Monday, October 26, 2009

Twin Tot School #14...

Wesley and Will are 26 months old

I wasn't able to post last week, and I'm late this week. Let's just say we've had a lot going on!

Last week started off great with farm week. Monday I had a great setup. For the first time I was using my new trays and my new bookshelves together. All 9 were filled with farm themed activities with another couple of things on top. I was so proud!

The boys really enjoyed having so many options, and it really has helped with them not fighting over the same things. Although they still keep a close eye on what the other is into as Wesley is doing here:

One shelf had tons of farm books on it. If you haven't put books out as a tot tray you need to. I was so amazed at how much they read the books from their tray even though they were the same books they barely read when they were sitting on their bookshelf in the same room!

They were so cute on this day because they were loving chilling out in their little chairs:

Both boys are puzzle crazy now. They work puzzles all day long if I leave them out. They are so much better at puzzles than they were even a few weeks ago.

I got these great new puzzles that are matching numbers with items. The twins by no means know their numbers, so I set this up with only 3 pieces directly across from each other for them to match up.

It's wonderful to have a big sis to read to you:

This is how I planned this activity to go: we would say the colors of the balls and he would hit them:

This is how the activity actually went: he ditched the tower, he used the tray to roll the balls back in forth until one rolled off.

This is how I saved the learning: when the ball rolled off I would say, "Where is the red ball?" Then he had to tell me the color before I'd give him the ball :)

He thought it was hilarious:

Wesley's favorite part was wearing a cat mask Nana gave him and roaring at everyone until the got him:

That was the great Tot School morning they had. Then Will woke up with a fever. He had a really bad case of croup that landed us in the ER. While there he decided he didn't want the monitor on his toe. So, he removed his sock then tried to put it back on. Daddy pointed out it was a good Tot School activity so we snapped a picture on his phone:

Then the little stinker tried to put the monitor back on:

So, Tot School shut down last week as we recouped.
Last week was fall break and Daddy was on vacation. We took a trip to Huntsville to the Space and Rocket Center to culminate our space study. If you will remember that Wesley in particular is obsessed with space, you know he had the time of his life. If only I had a nickel for every time he said, "Look rocket!" "Look space!"
I love this picture because this is how he spent the day pointing his chubby little arm at all the rockets!
The boys (Daddy included) were sporting their new Superman shirts and were all adorable, even when pointing to more rockets!

They both got to ride their very own rocket! They had so much fun that we decided we should probably start a savings account since space camp is probably in their future! The best part was the entire way home Wesley spent pointing and telling us about every "rocket" he saw which were all actually cell phone towers and church steeples!
We had no official Tot School since Mommy was enjoying fall break as well, but we had lots of fun!
We rocked out:

They "helped" with laundry:

They found sister's dress up bin:
They had a little life school cleaning lessons:
They worked as a team- 1 with spray and 1 with towel:
And for Mommy's favorite:
So, there is our 2 week wrap up! Go over to Carissa's blog to see what others are doing!

1 comment:

Susan said...

What a fun week (except for the ER visit!). I loved the Rocker picture too.