So these are the toys at our house that get played with several times a day by each girl.
First is Anika's Christmas present, a Pixel Chix digital toy. You can see Is playing it during lunch. Anika likes to take it to the bathroom so no one will bother her (I make sure to sanitize the buttons after these special trips). The digital girl asks questions about which clothes to wear/what to do/what to eat, etc.; purely mindless stuff, which makes it quite appealing to young children. Isabelle and Olivia recently got more bold with Anika at school and have more comfortably started playing with her prized toys while she's away. Now Anika is used to everyone playing with it, which is nice.
Second is the LeapFrog LeapPad which has really made a comeback in our home. When Anika first got it at age 3, she wasn't too interested. She'd play it every now and then, but usually out of suggestion from a parent. But now- interest by other siblings breeds interest for self. (you can quote me if you'd like) We have the microphone LeapPad which adds a lot of fun with the singing and question games. The princess book also gets a lot of use. I am so happy this once questionable present turned out to be a winner. I know now I don't need three of every toy- all it takes is one toy and several kids wanting to take a turn so bad.
Friday, February 29, 2008
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Thursday, February 28, 2008
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
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Sunday, February 24, 2008
Good times were had at the library event. Check your local city listings so you can watch it on the telly! How exciting is that! These guys are excited about being tv stars. The library was brave and even broke the no food rule and served ice cream parfaits for a treat!
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Monday, February 18, 2008
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Sunday, February 17, 2008
We have a pack and play we have used as a changing table for all four of our kids. As each newborn has been introduced to the wonderful world of diaper changing, they quickly become fixated on the warning sign sticker located on the left side of the changing table. No fail. It makes diaper changing time quite pleasant, and as a bonus I get 10 extra minutes to run around and get things cleaned up while they lie there hypnotized. We know babies don't see much at a few weeks old- but they can see contrasts. And the black and white little words on the warning sign seem to be right up the developmental alley of cute little babies. Who would have thought? Thanks Graco!
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Saturday, February 9, 2008
- The option of outside play
- New life growing
- Warmth of pastels
- April showers
- Being able to have windows open
- No more coats!
- Spring clothes
- 60 degree temps
- Cadbury mini-eggs
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Friday, February 1, 2008
Our seasons wall! Don't look too close at the mats I cut
out myself. Aren't the pictures great? art.com
the letters take. But I honestly don't notice. It's
the non-perfectionist in me, I guess. I always was
perfectly content with a B. Still good, but not perfect.
Who needs to spend the extra hour to get an A?
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