Monday, June 20, 2011

Rice fun

Coloring rice is so messy but can be so much fun for little ones!
We did different colors:

Then we mixed all the colors up

A nice little tree

Add some blue beans and T-Rex feels right at home!
Look how happy:

Then little J wanted to scoop it from side to side!

Then into the dump truck:

And dump it back into the box

My verdict, after keeping little J busy for almost an hour it was absolutely worth the mess! He loved it to say the least and has played with it everyday since. All that scooping is so good for his fine motor skills too!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Shaving cream drawing

Every once in a while we attempt this. Josh doesn't like the feel of it so he uses a straw, toothpick or a q-tip to draw.

Very serious about this drawing thingThen a big breakthrough

Which meant we were done

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Spaced out!

Little J is going through a solar system phase. He is extremely interested in all the planets and which ones are hot and cold and what not. He can tell us the same thing over and over again throughout the day. So today, using some printable planets i found on Nick junior, we made a solar system mobile which was, as expected, a HIT!

*Don't mind the Lady Gaga obsessed child in the background lol*

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mess free fingerpainting

My little guy really wanted to paint today but my brushes got lost during the move and it just wasn't a good day to get his hands messy, he wasn't having it.
A while ago i remember seeing somewhere this idea and thought it was perfect!
Fill a Ziploc bag with some paint, close it and go to town using your fingers or a q-tip
Advice: be sure to tape it down so it doesnt move
I know I should have
Here he is enjoying 'fingerpainting'

So cute! he was a little wary of the feel of it but overall he did enjoy it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

At 3, you CAN be sweet

After a very rough night and day, I tucked Josh into bed and told him
'You have to sleep because momma has a doctor's appointment tomorrow morning'
he asked me whether they would check my blood pressure (he is obsessed with medical instruments) to which i replied that they always did
He patted my shoulder and told me
'Don't worry momma, I'm sure your blood pressure will be just fine'
Melts my little heart <3