Maddie and I began our day by making a fence for her farm and animals.
She loves creating little scenes and situations, and was bemoaning the fact that she didn't have enough fence the other day.
So while we were downstairs picking up the barn, I spied the popsicle sticks, and got an idea....
Raindrops on windows....
Today?- all about watercolors.
Watercolors on watercolor paper.
Watercolors on wet paper.
Watercolor relief - using white crayons.
Watercolor and salt.
Watercolor and finger painting.
Don't you just love paints?
...and then a little while later....
And, oh, goodness, are those pretzels yummy...
And there was a long, sleepy nap in there for Maddie today.
(Yesterday was not so good for her, illness wise, and today a bit better, but I believe she'll be feeling quite Fine tomorrow. She appears to be about two days behind Trev, who felt great yesterday and today.)
We've been having "together time" lately - the last few weeks.
Just to make sure that we engage ourselves and eachother (and don't slip into a coma without ourselves or the others taking notice), we turn off the tellie and computers for a while (Mama's too!) every day, and just do stuff for a couple or few or several hours.
Whatever kind of stuff.
'Til we're filled up.
There's nothing rigid about it, and it doesn't have to happen at a particular time, though it seems it's usually a bit after lunchtime that we come together.
Sometimes we want to go for a nature walk, sometimes it's math bingo, games, reading, building, whatever. I don't much care what it is, as long as our minds are busy.
Today Trev said,
and "Blokus!" (Though Daddy came home when we were just beginning Blokus, so you know that flew out the window! :) )
and Maddie said "The Diego game!"
So that's the way it was.
And now they're back there having and loving Daddy time, and I get to settle in with my book...
See you tomorrow.