Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The snow plow and dump truck have been BUSY in our home the last couple of days moving the snow so the cars have plenty of room to drive.
Monday, July 19, 2010
This is a fun thing we do in our family. David is gone long hours often, so we make certain things celebrations so that it is a special time we spend with him. We also used to do this in the preschool I taught at to aid in language development.
1. Set up an a space where everyone will have enough space and be comfortable. We use a toddler size table on the patio.
2. Set it up with a tablecloth, flowers, dishes, anything you want. This is Andrew's favorite part (besides eating with dad!)
3. Make a menu with the items you will be serving.
4. At the appointed time, sit down to eat. Have one of the kids be a waiter/waitress. They will have a pad of paper that they take everybody's orders on. For kids who are younger and don't know how to write yet, you could make a list of the menu items. Draw a box next to each menu item so they can draw a dot or check mark on it so they remember what everyone wants. A picture next to the menu item helps them recognize what the menu items are. I am not elaborate on this. I draw a simple visual cue to help them remember what the item is.
5. With mom's help (or dad's) the child serves everyone their food.