Tuesday, December 31, 2013

More Christmas fun

We LOVE this toy! Magformers are just plastic shapes with a magnet on each side. In his set, there are pentagons, squares, triangles, and a million possibilities :) He loves to make this ball...and then crush it and start over again.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tall, Small, Ball, Fall, Hat, Bat, Mat!

I write them out and he runs around like a mad thing finding the right items to put on the word....it's particularly fun with TALL and FALL!





Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Practical Life Work

My baby is an independent soul.  He wants to set the table, but only if he can get the plates out of the cupboard himself and carry ALL of them at once.  He makes his own oatmeal in the morning and has started asking if he can make my coffee.

Love is defined as smiling while drinking coffee that your three year old made for you.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

An authority on the subject

Mama:  Chipmunk, you seem to be having some trouble listening this morning.  Do you think you could work a little harder at hearing me?

Chipmunk.  oh, YES.  I can do that.  I wrote the book on that!

The Firehouse

We had a FABULOUS field trip with the homeschool group this week!   The staff from fire station #9 gave us a great presentation on fire safety and then showed us every little piece of their gear.  They were almost as enthusiastic about their 'toys' as the kids were.

Rapt attention


The smallest fire chief


The flashlight with the generator was everyone's favorite!


"I have a hose at home!"


Driving the truck!!


The even pulled the truck out of the garage so that we could see the lights and hear the sirens.


It was a crazy, fun morning and we're so grateful to our local firefighters!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Playing with Light

The Chipmunk's wonderful Aunt Lynn and Uncle Will got him a light board for Christmas last year.  I can honestly say that it's the single most used thing that he's received, with the exception of his Geotrax trains.  :)

He's been changing it up lately and using it for a lot of different things.  Occasionally I make suggestions, but I usually get shot down pretty quickly.

Mazes - he LOVES them.  I can't print them fast enough.



Rolling the big dice and counting spiders :)


I actually managed to set one up that he liked!


These number stencils came from Mimi - he filled them up with beads and traced them on the board for a long while.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Conversations with the Chipmunk

background info:  Curious George has a Christmas book where he ends up in a hospital and decorates a big tree with random things that he finds around him.

Chip:  MAMA!  There's an xray in my Christmas tree!  Why did you put that there?
M:  How do you know I did it?  Is there anything else in your tree?
*runs to check*
Chip:  Curious George is there, but he didn't do it.  
M:  How do you know?  I think he might have!
Chip:  Mama. Are you pretending?  Cause Curious George is not real.  He is just pretend.  And so is that book.
M:  I still think he might have done it.
Chip:  Are you pretending again?
M:  You're going to have to decide that for yourself.