I aslo spent a bit of time reading the novel of an instruction manual that came with the watch my brother and sister-in-law bought me for Christmas. It's pink, and I thought it would make a great addition to my outfit today. Also, it's been sitting on my bathroom counter since Christmas. It was time, dear friends. It was time.
Nasko has recently taken an interest in crafts and other learning activities. Today, I pulled out my Valentine's Day file from when I taught preschool, and we got busy!
Then I bent and folded a toilet paper tube to make the shape of a heart. We mixed the red and white paint we had on-hand to make pink. Nasko then "tap-tapped" the toilet paper roll into the paint and made prints on paper.
Finally, we made chocolate-scented play-doh (recipe here).
Finally, it was time for school and Nasko's Valentine's Day party! Nasko and I spent this week making his Valentine's Day cards for his friends. Since they were completely homemade, I was thankful that we only had to make ten! Nasko has three other children in his class. He also has three teachers, two specialists (OT and SLP) and one aide from last year (he specifically requested we make her a card and deliver it to her after school today.)
The hearts on the cards were made using shaving cream and paint. Nasko had a lot of fun with that process. He liked swirling the paint with a toothpick and smooshing the card stock into the cream. I forgot to take any pictures of the process, but this website details how to make the marbled painting effect.
Now, you might be wondering what the Reverend was off doing during all this! Me too as there were lots of dishes after making homemade pancakes and chocolate play-doh...
Chance was (of course) working, but part-way through the day, he left... See if you can tell why by looking at his before and after photos:
No, it's not adding a jacket (he is always cold at work). There is another difference... Look again... I'll wait!
Chance got BRACES! He joined millions of teenagers worldwide in the quest for straighter teeth. We're very excited! Happy Valentine's Day to him... except that he can't eat candy or other sugary stuff... this actually may not have been a good day to get braces.
All of us. Even Baby Newingham as we got to peek in on him yesterday!
Happy Valentine's Day!