Touch & Find Game

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Henry and I have a new game to play!


It’s called “Drink all the coffee that you can and watch your mind turn on.” Winking smile Haha. Just kidding…


I read about this concept somewhere on the Interwebs – basically, you take an empty, clean coffee container (a formula can would work, too) and cut a wide slit out the top.  Be careful because any non-curved edges will be pretty sharp, so try to cut a rounded slit. 


Hide a bunch of little trinkets in the can (small blocks, bath toys, keys) and help baby figure out how to stick his or her arm in the can to pull out a goodie.

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Ta-da!  A paci!


This game has been very amusing and fun!  Such a simple concept, too.


I feel pretty well-rested this morning.  Unexpectedly!  I drove to Furman University in South Carolina last night (DadHTP came, too – thanks, Dad!) and gave an Operation Beautiful presentation.  The crowd was great, and I got home an hour before I expected to (10:30 as opposed to 11:30).


Woke up this morning determined to have a healthy day!  Bring on the fruits and veggies, please.


An omelet with spinach and onions, plus blueberries on the side.  And a ton of water.


How to Make Pretty Omelet


Have a great day!  Stay tuned for our big deck renovation reveal!



  • DadHTP April 4, 2013, 9:24 am

    Yay for the Mendo Kid!

  • Katie April 4, 2013, 9:40 am

    Where did you find Henry’s tie dye onesie? 🙂

    • Caitlin April 4, 2013, 9:43 am

      My dad bought it for him in California. Awesome, huh?

  • Amy April 4, 2013, 9:54 am

    We do the same game with an empty kleenex box – no cutting required!

    • Esther April 4, 2013, 12:23 pm

      I was going to suggest the same thing!

  • Catherine @ A Two Storey Home April 4, 2013, 10:05 am

    Your breakfast looks delicious, and I love that plate! Where did you get it?

    • Caitlin April 4, 2013, 10:07 am

      I think West Elm!

  • Amy Q April 4, 2013, 10:15 am

    I was going to comment on the total cuteness of his little HANDS– and then I saw his bottom teeth. Sigh. I miss babies.

  • Sana April 4, 2013, 10:39 am

    Hahhah I think Henry was expecting something a BIT cooler 😉

  • Lisa April 4, 2013, 10:49 am

    I love the simple idea for great entertainment. I love that onesie too; so cute!

  • Marisa E April 4, 2013, 10:52 am

    Henry’s little tongue in that first pic- too cute!!

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action April 4, 2013, 11:10 am

    The idea of that game is so simple. It’s amazing how small things amuse us as babies/children. Though I guess I’m still amused by small things- so maybe that just never ends?

    Delicious looking omelet! Good lucking with having a healthy day

  • LIZ April 4, 2013, 11:28 am

    I’ll have to remember this one in a few months!

  • Sharon@DiscoverExploreLearn April 4, 2013, 11:56 am

    Henry is such a cutie !!

    An empty baby wipes container is a great thing to use for this game too – We did something similar here –

  • Kendra April 4, 2013, 12:09 pm

    That “touch and find game” is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Have you seen the snack cups that are a similar concept? They are perfect because baby hands can reach in to retrieve the goodie but it is also designed that if the cup is dumped up-side-down, nothing spills out. It’s perfect for babies and toddlers!

    Enjoy your healthy day! I’m off to have my own. 😉

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 4, 2013, 1:17 pm

    Haha I think I’d be amused by that game, as long as I had enough coffee!

  • Michelle April 4, 2013, 1:19 pm

    Your breakfast will be my lunch! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Ashley April 4, 2013, 1:51 pm

    Oh man now I really want some blueberries and that omelet looks amazing!

  • Angela April 4, 2013, 2:41 pm

    Love the tie dye onesie!! He is a smart little cookie, love the idea of this “game.” 🙂

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs April 4, 2013, 2:47 pm

    Love Henry’s psychedelic outfit!

  • Kristen April 4, 2013, 3:14 pm

    Ohmygosh… I.can’t.handle. the bottom teeth

  • Jacquelyn @justjacq April 4, 2013, 3:17 pm

    Love that onesie!!

  • Kelly April 4, 2013, 7:44 pm

    I just looked up your “how to make a pretty omelet” the other day! Funny!! And I adore H’s tie dye! xo

  • Miranda @ Miranda Runs April 4, 2013, 8:29 pm

    It’s a perfect game for kids because it introduces them to new textures and starts building their thoughts (figuring out what they’re touching)!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 4, 2013, 10:59 pm

    What a cute and easy idea for a fun game! 🙂

  • Nancy April 5, 2013, 10:06 am

    Congrats on the new outdoor space! :))
    My sis just moved to Charlotte and now they’re looking for a home so Ill pass on the artistic hard scapes recommendation! :))

  • Emily @ Hungry Delights April 7, 2013, 11:21 pm

    That is the most perfect looking omelette 🙂

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