The summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about school again. Start making your lists of all that you’ll need for your kids to start the year off in style, but within your budget! SophiasStyle Children’s Clothing Store has all that you’ll need to fill your little girls closet with trendy, hip girls clothes and at affordable prices. Every time I visit their website I get so excited about all the adorable girls clothes and great prices too! My girls love wearing their new boutique fashion and their friends’ moms are always asking where I got their adorable outfits. I love telling them about the great deals I got. I usually check every day because they’re always getting new things in. I even found the cutest backpacks for each of them along with some new outfits by Lipstik. I already purchased the girls their outerwear, what a deal on Rothschild coats!
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and start off their school year in style.
I am Sophia’s grandma. Yes, that Sophia, the young lady who was the inspiration for Sophiasstyle.com. Sophia is the oldest of my four granddaughters and, having grown up in a family of brothers and then a son, there is nothing more delightful than granddaughters. Not that I don’t enjoy my brothers and my son. They are great, but girls, little girls – granddaughters – they are delightful.
I don’t live near my granddaughters. I live in Arizona while they live in places farther north but I see them as much as possible and I do enjoy shopping for them. It will still be hot in Arizona when the girls visit us toward the end of the summer. I like to have something for them when they arrive so I did a quick check with the Mom’s and then ordered four pairs of flip-flops in various sizes, a couple of the blue Zutano dresses for the toddlers, a very sporty outfit from Coco Bon Bon for the four-year old and one of Sophia’s Style Trendy Fashion Dresses for the six year old. All are part of the Summer Clearance Sale. When it’s time to dress the girls and head off to the children’s museum I will be ready and they will be – delightful!
We have started a family tradition to throw a big party for our children’s first birthday. When my youngest daughter turned 1, I had a sneaky suspicion that the abundance of attention given to the ‘first birthday girl’ could create some sibling envy for my oldest daughter, who was 5 years old.
In order to avoid the anticipated sibling rivalry to rear its ugly head, I elected to thrust the ‘big sister’ into the role of throwing the best birthday party for her little sister. Her main responsibility was to design the birthday invitations. Together, we decided that the theme of the invitations would be ‘Why I Love my Baby Sister.’ Big sister had a blast brainstorming all of the reasons why she truly loved her little sister (some were touching, some funny and a few that were amusing). She then colored a picture to be used for the invitation.
I used our printer to make copies of her picture and the poem, so the invitations cost only pennies each to make. Here is the list:
I love my sister because:
she loves me
I get to feel her in my heart
I get to see her all the time
sometimes I get to have stuff without her
I have a real good time with her
she’s a real good little sister
she always wants me to play with her & I want to too
she laughs real funny and real loud and it’s so cute
she takes naps alot
we love each other
Sophias Style girl’s clothing store offers a huges selection of birthday dresses, birthday shirts, party hats and more, all perfect for those cherished moments to be remembered forever!
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We all know how important a good night sleep is to adults. We can’t function without one and then we use coffee and other caffeine products to get us through the day. Children are no different. They need a good night sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine
states that infants need 14-15 hours per day, toddlers 12-14 hours, preschoolers 11-13 hours and school-age children 10-11 hours per day. They state that some of the side affects of not enough sleep on elementary children are attention problems, dulled memory, hyperactive behavior and of course the meltdowns. Here are some hints to help you help THEM get the sleep they need.
Routines Rule! Your bedtime regimen may sometimes feel like the movie Groundhog Day, but all the repetition is worth it. Not only do nighttime rituals help children transition to a more relaxed bedtime mind-set, but allowing kids to know what to expect helps them feel in control. Create a routine that works best for your family, and even if it means starting an hour before bedtime, make sure you allow enough time for each task. These tasks can include doing a quick pickup of toys, warm bath, warm PJ’s, brush teeth, story…etc. End each night on a positive note. For newborns to toddlers, you can create a routine similar to above. A warm bath, warm jammies, bottle and a little cuddling before putting to bed.
There are definite NO-NO’s. Habits that need to be broken, that may be wrecking their sleep. Make sure that the child does not watch TV, play video games or use computer at least 30 minutes before bed. For newborns to toddlers, this could be no “running through the house” or giggle play. Just a wind down, maybe some soft music playing, story time or more cuddling (can’t get enough of that).
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I’m always struggling for fun party ideas for my granddaughter. I want to make it special when they are staying with me. I thought why not do a tea party! But, everyone knows Grandma Patty doesn’t do things halfway. I sent out formal invites to my granddaughters and my great niece. I gave them plenty of notice and let them know I will be providing them attire for the event.
For the menu-easy. I made little finger sandwiches, but not of cucumber and watercress, but of peanut butter. I also offered small butter cookies. The tea was apple juice. I found a cute tea set at a local thrift store. I set up their small craft table with a lovely tablecloth and some flowers that I got from the grocery store.
We turned off the phone and turned on some of my classical music. The girls were sat at the table and we had discussions about the weather, what we’d like to do this summer, etc. The conversation did get giggly and silly at times, but it was good quality time together. We all had to use our best table manners during this tea. That included napkins folded across the lap, elbows off the table and of course our “please” and “thank you”.
At the end of the tea, I had grandpa come in and take a picture of me and the girls together. I then told them that they could keep those dresses, as long as they promised that they would carry on this tradition with their daughters and granddaughters. I plan on making copies of this picture and framing it for my daughter and my niece.
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