Monday, July 30, 2007

trade-offs

so somedays my floor and barstools look like this at 5 pm...





I have to remind myself that is because I am a fun mom and do fun stuff with my kids- sometimes with the endless cycle of clean-up in the "world of mom" you have to remind yourself it was for a good cause, because man i hate sweeping that floor everyday!

today we did:


litmus paper tests (the only fiasco during this experiement was smart baby trying to spraying fantastic (one of the test liquids) into a whistle he found-- he thought it would make bubbles come out when he blew into it) no son- POISON!


Smart son picked out this photo we took while at temple square and wanted to paint it- he worked so hard on it, mixing variatios of greens- he probably spent almost 2 hrs on it! smart baby did his own verison in oil pastels- he spent 5 minutes on his!


oobleck (in their own selected colors no less)


and here is smart son with one of his tall towers (he does them vertically) he also likes to make these thoughtful arrangments from all the random objects in the house: chairs, shoes, diapers, pillows, books, toys, foods, plates-- trouble is you can't lock up and hide everything --at least he is resourceful!

(And yes i have excessive amounts of blocks- It's a disease-I am just a sucker for blocks) water blocks, bead blocks, city blocks, unit block, pb kids story blocks, middle eastern temple blocks, mirror tiles- I know I have to stop.

6 comments:

Alissa said...

all this in one day? i'm exhausted! and honestly, you need to start a website to tell us what to freaking do with our kids all day... and also where to buy the stuff... please? pretty please?

suzie romans said...

You are definitely a fun mom. Can I come over and play? Love, Suz

g said...

My kids would like a fun mom. How much do you charge? ;) Kidding! Though if you ever kick around the idea of publishing a book, I think this would make a fantastic topic--a guidebook for fun-impaired mothers. :D

Sabra said...

very fun. i need to get doing more projects with my kids again. i've slacked the last couple of weeks.

Shelah said...

you did all of the fun things that I'd do with my kids in a whole year. Annie would kill if she saw that you made oublek. She loves that stuff.

Lei said...

We love a little science around here, too. We're making a volcano next week. ;)