Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Day of Fall!

Fall play idea: Jumping in a pile of leaves

(The leaves aren't in a pile anymore in these photos, but still just as fun.)

Friday, September 23, 2011

What We've Been Up To...



More ice cube painting with a friend...

Practicing photography...
(photo taken by T)

The state fair...

Last beach trip before summer ends...

Happy Autumn!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mural Painting

A couple weeks ago, A (T's cousin that you've seen around the blog) spent the night over for the first time. Whenever A comes over, I love to do atleast one activity for the girls. It's fun to see how different, or how similar, their creativity and imaginations are.

This art activity was really easy. I just taped up a long roll of T's easel paper onto our backyard fence. Set out some paints and handed the girls some paintbrushes.

I also had the pool out full of water for easy cleanup. (Which actually became an activity in and of itself- mixing different paint colors in the pool.)

Body painting was also inevitable. Which was followed with painting of rocks and sticks. (Didn't get to take a picture of that.)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Montessori Activities

As you may have noticed, I haven't posted at all this week. I decided to extend my "blog vacation" for a bit. Not sure when I'll be back. I'm thinking most likely next week, but honestly, I think I'm going to slow down on my blog post numbers. One reason being that T is now in school so we might not be doing as many activities together each week. And the other, is I just need a little break. I even contemplated not continuing with my blog anymore now that T is in school and I'm a little burnt out. However, I've realized that I really do enjoy blogging. And, I think we will still continue with activities at home, maybe just not as many as before. With that, I will post when I feel the desire again. (I do have some things to post, I just haven't had the ambition to post them.)

Anyway, I did run across a wonderful list of age-appropriate Montessori activities for you to do with your child at home. Perfect for those rainy days ahead.

Montessori Activities for Pre-schoolers

I don't think I mentioned before, but T began a Montessori school this year. I can not say enough how excited I am for her to be going to this school. Everything about it, the teachers, the classrooms, the parents, the playground (you get the point), is just too perfect and I know will be a great fit for T.

Also, I wanted to add that this is my 100th post! Wow! Wanted to say a special thank you to all my followers and supporters of this little blog journey I've begun. I feel honored to have even one person who appreciates my postings. I hope to have many more inspiring activities and ideas to come! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Photo of the Week

First Day of Preschool

Also, want to add that I will be taking a 4-day weekend blog vacation! Be back soon! :)