Hello and Happy New Year!
We had a wonderful holiday season, but we are all glad to be back to our old routine now!
The kids got a bunch of new toys, so thank you to all the aunts and uncles and grandparents. Mommy and Daddy were kind of lazy and cheap this year because of the big Christmas trip and we only bought them a few books and 1 toy each.
I think it’s safe to say that the best toy they received was a large Melissa and Doug Construction Site Floor Puzzle. They do this puzzle several times a day, and even Mr. 1 likes to help out and can put a few of the pieces together with some guidance (See the red stripes? Put them next to the other red stripes!)
They also got a few Lego Duplo sets that they can mix and match… all of them were some sort of truck so they have been having lots of fun with those.
The toy I bought for Mr. 1 was a mat that you draw on with water pens. He likes it a lot and comes back to it several times a day, but I am a little disappointed with the quality. The water pens drip a lot so all the pictures smudge and the mat doesn’t dry very well. Even hours later there are still water marks on it. 😦
Being away from home for a while, the boy missed all of their old toys and they definitely missed doing art. They have both been very into coloring, decorating with stickers, and have even asked to paint.
I’m glad that they are so happy to play inside, because it is still very cold outside. Thankfully it hasn’t been raining very much, but it takes a while for the days temperature to reach 40.
We did go outside yesterday at Daddy’s insistence, but it only lasted 30 minutes before everyone decided they were too cold.
I hope that you and your family had a nice holiday season, and we wish you a very merry Happy New Year!!