Sunday, December 29, 2013

2 Day Week Review: December 23 & December 27

Only two daycare days this week due to the Christmas holiday, but it was a VERY busy two days:

Testing out his new Spirograph with jealous little watchers.
Candy cane experiments.
How to keep a Christmas tree safe from lots of kids. I actually got this idea from an old episode of "Jon and Kate Plus 8"  and it worked out great! 
The Monday Christmas movie of choice. The kids loved it!
Nothing like a little snowman mac & cheese to get into the spirit of Christmas.
Monday for lunch I served the kids some mac and cheese and then set out this veggie tray. I was so surprised and pleased to find hardly any of the kids ate any mac and cheese but they destroyed this veggie tray that was overflowing with carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and snap peas. As you can tell, the kids loved the snap peas (which are totally gone), broccoli, and peppers the most! 
On Friday, the kids spent a good majority of their time investigating all of the new toys. We broke out the kid's new neon paints to paint "hats."
Painting paper plate hats.
Brightly painted, all cut, and ready to be worn!
A big discovery was made in the afternoon hours: new Magformers with "new shapes!"
When daddy got home from work, it was instantly time to build their new Lego sets.
H loves his!
Dr. Elizabeth helping with the Legos.
Paging Dr. Elizabeth in Harrison's doctor outfit

Next week will be another short week with the New Year starting in the middle of the week. There will be lots of playing with the new toys, some science experiments with Max's new Science Kit, painting, and coloring. I am thankful for all of these new toys to keep the kids entertained! January always seems like the toughest month to get through as it's too cold to go outside and run around and the kids have too much energy from being cooped up. I've got some tricks up my sleeve to combat those long winter days.