Thursday, September 17, 2009

A repurpose for a.....

Shower Curtain!!!!

I admit that most of my ideas that I get for the boys are usually some sort of adaption that I have found on some one else's blog. I know shocking right. LOL! Well on occasion I have come up with a few of my own ideas. This is one of them, I call it Continent Hop.

We have been working on Gabe learning his continents and he done really well with it. We thought it was time to start teaching him what was located on each continent now. Gabe needs to have lessons where he can move. That is where the shower curtain comes in. It was still in good shape (all of the hook holes had ripped off) so I decided that it would make a great game board.
Sam thought the game looked like so much fun that he asks if he can do it to, even when it is not on his schedule. This made for a challenge because Sam is really good with geography so we had to make it challenging for both the boys. Dh made some wonderful cards of country flags for Sam (it proved to be a real challenge for him) and then I had some 3 part cards of landmarks from around the world that we are using for Gabe.
This game has been a lot of fun for both of the boys. They look foward to having geography class all the time now. Off to see if I can repurpose anything else. Oh I wish that was true, so much other stuff needs to be done first. I promise though that I will definetly share anything else that I repurpose. Have a great day.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A few Labor day shots.

I know that I am a couple days behind on my labor day pictures, sorry. I was told that my neice and nephew are checking for updates everyday. Now I feel like a bad Aunt, So I need to get my butt in gear for them. They need to see their cousins right. After all we live in Florida and they are in New Jersey, not much chance to visit. So this is for you Kristin and David, I hope that you like the pictures.
My handsome guy, he is just growing up so fast.
"I can make it, Just a Little further!"

To much water and sun in the eyes.

"Ahhh relaxing"

"Taa - Daa"
I hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. Make sure to also check out Sams videos of swimming. I hope that you like them. We miss and Love you guys.

Sam Swimming Part 2

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Sam Swimming Part 1

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Friday, September 04, 2009

A clean up of the boys room....

This past weekend we took apart the boys room and reorganized it. It took us the entire weekened but I think that the end result was worth it. I have the before and after pictures to prove it. LOL....
This is their room before. Who knew that two little boys could make such a mess. I promise that I have had them clean their room everyday.
This is a shot of our living room after we emptied the boys room, so much stuff, arrgh!!!!

Now the after shots.... The boys loved setting their beds in the new spot. As you can see they are a little on the tired side, so much work.
Their closet.....after
The toy section.....after
The play table section.
The boys are having a great time in the room because they have everything in reach. They also learned a lesson about being a little more on the diligent side of cleaning. They do not want to go throught that again.