Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Creativity unleashed.....

Holding hands

Jenna expressed herself creatively while we baked.
We still haven't found the perfect recipe-but hey, at least we're baking!
p.s. you're welcome to share your favourite child-friendly recipe with us-please keep in mind I am not a baker AND we have a faulty oven ;-)

Overcoming Fears

Dad showed us he could overcome his fears when we found the second rain spider, in one week, hanging from the rafters. Jenna fearlessly helped encourage from the sidelines with imaginative ideas to trap the spider. Mom hid in the room (2 in one week was a bit too much for me!) and Michael slept on peacefully totally unaware of the drama happening around him.

The ambulance

Inspired by a library book Jenna decided to create an ambulance for Michael to play in...

it soon turned into The Present Box.

Map work

During rest time today Jenna decided to design a map....

complete with a church and it's steeple.

Of course Michael was delighted to wake up to find somewhere to play with his cars, especially after Jenna added a police station at his request.

Getting ready for Christmas.

We've spent the past two days blowing food colouring around to make our  Christmas wrapping paper. It was a great way to learn about colours, unfortunately our purple came out looking a little black though.
We printed stars with poster paints for our cards and sprinkled glitter over them before they dried. 

Out for walks.

I felt that we weren't getting enough exercise lately so we're trying to go for more walks around the neighbourhood, at least! This does mean that even on windy days I have to conjure up enthusiasm to go for a walk. Today I suggested that we put something on our heads to protect our ears from the wind.......

well, I look forward to future walks if this is the creativity it inspires!
{Jenna couldn't find her woolen hat so she grabbed a dishcloth and a "bulldog" clasp to design her own wind protector) What a funny, creative girl she is!