Friday, January 30, 2009

Brotherly Love

I absolutely LOVE the ages that my boys are. They are becoming such good friends. I am very close with my siblings so I wanted the same for my kids. Everyday when Trevin comes home from preschool, he'll come in the house saying, "Cooper, I'm home. We can play now!" It is so adorable! Cooper loves to take drinks out of Trevin's cup using his straw, and Trevin always replies with "I'm being a good boy and sharing with Cooper." Trevin is quite the big brother! He loves to put others first.

Random things about my boys:
**Last night Trevin had to sit in time out. He stayed there very well. (Which is highly unusual.) It made me think that maybe he had some practice at school. So I asked him if he ever had to sit in time out at school. He replied with "No, I'm nice to my peoples!" I believe him! His teacher always talks about how good he is and that he rarely gets into trouble. Such a nice thing to hear! He's growing up so fast! He came home with a medal last week from the treasure box. He said, "I was making good choices at lunch so I got out of the treasure box." It made my heart melt!

**Cooper's vocabulary is growing more and more each day. Some of his new words: water, "Chechin" (Trevin), nose, toes, sock, shoe, teeth, and peas (his version of please). I am very fortunate to have one of my very good friends keep him two days a week. She and her husband are staying with her husband's grandmother for the moment. "Nanny" has really taken to Cooper. Every morning when she gets up and he's there, he'll go pat on her chair and say "Sit, Nanny." That's his cue that he wants her to hold him. And she does! Sometimes I'm torn between working and staying home with my kids. I'm so blessed to have my summers off and very SPECIAL people to keep my kids when I am teaching! So a big THANK YOU to everyone who looks after my kids while I'm away!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Kool-Aid Play Dough

Today we made kool-aid play dough. Super easy and cheaper than buying it. Plus it smells really good! Here's the recipe:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 packages of kool-aid (I used cherry)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups boiling water
Mix flour, salt, and kool-aid. Add vegetable oil and boiling water in
a large bowl. Knead until thick. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bags.