Our week of activities… (clockwise from top left)
- Both George and Henry enjoyed one of the simplest experiments: Does it Sink or Float?
- While Henry drew me his very first drawing, George scribbled away and made his own marks with chalk, too!
- We took a look at some drawing activities on It’s Playtime this week. Making your kids drawings into coloring pages is a brilliant idea from Happy Little Messes.
- And I’m loving my washer and dryer. Find out why I think its reliable enough for even the kids!
A few books we’re reading this week (this list contains affiliate links):
- Getting ready for school… Clifford’s First School Day (Clifford the Small Red Puppy)
- A common one in this house: Roadwork!
- Henry’s new favorite from his preschool teacher last year: I Knew You Could!
- And a staple: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Getting ready to go back to school? A few posts you’ll love:
- Childhood Beckons is homeschooling this year, but still making it official with back to school photos! You’ll love the outtakes she shares!
- 8 ways prepare your preschooler for their first day of school. This is a lovely guest post here by Mommy with Selective Memory and Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers.
- Not Just Cute has shared a few fun ways to work on fine motor skills and how they can be used for redirection and as a soothing activity!
- And be sure to check out the 20 Must Follow Moms on Pinterest! You’ll be inspired forever! (I’m ecstatic to be one of them!)
The latest in getting ready for Baby #3:
George’s room is coming along. Carpet comes in at the end of the month, so we’re under a deadline now to finish up. I’m glad to say my part is done. I’ve painted the room in yellows and orange-brown colors. A grid pattern. I was dreading this the week prior to doing it. How would I go about getting this done? I almost decided to not do it. But I had it in my head. I’ve done horizontal stripes in George’s current room (the baby room) and verticals in Henry’s room…. so I had to move on to the next challenge. A grid. I just had to do it.
And once I got started, it actually wasn’t that bad. Thankfully, my husband is awesome with a level and helped mark everything out for me.
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