I took a blogging break last week to enjoy school vacation week to savor every moment with my children and my Mom, who came for a visit for a few days! I'll be back tomorrow.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Highlights from our day:
Grace getting all dressed up for the cows and cleaning the barn in a tutu skirt!
Seeing the look of surprise on Jack's face after getting a big kiss from one of the cows!
Watching Eve walk up and down those cow aisles while waving and saying "hi" to the cows!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
We went to Pineland Farms today. The cows always get a unique experience each time we show up in their barn! One of my favorite things about going to Pineland is seeing the way the cows look at and watch Grace, Jack and Eve. It's priceless! More pictures tomorrow.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Every Wednesday morning, Eve and I share some very special girl time together at the Children's Museum while Jack is in his theater class. I love watching Eve's spirit shine through as she explores everything in the museum. Oh, how I love this little sweet pea of mine!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Grace made this adorable heart doily shirt for Eve this week. To make this shirt, Grace first glued a heart shaped doily onto one of Eve's onesies. Grace then mixed red and white fabric paint together until she came up with the perfect color. Grace dabbed the paint into the holes of the doily using a sponge. Once the paint dried she carefully removed the doily to reveal a sweet Valentine heart. Grace can't wait to surprise Eve with this special shirt on Valentine's Day! I'll post pictures of Eve wearing her special shirt next week.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
T is for train and train tracks.
Jack really loved working on this letter. Jack asked to make T look like a train track with a train on it - similar to the one in the book Freight Train by Donald Crews. I especially love Jack's rainbow colored train wheels!
P.S. I must say that the speech-language pathologist in me is feeling a little guilty about this letter since the word train actually begins with the consonant blend tr- and not the t sound. I thought I would make a note of this so that some day when Jack looks back at this post that I can tell him! I have a feeling that my train loving Jack-a-roo won't mind too much that I let this one slip! ;)
Monday, February 6, 2012
Grace and Jack made bouncy balls and through this experiment they learned that the balls they made, although they looked and felt like a solid, were actually not! Instead, their bouncy balls were something between a solid and a liquid called viscoelastic! They discovered that their bouncy balls eventually started flattening out when they were not touched.
Here is how Grace and Jack make their bouncy balls:
1) Mix 1/4 cup of white glue with a few drops of food coloring.
2) In a separate glass, dissolve 1 tablespoon of borax in 1/2 cup of warm water. Add 2 tablespoons of this mixture to the glue mixture and mix together. Grace and Jack played with this mixture for awhile before moving on to the next step.
3) Add a few drops of the extra borax mixture to the dough mixture made above and begin rolling it between your hands to form a ball. Continue rolling the ball until it is hard and dry enough so that if dropped, it bounces.
Here are some pictures of Grace and Jack making their bouncy balls...