Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chalk Paint

After we saw some friends doing some chalk painting on their blog.  We had to give it a try too.  1 cup of corn starch, 1 cup of water and a little food coloring added up to a fun, but messy,  morning.  

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bumper Fun

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Madeline and Oliver started gymnastics this fall.  I do a class with Oliver while Madeline does her own class with 4 or 5 other little girls.  Madeline wanted me to bring a paper and crayons to her class so that I could draw pictures of what she was doing so she could make a book.  I told her I would just bring my camera.  It might be slightly easier.  

We always start with stretching and then we move into the obstacle courses.  One of them is usually balance beams.  The other usually works on forward rolls, cartwheel prep, bars and other fun stuff. 

 The tumble tramp looks like the most fun to me.  I really want to give it a try.  But, I will just stick to watching Madeline and Oliver.

There are several other friends doing the class with us.  Annie is one of Madeline's friends from church.  

They get to play on the bars while they wait for the turn on the trampoline (for Oliver) and bars (for Madeline).

 The Pit is probably the kids' favorite part.  Oliver loves to swing and drop into the pit or jump off the beam or horse into it.

Madeline's turn at the other obstacle course now.  

Now, onto the beams.  

And now her turn at the pit!

I love his sweet little feet, waiting patiently for his turn.  

Finally his turn.  They practice opening and closing their feet (apparently really hard for 2 year olds) and seat dropping.  

Mr. Willy always ends the class with popcorn.  "It's getting really hot and I think we're gonna pop!  Pop pop pop pop pop!

And this is what Lucy does during the whole thing.  She just hangs out and doesn't make a peep.  But, she usually manages to pull her piggy out by the end of class leaving her with an awesome bed head do.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oliver's First Day of School

Oliver watched Madeline go to Mother's Day Out every week last year and he wanted to stay each time.  I think it had to do more with the cars that were in her classroom than the actual school.  But, he was super excited to get to go to Mother's Day Out this year.  

Andrew met us at school to see Oliver on his first day.  And all was well until it was time for us to leave.  Oliver latched onto Andrew like a Koala Bear in a Eucalyptus tree.  He had to be pried off, screaming and crying, as we left the room.  Poor buddy.  


When I went to pick him up, he said "You left me, momma."  Doh... dagger in my heart.  

 Besides that comment he actually liked it a lot.  His teachers said he calmed down almost immediately.  

He has had a difficult time going for the past few weeks.  But, he is always happy once he is there.  But, we are making progress.  This past week, he walked right in without even saying goodbye.  He came home and when I asked if school was good, he said, "no, it was terrific"(A quote he heard from his sister.  But, cute none the less.)