Monday, March 8, 2010

Keeping Busy

This winter I have found the opening lines of The Cat in the Hat very appropriate.

The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold wet day.
I sat there with Sally,
We sat there,we two.
And I said, "How I wish
We had something to do!"
Just change the name from Sally to Andrew or Coleman and this has summed up our existence the last few months. We have actually done pretty well staying busy and not getting a horrible case of cabin fever. Here are just a few of the things we've been up to.

lots of art projects - here the boys are doing a scissor practice exercise making mittens

We made the snowmen too. The finished mittens are hanging below. Andrew's is on red and Coleman's on green. One day when Gigi and Papack were here, Andrew showed Gigi his mitten. Gigi asked him if it was a mosaic. Andrew looked at her and said, "No Gigi. It's a mitten."

a little firetruck

painting on our easel

We've played lots of games. This is Don't Break the Ice.

That Lite Brite from Aunt Mer Mer and Uncle Roger has come in handy!

And we have done lots of baking. I can't tell you how many loaves of banana bread and various muffins we've made. This particular day we made pretzels. We go to the library once a week and had checked out Walter the Baker, by Eric Carle. I found Alton Brown's pretzel recipe and we tried it out. Despite Coleman's silly face in the last picture, they were really good and not too hard!
watching the yeast bubble
rolling out the dough - no idea why Coleman is shirtless

tasting the pretzels

Hopefully most of our pictures will be outside in the sunshine from now on! Come on Spring!!

1 comment:

Tina said...

LOVE all of your activities.