple while watching the cooking show, A Chef's Life. He's really good at cutting food.
The kitchen was and still is a big hit. He loves play cooking so much (in fact, he made me some "eggs" on Sunday morning). Here he is going to town:

kitchen from erin kawamata on Vimeo.

Monday, March 30, 2015


Messy but talented.
There were a couple of weeks...who am I kidding, MONTHS....where there seemed to be toys EVERYWHERE.
In his room.
It was getting really annoying. So I took action. I got my hands on some large rubbermaid bins as well as some smaller containers and organized his toys. I put musical instruments in one container, train stuff in another, legos in another, automobiles and trucks in another container, balls in another one.
Living room mayhem.
I also took all the books off of his shelf that seemed more appropriate for an older child and even got rid of some books that he doesn't seem so interested in anymore. I put all the containers of toys down in the basement except for his books that we've kept, his legos, autos and play kitchen stuff.
Celebrating his supreme mess.
I have recently brought up his train stuff with the intention of moving one of the other things down in the basement but he likes to play with the trains and legos at the same time, sometimes.
The contents of a dumped basket.

My idea is to bring up a new container and move the legos or cars downstairs for awhile just to mix it up. I'm not doing that great of a job as I just realized his doctor kits are upstairs now because last week he was listening to my heart with his stethoscope (he did this by petting me with it, sometimes on my chest, sometimes on my leg. Ha!) ...and he was saying, "I'm Dr. Seuss!" Ha! So, I think I need to do another massive clean up.
"I'm Dr. Seuss!"
But I must say that organizing things in containers and not putting them all out at once really helped with keeping the mess a little bit more in control. Toddlers  just love to dump stuff. So, imagine a box of blocks or legos or cars...they usually end up getting dumped ALL OVER THE GROUND.

My friend Kristen shared this on facebook with me:
Want to know what it's like to have kids?
1. Gather everything you own.
2. Throw it all on the floor.
3. Pick it up.
4. Repeat for infinity.

Here is a 12 second video of him playing amongst the mess:

mess from erin kawamata on Vimeo.

Friday, March 27, 2015


Here he is being silly in the tub and saying the word "teapot":

teapot from erin kawamata on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wintertime Visitors

My parents came for a visit at the end of February...which meant: DATE NIGHT! But of course we are tired and old and poor and don't know what to do with ourselves so, we were back before the Bear was even asleep. Haha. Dinner was delicious and uninterrupted though! When we got home we saw a bathed and pajama-ed Bear reading his counting book with Nana:

counting with nana from erin kawamata on Vimeo.