Friday, August 24, 2012

The End of Summer

I am so sad that summer is coming to an end.  With each passing day the days are getting cooler, shorter, and we are spending less and less time playing in water.  Ugh.  The days of winter can be so long, so I am trying to make the most of the last few summer/early fall days that we have left.

Last weekend Nick and I enjoyed some time in the park with the kids.  We have a small park in our neighborhood, and it is the perfect little before bed getaway.

This week we were back to reality.  I took the kids to otterville one morning, and we stayed until well after nap time.

Yesterday, I wanted to do something different with them.  Caleb starts preschool in a couple of weeks, so I am really trying to make our days more structured to get him ready.  I thought that it would be a fun idea to allow the children to play with paint. I had a box from my new stroller, and I opened it up to make a giant canvas. The kids loved this activity, and filled the box with handprints, foot prints, and scribbles. We then had puzzle time at the table while I made lunch.  I am trying to incorporate more educational activities into everyday life.  While they eat, I have been doing flash cards with them and reading them stories as well.  It really helps to keep them happy, and I have noticed they eat more of their food as well.

Caleb is also in a big "I want to dress myself" phase.  I am hoping he outgrows this before preschool, because some days his outfits are more than I can handle :).

I also give you bed head at its finest :).


1 comment:

Ms. J said...

I haven't had time to catch up on blog reading lately and I can't believe how old M is!! She is so beautiful- love her hair!!