Sunday, January 22, 2017

Train Fun

When D was younger she got really into the Chuggington train show and toys.  We bought her several of the trains and lots of track.  She would play for hours with the trains.  Then S came along and he LOVES trains!  We added to the Chuggington collection with a few new trains and more track.  He would spend hours playing with them.  Over the past year the trains have taken a back seat to Legos, Avengers, Elves, and dolls.  We picked up the track and put it into boxes.  They were still within reach for the kids to play with but they didn't.  Then on Friday both kids decided to pull the trains back out.  D created an amazing track layout for them to play with.  The two kids have spent countless hours downstairs playing trains together WITHOUT FIGHTING!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Cast

D slipped in the mud on Friday and fractured her left wrist.  Today she saw the orthopedic surgeon.  The doctors described the break as "boring!"  Which in this case is a good thing ... nothing but a cast for 3 weeks required!

After being presented with a page full of options for the cast color, she chose a blue paw print!  Then the self-proclaimed "cast fairy" said she could have blue and purple glitter added!  

Monday, January 2, 2017


On Friday we took the kids to a local indoor playground!  They got to bounce, slide, and play on bumper cars.  They even got to shoot soft balls at each other!  Everyone had a great a time!

Would you believe the day ended in the ER with a broken wrist?!?!  The funniest part ... the injury occurred running in the back yard and NOT at the playground place!

Friday, December 23, 2016


Today we did one of my favorite Christmas activities!  We made sugar cookies.  I "cheat" a bit by using a mix instead of making the batter from scratch.  But it's easier, quicker, and tastes just as good as the old-fashioned from scratch dough.  The kids love to roll out the dough and then use the cookie cutters to make different shapes.  This year they actually got more flour on the cookies than on the floor.  And they were able to roll and cut with little assistance.  I think their favorite part was tasting the cookies after they cooked.  Both kids gave their seal of approval.  So the cookies are ready for Santa!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fingerprint Fun

Today for a fun art activity we made fingerprint lights.  It was an easy art project.  All we did was use paint and our fingers to make a string of lights.  When the paint dries we will draw a cord connecting the lines.

Fun and easy art for the first day of winter break!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Construction Time!

It's no secret D and S love to build ... LEGOS, Magnablox, wooden blocks, pattern blocks.  If you can put it together and make something they love it.

That love makes gingerbread house day one of the best days in December for us.  Today was construction day.  Both kids were very careful as they planned and decorated their houses.