Building Rainbows

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mowing the lawn

Mowing the lawn is fun when it's a bubble lawn mower! Lizzy is obsessed with bubbles right now.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding Tea Party

Lizzy had her 1st tea party today watching the royal wedding (the replay). We set up her little table in the front of the TV for her to enjoy raspberry tea, cucumber sandwiches, ham sandwiches, and mini brownies. She loved it, and even Bella joined in on the fun.

Tossed Salad

As I mentioned in my previous posts Lizzy likes to help in the she helped by making tossed salad.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toddler Lunch Ideas

Lizzy is at school today and when she goes to school I have to make her lunch. Some schools and daycares serve lunch but this one doesn't and although it's not as convenient it is much healthier. The school requires you to pack a veggie, fruit, protein, and dairy plus 2 snacks. I like to use bento box style lunch kits, the one pictured is Dr. Sears nibble tray which we use pretty often. I find that toddlers like to have a variety of things to try and graze on. The tray also comes with an attachment for dips which is great because Lizzy loves loves and loves to dip her food in a variety of dips.

Monday, April 25, 2011

In the Kitchen...

Once we all are home together after work we start dinner and Lizzy wants to be in the kitchen too. Today we let her wash her "dishes". She did a great job!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Lizzy on Easter morning

Saturday, April 23, 2011

First Pool Day

Lizzy has been begging to go swimming in the pool after seeing kids swimming in the apartment pool starting a few weeks ago. Lizzy will say "pool, pool, swimming swimming, water water" then she will pretend she is swimming on the floor. we finally took her to the pool for her first pool day of the year.

Lizzy sat in her float and after a while we took her out and let her play on the steps in the pool. She learned to kick in the water and just get comfortable again. Lizzy follows directions a lot better this year. This time she was hesitant to go near the water fountains which she loved to play with last year. For some reason Lizzy got scared and worried when Mike would swim under the water, I guess she couldn't see him or didn't know what happened to him. It's interesting to see how she is much more observant and cautious of things now. Lizzy had so much fun on her first pool day of the year that she didn't want to leave but, we will be back.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt Bounty

Lizzy came home from school with a basket full of easter eggs, they had an egg hunt at school. All the eggs were taped shut so we sat down and opened them one by one. Lizzy got lots of stickers, fruit snacks, and candy. Later she sung a song about the easter bunny and did a little dance, she must have learned that at school.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Counting Eggs

Counting is something Lizzy really enjoys doing lately. Lizzy has mastered counting to 10 in both english and spanish, everyday she tries to learn more numbers. For the counting eggs activity I used an egg carton I decorated for this activity, and plastic eggs numbered 1-12. Inside each egg is the corresponding number of treats inside. For Lizzy I used gerber yogurt melts because she loves those things. She ates lots of yogurt drops and enjoyed counting all of them!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Early Easter Present

Lizzy got a package from her grandparents, and of course she was excited to see what was inside. Lizzy found lots of goodies in the package she especially liked the sun hat and the bubbles. The first thing she did when she saw the hat was put it on grab her bucket of bubbles and headed for the door.

Monday, April 18, 2011

New Rhythm

This past week was my 1st week at my new job. Lizzy stayed with my her grandma for 3 days and went to school the other 2 days. We had no problems, it seems Lizzy has adjusted very well. Lizzy learned to count in spanish and learned a dance routine while at grandmas, at school she had spring pictures with bunnies and a birthday party with lots of fruit and muffins.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lizzy's 1st Egg Hunt!

We took Lizzy to the park for her 1st egg hunt this weekend and she did great, it was a lot of fun.
Inside the eggs were grapes, a couple eggs filled with playdoh, and I hid 2 special treats a chocolate ducky and some bubbles for Lizzy to find.

Lizzy found a special treat, a chocolate ducky!
Lizzy blows bubbles on her own now!
It was such a nice day out for Lizzy's 1st egg hunt, great weather and no crowds!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Coloring Eggs

A fun easy way to color eggs is to make some hard boiled eggs and while they are still hot use crayons to draw on them. The wax melts onto the eggs while you are drawing on it and it's a fun activity for kids and toddlers.

Lizzy's decorated eggs!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Popcorn and a Movie

This past weekend we watched Toy Story 3 as a family. We made some popcorn and Lizzy just couldn't get enough. She ended up eating half a bag of popcorn by herself! Toy Story 3 was a nice movie and Lizzy seemed to enjoy it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Stacking Tower Boxes

Building and tearing down the tower before bed