Friday, June 08, 2012

Boating at home

I really need to catch up with this blog... I bought a book my pediatrician recommended called "The Sleep Easy Solution" (Read more about it here).  The first night was hard, but following all of the guidelines (and they're pretty simple), within 24 hours, Jack is a new kid.  He's happier, well-rested, and... he puts himself to sleep!  (Within 3-5 minutes, I might add).  I don't mean to sound like an infomercial, but I think families with young kids should definitely try it!

Due to extra sleep being had by all around this household, I now have the time and energy to be creative.  I'm catching up on several Pinterest ideas that I'd been wanting to do, and I'm able to be more creative with the boys.  I wish I could take credit for this project, but I can't.  I found it in a Family Fun magazine (May issue, maybe?), but couldn't find it on their website (sneaky sneaky...).  Basically, we just made a river with aluminum foil and a hose (outside, of course).  The article said to use old jar caps (like from a peanut butter jar) and use modeling clay to place a "sail" made out of paper on the inside of that cap.  I didn't think that would float, plus I didn't have any extra clay lying around.  We had bought $3 plastic boats last summer from Walgreens to take with us to the pool, so we used those instead.

Lucas had a blast (although there was a little bit of a tantrum when we had to go back inside :), and Jack thought the water from the hose was pretty darn cool!

We played a guessing game to see what floats and what sinks (rocks, sticks, leaves, boats)

LOVE the expression!

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Sun Scholars: For the Kids Fridays

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