For the uninformed, it's a snot sucker. You use your mouth and suck snot from a kid's nose. Rumor has it that no snot can make it to your mouth. I'm still not sold.
Remember how I shared about Matt making me an amazing dinner for Valentine's on Sunday night? I cooked on Tuesday, and made turkey meatloaf. I found it on Pinterest, of course. The meal was a hit, although I wore an old hoodie of Matt's and jeans decorated with baby snot. Oh, and I made this cake. Chocolate cake helps me feel better when Ellie is teething. Ellie prefers to chew boxes.
Have I mentioned that I love Pinterest?
Pinterest led me to this amazing idea for learning letters. The added bonus is that I used an old junky cookie sheet for the craft and bought a slightly better new one for the kitchen.
I'm fully aware that Ellie is a bit young to be learning her letters, but I wanted to make the craft while I was thinking of it, and I love the rhymes and pattern of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Ellie loves books, just like her Mama. She thinks the magnetic letters are delicious, so Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is only read under strict supervision.
We're still working through See and Learn. Ellie is great with listening to the words, looking at the cards, and watching the signs. She's not quite matching yet, but I don't know if her challenge is the cognitive task of matching, the ability to follow directions, or the motor planning of placing one card on another. For now, we'll work on selecting and identifying objects and looking at pictures on See and Learn cards.
I should have more to say, but Ellie could use some Mommy time and once she goes to bed, Catching Fire (Hunger Games Book 2) is calling my name.
So I'll leave you with the happy thought that tomorrow is Friday.
|(Pointing baby - Just for the early intervention team!)|
|(Sensory play in the sandbox baby.)|