Some of our recent memory makers...and having fun while at play...
We have been super busy here lately, celebrating Big Bro's 7th birthday, trying to implement an awesome new hands-on math program that ties in beautifully with Montessori Math***, and visiting all kinds of fun places...Hilton Head, Epcot, Downtown Disney, and the new Glazer Children's Museum, to name a few...plus, we have been working on some home projects that have kept us extraordinarily busy, too...hopefully, some neat memories in the making! Noy yo worry, though...took plenty of time to play and to enjoy the outdoors, too.
***I am going to do a more extensive post about integrating Montessori and Hands-On Standards in the future, but want to get more into it so that we can give you a better idea of how the integration really works. So far, we just love it!
Have not been blogging that much, but here is a photo tour of some of what we have been doing:
|We Play: in trees...Big Bro and Little Bro hanging out in a tree in Hilton Head|
|We Play: in fountains...Little Bro enjoying the new Coligny Fountain in Hilton Head|
|We Play: in the sand. Beach fun in Hilton Head|
|We Play: at the playground...Big Bro enjoying spending time at the playground in Harbour Town|
|Little Bro climbing at the Harbour Town Playground|
|Little Bro riding the motorcycle toy at the Harbour Town Playground|
|We Play: in a tree house...Loving the tree house area at the Harbour Town Playground|
|We Play: in the hotel...Little Bro enjoying jumping from pirate ship bed to pirate ship bed at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort|
|Big Bro and Little Bro having fun in our pirate themed room at Disney...|
|We Play: in the water...Ahoy, Matey! Big Bro is having such fun!|
|Little Bro going head first down a slide.|
|We Play: at Disney's Epcot...Epcot China exhibit|
|Electronic shuffleboard type of game at one of the exhibits at Epcot|
|We Play...and pretend to drive...Little Bro driving and Big Bro giving some pointers to Little Bro|
|We Play: in the stores...Having fun, Viking style! Gotta love Epcot!!!|
|What a birthday celebration! Thanks to the Grands for bringing us this cute cake!|
Happy birthday, Big Bro!
|Birthday balloon swords!|
|We play: with props...Big Bro checking out x-rays at the Glazer Children's Museum|
|We Play: to be like our community heroes...Little Bro digging being a firefighter|
|Big Bro hanging out by the fire hydrant|
|The boys having a ball at this exhibit...definitely one of their favorites...|
|We Play: and help out, too...Helping the pets at the Glazer Children's Museum|
|We Play: to help turn on to math...Happy Big Bro, who loves using Hands-on Standards in conjunction with Montessori for math...|
|We Play: with blocks for math...Little Bro practicing ordinal counting...first through fifth...|
|Big Bro and Dear Daddy...when Big Bro was newborn...seems like it was just yesterday that Big Bro was this tiny!|
|We Play: with Daddy...Big Bro and Dear Daddy having fun working together to build one of Big Bro's birthday presents.|
Happy 7th birthday Dear Big Bro! We love you so much!
This post is linked up at Childhood 101 with the We Play Link ups.
Be sure to pop over and see all of the posts about play and children. Always feel inspired when I read all of the neat things others are doing with their children to encourage play and learning...
This post is linked over at Adventures in McQuill-land as part of her Making Memories Monday link ups. Thanks to Jennifer for always having a place to link up family memories. It makes me reflect on the fact that even when life is very busy / bordering on frenetic, to take time to savor the small and large moments in life with your family.
Thanks, Jen, for the reminder. Please be sure to read Jennifer's post and all of the link-ups over on her blog.