Thursday, June 23, 2011

Princess Sensory Tub

In honor of Boo's birthday, our theme for school this week was princesses! I made a princess sensory tub to go along with our activities.
Inside we have:
Acrylic hearts from our Valentine's Day sensory tub
Sparkly beads
Costume jewelery (mostly from our Pretty Pretty Princess game)
Tiaras and shoes from Boo's Disney Princess Barbies
Acrylic gems
Pink and purple pom poms (both sparkly and plain)

I also made laminated cards with each of the Disney princesses on them. I hid one item to go along with each princess in the tub. Boo then had to find each one and match it to the correct card.
A glass slipper for Cinderella
A frog for Tiana
An apple for Snow White
A golden yarn braid for Rapunzel
A seashell for Ariel
A book for Belle
A spool of thread for Aurora

Boo loved the whole tub and especially the matching activity with the cards. She and Buzz took turns hiding the special items for each other and calling out the princesses to match.

Buzz actually had a lot of fun with this tub too. His favorite part has been sorting all of the different objects in a muffin tin.

They also set up a store and took turns buying the jewelry and gems from each other using the hearts as their currency.
I think this has been both Buzz and Boo's favorite sensory tub so far. I will definitely be doing more matching activities in future tubs too!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Boo!

Boo turned 5 years old today! As is family tradition,she picked what we ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner today: cinnamon rolls for breakfast, fish stick and mac and cheese for lunch and pizza for dinner. We all worked together to decorate her cake last night.

Today she got flowers from Daddy

Before dinner she opened her presents
(she really wanted this horse)

While we ate our pizza we watched Molly: An American Girl on the Homefront. Boo LOVES the American Girl books and Molly is her current favorite.

After the movie we had cake and ice cream

While we ate our cake I asked Buzz to choose some words that describe Boo. He said "loving, caring, kind, silly and good at bike-riding" :)

Happy birthday sweet girl, we love you!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Want Some Watermelon?

Bean tried watermelon for the first time this evening. She's not sure what she thinks of it yet :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Snack time!

Bean fell asleep in the car on the way home from Boo's dance class this evening so I knew she wouldn't be ready to go to sleep at her normal bedtime. I put Buzz and Boo to bed and then Bean and I hung out in the kitchen so I could clean up a bit. I stepped out of the room for a minute, not even that, a fraction of a minute and I came back to this...

Apparently she was in the mood for a snack :)