You know, with how busy my little people and life are now, if I don’t take a picture of it then I generally forget it happened. I like this blog because it’s a daily snapshot of my kids’ ever-changing lives. My own personal thoughts usually get captured in a journal but their constant activity and learning needs a devoted space, so that happens here.

On Friday C’s project time was spent building a house. He especially focused on stairs!2015/01/img_4545-0.jpg


The boys played with Addy and Ezra Cotton and Baby. Timber Plant Saw Hiccup was upstairs sleeping at the time.



C has been wanting to knit (of knead as he calls it). We finally did finger weaving and made a scarf. I twisted the yarn around his fingers and he pulled it over. 2015/01/img_4553.jpg


He’s quite proud of the scarf he made for E though E wasn’t so keen on it. C had to model it to get E interested in even touching the thing. 2015/01/img_4557-0.jpg

Then C put it on E.2015/01/img_4560-0.jpg

E smiled and promptly took it off. 2015/01/img_4564-0.jpg


E uses the toilet and doesn’t want to wear underwear after, preferring to move on to “nakey races” time. Naked races is when the boys tear off all their clothes and run wildly around the house for an hour. Should never have told C that the ancient Greeks ran the Olympics naked. I’m probably wrong about that fact and this is what I get in return, children who despise wearing clothes. 2015/01/img_4570-0.jpg


Saturday morning began with puzzle making. And a kid with no pants. 2015/01/img_4579.jpg



E made art with glue and stuff. 2015/01/img_4580.jpg


Put up the boys’ artwork again in childproof frames from IKEA. Then they ate lunch and we all played an hour of Super Mario World. 2015/01/img_4589.jpg


J and C worked on the pinball machine and showed off their filthy hands afterward. 2015/01/img_4587.jpg


C’s hands don’t stop moving so his are blurred here. 🙂2015/01/img_4584.jpg

Afternoon was devoted to waterballs (squishy balls as the boys call them), vehicles, and toy animals and making a catapult for the waterballs. 2015/01/img_4591.jpg


C and I constructed a popsicle stick house. We used a gluegun to glue it together and by the time it was done, I, the gluegun wielder, had a headache from the fumes. Later we painted it and today C wants to repaint and decorate it. It’s going to be a very flashy looking house.