Since the girls love making and doing things, one of the first projects we tackled was making homemade Valentine Cards for the people we love. Little B and Little H made Valentine hearts for Grandma, Papa, Nonna, Nonno, Mommy and Daddy. Little B insisted on doing her own writing so me, Mama B, wrote out the letters HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY for her on a piece of paper she could copy off. She took great pride in printing her letters neatly and in the correct order.
Little B is such a teacher’s pet!
For Christmas, Santa brought the girls a very cool puppet theater equipped with eight different animal puppets and 2 people puppets. They all have very unique names. Daddy and I were made to memorize the puppet names. In a short period of time, the girls have become professional puppet theater directors. We have attended many a show in the month of January.
At some point, we’re going to have to put the theater away for a while. The novelty of it is beginning to wear off. Once it’s out of sight, it’s out of mind and then viola … when you take it out again, it’s like a brand new toy all over again!
Little H is a pretty animated puppeteer!
Oh the joys of entertaining children. Sometimes, it’s physically and mentally exhausting but then other times, it’s very rewarding. Amazing memories are made, a million pictures are taken and a multitude of good ol’ fashion fun is had.
I know one day, I’ll look back on all the photos I’ve compiled of the girls and the memories will flood back into my mind. I will cry, reminisce and wish I could be back there in time again. A writer of a book I once read said, “you must enjoy the stage you’re in because once it passes, you can never get it back”. That’s not a word for word quote there, just so you know and I think it was Tuesdays with Morrie, written by Mitch Albom. Great book!
And that’s what we do when we’re home and need to keep entertained! What kinds of activities do you all do with your children?