Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time with Daddy

 Its getting warmer which means its time to get the garden ready for another year of goodies. David and the boys started planing some of the veggies for our garden this year. The boys love to help with this kind of stuff.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

My boys

Micah is becoming an explorer. He can pull himself up and now he wants to try to climb...the only cimb-able stairs in our house are the wooden steps/ladders that go up to the boys loft beds.
 They were being silly and actually posed for me! My camera was on the wrong mode so it is kind of blurry but its still so cute!
 Gotta love my boys!
 Trying to get a picture of myself with the boys. Micah just wanted to laugh at his brothers.
 My Zekey being so silly!
 Micah sitting in a little wooden rocking chair
 He is getting so big! (We are in disposables for a couple weeks as we battle a yeast infection on his bottom)

Monday, April 08, 2013

Fruity Rainbows

While Eli was away at school today Zeke and I worked on some sorting and colors. We has some left over fruit loops after breakfast so I poured them into a bowl and used them as a craft.

First we sorted the colors into bowls. Zeke was eager to glue.
We did one line of glue at a time and one color of fruit loops at a time.

Our Fruity Rainbow! Which was perfect for today because it was rainy in the morning and then the sun came out and it was so nice!

Coloring Eggs

 We used these 'spill proof' but not quite spill proof coloring kits. I liked the colors but they were all pretty dull so I pumped them up a bit with food coloring and the colors became way more fun

Saturday, April 06, 2013

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

 One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish day with the boys! Zeke is showing off the new book!

I gave each of the boys some colored gold fish on a plate and 4 plastic baby food containers. I asked them to sort out the gold fish by color. Eli was able to sort his quick and Zeke took a little longer but did a great job with the reds and greens. The oranges and yellows were a little harder for him to sort but Eli and I helped him out a little with it.

 Next I gave the boys each a premade chart that I had drawn up the night before. It had the book name across the top with the fish and then there were four rows with a colored fish glued to the left side.
 I asked the boys to take a few fish from each of their piles and then line them up on the chart. We then counted up how many fish of each color we had. Below if our finished charts! The boys loved this!
 Next I wanted to recreat the cover of the book so I let the boys paint their hands and we made the matching  colors to the fish on the cover.

 Here are all our finished items drying on the stove. The gold fish charts we glued as well.
 For lunch we had fish lunch! I had a ton of fun coming up with the ideas for this lunch and honestly I think about 5% of it got eaten...they didn't want any of it but the ham! I had a fish cookie cutter that I used on bread, cheese and ham. Then we had gold fish and I made little fish bowls with blue jello and after it set for about 2 hours I slipped in some red sweedish fish so that they kind of stuck in the middle of the bowl and didn't sink. The boys loved the idea of this but hardly at any of it.

 For a drink I made strawberry milk which takes after a page in the book where is says something like 'everyone one who has a lot of ink should get a yink because a yink loves to drink pink ink' so the pink milk was our pink in...they wouldn't touch it!
 playing with their fishy jello
 you can kind of see the fish
 scooping out the fish
 Eli wanted his fish so he dumped the whole jar out and didn't eat any of it!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Green Eggs and Ham

 One Friday morning we invited some of our friends over to have a "Green Eggs and Ham" Day with us. It was so much fun and the boys and our friends loved it!

After reading the book to the kids we did a game of pin the green egg on the plate. Ezekiel did pretty good with his aim!

Eli taking a turn.
 Next we colored some hard boiled eggs that Miss Nicole brought over. The boys and Patience had some much fun coloring their eggies.
 Miss Nicole showing them how to use a crayon on the eggs
 Zeke's egg
 Eli's Egg
 Patience's eggs
 After we colored them we peels a few and cut them in half and then we  made deviled eggs and put food coloring in the yolk to make it green...{Green Eggs and Ham} The kids decided to give them a try.
Eli taking a bite.
 Next we had a fun egg race. I took out different sizes and shape of spoons from my drawer and each kid picked on out. They each had a few eggs that they would have to put on their spoon  and carry down to a basket one at a time. We were all winners!
 They had so much fun!
 After they had their eggs in the baskets we did it over...three times...switching spoons so we could try them all out.

 Zeke racing his egg
 Eli putting his in his basket
 Next we had some snack. I made Green Eggs and 'Bacon' for snack
 I took pretzels and lined 3 up next to each other then poured melted white chocolate over them to make a circle. Then I placed a green  M&M on top of the chocolate.
 The snacks was a huge hit!

 Micah woke from his nap to a house full of friends!
 Alexis is so cute! I love her to pieces!
 Next we did some 'egg' painting. We used opened up plastic easter eggs and dipped them in green paint and then made egg prints on our paper.

 After our last crafts we let the kids have a break with a little play time while we assembles lunch.
 We had green egg cookies
 Green egg jello

 eggs and ham
We also had some jello fish bowls left over from One Fish Two Fish and some Truffala Trees from the Lorax left over.

 The lunch was so much fun for the kids! We also made grilled cheese to eat.