Marco's Cinco De Mayo was a great one for G to understand and Em to enjoy as well.
After we talked a bit about the holiday we made a few fun crafts.
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
I shared this at Kiwi Crate. Head there for more fun family crafts.
Monday, March 31, 2014
hotos of O'Keeffe and hearing all about her life.
After they finished their drawings they chose just a couple colors on tempera paint to complete their flower. I encouraged them to paint the background as well as the flower.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I had a few moments tonight and wanted to share a fun spring craft that I have been doing with the kids for a couple years now. I just love celebrating seasons with my children. Talking about it and opening our eyes to the changes around us really make me appreciate each and every season so much more...especially when you are looking through the eyes of a three-year-old.
Happy spring! I will be back more often come April...promise!
I shared this over at Kiwi Crate. Check it out!
Monday, March 10, 2014
air dry clay
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Recently, we had a little health scare with G. He had some extensive testing done for leg numbness and pain he had been having and in the end (of what seemed to be the longest road of my life) we found out it was all caused from a gluten allergy. Crazy, right? At one point MS and MD were brought up and you can imagine my fear. Who would have guessed that the pb&J that this guy so loved, was the culprit?! Anyway, my reason for telling this is mostly because I think of my blog as a journal for my children to have one day and also because writing about these things helps me so very much, so thank you for listening.
Sometimes, we take for granted simple things in life like kids that can run too fast or scream too loud; boys that like to wrestle and jump all day long and just being able to watch our healthy children grow up. I realized this when I was being referred to a doctor for a muscle biopsy on my three-year-old son to tell me whether or not he would continue to be that kid that always runs too fast and jumps too hard.
Thankfully we were able to fix G's problem with simple diet changes, but some people are not so lucky. So, I try and remember this every time my kids are running circles through my kitchen and racing up the stairs. We are lucky, so very lucky.
OK, OK...onto the art!
This is one of his favorites. We add foam stickers to a rolling pin and roll it through paint to make prints. I think he appreciates being able to use the rolling pin! Check out full details at Kiwi Crate.
Stamping with legos or really anything other than stamps is a favorite for my little guy! He's an inventor and who needs actual stamps anyway, right? Lego Stamping
Yep, those are just foam sheets cut up into shapes and thrown into the bath. Success! He loves it. Foam Sheet Bath Art
Anything that you can turn into an animal wins for this boy! This milk carton turned pig has been a highlight in his life (seriously!) Milk Carton Animals
This is a fun matching game that is simple to put together and loads of fun for the little ones to play. Color Match Caterpillar
Lastly, he may not be able to eat it, but he sure can play with it! G is big on sensory fun and it is probably the activity that keeps him busy the longest. Colored Spaghetti Fun
These are some of the things G and I love to do while hanging out and creating some art. He is a busy busy boy and I wouldn't have it any other way because when you are faced with that changing you realize how lucky you are.
My Sweet G,
I love you more than you could ever imagine.
Monday, February 24, 2014
OK, so I must be honest, being the parent of a very shy child- when I heard of this issue she was having my heart smiled a bit (my apologies for that confession to our absolutely amazing and favorite kinder teacher!) It's just that I worried and worried and worried and ended up having a chatty girl who needed to learn to hush at times. Who would've thought?? Although, all that means to a mother is something new to worry about, right?
I'm not sure if this bracelet worked well or not, but what it did do is make our conversation about the problem a little more interesting to her and by turning this into an activity it made a lasting impression. She still remembers that talk.