Thursday, August 31, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Edible Peanut Butter Playdough
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup powdered milk
knead until smooth.
I had to add in extra powdered milk because it was WAY to sticky for a 1 year old to play with.
I think they ate more of it than they played with. Once DD gets the hang of playing in the dough I will give my favorite recipe a try with her.
Monday, August 21, 2006
We have tried for months trying to help DD to draw. She tosses pencils and eats crayons. I let her use markers today and she got it! She had a lot of fun with it. Soon as she saw that she was making bold colored lines on the paper she got that "look what I can do" expression on her face! We had lots of fun offering her colors and new paper. She now will hand you the paper when she is done and she says paper more paper.
I have wanted to get the children a parachute for 5 years now. We found some in Target a few weeks ago. We said we would come back and get it but forgot all about it. Yesterday I was thinking about what school stuff we still needed for the year and I remembered the parachute I wanted. I talked to DH before he came home from work and he surprised me by comming home with a parachute! Our Target was all sold out of the larger ones. At first I was sad about that but I now know that the small six foot one is PERFECT for us! We can use this with only 2 people (good for when baby lets go) it has 8 handles so 4 people can use it at the same time. My youngest is only 1 year old. If it was larger she would get hurt. The 6' one fits in the house with no problems. I don't even have to move furniture around. This will be a great help come winter. Being small I can reach across to help my children grab hold of it again. We spent the morning playing several games with it that I remember from elementary school. My DD cried when I put it away. My son said that it was a lot of fun. I think what made it so fun for him was the loud happy jumps and giggles from his little sister. We made wind, waves, a T storm, used balls as popcorn on it, hid under it, and let the baby run under it from side to side.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
It might be hard to tell what he wanted to write this is what he was trying to write.
1. Creation God made the world.
This was when God made Eve. This was back when every picture people had belly buttons. LOL! I noticed that Adam had breast but Eve doesn't. LOL!
This was when Adam and Eve sinned. That is a tree between them. OH! Notice Eve has a belly button! LOL!
The year after he labeled his picture God made people. The Adam and Eve had clothes on God is naked and green. LOL! On the back of the page I wrote.
I praise God for.....
The second story from that year (5 year old) he labeled Adam Eve Sinnd. LOL! I know you can guess he was trying for Adam and Eve Sinned. On the back of that one I asked What sad things happened when Adam & Eve sinned?
DS wrote.... eve would have pein havinga baby. They had to leaive the garden! LOL!
pein=pain havinga=having a leaive=leave
This year he named his picture creation.
I wrote on a paper
1.What was everything like before God created the world?
His answer- lonly
2. How did God make Adam?
His answer- dust
3. How did God Make Eve?
His answer- ribe.
LOL! I guess he still needs help with spelling!
4. What did God tell Adam and Eve that they must never do?
his answer- not eat from one tree
If you want to take a look at how his pictures and writing have changed over 3 years you can take a look http://tinyurl.com/mulvr Pictures 1,2,and 3 are the ones already posted. Pages 4,5,6, and 7 are from when he was 5 years old. Pages 8,9,10,11 and 12 are from around his 6th birthday.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
For Baby play we have been spending lots of time on books. She has learned to kick a ball and she is very good at it. She has taken up doing somersaults. I spent a lot of time trying to get her to not crawl on the coffee table or run on the sofa. Needing to work hard on that every minute she was awake was hard and that kept me from doing lots of things like working on this blog. I am so happy that she isn't doing that anymore. We have been playing a lot of hide and seek, stacking blocks (she is only stacking 2 or 3 high), and following directions. She does very well with directions. We have tried to color for a very long time. She still has a very hard time with that. She only wants to eat the crayons. I don't expect her to color a picture yet. I am trying to help her see that the crayons make marks on paper. She loves to pretend. She knew to pretend to eat plastic food before we showed her. I got her a tiny plastic pink tea set and I am working on teaching her to pour water. She will pour into the tiny cup sometimes, other times she will pour on the tray and splash her hands in it. I laugh with her. I think having fun splashing small amounts of water is OK.
My son (6 year old) He has a need to be a boy. He wants to fight pretend things. He was using sticks to cut down the evil weeds along our property line.LOL! I tried to get him to stop. I asked him over and over to not run with an 5 foot long stick! I took a step back and thought about this. I decided that my son had a need to do this type of thing. If he was going to do it I need to make it safe for him. I took a pillow case and stuffed it about half way full then tied it shut. It looked sort of like a ghost except it has large flowers on it. I took a rope and added velcro hook to it. I stitched some velcro loop to the stuffed part of the pillow case. We have the rope hang down from a tree in the yard. My son can go fight his creature with plastic swords. I don't think fighting is right but I felt that fighting a pillow with a flower print was better than fighting other children or running with a stick. He is having a lot of fun knocking that thing down from the tree. He has been making lots of forts in the house with blankets. I have been working with him on how to be neat when washing dishes. He always does great with the wash and rinse but he has been getting lots of water on the floor. I think playing in the water with the sprinkler, hose, water table, and the pool have made him think water can go all over even inside.