Where care is most like home.

Today the two little ones,  one Mom and I went to “The Yard” in Biddeford.  The kids had a blast!  As you can see the children had a ton of fun! We stopped on the way home for a special lunch. What a GREAT time.  After nap time we headed outside for more play. My older girls got off the bus and played in the sandbox .JP (Whose turned 7 today) wanted AB to cover her with the sand. RF helped. Then we went on a nature walk to a small stream and play near the woods.

 

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I had a small group during the day Friday. We had lots of fun. We did some “Learning” work. I worked with one of my Toddlers on her fine motor skills, which she did really well on. I also went over colors and parts of the body with her. My pre-schooler and I worked some more on his Alphabet as well as played some learning games, I’ll miss him when he starts Kindergarten.  Next,  each child colored a BUNNY!!!  The Bunnies were cut out, place on a color piece of construction paper, cut out and the child’s face added to it (a last minute idea). Parent’s LOVED these. I wish I had made more.

In case you did not know this parents. You are able to see the pictures on the BLOG larger if you simply click on them. Enjoy.

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I tried something a bit different this morning. The kids were all hyped up so we all sat down on the mat and for about 10 minutes we practice deep breathing. The kids said it helped, but only they know.  Then AB and JP decided to do some push ups and one legged stands. Next we sat down and made “Veggie” masks. The kids loved those, almost as much as coloring some “Frozen & Princess” pictures. They were pretty proud of those, and should be.  I worked 1×1 with CS on fine motor skills of holding a pencil/marker.  If that wasn’t enough fun, the fort building began, and finished. CS was the first to check it out. He took off through all the curves inside.  Then it was “make your own pizza” time. Who knew the kids would get so excited about this project? After lunch we headed back down to the Daycare room so that the kids could all check out the fort. They just sat inside for about the first 30 minutes. I think it got a bit cramped after that.  And there were the normal, everyday things: Barbies, peek a boo with CS, kissing the baby, Army figures and silly faces.

Another great day.  Enjoy the photos.

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Puddles and Snow fun

The last few days have been full of water, in the form of Puddles in my driveway.  The kids LOVE it.  They walk through them, jump in them, even fall in them.  Everyone was soaked, but no one wanted to go inside. So we went through all of my extra stash of Socks and mittens.

TUESDAY

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EVEN HAD A GUEST. MY FRIEND AND HER SON. 20150310_153511 20150310_153514 20150310_153518 20150310_153744

 

WEDNESDAY

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JP practiced his letters and his patterns, getting ready for school. He and I got to sit down, alone, and drink the Hot Chocolate he brought for us the day before. RF insisted on feeding the baby his Bananas.  She started feeding him his bottle (with help) last week.  CS just wanted to play, have fun and snuggle.

Another great day. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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We finally shared the Hot Chocolate he brought for both of us. IMG_3551

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A very Special Visitor-

We had a great visit from a past Child Care kiddo and her Mom.  I had her from 5 months till she moved away last summer, which broke all our heart, when she was four years old.

Many of you will recognize this sweet little girl. Love and miss you Kaci.  From learning to walk to learning to ride a bike.  Through the years.

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Lots of fun and variety today inside. Then we got to enjoy some time outside as well, in the snow. A few went sliding, and a few didn’t.

Another great day. Hope you enjoy the photos.

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