Friday, October 28, 2011

Tot School - Odds and Ends

Well it has been a crazy month.  With selling our house, trying to find a new place to live, and getting ready for #2 Tot School has taken a little bit of a back burner.   We have done some things here and there but it hasn't been as structured as I would have liked.  

His favorite books continue to be Naptime Kitty during the day and Goodnight Moon at bedtime.   S spends a large portion of his day playing with his Legos.  If his towers fall apart he never gets angry he just sits down and begins building a new one.  

Somedays if we haven't gotten to any Tot School activities he will go in the closet and choose an activity himself, which usually ends up being crayons and a piece a paper to draw on.  

Here are a few of the activities we have done in the last few weeks.  I haven't taken many pictures since the camera is all set up to go to the hospital with us.  

S is placing glitter balls on the circles while saying the letter L.   We also collected leaves outside and used them to make imprints on Play-doh.

Of course the dot paints are still a huge hit in this household.  But I have to watch S closely because once he finishes filling in all the empty dots he starts to dot his arms.

I had some whole wheat spaghetti in the closet (which I was looking to get rid of because it tasted gross) and I let S put them through the holes of the strainer.  But alot of the pieces ended up on the floor.

Luckily we had a little helper to spread them all over the floor with his paws.

I have never made caramel apples before so I though this would be a fun cooking project for S and I.  I had gotten the wrong caramel product to do this so Nathan was nice enough to go to the store and pick out caramel.  I also got out what remained of our sprinkle collection for decorations.  Let' just say there were NO sprinkles left when we were done.  S had a blast decorating them.

In mid-October we went to Barthel's Fruit Farm to pick apples and pumpkins.  It was unusually hot and S was NOT happy that day so unfortunately we didn't get many good pictures.  Hopefully pumpkin carving/painting goes better. :)