Thursday, July 28, 2011
It was vision of black and white with paper lanterns, take out boxes full of nibbly candies, tea lights, fortunes and fortune cookies.
We even wore black and white to be totally kitchy and match the party.
If you ever need to fine cool stuff for an Asian themed party, find a local Asian market...wonderful goodies are to be found on every aisle.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Crocheting dish cloths
Sorting through a stack of mail as high as Mount Everest
Reviving an African Violet
Craving Strawberry Shortcake
Loving on feverish children
Wishing the heat would die down just a smidge
Kicking myself over a lost receipt
Watching far too many re-runs of Fraiser
Perusing a brick and mortar Blick Art Materials
Cutting out patterns
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Reading a real letter from a friend
Watching Ruby Red take many, many, many independent steps
What are you up to this week???
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Simple Kids. It has some wonderful ideas for play and exploration outdoors throughout the year. It has been a great jumping off point for me in getting them out and about.
But, it doesn't have to be complicated, especially this time of year when the weather is nice...for the most part. Do things that you normally would do indoors, outdoors...
Fold a Paper Airplane...and send them outside to fly it. The plane not only has much more room to fly, but any passing breeze seems to take the plane higher and farther...thrilling for any child.
Walk to a Park, Blow Bubbles, Paint...Something, Anything. Just getting outside helps my kids be happy and healthy. Don't worry so much about messes and getting dirty. They won't learn about the world unless they explore it and that often means getting dirty. I have had a hard time with this, but I work on it from day to day...remember there are always baths and always clothes to clean, so whats a few more at the end of the day?
Just get them out there!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
He is cerebral, literal, and methodical.
We play checkers most days when the girls are napping. I play to win, because I want him to learn how to play properly as well as how to win and lose with grace. When he loses I don't let him mope and when he wins I don't let him gloat.
We play badmitton in the backyard.
We draw pictures with pastels.
We have deep conversations about Jesus, Salvation, Heaven and Hell.
He's not afraid to ask the hard questions.
He loves Star Wars and can spend hours with his action figures.
We sing: "Coming 'Round the Mountain," " Singing in the Rain," "Old Man Tucker," "Found a Peanut."
He loves a good knock, knock joke.
He is ecstatic about going to pre-school in the Fall.
He is independent, but will still cuddle with me most days...thank goodness.
He makes me so proud.
I love my sweet boy.