This week we kicked off Totally Tots’ “Now I Know My ABC’s”. I am really excited to start going through the ABC’s with Brylee every week. And I love using Totally Tots as a starting point to build on. We had our introduction week, using the theme of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Brylee is watching the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom video, which she loved.
We practiced cutting out our ABC’s with this play-doh backpack and putting the letters on our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom tree. (I printed out the tree from here and colored it. Then I glued it onto two pieces of construction paper. Finally I covered it with contact paper. It’s pretty durable!) **This was during our tornado scare. So fun. Ha.
Brylee worked on her scissor skills during our tornado play-doh time. We definitely need to practice some more. But I do love the way she is holding the scissors.
Cami had fun playing with the play-doh as well. But she enjoyed putting the play-doh and letters into the containers even more.
Cami also practiced her potty-sitting skills during this tornado warning, as well as reading up on potty 101 with Elmo.
This is our first ever sensory bin! (Read more on sensory bins here.) It has all things Spring in it, from plastic eggs, chick eggs, flower & butterfly erasers, pastel pom-pom balls, bright colored bangle bracelets, mini cupcake liners, and more! Oh and of course the dreaded shredded Easter grass! But I make sure to keep an eye on the girls when exploring the bin. They actually love everything else in it, so the grass usually gets ignored.
Make sure to check out the video above to see how our sensory bin got Brylee counting all on her own! (She has NEVER done one-to-one corresponsdence counting. And she did this all on her own, with no teaching from me!)
Cami got crafty this week with a foam butterfly (pack of 24 from the Dollar Tree!) and stickers. I showed her how to put the stickers on the butterfly to make it pretty. But she had other ideas. Like sticking the dots to her tummy and then peeling them off.
Cami has also been practicing her climbing skills this week. She can now get onto our dinner table bench, the couch, and rocking chair successfully all by herself. Perfect timing, lovebug. At least she is more cautious than Brylee was. (Who has her front tooth missing already!)
The girls are a HUGE help with laundry. Especially now that bending down or over is pretty tough due to the 33 week pregnant belly! Here, Cami takes the clothes from the washer I give her and then puts them into the dryer. And she makes sure every piece of clothing gets in. (These are our stain-free newborn clothes for Hayleigh, by the way!!!!)
Cami got into the kids’ kitchen drawer while I was freezer cooking this week. But she didn’t make a big mess at all. She got out a couple cups and spoon and pretended to be cooking. What a cutie.
A peek into what my house has looked like this week. This third trimester combined with running after two toddlers all day has just zapped me of all energy. I’ll get started on something only to be left with no energy to finish. Like putting away the laundry. I’m working on it slowly. But sometimes you just gotta let it all go. Cami doesn’t look bothered by the mess, now does she?!