More to the Story Monday


Quiet is not a word I would use to describe my current season, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  Over the last few months I have watched Colby come to life in the world of creativity and imagination.  I’m convinced he is the smartest kid around, and I’m not biased.  Here are a few of our not so quiet moments over the last week or so with a bit more to the story I want to remember:


We are ALL THINGS ANIMAL right now.  We created an icy river one afternoon for the animals to explore.  It was a huge hit but I learned a valuable lesson…


There is a HUGE difference between using water colors to tent the water vs food coloring…I used food coloring.  At first I was afraid their little fingers were turning blue from being so cold in the ice, only to find out  they were stained them from the food coloring, HA!



Paint in a bag!!!  This little project is AMAZING.  No mess.  Easy to get together.  And keeps their attention for a long time.


But the rest of the story is I may have enjoyed this more than the kids.  Can you say therapy?  I had to make my own bag because I didn’t want to share.



When working on fine motor skills it’s probably best to use fruit instead of marshmallows.  After a few minutes in, the building stopped, and the marshmallows had disappeared!  Out came the grapes and the shape making continued.



I found a fun game at a yard sale for $1 that I knew would be the PERFECT game for us.  The game itself was a hit!  Although, I should have taken a picture at the beginning because when the 3 yr. old see’s he has lost the “picturesque” game night photo goes down the drain…

In the words of my dad, “You can cry if you win or cry if you’re hurt, but you don’t cry when you lose.”  We’ve got some work to do.



And in the spirit of yard sales, this awesome cash register has been added to our family fun!  It has also carried with it some hilarious one liners!

“Hi, I’m shopping for my kids Jr. & Bob the Builder, their mom is at home taking care of them…”

“Nice chatting with you, catch you next time!”

“This costs 40, 20, and 3…”

And now Riley is not allowed to get out any toys with out first paying for them.  Let’s just say I don’t think she completely agrees with this new system.

And that’s the rest of the story…

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