Monday, May 28, 2012

Hello, My Name Is...

...Savannah. Across the street from the neighborhood of Savannah is Savannah Village.

When Savannah and I go walking, Savannah always points to the sign and says, "There's my name! S is for Savannah."

Savannah Village is filled with lovely Craftsman and Charleston-style homes:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

What's in a Name?

Our family lives in a large neighborhood that's divided into nearly 30 smaller neighborhoods. 

One of the neighborhoods is called Savannah:

In Savannah, the houses are unique, Charleston-style homes that are often 3 stories tall and built close together:

When Savannah and I take our daily walks, we always pass the Savannah neighborhood. Without fail, Savannah always says, "Look, Mommy! That's my name!"

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pretty Pantry

Over the last couple weeks, Savannah and I have been working on organizing our pantry, which was one of my New Year's goals.

For around $70, I made our pantry more functional and pretty.



I found some awesome teal and lime chevron containers at Target, but at $7-10 each, they were out of my budget.

Instead, I bought 14 see-through plastic containers for $3.50 each:

To dress up the containers, I bought 4 rolls ($1 each) of washi patterned tape in the school supply section at Target:

I put 4 rows of tape on the front of each container and then trimmed the edges:

For labels, I bought 4 pieces of scrapbook paper ($2 total) at Michael's. I traced around 2 different sizes of plastic cups from our kitchen and then glued the circles together.

To save money, I printed category names (snacks, baking, etc.) on address labels, which we already owned.

To organize our canned fruits and veggies, I bought this tiered and expandable organizer at Target for $12:

In the past, our pantry contained messy piles of Tal's snacks, Savannah's snacks, and my snacks. Now there's a designated container for each person's goodies:

There's also a spot for breaders, baking items, and cereal... well as a place for side items, breakfast foods, and bread.

On the bottom shelf, there's room for Tal's tea and coffee supplies, as well paper towels and Savannah's snacks (which are easy for her to reach):

The see-through containers make it easy to see what's inside (without having to pull out each container):

Our family loves our newly, organized pantry! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Buckle Up

I'm a proud mama. Over the last week, Savannah has reached some car-related milestones. After several weeks of practice, Savannah has enough strength and dexterity to open the car door, hop into her car seat, and buckle up--all by her herself. And Savannah's pretty darn proud of herself, too.

In her seat

Got the shoulder straps connected

Working on the leg straps

This left leg strap is the hardest

"Look, Mommy! I did it!
Let's go!"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mommy Day

On Mother's Day, I had a wonderfully relaxing day with Tal and Savannah. All of us ate lunch at our favorite Italian buffet and then went to Dairy Queen for dessert later that afternoon.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Made with Love

Check out the adorable card that Savannah made for me for Mother's Day:

She used her hands, feet, and forearm to create a flower:

Savannah was so proud of her artwork that she kept asking me to take pictures of her with her painting:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Friday Sundae

On Friday night, after Savannah got her haircut, we went to McDonald's and shared a vanilla sundae (topped with hot fudge and caramel). Afterwards, Savannah ran around and went up and down the slide: