Friday, February 27, 2009
First, he opened this Tupperware boat (he loves boats right now!) He was happy. Maybe we could have stopped with the $7 we spent on it.
But we didn't stop. We let him open this next... a little collection of pirate Playmobil toys. He LOVED them! He was delighted.
Then we had breakfast. He thought he was done opening presents. He wasn't! When he started taking the paper off of the Pirate Ship he was ecstatic! It's so fun to watch them go crazy over something!
After we got it set up, he played with it for hours... I think there are many more hours that will be devoted to it today as well!
And now, (and for the next 2 weeks) I have two 5-year olds!! We get to go through this all over again in 2 weeks when Scott turns 6.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
In their last lesson they were learning about forte and piano (loud and soft). Scott got the LOUD tambourine, and Todd got the soft sounding bells! Todd really loves music class and he loves Mrs. Marilyn, the teacher... I think he wants to be the teacher's pet, but he is also the youngest in the class. It is so cute to watch him sit beside the bigger kids. Every once in awhile he zones out, but then on the way home he starts singing one of the songs, so he was obviously paying attention!
Last week, on the way home, Todd came out with this: "Planyo lessons are more funner than making paper boats!" Well, now, if that didn't just melt my heart. Makes me know that it's worth every cent! I love it that at this age, I get to be in the lessons with them as well.
Here are Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear... the 2 heroes of Music Lessons!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Read it here:
BLUE BIRD NOTES...
Here's a couple pics that I know my dad will especially chuckle over. Todd grabbed a chair the other day and said, "I'm papa, come and sit on my lap!" The other 2 gladly accepted his invitation and came and sat on his knee. What a goof! Funny thing is that from very early on, everyone has said that Todd looks most like Papa (my dad) and he has a bit of his personality, too... always quick witted and active - he can do a pretty good frown when he wants to, too!
2 peas in a pod.... so much alike that someone even said, "Elise is just Todd in a skirt!" They became friends last year when Scott started school. I was worried that Todd would be so lonely with Scott gone all day. I shouldn't have worried - Elise filled the void almost immediately!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Today... Elise marked her face again... unfortunately, this time it won't wash off... She face planted into the board at the bottom of our slide. I saw it happening, and I thought for sure she was going to lose her front teeth. But it was just her nose. She barely cried!
This week at school, Scott exchanged Valentine's with his classmates... here are the treat boxes he made. I cut the papers to size, then he ran them through my Big Shot machine, and then I tied the ribbons on and he wrote the "from Scott" on the heart tag. I wanted to get him to write the name of each of his classmates on the back of the heart, but that would have been a 2-day job, so I decided to just get him to write his own name. Besides, the treats were all the same except for the colour of the paper.
Another thing... this is a great way to use up old Designer Paper. As a SU! Demo, I only demonstrate the current papers in my classes and clubs... but then I end up with a lot of pretty paper leftover, so this was a great way to use up some old stuff!!
** There is a little pack of Jelly Beans inside.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Here is a fabulous cart idea.... Yes, my oldest is almost 6 and he still rides in a shopping cart. He doesn't know there is another option. Please don't tell him that some kids are allowed to walk beside the cart! That is one thing that keeps me semi-sane while shopping - all kids must be contained! As you can see, Steve was with me this time, too... usually we have 2 carts on the go to contain all the kids, but we didn't need to this time because this cart seats 3!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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Looks Like Spring $15.00
Spring Solitude $ 10.00
Block Party $12.00
Be Happy $10.00
All Natural $10.00
Autumn Fest $10.00
On Angel Wings (NUM) $15
Simple Shapes $15.00