Monday, February 27, 2012

Play Dough Night

While on Pintrest last night I came across a blog site that is called the Artful Parent and found a lot of cute ideas, especially activities using play dough. So tonight was Play Dough Night at the Turnbough's!!

I printed off the ABC sheets
Sophia even got into trying to make letters!
We made snakes with the play dough and then placed them in the shapes of the letters.
John did this one! The whole family played and we had cookies afterwards.
A great family night!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Snow Day

At 7:30 am today, John woke up confused why I was still in bed and not up and dressed - like most mornings. He ran to the window and SCREAMED "SNOW!!!"
He instantly wanted to go outside - like this is the moment he had waited for his entire life. I held him off until 8:30 and we were out the door.
He is my snow bunny and Sophia is not. I would say she is more the type - "sit by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, reading to her baby dolls". She really wanted nothing to do with the snow. She walked around, swung for a little bit and then she was finished. Luckily, we have a lot of the toys in the basement because John played outside for 1 1/2 hours! So I walked back and forth to keep an eye on the kiddos.

He pretended to be on the movie "Elf" and throw snowballs at everyone - except Sophia. In John's words - "I don't think she likes it."
This is a deceiving picture because she is smiling. This is the only picture she smiled in out in the snow.

Then it was onto a day of art, games and movies.
Making a drum and a picture...
After John woke up from his nap, he decided I need to trace him and then we would decorate him. I love the face that he drew!
Sometimes it catches me off guard at how much John has grown up. I think of the snow days last year. He didn't want to play in the snow very long and this year he loved it. He entertained himself for almost an hour and half. He came up with some neat ideas throughout the day to do - things I wouldn't have thought of. He is so verbal and explains himself so well. It excites me to see what kind of man he will be as he grows up. It also kind of makes me sad to see him grow into a kid and not a toddler anymore.

Valentines DayB

I am not usually one to do much for small holidays, such as Valentines Day. I have never made a big deal out of it. I do love that it is an excuse to get a sitter and go on a romantic date with the my sweet husband. However, this year, seems to be different. I don't know if it is me trying to make up for the guilt of being a working mom and wife or if I am just becoming a "holiday person" - but it got a hold of me and I went with it. Below are the special things we have done over the past few weeks.
Valentines Tree -
picked it up out of the dollar bin at JoAnn's. I had the kids decorate it. Next year, I want to do the same thing and put Bible verses about love on the little hearts that hang.

Valentine Cards -
My kids have never done Valentine cards for other kids, but I decided this year we would. Instead of buying valentines, I thought we would make them. We broke crayons - which John LOVED! - melted them into hearts and put them on our own cards. After a few faulty tries, we finally got it and they turned out cute.

Cupcakes- with pink icing and sprinkles for dinner tomorrow night.
Valentine gifts -
straight out of the Target dollar bins! Can't wait to see their faces, especially the popcorn bins for our theater time at home!
I even got a card for my sweetheart. I am not a card person, so this is a big deal too! Let's see - St. Patricks Day...hmmm...I wonder if I will get zing to do something for the March holiday.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012