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Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The ball I used was a rubber band ball that Nate made when he was a kid! Too much Fun!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
To Make: Fill the muffin tin with water and add a drop or to of food coloring to each muffin hole. I did this with Caden and he really enjoyed watching the colors appear.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
When it was time to play I knew the boys wouldn't have the patients to use their hands to melt them so I put out a pan of warm water. The boys loved this activity and next time I plan to talk more about ice, water, melting, cold, and warm. This time it was just for fun and we talked about colors too!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Couch Time: Twice a day I have them clean up the toys and then sit on the couch with books. They read books so that I can get some of my chores done and get their next meal ready. They aren't aloud to get off the couch till I say so. It's the only way I have gotten anything done!
Long Walks: I put Drake in the umbrella stroller and then let the three older toddlers walk holding the straps. It was great to be able to walk without holding any hands. This was only a half mile walk but it took us an hour because we looked at flowers, colors, letters, animals and all sorts of other things. They loved it and they were nice and tired for bed time!
Indoor Playground: While the kids were having couch time I cleared of the living room carpet and put some outside toys on it(fold out slide, trike, push toys, dump truck, balance beam, and cars) The kids loved the change and played for a good hour and a half.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I've seen a lot of these fill and spill bottles on blogs and I thought Drake would like it so I set one up for him with a powerade bottle and these little dog and cat counters. It was his brilliant idea to crawl into this toy bucket to play with it! He played right at my feet while I was on the computer and when he would spill the bottle they would all stay right in the tub! He's a smart little guy:)
I cut the green papers to 81/2 by 5 inches so that they would fit in my laminator with out wasting any laminator sheets.
Once I lightly glued everything down I sent them through the laminator in the positions that they would need to be in to fold properly.
Here is what it looks like when it is folded and unfolded.
- Horses-I could have done a little pony farm
- Farm Animals- a Farm:)
- Dinosaurs- A Jungle with a volcano!
- Princesses- A ball room??
- Bugs- An ant hill with a little under ground maze
- Find things on the table and talk about what letter they start with, then place them on that letter (ex. Salt, Pepper, Jelly, Water, Ketchup, Honey, Crayon)
- Simple Finding Games (Ex. Can You find the letter...A? Can you find the letter that says Ssssss? Can you find the first letter of the word Boat? Can you find the letters of your Name?)
- Have them drive the car to different letters (ex. Can you drive your car to the letter... P?)
- You can also use the sides of those cheap crayons they give you to make rubbings of the letters. In the picture I used a colored pencil but I think a crayon would work a lot better.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
2 fresh pineapple spears
3 spoons of apple sauce(unsweetened)
5 frozen strawberries
1 handful of blue berries
3 generous handful of spinach!
A little cold water to get it flowing (a very little bit!)
This is not a recipe I repeat every day or ever. It is simply what was on sale and what I had left in my fridge. This made 36 ounces and the boys each had two 9 nine ounce glasses!!! Do the math and you'll see that there was none left!
Another great thing about making this for breakfast was that Caden got to be totally involved. We counted out fruit and he got to pluck them in one at a time. We also talked about colors and how good these things were for our bodies. He loved it and I didn't have to hear him whining for his breakfast! If you want a real recipe just search online using "Green smoothie" in the search bar. There are so many recipes out there.