All About Megan: My, How Time Flies

In my old blog, I liked to periodically list some cute, notable and unique things about Megan. In my opinion, there is nothing too mundane when it comes to documenting your little one’s journey. Everything, even the very ‘little’ things, have their own special place in creating and remembering these sweet years that pass by oh-so-fast.

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Below is what was going on in Little Pearl’s World in November 2011, when she was 8-months-old:

  • She was born on 3-7-11. (Hence the 3-7-11 title for this blog).
  • She’s currently 8-months old.
  • Recognizes the camera and likes having her picture taken
  • Not too excited about solids just yet
  • Though she usually sleeps through the night (Hallelujah) she’s recently started waking up at 2 and 3 am wanting to play (Praying on this) :)
  • Loves to talk & fuss. Very vocal. Her dad says she gets that from me. (Okay, I can’t argue on that one)
  • Loves to hang out with her Sprout friends: Elmo, Patty the Pig, and especially Chica.

 

Here are some things that were going on in Little Pearl’s World when she was 20-months old:

  • She loves the Jeopardy theme musicParticularly during Final Jeopardy, we noticed that she would stop whatever she is doing and head towards the TV. She smiles and dances (a little rocking from side to side) when she hears the music. And Daddy does well answering those tough Jeopardy questions. Mom…not so much. Though I used to do well answering the science questions, I haven’t gotten an answer correct in a while.
  • She pretends she’s talking on the phone. She first started grabbing my phone and saying “buy bye” a few months ago. We fell out with laughter. It was the cutest thing ever. Now she’s older, she does a lot of baby talk with the phone and one time even picked up the calculator and remote control and put them to her ear and talked. As much as I talk on the phone–she is definitely imitating mommy with this one.
  • She blows kisses. Usually when it was time for bed–As I would get ready to take her in her room and tuck her in, she and her dad would blow kisses to each other. And I was surprised when she recently started saying “nite nite.” I always say ‘goodnight’ after I tuck her in, and I didn’t even know she was picking up on that and able to associate it with bed time.
  • She’s a little dancer. She loves to dance. When I was pregnant, I said that if I had a girl I want her to be a dancer. When I made her baby photo book, I made a section called “I Hope You Dance”. I dedicated that lovely song to her when I was pregnant.
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I Hope You Dance

  • Our little professora. The learning process for counting and saying her ABCs has begun. She’s saying more and more letters each day. She says “W” very well. Since B-C-D-E rhyme, she definitely has a pattern going where she’s learning to sound out those type of letters. Also, if I say “one” she says 2. She was about 6 months-old when she started associating words with books, and imitating reading books.
  • She always has a blast with her older cousins: She loves her cousins. She has five close cousins ranging in from ages 3 to 10. We live about 40 minutes way so she doesn’t get to see them as often as I hope she can as time goes on. So they definitely smother her with love when she’s around. It’s funny how she knows the difference between her cousins and her playmates at school. She loves nursery school, but she just lights up when she’s around her cousins. It’s like she knows they are all family; and what a great and close family we are raising the next generation to be. Always there for each other, loving and kind to each other, just the way my sisters and I were raised.

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In honor of her turning 3, here are three (categories) of her favorite things:

  • TV Shows: Doc McStuffins, Little Einsteins, Peppa Pig and Mickey Mouse. 
  • Food: When you find out her favorite food, let me know, lol. She is at this extremely super picky eater stage. However, as for snacks, we know she loves Teddy Grahams!
  • Favorite toys: Well this sort of changes by the week. However, for bed time, we have a musical routine that involves the Leap Frog Puppy, Violet, and the Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn- Love to Play Puppy

Cupcake Kisses: Cupcake Ideas for Kids

Megan loves cupcakes! Well actually, she just loves the icing. She completely ignores the little ‘cake’ part no matter how much we try to get her to see that it’s also apart of her adored cupcake treats. So the super cute and oh-so-sweet thing she loves to do is after she’s eaten some of the icing and ends up with a little icing mustache, she gives me a kiss on the cheek so that it can leave a little icing print of her lovely lips. We get a good laugh out of it. 

 

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Along with blowing us sweet little cupcake kisses, Megan also loves Mickey Mouse. And her grandmother bought her a Hello Kitty bedding set for her 3rd birthday. So, here are two cupcake ideas that can be useful for a Hello Kitty or Minni/Mickey Mouse birthday party:

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hello kitty cupcakes

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 Image credits: Heart cupcakes and Little Girl Blowing Kisses/ 123RF Stock Photo

Megan’s Doc McStuffins Party ! (Part 2)

 

 Part 1 of her party details are here-The Doc Is In.

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Doc McStuffins Height Chart

This height chart can be downloaded for free at DisneyJr! We printed it at The UPS Store; and the quality is amazing. I took all of the kids’ heights and wrote their names on the chart. This chart will go in her bedroom. It’s 5 feet tall and way too cute.

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Party Plants :)

I love incorporating books and plants/flowers into her party themes. From the plant section, the kids grabbed their seeds they wanted to plant (watermelon, carrots, squash, cucumbers, sunflowers etc). I also had a list of 5 plants that are used for certain medical purposes, as well as information on where these plants can be found. I will definitely be posting in more detail later, and certainly when I start offering printables for download. 

I had a little solar plant thing (from Dollar Tree) that dances if you place it in the sun. So I demonstrated that for the kids and they loved that. 

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 Doc McStuffins Balloon!
I adored this balloon. Too too cute!

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Coloring Sheets

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Pharmacy

I knew I wanted fruit cups for the pharmacy. The fruit cups are supposed to represent measuring cups. As for the fruit, I looked up what’s in each fruit health-wise, and made “Rx” labels that you can see in the background:

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And all credit goes to my lovely 12-year-old niece for figuring out how to arrange the fruit in a very cute way!! I was so busy with everything else, she did a great job; that’s my fruit lady from now on:


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Med School

I set up a Med School section: (reading material on the first black female nurse, first black female doctor, and the first black female doctor to do an organ transplant–Dr. Velma Scantlebury, I actually met her some years ago. The kids got a kick out of that! There were also some other activities and coloring pages in the pack.

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Glittery, Purple Candle

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Doc McStuffins Birthday Cake!

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Doc McStuffins party sign

The Doc is In: Megan’s Doc McStuffins Birthday Party

A patient sign in sheet, a pharmacy, a medical school section, a Periodic (food) Table, medicinal plants, medical display photos with Megan as the doctor, science books, a height chart, magnifying glasses and other cute details made up my daughter’s Doc McStuffins birthday party. 

Doc McStuffins birthday party

Favor cups: (In them was a purple bag that had in it; a  magnifying glass, small ink pens, Easter erasers, Doc McStuffins stickers, and Smarties).

Doc McStuffins birthday party
Doc McStuffins birthday party

I made a Patient Sign-In sheet. All of the kids had to sign their names as well, and they ranged from ages 4 to 12. So it was really cute seeing the variety of handwriting levels. Everyone left their own special message in the area that said “Reason for Visit.” So this will be a nice little keepsake for her to look back on years from now.

 

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This was the pen everyone used to sign in with:

 

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At the sign-in table was this sheet, “It’s Time for Your Check Up” (main song of Doc McStuffins). As you can see my little nephew wrote his name on the paper; kids will be kids!

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So I made this graphic below and printed it as an 8X10. I took her birthday and made it an address. Her age (3) and the city is her middle name; and the zip code is her time of birth. 

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The ‘Megan’s Medical Office’ sign was hung above some photos of her. These were photos of her performing pretend Endoscopic surgery using a 3D model. (We were at a museum during that time; and thus I was able to get a lot of medical photos of her in action and display them at the party!)