i heart faces ~ Week 32 {bubbles}

I haven’t entered in awhile, honestly I have been too busy (and still am to be honest). But when I saw the theme was *bubbles* this photo of sweet ladybug popped into my head!!! She’s quite the bubble blower these days!!!

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(Canon 40D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II)

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Tot School ~ still part-time

~Krash is currently 39 months old~

It was another very part time week around here as I led my God’s Girls program. It is my most intense work week of the entire year. It went well, if you are interested in knowing more about the program, email me and I will send you the blog link. It is a program for girls ages 10-13. I am very thankful my 2 intense months of ministry are now over and I am back to MOMMY!!!!!

Learning Toys/Trays

Our one tray that was out for the week…Krash loved this tray and played with it several times. He did play with some of his other trays too, I just didn’t get pics! For this one I gave him huge clothespins I got in the Target $1 section about a month ago. I matched up foam colored circles and he matched them together. It was great fun as we pretended the clips were hungry for their colored circle, he loved it!
He played with our Blokus game again, this time spending over 20 minutes filling the entire board like this, all by himself!!! I was up nursing Ladybug and I cam down to find it all filled in! I couldn’t believe he stuck with it that long!!!
We also got out our Upwords game and the boys stacked towers of letters. Great skills being exposed here as we discussed tall, short, bigger, smaller, etc. It also helps that the tiles have letters on them!!! We talked about those too!!!

Field Trip…

Krash went to the zoo for the first time!!!! I was excited to see him with the animals, especially those he got to touch! Here he is with the goat…
and feeding the Lorikeets…
He told me the birdy gave his arm a boo boo. ;)

Look, even I was there! You moms who are usually only behind the camera along with me should understand! A big thanks to my friend Shannon for taking us and for taking this pic for me!!
After the zoo trip I got out his toy animals and we talked all about which ones we did and didn’t see at the zoo. Then I gave him the book, Count To 10 And Back Again and we made it into a house for the animals!!! He has played almost all day with these animals and this book!!!
Mommy’s Favorite…

Simply because it is just so Krash. He’s got Ladybug’s floppy dog basket on his head backwards. The dog face is on the back, and you can see the ears sticking out. Oh he is just too much. I love this kid.

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Tot School ~ Part Time

~Krash is currently 39 months old~

We are still in part-time Tot School mode as I finish up my last week of ministry this upcoming week. I spend so many hours working during these months, it is really hard for me to balance it all. We are actually in prayer right now about what is best for our family regarding me working during these months-it is so hard on us all. I am really glad it will all be over this Thursday morning (after a VERY late night leading our preteen girls for their final sleepover…ahhh!).

Learning Toys…

Krash had fun crashing his Brainy Baby stacking blocks
Then I set them up for him like this and gave him items to fit in the squares…
We had a great time playing with his Playskool Busy Gears toy, working on SO many skills!!! In this shot we were role-playing waiting in line and being patient! We lined some of his animals up and they were waiting to have a turn on the spinner! He loved this!!!
Here he is enjoying Pac Man’s Blokus game. I played with him for awhile and then just left him to explore how the different pieces fit into the grid…

Home Economics ;)…

We are full force juicers around here now and Krash is LOVING it!!!! He helps me every day (along with Pac Man) as we make juice for our morning snack. He is learning SO much through doing this, I highly recommend doing it with your kids if you don’t already. I will be writing more posts on my Ladybug blog about how I am juicing with my kids and what they have liked and don’t like. Subscribe over there if you’re interested in following us on our juicing journey!

Mommy’s Favorites…

I have several favorites this week, all from our annual Church picnic yesterday. Krash is just so darn friendly and cute, he makes me smile and many others ;). He loves our church, loves people, and people adore him too. We are so blessed! Enjoy a few of his special moments from the picnic…

Getting tossed by Daddy…
Running, running…
…running.
Swimming…
…shooting…
and slam-dunking!

If you have a tot (approximately ages 1-3) at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new… If you’ve never read this: Go HERE 1st for more details- please do!!! Then if you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to MckLinky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email-links to homepages will automatically be deleted).

When you add your name(blog name) to MckLinky will you put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (36 mos)? I think this will help new readers a lot as they look for ideas for their specific aged tot!

MckLinky closes on Friday now, if you are a late-in-the-week poster, just add your post the following Sunday, so it will be seen by more people!

 

Teaching About Feelings…

I finally found an adorable and useful and FREE resource for tots all about feelings! A big thanks to Kristi for posting this, it made my day!!! I know at least one of my readers (Heather ;) ) will probably be interested in this along with me!!! Be sure to go to Kristi’s blog to read all about what she found online and how she is using it! Hmmm, I might even have to make a Tot Book out of this!!!

 

They’re back….

I couldn’t be happier!!! My house is messy, noisy, chaotic, and I love it all!!!! I missed them terribly and although the quiet time was nice and productive, I am so glad that the craziness is back!!!!!
Oh how I love these little nuts!!!