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Monday, November 30, 2009
You make me smile everyday!! You are so feisty! Everyone who knows you has a nickname for you because you are just so likable! I love how you swoon when you see baby girls and how you stick your chest out when guys are around! I love your love for the outdoors. When ever we get outside you quietly walk around collecting flowers and rocks and bringing them to us! I am so grateful that you are my son and that I am your mother! You add so much fun to our family! Happy Birthday Sweet boy! I love you.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Holiday erasers, tiny silver bells, and tiny little presents! We will use them for counting, sorting, transferring and whatever else we can think of! My amazing mother(in law but she is more like my Mother then she is "in Law") Picked up the eraser for the boys and I grabbed another pack so we would have 24. Ramble, ramble, go get some:)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
On our Science and discovery table we have our pretend Grocery store. We've been having a lot of fun. When they want to play I get down a bowl of pennies and we take turns shopping with our grocery basket and being the clerk. Caden loved being the clerk and saying things like "Would you like a bag?" or "Have a nice day!". We use the pennies to pay. We say "that will be five pennies please" and then count them into the clerks hand:) So fun and it is helping Caden understand the use of money to pay for things we need and some counting practice. Drake hasn't wanted to play yet but I hoping as it is out for a while he will invite me to shop:)
Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I wanted to do something that Caden could be really involved with! He and Drake helped me make six different kinds of play dough, scented lime, lemon, cherry, orange, grape, and glitter blue! We rolled them into balls and put one of each color on a long strip of plastic wrap. Then we twisted them and tied them in a ring.
We stuffed the bags(dollar store) with red shiny stuff(dollar store) and then put a ring of play dough in each one.
We used glue and glitter to make gift tags with the first letter of each child's name.
We also bought one inch dowels and I had Nate cut them into 5 inch pieces to use as rolling pins. I forgot to take a final picture but you can see them in the background of this picture of Jack with Grandpa Packer:)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"You set your cars out all by yourself, you built a block tower, we put on your favorite computer game "Blaster", you had your foot in your wagon, you were sitting on your dinosaur blanket, you were holding "Blankie Duck", you loved gluing and cutting, you were reading your "Sam" book all by yourself, you had the book "One Ted Falls Out of Bed" memorized, and your favorite puzzle was the giant Solar System one!"
I love you so much! You made me a mom! I have loved every minute of raising you! Thank you for being so loving and kind to your family! You are such a wonderful big brother. Drake and Jack love you and look up to you so much. Thank you for being so eager to learn! It is so fun watching you explore and get excited when you discover something new. I love that you are so eager to help me with all of my chores and so willing to help your brothers! You make me laugh so often, some of the things you say are so funny!! You are wonderful! I am so glad that I am your Mommy!
Friday, November 6, 2009
... I saw these! They are so cute!! I thought the would be perfect for tongs. I bought three baskets(dollar each!). I bought two baskets of fruit and one basket of Veggies. For the activity I only used one set of fruit but used both baskets. For those of you who don't know about transferring with tongs: The idea is to use the tongs to transfer the fruit from one basket to the other. It is simple and yet they are practicing so many skills(strengthening hand muscles, concentration, empty vs. full, fruit identification, and colors!)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
If you want to make your own...
5 1in wood cubes
1- 4 1/2in long, 1/4in thick wooden dowel
A drill with a 1/4in bit and a a 5/16th in bit.
Step 1. Drill holes all the way through three blocks, dead center, with the 5/16th bit.
Step 2. Drill holes 1/3rd of the way in two of the blocks using the 1/4 in bit.
Step 3. Slip the three blocks on(they should spin freely)
Step 4. Use the two other blocks to cap the ends. Squeeze a drop of glue on before you put them on.
Step 4. Apply stickers or use a marker or paint or ink stamps? the letters I used were, MCBH AEOU GTDP
If you don't make one, I recommend buying one! Also there are a lot of other great things at the Let's Explore Shop.
Solar System floor puzzle(Caden is so interested in the planets, the Sun and the Moon so we are going to do more with them soon), stacking cubes, Drake's favorite Dinosaur(It was Nate's when he was a little boy:), shape sorter, and big foam blocks(they are finally into these!)
Tiny pumpkins(thank you Grandma) and black beans
Science and Discovery Table
...or what's left of it! The boys have had a ball carving this little pumpkin to bits!!
We also have out the good old wagons full of cars and a homemade cardboard ramp thing.