So Grandma, here ya go! Brielle loved her blue outfit and headband today!!! :-)
^^^^I"m happy to report that her spikey hair, from her newborn days, has made a comeback it seems!!! :-) I just love me some good hair volume LOL
"What's up everyone? Oh, not much here--just chillaxin' in my bumbo chair."
Grandma, you were right--this outfit makes my eyes look nice and blue!
"Oh, what was Raya doing during my photoshoot with Mama? Being 2...and terrible."
And now in Tot School news, I have a cool website to share in case you haven't heard of it! It's Starfall, and it's awesome! http://www.starfall.com/ Lots and lots of free stuff (educational videos) to entertain your tot. You can also buy a subscription to access more stuff...that is $35 for a whole year, and I will probably do that once Raya is a little older. I've read many other blogs that say the 3-4 year age group can use the site independently and really enjoy it, so at that age it might be worth me buying a subscription--for now though the free stuff is great!
Here was Raya last night watching her "movies" on Starfall
Then today we did an activity I got inspiration for on Pinterest! Yes, still addicted! LOL...and sorry if you are following me and I'm filling up your homepage with all of my pins--I've been a pinning machine lately :-)
This activity I loved b/c I had everything on hand to do it, it wasn't messy, and Raya could do it independantly! It's chalkboard painting. Basically you can write letters or numbers or whatever on the chalkboard and then give your toddler/preschooler some water and a brush to "paint" over the chalk lines. It is great fine motor practice, prewriting practice etc. It was too difficult for Raya to do as intended, but she LOVED painting with water on the chalkboard, even if she *didn't* paint over my chalk lines. This is something we'll definitely be doing again--probably more suited to the 3 and 4 year old crowd.
And lastly, this was an activity I thought of myself---"stringing" apple jacks on a straw for snacktime!
This is also good fine motor practice. The only problem was that some of the apple jack holes were not big enough to fit on the straw, but she still loved the activity and just ate the ones that didn't work lol