Friday, September 30, 2011

Busy Bb

Cotton ball painting.
We have been very busy with the letter B this week. We started by painting with cotton balls. I taped upper and lower case Bs onto a sheet of paper and then Spenc painted them using cotton balls as a paint brush. Once the paint was dry, I glued the Bs onto a 5x7 card to make the flashcard.

Bb flashcard.

I constructed a homemade coloring book with card stock, clip art and yarn. Spencer enjoyed coloring it and carrying it around.

We also made a school bus out of a half dozen egg carton (a short bus!). First I cut holes out for windows and then we painted it orange. (For some reason I thought school buses were orange, but then it dawned on me as we were eating at Taco Johns that buses are yellow! Oh well, our short bus is orange.) Once it dried, we added people and wheels.

Spenc also made a bus at his Daddy and Me class.
We toured the kayak building of Wenonah Canoe where Dave works so Spenc could see some boats. He loved it!! He wanted to sit in every single boat and kept saying, "more, more." If you can believe it, I forgot my camera, so I had to resort to using my cell phone to take pictures.

Here is the latest installment of the photobook. Spenc loves the photobook. He'll look at the pictures and knows that A is for Apple and that we rode a tractor when we picked the apples, etc.

I am 37 weeks pregnant, officially full term. At my doctor appointment this week I learned that I am 2 cm dilated and 50% thinned out. The doctor said the baby's head is definitely down. He said at this point if I were to go into labor, they would not stop it. It literally could be any day!! When I heard this, I got very excited and did a little fist pump right there on the hospital bed. I'm very ready to have this baby!! I'm sure it'll be a week or two yet, but I'm excited to know I'm progressing nicely and am getting very close.

I've been nesting like crazy lately. All week I've been baking and cooking. Since we went to the apple orchard twice, I've been peeling and cutting apples all week long. I made the most delicious apple crisp, semi-bland apple muffins, and chunky applesauce for my husband. I still plan on making apple pie, apple bars and apple coffee cake. If I have enough apples left and am not all appled-out, I might attempt to make apple butter as well. I've also been making extra for supper so I can freeze half of it. That way after the baby comes and I'm too dang tired to even think about cooking, I can just pop one of these frozen meals into the oven. My deep freeze is quickly running out of room! Also, I've gotten my butt in gear on the sewing front. I finally finished the taggy blanket I started weeks ago. It is far from perfect since I'm not a great sewer, but I think it turned out quite nice. I have the fabric for the baby blanket pinned and ready to be sewed together, too. (Aren't you proud of me, Amy? I'm finally using the Christmas present from how many years ago?)
Taggy blanket.
And, lastly, here are the latest belly pictures. It was a whole family affair this time.
37 weeks.
Sucking it in.
Mine's a tractor, not a "bebe."

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