Thursday, June 14, 2012

Weekly Highlights

This week's highlights:

- Lynden has decided to say "rock on" when anything good happens.  It's pretty damn cute!

- Alyssa is a master of climbing onto the couch; it's her favourite place to sit.  It's pretty cute to see her sitting up there all by herself reading a book.

- I'm the featured blog on the TGIF Blog Hop.  I don't know how the featured blog is picked but it's pretty exciting for me.

- Alyssa did her first finger painting-thing this week.  It wasn't real finger painting because she likes to rub things in her hair and I didn't want to have to wash paint out of it.  I did something similar to this (although I'm going to alter it a bit next time because she had a hard time with the Ziploc)

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mess-less finger painting
trying to figure it out


Lynden doing his painting



mommy spelling out Alyssa

"painting" with a roller

his second masterpiece

Or I might try the edible finger paint

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perfect for toddlers
- The sun has come out for our planned trip to the Zoo, yay!  It's rained all week and is suppose to rain again this weekend so double yay for the sun popping out.

- Danny gets home tonight after 2 weeks in Montreal.  We're all pretty excited to have him home. 

- Work was kind of funny this week, in a good way.  Two fairly quiet days but Huge sales, which makes it worth while. 

- Looks like we're getting a new family doctor next week, which I am thrilled about.  (The one the kids and I have currently is a doofus.  He forgets to weigh and measure Alyssa at her check-ups so I stopped taking her)

- I received me Entertainment Book (which will end up costing me $10) and we're saving over $20 at the zoo, so it's already worth the money spent.

- Lynden has been the most loving kid ever.  I am constantly hearing "I love you mommy", "I really love you", and "I love you more".  My favourite, though, was him telling Alyssa "I'm going to play over here but I still really love you" as he had his arm around her shoulders. 

What have you enjoyed from your week?

24 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed making volcanoes with my boys, them being best buds this week with hardly any fighting (minus this morning), a playdate with a friend, and finishing TWO building projects. :) congrats on the featured blog!! exciting!

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    1. I think Lynden would like a volcano, but I'm going to start off with (another Pinned idea) the baking soda and coloured vinegar in baking dish. He'd find it so much fun

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  2. Sounds like you had an great week (minus Danny being gone). My little guy can be very loving and sweet also. It always warms my heart.

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  3. Wow! I love your photos... so adorable... and what a great job you do, encouraging the creativity in your little ones.

    This is my first visit to your blog & to Friday Blog Hop Until You Drop! I hope you come visit my blog as well... I would love to get to know you!

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    1. I wish I could take credit for creativity, but besides painting and play doh there's not much else. Thankfully they both enjoyed it today.

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  4. I love the finger painting idea!! I have 5 kids so mess is bound to happen, however this may be a great way to defeat it! Thank you for sharing :) congrats on the feature, I am following your blog on the blog hop. Feel free to check mine out - http://busymee.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hopping over with TGIF Blog Hop! I saw the finger painting idea on Pinterest and hadn't tried it yet. Looks like Alyssa enjoyed it! I must try it with my son soon!

    Off to follow your blog... have a great weekend!

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    1. It's a great way to intorduce it without the massive mess and eating of paints ;o)

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  6. I've never seen the finger painting done like that. Really smart! This is now on my list of things to attempt. :)

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  7. Hopping over from TGIF Blog hop as well! I'm Kate. Love your fingerpainting--we have a few framed "pieces" hanging in our house by our son. Hope you will consider following me back at familyinnes.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so wonderful when you can see their art work.

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  8. Hopped over from the TGIF blog also! I love this idea for my youngest. I don't always have the time to clean up the hair, hands, legs etc. Hope you can follow back! Would love to get to know you better! www.exceptionalistic.com

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    1. It is smart isn't it? Wish I had thought of it ;o)

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  9. Hi! Thank you for stopping by and Daily Messes! I love your painting idea! [Will be following you back :) ] Sarah @ www.DailyMesses.com

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  10. Oh I LOVE the mess free finger painting!!! This is perfect for my 11mo who wants to join in the painting with big sis but still at the age where she wants to put everything in her mouth!
    "Rock on" is too cute! my G (2.5) has started saying "Oh man!" and calling me "big bum!".
    Hop hop!

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    1. It's PERFECT for that! And "big bum", sorry but that's funny ;o)

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  11. Aw, I love the "I'm going to play over there but I still love you" lol!! So adorable.

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  12. We did finger painting this weekend too but went outside and my son got MESSY! I am going to try the finger paint with the baggie. Looks like a good idea.

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    1. I once saw an idea of stripping the kids down and letting them finger paint outside with pudding. I think THAT would be fun!!

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