Apology: We're baaaaack!!! So sorry to all for my long absence, I have been very unwell for the past few weeks and just could not do basics, let along stuff that requires... the thinking... stuff.... hmm. A HUGE thank you to all our friends and family who pulled together to help us get through, and an especially warm, heartfelt thank you to my wonderful parents for their selfless help during the past few weeks - we couldn't have gotten by without you. Dad, thank you for all the 1 1/2 hour round trips back and forth to help us out, the trips to the chemist to get my medication, the grocery stops and lunch pick-ups. Mum, thank you for the sleep overs (which let me sleep in), caring for the girls, driving me to and from the doctor and the hospital, and for all round being the kind of mother to me that I hope to be to my daughters. Love you both ridiculously.
Announcement: All of which leads me to the 'announcement' portion of this post... my husband and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting our third Happy Little Munchkin early next year! We are so excited, and are eagerly anticipating our little bubba's birth - even more than we're anticipating the end of the horrible, horrible morning sickness. All you lovely mums out there, please shoot some advice my way about coping with the nausea. I've (finally) managed to keep down fluids and some foods but it's still touch and go at times, and if you've been there yourself I would love to hear from you.
Activity: A little while ago, we found these bingo markers at a local shop for $1 and I thought it was time to introduce them to my girls as a less messy way of drawing with textas. They're designed to make dots on a page, and my original intention was to make some bingo cards up with numbers, or letters or pictures to play with Eden, but hey - why limit ourselves to that? I simply laid out some paper for my girls and watched them go at it!
|Eden, concentrating very hard!|
|Eden's first Bingo Marker Artwork|
|Ava sussing it all out|
|Drawing attempt #1|
Such a simple activity, but so absorbing for little ones. Anything that offers a variation on the norm is usually well received in our home, and I think the girls really enjoyed exploring a new medium. I have ideas buzzing around in my head of making some Aboriginal-influenced art using these markers, and of making life-sized body cut outs which Eden and Ava can decorate with them. Stay posted and I'll let you know how they go!
Thanks for reading! ~ L.