|Practicing his scissor skills.|
Monday afternoon we ventured outside for more S fun. I whipped together some sidewalk chalk paint by using water, cornstarch and food coloring. The paint was very soupy, so I was skeptical. I thought it'd end up drying much like water on the pavement in the hot sun. Boy, was I wrong! It was very neat the way it dried looking like chalk. We had a lot of fun painting. In fact, we painted more than just the driveway. We hunted down the perfect rocks to paint. Then when Spenc decided that wasn't enough, he painted the wagon, the stones bordering the flower garden and even the bricks on the house. Whoops!
|Ash watching us paint.|
|Our chalk paint masterpieces.|
|......and our rock border.|
Wednesday morning we resumed our projects by having fun with a bar of Ivory soap. We stuck it in the microwave for a few minutes and watched it grow and grow and grow into a big puffy white cloud. Then the boys played with it in the bath for a while. It got the water very sudsy and Spencer kept wiping the soap into his eyes. Other than that, they enjoyed their soapy bath and got very, very clean.
|The homemade stamps.|
|Spencer's foot stamp.|
|Playing Choo Choos with stamps.|
|The finished product.|
Once we got home from the library we did more S projects using shaving gel. I mixed some shaving gel with Elmer's glue and Spencer used that as a puffy, sticky paint. Then he shook some red, blue and silver glitter onto it to make an impromptu Memorial Day picture. After two pictures, he grew bored of it. I sprayed the rest of the shaving cream into the water table and let Spencer have fun!
|He had to bring his Choo Choo in the water table. He carries that thing around with him constantly!|
|7 month growth pictures.|
|Sitting in restaurant high chair for first time.|
|Yummy cracker, Mommy!! I'm saving that piece on my chin for later.|
|New TV! Plus, S and A initials added to the boys' collage shelves.|
|Added decorative baskets as a way to keep toys organized in a prettier fashion.|
We have a busy Memorial weekend ahead of us. The thing Spencer is most excited about is our train ride on Saturday. Chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-choo-choo! That's all I hear all day long. He suddenly developed an even bigger obsession with trains since learning about our impending train ride. He thinks we're riding the Dinosaur Train and will go fast under tunnels just like the cartoon. I drew a train and stuck it on our calendar. We've been doing a daily countdown until the big day. The kid is very excited!
|Counting the days on his hands.|
|How can you resist that smile?|
|Playing nicely together while I do laundry.|
|Mommy's little helper.|
|Cheese! (Don't mind the snot.)|
|More laundry helpers.|
|Cooking noodles, according to Spenc.|
|Precious baby fingers.|
|Spencer is obsessed with hugging his brother.|