Friday, September 30, 2011

A day of fun with Uncle Thrine!

We started off the day with a trip to the park.

We walked the tight rope in honor of this weeks Modern Family episode...

We went on the swings...

We drove a train...

Then decided to ride a real train...

Then they flew a helicopter...

Then rode a horse...

Played with water...


And dressed up as Shrek (if all goes according to plan he should be a homemade version of Shrek for Halloween. So please don't compare this costume to however his homemade one turns out)...

We met Thomas for dinner in Salt Lake and all rode the train home together. We are so sad Uncle Thrine is leaving tomorrow! We've had a lot of fun with him!


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Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's glowing!

Uncle Thrine is here visiting!! Tonight for dinner we had dinner in the dark with glow sticks for decorations, jewelry, and straws! My camera didn't take the best pictures so bare with me.

Then afterwards we threw the glow sticks in Lincoln's bath (I've done this once before without bubbles but tonight we added bubbles and he had fun trying to find the glow sticks in them)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Painting cardboard

My friend Alison gave me the idea for our activity today. I cut up a box from our Costco run last night and Lincoln painted it with water.

This entertained him for about twenty minutes and afterwards I decided to try a recipe that's been popping up all over Pinterest. It only requires these two ingredients...

However, I added a third (chocolate chips, because everything is better with chocolate) you bake it at 350 for 25 min.

Linc helped until I answered the phone (I really need to stop answering the phone during our activities because I came back to this...)

It turned out amazing! I definitely recommend this recipe! And Lincoln liked it just as much when it was actually cooked.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Turkey Baster

Today I wasn't feeling so great so we did a really Simple activity. You get two bowls fill one with water (I added a drop of food coloring) and I had Lincoln transfer water from one bowl to the next using a turkey Baster.

He was really good at squirting the water out and loved it but had a harder time sucking it up so after about twenty minutes I just gave him a cup.

Please notice this last picture was taken after I had refilled the water so many times the food coloring was gone. He played with this for about an hour and had a lot of fun!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Play group- park

Today our play group went to one of the most amazing parks in West Jordan. It was huge! And so much fun!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Painting bread

My friend Gina is visiting this weekend so she joined Lincoln in today's activity. I mixed milk with food coloring and they painted bread. Afterwards they toasted their bread and put butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar on them.

Lincoln was laughing at Gina...

This last picture is their finished products, Gina wants everyone to vote on their favorite, I told her she'd loose.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lightning McQueen

I don't know if I've mentioned this before but Lincoln is obsessed with Lightning McQueen! We were at the store today and Lincoln came across slippers with him on them so we sent Thomas a picture message of Lincoln smiling with them, then we called him and asked if we could get them. Of course he said yes after a picture and a phone call.

So to say thank you he (we) cleaned the house

And wrote Dad a thank you note with a treat to come home to.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's a....

We found out today Baby #2 is a... BOY!!! We are SO excited and can't wait for Feb!! I haven't stopped smiling all day long! Lincoln is going to be a great older brother!

Play group

Today for our play group we took the "choo choo" aka trax to Salt Lake City and went to the Planetarium and then took the train back. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of little Ian but everyone else is pictured (Stella, Luke, Henry, and Lincoln).

The train

Playing with "clouds"

Watching the ball machine

Walking on the moon

Walking on Mars

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Drawing in rice

I saw this idea a couple of places online. One person suggested using flour, another suggested using rice. I decided on the rice because it would be easier to pick up. You pour rice (or flour) into a cookie sheet and teach your child to draw in it, you can also teach them when you shake the cookie sheet the design disappears. They said to let your child use their finger but I used a paint brush.

We started outside (again to avoid a mess but some bees chased us inside after a few minutes.

Lincoln played with this for about an hour! And it was really easy to clean up, Linc was so careful not to spill inside.