We didn’t go to swiming today because I needed to run an errand. While we were home, however, we had a great day!
The kids both got new Webkins this week becasue I lost the tag to the goldfiish J’s sister bought my son for his birthday. He picked out a gecko he named “Liz” and my daughter picked out a lamb she named “Little Lamb”. The kids played with their stuffed animals for almost 2 hours after declaring it “Stufftie Day”. They hid out under the waterfall of my son’s bed and played and played.
At some point they decided on “Story Time” and then a short (fake) “Nap Time”, complete with heating pads. My son read a whole book for us today which was really cool as he usually gets tired after a bit. “Fox Makes Friends” is a really sweet story for anyone who hasn’t read it yet. Then they each read a “Bob Book” before we settled in.
Eventually, we got up and registered their new Webkins and they played online for a while, visiting each other in their Webkin homes and sending packages to each other.
After that, they took turns playing “River Crossing” and “Rush Hour”. My son really liked making up his own situations and then seeing if he could solve them.
After dinner we played with the Eyetoy games for the Playstation2. They are fantastic little games that use your body as the controls via a USB camera. Here are the kids burning off some crazy energy.
Next, my son played “Super Mario Galaxy” while my daughter and I played a few board games. Then we got out the pattern blocks and a set of games that came with them from “Hearthsong”. We decided to play a game that has you roll dice and create Mandalas cooperatively. Below are some of our efforts. My daughter stuck with it and made an extra all on her own. Oh, and my son lost another tooth this week… and it is still not going to the Tooth Fairy. His new plan is to save them all up and then give them to the Tooth Fairy when he is older and then he will be RICH 🙂 You can see the gap in his picture.
Then they were off and creating necklaces and bracelets in my daughter’s room from a cool kit she got for her birthday. After making new stuff, my daughter decided to put on most of the things in her jewelry box and pose (like a hippie?).
Then my daughter decided to work on making more Pokemon cards while I tried to get my son settled in for bed. He played a little bit of “Animal Crossing” on the DS before finally snuggling in for the night.
It was a long but really nice day. We got to play with lots of stuff we don’t use all the time and spent a lot of time together.