Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Activities

Some of our Thanksgiving/ Fall projects

 Leaf rubbing: Sean really had fun with this. 
He even found coins to rub, as well.

Checking out a book on the changing colors of leaves:

 Happy Baby!

Pilgrim, Pilgrim flip book:

Paper cutting, always a favorite:

Turkey pictures colored with cut-out photos of their heads glued on:

Thanksgiving Sudoku:

"Thankful" craft- First, he called this picture of Jesus "Daddy." :-)

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Lego Desk

Two challenges:  1) Where to put a pretty desk that was handed down from Jeff's grandmother. 
2) A place to store Sean's Legos and allow him to build has become a necessity.
Solution: Combine the two!

He has room to store the blocks, build and display his "models!" 
Plus, the roll-top can keep little hands away.

Luke inherited the smaller roll-top desk (that belonged to his uncle and daddy!).

With Sean's new set-up, he can even bring the drawer out to the living room while 
the little brothers are napping.

  Sean has been at his desk everyday working and loves showing off his creations.
I love when I can organize, make good use of what we have and not spend money!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rainy day

I don't do the best job of taking pictures as we go throughout the day (and an even worse job at actually getting them posted!).  On this day, sometime in the not-too-distant past, it was kind of yucky and rainy.  I am trying to let them get out in all kinds of weather to explore.  So, once the rain slowed they went on the back porch and puttered around.

 Of course, it didn't take long to discover the stroller box.  Followed by a request to cut out a door.  We love boxes around here.  And just in time for it to start misting again!
*Only the camera person got wet in the taking of this picture.

Then back inside to play while I made lunch.  Measuring cups, various utensils and water make for good play/distraction while I cook.

It is serious business pouring water.
Sometime later I found Sean in his bed reading.  I climbed up on the ladder to get this shot.

I do enjoy a lazy day now and then.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Masking tape fun

 I have been wanting to do this for a while.  Finally, we picked up a roll of masking tape with the groceries.  Sean was so excited to get started.  I laid down a basic design for a race track.  He added the "book ramps."  I promise we really do actually read books, in addition to appreciating their construction value.

Parking spaces added, per request.

He actually added more to this, but I didn't get a picture. I'm fairly certain a roll of this will find its way to his Christmas stocking.

And here is some random cuteness with sweet Luke in the background "reading" a book (See?  We read them!).