Watching some Robots in Disguise. They like robots.
Most of the kids were having a lot of fun with sand on this particular visit.
He loves building spaceships and weapons, but gets quite frustrated when the DUPLO blocks don’t do what he wants them to.
The younger kids have been playing with weapons a lot lately. They think that they’re very fierce.
Branching out from her usual artistic expression – posters cover huge expanses of her wall – she decided to start a paper garden. This is just the initial morning’s planting – it’s become more elaborate since.
The toddler didn’t want to be left out of the reading time, so she brought her own book along.
He concetrates very hard, even when it’s a puzzle he’s built many times in the past.
They enjoy video games. Particularly LEGO Video games and all the problem solving and action they involve.
They love the Star Wars exhibit at the art museum. Sadly, it’s about to end, so this was our last trip to see it.
He’s getting pretty good, and really enjoys his Ricky Ricotta books.
This is how I spent my morning at the coffee shop.
The Viking exhibit at DMNS is pretty cool. H particularly liked learning about Viking fashions – dyed clothing, jewelry and the like. The boys were more important interested in boats, armor and weaponry.
It’s always fun to find a simplified version of one of our favorite board games to share with the kids.
They don’t seem to particularly care who reads to them, as long as they get to spend some time in a fun book.
Our Spheros are still pretty novel, and they had a great time trying them out in a new place.
The little kids decided to play near, but not with, each other for a while.
A was my bread helper this time. He usually doesn’t like to get his hands messy, but has decided to conquer that aversion in order to learn how to make good bread. And it turned out pretty good!
They’re cutthroat Uno players.
The twins are pretty evenly matched right now. Only time will tell if one of them will become a significantly stronger player.
I continued reading The Lord of the Rings to the big kids – we blasted through five great chapters this day – and I also read this fantastic picture book biography of Tolkien to all the kids. They quite enjoyed it.
The sidewalk is a bigger art canvas than anything they have inside, and using chalk is always fun.
He loves computers and programming, so coding his own apps is a dream come true!
N celebrated by helping to make Cherry Berry Wonderland pies! He was very proud of his handiwork, and of course they tasted great!
H reads all kinds of things, and many more advanced novels, but the My Little Pony books still have a special place in her heart. She never wants to pass up a new one
She wants to be just like the bigger kids, even when means watching their yoga video and getting in their way.
The new tiger exhibit at the Denver Zoo is very cool and the kids love it. I hope to finish a new post about our experience soon!
N loves ladybugs, and all other kinds of beetles. He’s also our one child who’s not squeamish about holding bugs. Its not uncommon for him to come running inside with something he’s caught before dashing back off to look for another one.