Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Robin is 3!

This Sunday, Robin officially turned 3!

She started the day by opening a few presents and playing.

Robin is 3!

She chose to go to a local burger place for lunch, and chose ice cream for after her meal. Of course, she ate the whole thing.

Birthday Ice Cream

We did have a family party that afternoon and evening, however Brian took all the pictures. Hopefully he will share because it was a lot of Grandparent-and-Cousin fun.

Big Big Dress

If 1 and 2 were any indication, this year of 3 is going to be one filled with love, exploration and growth for our little bird. She loves investigating things, reading stories, making jokes. She shadows her big sister but is her equal in play. She loves exploring new foods, particularly the one on Mommy's plate. She is nurturing and gentle with her preschool friends and always is cracking up the teachers with her comments and observations.  She's all around a fun person.

Happy birthday, sweet Robin. We love watching your flag unfurl.

Little Ham and a Half

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Play Invitation: String Obstacle Course

While the girls were watching a show, I set up an obstacle course in the hallway with some string and tape. 

When their show was over, they found their path to the playroom obstructed.  They joyfully climbed, wriggled, stretched above, under and around.  They giggled so much, then they got their favorite stuffed animals to try it out. 

After about 5 minutes, they just crashed through it. 

A fun activity, but generally I like the play time to be longer than the time it took to set it up.  Next time I'd make individual pieces of string rather than one long one. It might take them longer to crash it down. Or not. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Play invitation: Foam shapes in the tub

I bought a pack of colored foam sheets from the dollar store.  1 pack made tons of shapes.  I sprinkled a handfull in the tub and called the girls for bath.

They spent nearly 30 minutes making everything from people to birds, houses, cars. 

I honestly can't believe how much fun the kids had with this one. So simple! Lots of giggles, lots of creativity, lots of fun!