Long Day. Kids with colds. Lotsa activties.
So yeah, I love days when we all stay in pajamas, like today. Well, except for Josh cause he went to out this morning. And, I guess, except for the boys because one went along when the other needed to go for a throat culture this morning. And now that I think about, the two year old got dressed to go play in the backyard. Hmmm. And if you want to get technical, the baby doesnt really count because she pretty much lives in a stretchie, so I guess that just leaves, um, me. Okay fine, you got me, maybe I was the only one to stay in pajamas all day. Like I said, I love days like these.
At about 8:30 this morning, Josh left for a couple of hours and at exactly the same time, Curious George ended on TV. The kids, en masse, turned to look at me. Hmm, I hadn't yet planned our crafty day. It was time to improvise. So I don't know where my mom found these stencils but I had put them away for a rainy day and while it wasn't technically raining outside, it was definitly raining dirty tissues in my house so out came the stencils. They're big, colorful and filled with the letters of the alphabet. These babies are fantastic. There were enough of them so the kids didn't fight and all they wanted to do was line them up on the living room floor. And they're educational too!
About thirty minutes later, we stopped for a second breakfast and then broke out these Hebrew ABC blocks that our primer teacher lent us for the weekend. We have been having some trouble remembering the difference between some of the letters so this incredibly sweet teacher sent home these two boxes of blocks to play with. More educational toys and today is still Sunday! I am impressed with us (me). We spent about an hour, all playing with these blocks, spelling the names of every single person we knew. And fun was had by all.
After a quick trip to the doctor (no strept!), we reconvened back in the living room looking for our next project. So we took out some ABC stickers (have you noticed the theme of the day yet?), fun little happy face stampers, and markers. And paper. And the kids went to town - I couldnt believe it. It really occupied them for the better part of the afternoon. Yes, their little bodies are covered in happy-face stamps, but that's ok, because the little faces are happy. Yes, their teachers will think (again) that these children don't bathe, but the ink really wasn't coming off. Really.
Oh, and we made pipe cleaner crowns.
And then finally, the kids went to bed.
Just as a postscript, this afternoon Josh went out and bought two jumbo bags of KitKats for all the trick or treaters (2 for $5 and a $1 off coupon). We turned on the porch light. We were pumped. After an hour, we even made sure the doorbell worked. And no one came. Why not? Did we give out bad candy last year? Maybe we did, I think we had Butterfingers. But I only bought those because I dont like them and I didnt want to eat the leftovers. Darn, now no one wants our candy and we have good stuff this year. And now we have two delicious looking bags of chocolates just sitting on the dining room table. Oh, what to do? What to do?
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)