Tuesday, February 22, 2011

What do you do...

...when you're iced in for a week? Have a Valentine's fun day of course. Recently, when we were stuck in the house due to ice on the roads that refused to melt, we kept ourselves occupied by getting ready for Valentine's Day. I pulled some activities off of dltk-kids' website and we got busy!
We started with this "Box of Chocolates Shape Match Up"

"Mommy, I'm ready for you to cut out my shapes!"
If you're wondering what Matthew was up to during this activity...
playing in the bumbo chair (of course)
and his playmat
A Valentine's Lunch

Making something sweet
Peanut Butter Cookies...yum!
Time to make a Valentine Butterfly
Caroline painted the heart wings

Then we sorted them from biggest to smallest...she needed my help with this part
There we go!
She colored her butterfly's "hands"
Then we put it all together!
Finished product
Proudly showing off her butterfly
(of course, her baby Ally is never far behind...Ally is named after my friend, Laura's, baby girl :-)
On to reading time and nap...Caroline picked out this "Love" book
Matthew usually joins us for reading time...we all cuddle up in Caroline's bed. It's one of my favorite times of the day!
After nap, it was time for Caroline's MOST favorite activity of the day..."Find the Hearts"
I cut out some red hearts and hid them all over our living room. Then I called Caroline in to find them. She'd come racing into the room, so excited:

Showing me her hearts
Go, Caroline, Go
Spotting a heart on Matthew's chair...can you find it?
Counting, to make sure she found all of them
There's one!
We did this "hide and seek" game over and over again. I lost count of how many times. It was definitely the highlight of Caroline's day and gave us something fun to do while waiting for Matt to get home (always the slowest part of the day). Overall, we had a great Valentine's Fun Day which helped us to not go too stir crazy during "The Great Ice Debacle of 2011"

1 comment:

Kelly said...

You are such a creative mommy!! Adorable children btw:)