Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ted's Tot School: 5 Little Monkeys

Today's tot school focused on the song "5 Little Monkeys" the printables came from 1+1+1=1 blog which is where most of my printables will be coming from because it is just an awesome blog. I recommend it to anyone wanting to do some schooling at home with their little ones. Of just fun activities to do with kids.

Here is my bucket all ready to go in the morning. I laminated the games but I was only able to use 1 of the 3 games I made because Ted is just not old enough for them yet.

We started off by singing "5 Little Monkeys" with the printed out cards to go with it. The kids put each monkey in the envelope after it fell off the bed. 

Then we did a Do-A-Dot activitiy with monkeys and a big M. I was not really teaching letters with the kids just some pre-writing skills.

Then for the first time ever we did Q-tip dots, The kids were actually a lot cleaner with this activity than I thought they would be. Ted was more interested in  painting with the Q-tip than making dots.  

And of course we taped up our finished artwork to the easel. You will notice the top picture has a mouse on it instead of a monkey... I don't think the kids noticed ;)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ted's Tot School: Chicka Chicka Book Boom

We had a tot school based on the book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" 
I found some online printables but I don't have the link for them. Ted and his daycare buddy made a do-a-dot coconut alphabet tree and an activity where they glued shapes onto a coconut tree. 

I am super proud of Ted's tree which is the one on the right. All I did was put the glue on the pieces and Ted put them on the tree exactly where they go. He is my baby genius... yes I am super biased. 

Ted loves to paint. When he paints with me all the paint stays on the easel. When he paints with daddy somehow this happens :)  
This pick is from last Friday. The kids were all grumpy and ready to take naps. I looked over at Ted and he was sitting by himself looking at a book quietly. :)   
Ted and his new baby radio.  

Ted's Tot School: Brown Bear

I got some printables from the blog 1+1+1=1 that go with the book 
"Brown Bear Brown Bear, What do you see?"

I did not get too many pictures of Ted in action. 

There is a matching game to match two halves of the animals. 

There is also a little coloring book that Ted colored along as I read the book to him. The top book focuses on shapes. Ted and I went through the book and traced the different shapes. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ted's Tot School: If you give a mouse a cookie

I saw the idea of Tot School on a few of the blogs I follow. It is basically playing with your tot with a purpose. 
Ted has the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie". His aunt gave him the book from her Happy Meal from McDonalds. It is awesome when the Happy Meal toy is a book. :) 

I printed off some coloring pages and do-a-dot pages for ted to work on. 

Here is his artwork display.
Afterwards we made some cookies. 
Ted has to taste test the chocolate chips to make sure they would work. 
Ted eating his cookie :) 
And here is just a picture of Ted eating a taco. I was super impressed that he figured out how to eat it and that he wanted seconds :) 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

dog park

Last weekend I took Ted and the dogs to the dog park. I always want to go but no one ever will go with me. Now I have Ted to take along everywhere bwa ha ha

He road in the ergo carrier half the time and then I let him walk around. 

In this pic he is petting Ruby. The other pug is Lulu, because pugs find each other and gravitate. We saw three other pugs our entire time there and all three would rush over to Ruby as soon as they saw here. 

For whatever reason, Max gets super droolie when we go to the dog park. It is really gross. He never drools any other time. Way to make a good impression on the other dogs Max...

peg dolls

The pictures are out of order. I decided to paint little peg dolls for Ted for Christmas. Here is what I have so far. 

These are Ted, Tyler and myself. 

This is the random picture of Ted napping. I just thought it was funny. He drove under his lamby pillow and fell asleep.
Here is my mom hahaha 

Here is just another picture of the peg dolls. I think the lion is pretty darn cute. Today I finished some Star Trek peg dolls. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ted has always enjoyed playing our piano but lately he has taken a possessive liking to it. I am no longer allowed to play the piano. If I sit down and start playing he will immediately rush over and yell at me. I will pick him up and sit him next to me on the piano bench. If I then continue my playing he will crawl over to sit on my lap and pull my hands away from the keys so only he can play. It is adorable... until I actually want to play the piano, then it is kind of annoying :) 

I hope he keeps his love of the piano into later years and gets really great at it. I did not start playing the piano until I was in my 20s. 

I always think it would be cute to create a post dedicated to all the places Ruby uses as a bed. These places include her dog bed, any blanket on the floor, shelves, Ted's old baby chair, stuffed animals, clothing, and most recently Ted's kiddie chair. 

Ted has this adorable woolly bully coat my grandma go him. The arms are too long so when he walks he looks like a baby penguin :)  
My mom thinks the coat is too much so she bought Ted a more respectable rain coat and matching vest with a hat. It is very handsome :) And they are came in handy when we got caught in the pouring rain on our walk. Ted did not get wet because he had the stroller cover. I was soaked.  
Recently I made my first sensory bin for Ted. I have wanted to do this for a while but did not know where to get started. The bin is not super full because I grabbed lots of things from around the house. Ted loves it. Next time I will put more effort into making it have a fun theme.