Spring is here, the sun is shining, and my kids are happy and healthy. A mother couldn’t ask for much more. Living in the Midwest, I welcome spring with open arms (especially after a long cold winter). Spring is all about blossoms, wind chimes, raindrops, strawberries, watermelon, and chirping birds. The warm weather has definitely brought a smile to my face and has allowed us to do more outdoor activities.
Recently we have been celebrating the sun in our backyard oasis by creating flower beds, water features, tire jumps, and sand tables. This is the first time I have had a backyard of my own and so far it’s amazing. Let the fun begin!
Digging, scooping, and pouring dirt in flower containers.
Sisterly Love ~ Taking turns pushing Katharine in the swing.
Little Helpers ~ Washing and hanging doll clothes on the porch.
Water table and Popsicles
Sprinkler Time ~ Kevin, a hammer and PVC piping.
Pure enjoyment outdoors!
Jacqueline and Elise LOVE receiving mail, and enjoy opening our mailbox to discover what the mailman has left. Postcards, flyers, brochures, and magazines are all well liked, but ultimately they love letters that they can rip open. Needless to say, I asked my creative mother to make individualized mailboxes and mailbags for the girls. The final products are PRICELESS! I have promised myself to set aside time each week to write to friends and family, while Jacqueline and Elise write/illustrate their cards. Hopefully the art of writing letters to loved ones will stay with them forever.
Creating Mother’s Day cards for Grandma Diane, Grandma Robin, and Aunt Mary.
St. Patrick’s Day has come early to the Sullivan household. This week our art and cooking activities included SHAMROCKS, LEPRECHAUNS, RAINBOWS, RIBBONS, and the color GREEN! I love all things Irish, and this is my way to subconsciously get my children to love Ireland later in life.
Day One ~ Sensory Table
Day Two ~Sensory Bottles (rainbow sand, sequins, alphabet letters, oil & water)
Day Three ~ Shamrocks using dot paints and stickers
Day Four ~ Letter Rainbows using tissue paper
Day Five ~ Rainbow Pudding
Day Six ~ Leprechauns using felt
Day Seven ~ Counting, measuring, and making pictures using Froot Loops