Life Is What Happens While You’re Busy Making Other Plans
My goodness, I just do not know where the days have gone! I have thought about my little blog here so often during the past weeks. There have been few opportunities to write. My life seems to be so full of …well…”Life!” Isn’t that what John Lennon sang about? “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”
I have missed reading all of the wonderful blogs, that I love and enjoy. I hope to get around to visiting each and every one of you over the coming weekend. I know I have missed almost of month of Hodgepodge Wednesdays. I have missed you all! September promises to be just as busy for me. I am hoping to blog at least once or twice a week, but I will have to wait and see what the Lord has in store for me and my little family.
Our version of a selfie. 😉 24 years of happy!
This past weekend, my dear husband and I had the privilege of getting away for our 24th anniversary. We had 3 quiet days together. We walked the beach, went swimming, had wonderful dinners out, talked underneath the starry sky while we watched fireworks on the beach…just a lovely time to be together as a couple. With five children, time alone is a rarity.
She is a precocious little girl and just so much fun! She loves to pretend that she is going to the beach. This particular day, she chose her own outfit and refused to let me comb her hair into any manner of order. Here she is dressed in her beach cover up, her girly sunglasses and toting her tiny Vera Bradley purse and she won’t be seen anywhere without her precious blanket and bunny. This is a typical day in the life of my little one. She is very opinionated about her style. =) There is such joy in watching her grow and change.
Below are a couple of the color activities that Sophie has truly enjoyed. These are great little games to help with learning to identify the colors and their names.
The color caterpillar was a real hit. She loved taking the little colored circles on and off of the caterpillar, using it similar to a jigsaw puzzle. When she tired of that, we glued the colored circles to the caterpillar template and added googly eyes. She loved the idea that this was her very own creation.
To make your own color caterpillar game, you will need:
A sheet of white paper
Glue or paste
I traced around a small juice glass with five different color markers on the white paper in the shape of a caterpillar. I then added grass along the bottom edge. I then traced those same colors around the glass onto matching colored construction paper and cut out the circles. Voila! A fun color caterpillar puzzle for your preschooler. I love that this uses only simple items, that most parents have around the house. Sophie adored placing the pieces in the right places. She LOVES the color orange.