Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Just go with it :)

We did an science project the other day that she showed no interest in, so I then offered it into an art project, and she decided to turn into a cooking activity.  Typical, lol :) 
She could have cared less about the effect of the salt.

I offered to bring paints out and she seemed excited, but this was all that she actually painted.

She then requested some spices.  I got out some cinnamon and sprinkles with some cups.  She dumped the rest of the salt into the cups and went to town scooping and pouring - completely ignoring the ice altogether, lol.

I love pinterest.  I get so many ideas from there!  I decided to switch up our sensory play and made some cloud dough.  Instead of mineral oil, we used just regular cooking oil with flour.  It has been a huge hit!

It molds similar to wet sand.  It's a little more crumbly and doesn't come out of the molds easily, but maybe the original recipe works better.  Either way, she doesn't care and has spent hours playing in this.  It's not often that I find something that keeps her attention for very long, so I have been loving it!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hello blog world!

I thought blogger froze on me with this post too.  I seriously have no patience for it when it's like this.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I NEVER want to blog because of this!!!

Anyways.  We have been MIA for a while, and pulled away from a formal tot school type of learning.  We still do set up activities, but more as I see she is showing an interest.  I don't spend quite as much time on the set up as I used to.  I just don't have the time anymore.  WIth preparing for the next little one, trying to get a photography business up and running, and just everyday tasks, I just can't keep up.  Here's what we have been busy with lately.

K decided that she no longer wanted to use a booster seat.  This was from March, and she reaches a little bit better now, but she insisted on sitting in a "reg-er" chair.  She's so independent :)

We spent the day shopping, getting lunch, ice cream, and then to a farm afterwards with my mom and a family friend.  They had goats, chicks, and rabbits.  The next time we went to get ice cream she kept shouting "GOAT!"  It took us a while to figure it out that she thought that is what happens after we get ice cream, lol.
She wasn't very interested in helping in the garden.  she did like the dirt part of it though.  I gave her some tools, but she just didn't care much for it.  She did like spraying everything with the hose though.

She played in her sandbox for a little while though instead.

Bug loves to smell spices.  It is her most requested activities.  I set up an invitation for her to "cook" with her spices.  She whipped up some fun things with it :)

It has been soo hot here lately!  We have done a lot of water play.  We tried a slip and slide which she hated and didn't even like it when Daddy went down it.  The sprinkler was too cold for her want to go in.  The same thing with her little sprayerpool, splashpad (I have no idea what it is called, but it holds a little water, but sprays water up in areas).  We had a bigger pool that I could join her in, but the water gets yucky and it's really a pain to empty and fill, and then it blew into a tree when it was empty and popped the top part of it.  The baby pool is too small and I can't sit outside for that long with it being so hot.  We do go to my parent's house a lot since they have an inground pool.  She just learned to swim with a puddle jumper on July 4th.  She is a fish now!

Painting outside!  She liked painting the door and door knob more than the paper though, lol.

We were celebrating my Grandmother's 84th birthday (she passed away a short time after that) and bug tripped right into a door frame requiring 6 stitches right in the middle of her forehead. :(

Now we have to be very careful to keep sunblock on it at all times and a hat for good measure.


I have tried a number of times to post with pictures, and they keep getting stuck during the upload.  Technology and I are on the outs lately, sigh.  We will see how this goes.  Cross your fingers for me!!!!