Ball Pit - i think this would be fun for a first birthday party. get one of the bigger blow up pools when summer is close to ending so it is super cheap and fill the bottom with balls. the bigger pool will keep you from having as much come out all over the place and let more kids play. great for parties where there will be a lot of toddlers in attendance and you dont really get to plan 'games'. :D
How to Communicate with your 2-3 year old (especially when they don't listen!) - I actually read through all of these and they are great advice, especially the ones about keeping requests short and simple, rephrasing "no running" into "let's walk instead of run" so that "No" has more impact when you really need it, and using "when" instead of "if" to communicate you expect obedience. Good stuff!
So you want to learn hand lettering? ^ EXTREMELY helpful guide. If you're interested in learning how to write fancy (maybe you're an artist) a cool skill that would be fun to practice (with all the RA posters we make, you'd have plenty of chances to practice)
I really like this patchwork brick patio. and it might even be cheaper as you could buy end of line materials and it would not matter if you didn't have a lot of it as you are going to use so many different ones.. perfect ground for patio