Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What We've Been Up To

Aidas especially loves playdough, so he was in heaven when he saw the new animal cookie cutters I had. I haven't invested in other playdough materials yet, such as a roller. As you can see by this picture, it is pretty ridiculous for them to use this huge honkin' roller!

I usually flatten the playdough for them. Noah is getting pretty good at pressing the cookie cutters down to make a shape. Aidas can now roll the playdough with his hands. He likes to sing Roly Poly while doing this.
We decided to go to Indigo in Bloorwest Village one afternoon. (The rain had stopped, but the playgrounds would be too wet, and there were no drop-ins on that afternoon.) They enjoyed playing at the Thomas the Tank Engine table. Aidas was understandably upset that he could not play with ALL the toys he saw in the store, including the packaged ones. Luckily they were easily redirected. They really enjoyed sitting on these steps, looking at one book at a time, putting that book back on the shelf, getting another one, sitting on the steps, etc. The staff at Indigo praised their efforts to keep the store tidy. Cleaning up is something we are
working on at the daycare. When we finally did leave, Noah had a MAJOR meltdown - screaming, cavorting his body in the wagon, etc., etc., etc. It's hard to leave, and I really felt his pain. We'll have to go back for another visit sometime.

On the way home, we decided to feed a squirrel some cookie. It was nice having the squirrel up close so that we could talk about it. At some point though, Aidas realized that he needed the cookie more than the squirrel did and stopped sharing. That was the signal to "move on"!

A visit from an old friend.....J!
J. was at our daycare for a few days, and it was like she never left! Noah and Aidas welcomed her. She had a great time playing at the wading pool, the playground, and around the apartment with the boys. She is as delightful as ever, and we hope to keep in touch!
I call the picture above "The reunion".


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