Wrinkles by Amy Rae

Busy, busy, bug!

Posted on: August 30, 2011

Now that the dreaded comprehensive exams are over, I’ve been trying to focus on the bug both to give him some much needed mama-time and to quell my guilt over having neglected him for the past few months – bad mommy!

He is slated to start soccer in less than 2 weeks, and he couldn’t be more thrilled.  Daddy is going to help coach his team, the Bambinos!  I’m sure with a gaggle of 3-4 year olds, games are going to be little more than a melee, but it will be fabulously cute to watch.  I can’t wait.

We’ve also just returned from our last beach trip of the year, which was cut short thanks to Hurricane Irene.  But we did get two full days and tons of fun out of our trip.  The bug got along splendidly with his little red-headed housemates, and he really enjoyed the water this go-round.  While he wasn’t brave enough to go “in” all the way, he loved loved loved playing in the surf and even wading into the waves a bit.

 

In the afternoons, we could barely pull him out of the pool, where he loved making “water webs” as ‘Pider MAN!  I was actually quite surprised that he took to the pool as well as he did, since our little bug isn’t typically a fan of deep water.

Once we returned home, I was determined to make good on some of my Pinterest pins.  This one kick-started the fun:

I picked up some glowsticks from Michaels (15 bracelets for a $1) and loaded the tub down with bubbles and bracelets.  Energizer has a new glow-stick that I purchased at Lowe’s on a whim, and that substituted for the Cloud b turtle I had yet to buy.  (Not one to resist, it should be here tomorrow from Amazon.  GOD I love Amazon.)  Although we didn’t take pictures, the bug had a splendid time!  One of his new “faborites” is making shadows with flashlights, so he was all for some glow-in-the-dark fun!

Next up was our painting adventure.  For his birthday this summer, Grandma bought him lots of paint and paintbrushes.  While I could’ve killed her (gently), I thought it wasn’t such a bad time to break out the paints and get messy.  So yesterday, we pulled out the easel and paints and went to town.

I also made a squishy bag from the same super helpful blog, Play at Home Mom.  Big time Walmart provided all the goodies for a little over $10 – gel, glitter, and gallon-sized ziplock bags.  I already had the food coloring on hand to make the bag red, another of the bug’s “faborites”.  For added security, I used glue to seal the bag against any accidents.

While the introduction to the bag got a big reaction – “WHOA, THAT’S COOL!” – he hasn’t been such a fan of playing with it thus far.  However, this seems to be something we can keep on hand for the next few weeks and keep introducing to see where it goes.

His daddy, on the other hand, has loved playing with it.  I keep finding the bag in different shapes and with different designs pressed into the gel.  Silly boys…

 

 

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