I also love the way Iris accessorizes with headbands. Let's just say her style isn't exactly understated.
Iris loves to listen to iTunes on our iPad. Has anyone else noticed how intuitive iPads (and iPhones) are for toddlers and little kids? Without any help from us, she has figured out how to work our iPad. She navigates into iTunes and can even find her favorite songs!
So proud of herself!
A completely quiet house with these three engaged in books! For a bookworm like myself, I couldn't have been more thrilled. I grabbed my camera as quickly as I could, knowing these quiet moments never last long. (It didn't.)
* I was really happy with this air-dry clay. Each of the kids made a handprint plate. It was easy to use and dried nicely. We'll definitely be using it for our Oak Meadow clay projects.
* When I first discovered Pinterest a few years ago, I was pretty much perpetually disappointed by it. I'd see a beautifully photographed project that looked great, but was, more often than not, a letdown. We stocked our freezer with crock pot meals that turned out to be virtually inedible. The kids and I attempted experiments that looked magical... but never turned out that way. Heck, they generally didn't turn out, period. So for a long while I avoided Pinterest altogether.
But lately, I've been finding some cool projects and fun crafts. Here are a few that we have really enjoyed recently.
- This faux stained glass window project kept the kids busy for quite awhile. Also, it only took a few minutes to set up. That's a good craft in my book.
- This grape scented glitter galaxy play dough was a hit. I was a little worried about this project because it initially stained my hands blue and took awhile to get a doughy texture. But we gave it some time and it worked out great. The kids helped from start to finish and played with it for a long time, too. The play dough picks up the glitter so there's no glitter mess either.
- This list of fall books looks good. We placed them on hold at the library.
* For a little boy who thought the world was coming to an end when his first sibling entered the family, he and his sister have become inseparable.
And what a wonderful little (and big) sister she is.