Monday, July 19, 2010

Tot School - We're Back

Tot School

Bella is 33 months old.

It's been a long time since we linked up.

We've been really busy getting ready for baby due in August and Mama has just not felt like doing too much. Hopefully we can do a little more.

We sponge painted.

Played with our three bears dressing puzzle. Bella likes to act like the emotion she picks for the bears. In this picture, she is sleeping.

She absolutely loves to mark off the days on her calendar.

She has been enjoying dress up.
This little froggy had to jump on her trampoline.
She got to go bowling for the first time and LOVED it!
She helped Papa in the yard.

She also learned how to change the oil!

She has also moved up to the big girl class at gymnastics so we don't go down with her anymore.

She also has a love of swimming. With water wings on, she will kick her feet and swim all over the place. She will happily spend hours in the pool.

Hopefully I can motivate myself to do more planned activities with her.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tot School

Tot School
Bella is 25 months old.

Smiles Changes Lives is an organization of dentists that does many things. The day after Halloween, they sponsered a candy drive to get kids to donate some of their candy to send to the troops. We took most of Bella's candy to donate. They had lots of activities to do while there. She got her face painted, made a 'tiara', got a balloon animal, painted, made a bracelet and more. As you can see, it was an exhausting day.
We found some pine cones on a walk so we made some squirrel feeders, which apparently scares our squirrels away.
We read "Go Away Big Green Monster" and practiced putting the pieces on to tell the story.
Then we colored our own pieces.
Cut them out and matched them to our body parts.
Then we glued it onto a green plate. (Okay so not EXACTLY like the book)
We read "Glad Monster, Sad Monster" and used the masks to talk about emotions.
On Saturday, we went to the zoo and watched the animals get their pumpkins that were donated.
Again, we were exhausted.
Our tot trays included:
*Flat marbles on a bath mat
*Monsters Inc. Memory
*Monster Tot Pack (we did this SOOOO many times and yet I can't find one picture of it being used)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tot School

Tot School
Bella is 25 months old.
We had an outside birthday party.
We sorted leaves by color.
We did a counting game with a tree.

Of course we carved our pumpkins.

We used pumpkin head parts so she could make her own.

Trick or treating was definitely the big event.
She went as the world's first non-jumping frog. We're working on it!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tot School

Tot School

Bella is 24 months old.

We worked on putting tubes in order by height.
Travel Perfection works great for fine motor skills.

Fingerpainting green into our color book.
Making a paper plate apple.

Riding, and driving (scary thought), a tractor with Pepapa.

Putting together some concept puzzles she got for her birthday.
Enjoying our local Octoberfest games. (Papa did it so she had to as well!)
Enjoying mildly warm "hot chocolate".
Sitting in the tractor wheel.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tot School

Tot School

Bella is 24 months old!!

We missed posting the last few weeks so we have a lot of catching up to do.

Of course Bella had her 2nd birthday!

Playing with the new name puzzle she got.

Painting her hands and feet to put on her closet door in her new room.

Playing with the Melissa & Doug See & Spell.
Of course she had to tell me where her sock was.

She loved her new foam alphabet letters for the bathtub. They hid in the bubbles and she would swish them around and tell me what letter she found. Then stick it on the wall.

We went letterboxing one weekend. If you don't know what that is, check out

Papa worked with her on playing Tball which she calls kicking?

Playing with our new dollhouse by making it a slide.

She loves her new Curious George and Cariboo games.

We painted pigs with pudding....

and tasted them too.

We glued cotton balls on sheep.

We glued pink cotton balls on our pink page.

We worked on cutting out our color words.

We glued orange tissue paper on our orange page.

We worked on lacing with our big beads.