Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Awesomeness that is goop

Before we had Natalie - I was a preschool teacher. Math and science were (ARE) like foreign languages to me, but preschool I can understand! Glue, paper, stringing noodles together, playing with playdough, only having to count to 10 - 20 tops! Now that Natalie is preschool aged I started to pull out all the craft supplies and idea notecards and it has been SO fun! The other day we made 'goop' with cornstarch, water & a bit of food coloring. I love goop because it's a sensory activity, you can get messy, and it's easy to clean up. This is one of our outside activities - all you have to do to clean up is spray everything down with water. :-)

I made a list of activities at home & activities in our community and it has saved me many, many times! If I don't have something down on paper I will NOT remember! So, whenever we're looking for something to do I just pull out the list. :-) I can get a little particular when doing projects...and then I have to remember that Natalie is 2. (But seriously, why do you need to color on MY awesome stick figure/tree/flower picture when you have one of your own?? I'm making a masterpiece!) Natalie and I went to the Dollar Store and picked up a few things to keep in our craft drawer: more stickers (they go fast!!), cotton balls, coffee scoops for the sensory table and shaving cream (for when I'm REALLY brave)! Today is a crayon & sticker day...I'm not feeling particularly adventurous.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

...and I'm back.

After almost 2 years - I'm back. We'll see how long it lasts. ;-) This blog won't always be sunshine and roses, but I am going to do my best to be honest and real.

Moving on...Miss N is almost 2 1/2 now and we're back living in the town where we got married. We greatly miss our amazing neighbors!! It was awesome having people around us that could make me laugh, be there when I needed to cry, and be brutally honest with me - not to mention all of the playmates Natalie had. However it's great to be 'home'. I didn't realize how much I missed this place until we moved back. Slower pace, no traffic, so many familiar faces. :-)