Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cutting a tomato

This little tomato cutting project lasted at least 45 minutes. Sometimes I can't believe this boy's attention span (and not always in a good way...)

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter Eggs

We dyed eggs on Friday night (waaaay past bedtime) in preparation for our camping trip early the next morning. I had boiled a dozen eggs, which seemed like plenty, but oh boy did they turn out brightly colored from being dipped so many times.
In fact, Noah loved dying the eggs so much, that on Sunday, after about the fourth time he asked me, "Happy Easter Eggs?" "Happy Easter Eggs?", I broke down and went to the store for more eggs and more egg colors. It was still just a dozen, but we discovered a new technique of coloring them with crayons in between colors and we got some interesting results.

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Camping Egg Hunt

A last minute camping trip this weekend, combined with an Easter Egg hunt for the kids, turned out to be just the relaxing weekend we needed. Especially coming into May, during which we have at least one birthday party or wedding every weekend.hopefully we can make time for some more camping though, because one filthy little boy did NOT want to come back home afterward.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Playing ball with the boys

An unexpected trip to Amarillo over the weekend for Great Grandma Ruby's funeral. It was a sad occasion to be there, but still nice to see all the family. After the funeral on Saturday we spent most of the day at Dennis and Lisa's house with lots of uncles and cousins. Noah has the luck of having two little cousins within two months of his age. After that day of playing ball all day with the little boys, he fell asleep in the car and slept about 12 hours.

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A game of broom ball

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Who needs fancy toys when you have brooms and bottle-caps?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Noah's Art

Noah gets to paint really often at school, and his wonderful teachers bring in all kinds of things for the kids to experiment with. He absolutely loves to paint, especially with green lately. These first two paintings were sent home with him from school, and the last one we did at home. I love the bright colors and how he places them separate from each other sometimes. An artistic eye.

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On a canvas board with very thick powder paint

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Finger paint with glitter

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Plain old (but still oh-so-fun) finger paint

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Another expression of individuality

Monday, April 4, 2011

Olives in the Waterfall

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Actually, a fountain at the botanical gardens last week, with a few olives floating in it from a nearby tree.

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They sink down and then slowly come back up. Tricky for little fingers to grab, but so worth the effort.

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Who could have guessed that fishing these olives out and tossing them in a fountain over and over again would be the most fun thing we did this week? (And I'm not saying it wasn't a fun week, just that this olive game was really loved by one little boy)