Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Water Day

When the weather cooperates... 
It's time to get wet!!!


Can I dump it??


Swinging in your bathing suit!!  How much funner can it get??



Scamp had to get on everyone's towel...
She thought it was really quite funny!!

After being yelled at by all her friends...
She decides to try spreading out her towel... HERSELF!!!

A water table... love it, toys... gotta have them...
a hose... PRICELESS!!1

Shower time...

Get us Miss Michelle!!!


Yeah!!  She got us!!!

Splashing fun

The hose is the greatest invention!!!

Let me get it!!

Running through the waterfall

Slapping at the waterfall...

Scamp really got a kick out of "slapping" the water...
Oh, when the weather cooperates, our days go so fast!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dirt, Dirt, Dirt!!!

Ok, as a parent I know you are thinking to yourself, 
"HOW does her clothes get so darn dirty??"


I'm getting bigger, and bigger everyday Mom...

I can do so many new things...

Mastering this climbing skill is just what I happen to be doing today...

But look at me!!

I can do it...

I can really do it!!!

(Shell is clapping at me, I don't know why she is so happy...
didn't she think I could do it??!!)

Then I go down the slide...


Then I do it all again, and again, and again!!
Now you know why we are sometimes so dirty, this learning and growing thing can't be interrupted to change clothing just because a little ;) dirt got on our bottoms.  

Sorry Mom... I just couldn't stop her, she was having SO much fun and she was mighty proud of herself!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

I Can't Believe He's 2


Look how you have grown!!!

Making Birthday Cupcakes


Singing Happy Birthday to the Birthday Boy!!

I'm cute aren't I!!!

Being the Helper of the Day!!

It's Sunny Shell!!

I pick 2, because I'm 2!!!

1, 2

The Birthday Boy had to hear is favorite story/song of the moment!!!
We were happy to oblige!!

Singing twice!!!
You have to be special!!

What, who needs hands!!

Little Man you are such a special boy and I love you very, very much!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Then and Now

Look How We Have Grown

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Water and Mud

Ok, this is how we all looked yesterday with all the mud from the rain, because...

This could happen ;)

Now, take today, it was hot, pretty dry outside and we wanted to get out and play.  
So what did Miss Michelle do you ask??
 Yes, I set the sensory table up with water.  
Can anyone say, "Bathing Suits would be good here."
I don't know what I was thinking... 
but a GREAT time was had by all!!!

Scamp poured that water on her face 50 times and each and every time had the same reaction!!
It was really to cute!!

Lil Bit did the same thing too... 
I'm not sure if she was more surprised by the water on her face or if it was cold ;)
But it DID NOT stop her from doing it again and again and

Little Man thought throwing the water would be great fun!! 
Sometimes to the dismay of the others ;)

That's better

 Seeing little ones play with water is so wonderful, how can we not see the benefits of this type of hands on, play oriented learning.  Not only did the kids learn about properties of water, like temperature, sinking and floating, and cause and effect... but they also had to work together, reinforcing patience, problem solving, spatial awareness, social cues, and so much more.  Lessons don't always have to be planned and executed to get to the end result... just having fun and playing brings our children to a place they need to be, to be the well rounded students they will become!!