Monday, January 25, 2010

While Mommy is on Bedrest

My sister Adelyn is coming out soon, but not yet. It's too early and she needs to grow more.

While Mommy is on bedrest I've had my grandparents to come and play with me. Mommy has a wheelchair to be with me outside and still does things with me while sitting, usually on the couch but I have someone to help me do big things.

Gramsie (Mommy's Mommy) taught me about a new set of books. Llama Llama Red Pajama and Llama Llama Mad at Momma. We learned how to act out scenes from the book. We also built a zoo with blocks.

Granna (Daddy's Mommy) took me to the zoo with my friends. She pushed us all around and up and down. We saw an elephant presentation there.

Pa-pa (Mommy's Daddy) taught me to play tennis in the garage with the parking ball on a string. He also let me help him garden and taught me to ride a scooter.

Pop2 (Daddy's Daddy) talks to me on the computer and web cam. I was asking if he is coming, but he will get to come later when Adelyn comes!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Trucks Week

January 18-22

  • Books- The Wheels on the Truck, Truck Talk-Bobby Katz
  • Music-I Like Trucks
  • Crafts- Painting of Tow Mater from the movie Cars
  • Activities- Rolling trucks down the slide, playing with truck in a box filled with beans
  • Science- examining the model engine Daddy put together
Also played in Pa-pa's pick up truck!

This week we did the activities, science, and craft. We didn't end up doing much with the books except glancing at a few pictures while playing with trucks. We sang a car song instead of the truck song.

We also did other activities unrelated to the theme like playing with a tennis ball, learning to ride Mommy's razor scooter, dancing to the Wiggles and Linus and Lucy, building a train track and building things with blocks.

Pa-pa was here to help while Mommy continued bed rest! We had a great time with him like playing outside, gardening, doing some of the activities, making meals, and a few other things.

Exploring my toy trucks!

Painting Tow-Mater Blue

Exploring trucks in a bean pit with Pa-pa

Continued exploring.

Learning to Ride a Scooter

Pushing my bikecar

Daddy showed me a model engine!  He put it together himself.

My Pa-pa's pickup truck!

My version of a pickup truck!

Showing Granna the truck pit when she arrived the next week!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


January 11-15

  • Books- Danny and the Dinosaur
  • Crafts- Making a foam dinosaur, dinosaur environment box,
  • Activities- Lacing on dinosaur cut out, Dinosaur file folder
  • Science- Volcano Eruption with baking soda, vinegar and food coloring, Dinosaur Egg Hatching
  • Baking- salt dough volcano for science experiment

Lacing Directions

1. Print out a picture of a dinosaur
2. Cut out
3. Glue to construction paper or cardboard
4. Cut out around cardboard
5. Punch holes around the edges
6. Tie a string/yarn around one hole. Attach masking tape to the end to make it firm for pointing through the holes.

This is the image we used to make a dinosaur lacing activity.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


January 4-8 2010

  • Books- Biscuit Visits the City
  • Crafts- Building Picture- glued them on a large piece of construction paper, Farm Box
  • Activities- Block City, Shape Identification in Buildings
  • Baking/Cooking- Helped with a meal this week
  • Science

The downtown I colored and glued.

The downtown we built!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Years/ Making Good Choices

December 28-Jan 1
  • We cut out coloring pictures of people making good choices, gluing them and decorating (shaking hands, sharing, saying please, reading, brushing teeth),
  •  Made fireworks with glitter glue on construction paper.
  • Baking- Muffins with Granna
  • Science- Making a pretend fish tank
This week was also a bit off with Mommy being monitored at the hospital. More activities for next year.