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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daycare Updates :)

Well it has been a while since i've posted anything.. I wish I could be the daily blogger but I just find myself to be too busy and too tired to write about stuff that often. Also.. what in the heck would I post? My life is not that exciting :-p

 I thought I would post a few photos of what we've been up to lately in the daycare room and out and about.
 Here are the kids at the park with their friend J. They were walking along this little ledge, all holding hands, and jumping into the leaves together. Pretty cute stuff! Most days they play together great, especially when we're outside. Some days however, i'm not so lucky :-p

 I've been meaning to do this for about a year or so now and have finally got around to making labels for our toy bins! I took photos a few weeks ago, had them printed, stamped some paper for a background, and covered them with clear plastic sticky stuff of which I totally forget the name of.. a cheap and easy way to sort of laminate them :)  Now the kids find it super easy to clean up! They're getting to be quite the amazing helpers, phew! I knew I wouldn't be cleaning up that play room forever.

 I spotted these lovely book ends a week or so ago that matched our red kitchen perfectly! They were only $12 from winners so I just couldn't pass them up!  About a month or so ago I tried out a Pinterest idea and melted some crayons to stretched canvas, I love it! I have yet to frame it or even bother looking for a frame.. for now it looks pretty good as is I think!

I'm not a clean freak by any means but I wasn't regularly letting the kids get messy inside and this was the day I decided that I should be! They're kids, let them get messy and explore! We started off by using apples and potatoes as stamps in the paint and I think it was a whole 3 minutes until little E started painting her hands and rubbing them on the paper :) They had a blast! 

 Here is our painting and paper artwork stuck to the art wall! The kids have also been experimenting with gluing and tried some mitten lacing the other day.

 I don't remember if I originally saw these ideas on Pinterest or on a blog.. or both perhaps ? I finally got my stuff together and made the kids a bean bin! I'm thinking of changing the objects in the bean bin monthly perhaps according to the season or upcoming holidays.. either way, the kids love to pour, scoop, arrange, and bury with the beans. I also decided to try something a bit different with playdough. Toys are fun and all but why can't glass beads and straws be fun too!? It was really neat to see what the kids did with no instruction at all from me. They amaze me every day with their little minds :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Missing My Man!

Happy Belated Halloween! I've been way too tired this past week to be on the ball with posting a nice Halloween post.. so I'm sorry for the delay :)  Jeff has been away for 10 days now and I've been on my own almost the entire time with the two munchkins. Jeff was lucky enough to get to travel to Chile for work and was able to take a little side trip to Mendoza, one of our favorite destinations. Lucky BUM!

My Mom came to visit for two days last week and it was so nice to spend time with her and have her help :) We got down to work when the kids were sleeping and she helped me paint the bricks in the playroom white. Photo to come.. She also spoiled me with yummy treats! I love my momma!

Mom and I took the munchkins to the pumpkin patch only to find a whole lotta rotting pumpkins!
This is with the bricks painted their new white :) They were the regular brick colours or black, grey and orangey/rust colour. Thanks momma!
Halloween wasn't as exciting as it might have been if Jeff had been home. I was exhausted from a busy day with the kids, Hudson had to nap, and Landon had to get out early to trick or treat. He had fun going from door to door but was only interested in going to 4 houses. Ah well, that's alright with me. We headed home and he had a blast handing out candy to the bigger kids, often asking them to come in and play with his toys and look at his diggers. A few of them attempted to run in and play but we steered them back to the door and off they went in tears :-p Guess we'll hide the toys next year.. ?

During the day we headed to our friend's place for a Halloween playdate and it was so nice to see the other mommies. The kids had a blast playing with all of the toys and I had a great time chatting :)

 Our Prince Ronald from The Paper Bag Princess

 All of the munchkins!

Our little Hudson gnome :)