I have been one lame blogger the last week and a half. Sorry. But, the truth is – it’s March Break and I can’t get enough of spending time with my partner and Aodhan. It has been amazing to be together as a family and soak up this (weird, but) stunning weather.
But, it isn’t as though I am not documenting every little moment of this lovely time. I wanted to share just a few peeks and offer the promise of some exciting and wonderful projects and activities that we got up to over the last little while, including our outdoor atelier space that I couldn’t be more in love with!
So here are a few little spring-themed activities:
Aodhan loves arranging flowers. We take out the flowers, snip them, arrange them and fill the vase.
I don’t now why, but I love it when Aodhan gets a chance to do anything that most people would consider a parental ‘no-no’.
As part of our spring-tidy, we endeavoured to build some shelves in my office and I let Aodhan get right in there. I mean: hacksaw, screwdriver and drill. It was actually really heart-warming to see how seriously he took the whole situation. (yes, he should be wearing goggles, but he hates anything on his face and we had full control of the drill).
I also made a new Spring Sensory Bin. He has been amusing himself with all sorts of Montessori-ish activities using the goodies inside the bin.
In this bin I have included: two sets of ‘easter’ tiny erasers, cardboard eggs, felt number eggs, tiny painted wooden eggs, raffia carrots, bunnies, two packs of Styrofoam mini eggs, 4 small pots, 2 mossy bunnies on sticks, and some toadstools we painted in the winter.
We have also planted our indoor garden. On a wet day last week, we planted our starter plants and have been stunned by the fast results.
We are growing pumpkins, borlotti beans, parsley and basil. We will have loads more that we will sink directly into the earth, but we wanted to get a start on a few species so that we could watch something grow.
I will leave you with a picture of our totally bizarre March Break trip to the beach. I will post later this week about all of the fantastic imaginary and sensory play we were able to get up to on the shores of Georgian Bay.
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