Monday, June 24, 2013


I am still packing boxes for the move. As you can imagine, it is a little chaotic around here with 3 kids and a dog who is extremely BOSSY. Many of our "school" materials are packed, so I am working with what is left.

Here are our activities today:

1. Sorting.

I bought a huge bag of foam stickers for $1.00 at a yard sale. I stuck 5 flower stickers in different colors on her tray. She then had to sort the remaining stickers according to color. The trays I have are from Montessori Services. They are ESSENTIAL for a Montessori program because the child is able to take the activity off the shelf and return it without help. This establishes independence and a sense of order.


2. Card Matching.

This activity is going to be put away for Son because it is way too easy for The Princess anymore. I made match cards with wooden animals from AC Moore. There used to be more cards, but Gizmo has taken a liking to them. As you can see in the picture, Gizmo is a little ticked that she is playing with HIS cards. The Princess used to have a hard time with this, but like I said, she has it mastered now, especially since I only have 4 pair left ( I think there used to be 8 pair total).

3. Buddha Board.
We love this toy. Actually, its not a toy. I think its for adults, but any age can use it.  The Buddha Board is fun because you "paint" with water on the board. Your work stays on the board for about 5 minutes and then you can start over. I help The Princess to paint her letters onto it. This is great for pre-writing and for fine motor skills.
P.S. It comes with a brush, but ANY paint brush works.
Speaking of Buddha...People are always commenting on how chubby Son is. His own daddy called him Buddha. Here are my favorite comments from strangers:

"Oh HE a big one". (No typo...that is what a lady said).

"I wasn't gonna say anything, but that boy is a beast". A beast. A man called my son a beast. I know he meant it kindly...I think.

"Oooohhh. I LOVE fat babies!" Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. He's not fat. He is all muscle. Duh.

Look at this angel. 4 months. 17.6 pounds of happy, healthy baby. Same size diapers as his almost 2 year old sister:

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