I think we have finally turned a corner this week into warmer weather, but the past month or two has left us with a bit of cabin fever. Jack has had so many days of school cancelled from inclement weather, and we have had to find activities to keep busy in the house. Jack has always been really interested in drawing, and his pictures continue to get more intricate. He draws several pictures a day, but this is an example of one:
His finger is pointing to a duck in a pond. Below the pond to the right is a sun and a moon with another duck walking around. Below the duck in the pond to the left is a princess with her cone shaped hat and veil flying in the wind. He always draws these busy scenes which tell a story he comes up with. He's so creative, and it's fun to see how he views things through his pictures.
He has also found an interest in coloring, and I have been waiting 4 years for this day. I really find coloring enjoyable, and I have been hoping that someone would find an interest in it soon.
He did a great job coloring inside the lines, and he added the storm clouds and rain above Curious George. He asked me to show him how to draw a star, and he did really well copying mine.
Jack always wants to play games in the morning when he wakes up. He's had a lot of fun with this spelling puzzle.
We've also played a lot of picture bingo, because Owen understands and is able to play the game as well.
Owen wakes up pretty late each morning. If you would have told me in the first 13 months of his life that he would sleep as well as he does I would have told you that you were crazy. He goes to bed at around 8:30pm and sleeps until at least 9:30am, but there are days he won't wake up until 11am. Plus he takes a 3-4 hour nap! On the days he wakes up super late I just give him a giant brunch since he is between two meal times. Here was plate number one, and he ate even more after this:
We've had some decent snow storms that have given the boys an opportunity to play. Since we no longer live near the beach, the boys use their sand tools for digging snow.
Unfortunately the weather cancelled Daddy Dinner at Jack's preschool. Jack came home from school one day with a coaster that they made for the dads as a gift for the dinner night. His picture was adorable:
This past weekend Jonathan took the boys to a monster truck show while Mary and I enjoyed girl time at home. Jonathan said Owen was scared at first since it was sooo loud, but he enjoyed it once Jonathan put his hands over Owen's ears. They both had a lot of fun, and Jack continues to talk about the trucks smashing the cars.