Tuesday, April 10, 2012

when tuesday feels like a monday

it really was one of those perfect kind of days.
we didn't really do anything out of the ordinary. but we made the most of the day we were given.

i've started a morning routine for the boys where jude gets to experience "room time" and noah gets some time to play on this fabulous website called 'starfall' where he learns about letters and phonetics and whatnot.

i set jude up in his room with the toys he wants on the carpet, bring in the stereo and put on some music. then i tell him he gets to play in his room until the timer goes off {today we attempted 45 minutes. i know he can do longer, but we haven't been practicing "room time" so we're slowly building up}. today he happily played except for the part where he played with the plugs on the power bar and turned off his music. i went in and turned it on again.

noah happily plays on starfall and sometimes i'll sit with him and talk about the letters, or sound out letters and words with him and then sometimes i'll get some things done like laundry done or exercise {i've been doing these since i found out i was pregnant alternating with riding our stationary bicycle}.

then i carried out some buckets of water and some water toys for the boys to play outside with. eventually jude decided to "water the car" which led me to get some more water, some stools and some cloths for them to full-on wash our car. they loved it and spent the better part of the morning outside washing our car.

but it eventually turned into this. we're sorta doing potty training with jude right now.

noah was such a helper today, jude is getting so much better at sharing with his brother and we did a bunch of crafty-type things today. it was a good day.

i covered some tin cans in ribbon to make the boys' marker jars so much prettier. and i made a tiny vase for the flowers that the boys like to pick for me. 

oh and jamie came home with these today:


  1. simply lovely day. wish I had enjoyed my boys as much as you did! there's always tomorrow!

  2. So cute! love the googly eyed crafty guys and the ribbon vase/tins!!

  3. Oh I love what you did to pretty-up the cans! The naked car-washing is SO funny!! :D

  4. I LOVE the mini flower vase! SOOO cute&pretty! Also out loud HAHA to the naked car washing.
    Gotta love boys taking initiative to wash the car :)

  5. You are such an inspiration! I love the idea of room time and blanket time, do you think it is too late to start with a 2 1/2 year old?

    1. Not at all, Kimberley! As I said, we haven't really done it at all yet with Jude. We did when he was little, but it's been so long that it's almost like we're starting over.
      Start small (10 minutes?) and work your way up.


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