Monday, August 27, 2012

Looking to fall

I am trying to think ahead for Fall.  I feel like I will be so busy with the new baby that I don't want to forget all of the fun things I want to do with bug.  I have a few weeks of activities planned that I will share soon too.  I want to have stuff cut out and ready to use so I can still do these kinds of things with bug, but it will all be set to go without the prep work.  I anticipate there being no down time for such things with a toddler and a newborn.  Have you done a fall bucket list yet?  I got the idea from the pinterest pins that have been floating around lately.

Monday, August 6, 2012


Boy it is hard to schedule ideas during the summer.  Bug has shown a big interest in The Very Hungry Caterpillar lately, so I thought we would do some activities based around the book. 

Monday - caterpillar coloring pages, fruit bingo dot art

Tuesday - Lapbook from 1+1+1=1

Wednesday - Contact paper butterfly, gluing cut out butterflies

Thursday - Magnet page,  Watching the book video

Friday - Butterfly footprint art

It ended up being that Monday was really the only day we accomplished anything, lol.  Tuesday I had a Dr's appt, and then we swam at my parent's house.  Wednesday we went back again for more swimming and we always have music class and grocery shopping Wednesday mornings.  Thursday we went to the children's museum, and then on Friday I was just too pooped to do anything.  As much as I love to be busy and have a lot of things to do, it does make it hard to get anything accomplished at home.  I think that I will be putting together some weekly ideas already made up so that when I get even more pregnant, or when baby boy makes his appearance we will have things to keep us busy.

I do have a few things that we have been doing that keep bug occupied for some time.  I have 5 busy boxes that I pull out when I have run out of things to do, or if I need her to occupy herself for a few minutes so I can get something done (or just put my feet up for a minute).  I will take pictures soon of what I have in each one, but it's pretty much just random stuff that I have paired together.  Probably like 6ish things in each "box."  The rules of Busy boxes is that she can only have one activity out at a time, so she has to pick up right after she is done before getting out something else.

Oh and remember my issues with technology?  Now Pinterest is acting up for me.  It won't let me pin anything anymore.  I don't really have an obscene amount pinned or anything, so I am kind of annoyed.  Hopefully I will be able to get back to it and can share some of my future weekly plans with you all!