Monday, February 10, 2014

Catapults, Cows and Cuteness

Never a dull moment when kids are involved!  Recently we stopped by the Nearly New Shop here in Montague which is a lovely little second hand place with great prices.  Sean picked up a set of Uberstix. If you're not familiar with Uberstix they are a cool construction toy, with their own pieces but can also integrate with recyclable materials as well as other construction toys. He was thrilled to be able to put together a working catapult that could fling Lego guy heads across the living room.

 The boy and his catapult.

Sean is a lad of many talents.  When he isn't busy flinging heads across the room he may be found making a cow costume for himself.Why a cow costume? He was inspired by listening to his daddy's cowbell mix on the stereo.  As seen here:
 He's got the fever -- and the only prescription is -- more cowbell!

The Olympics have been a great learning experience for the kiddos.  They love learning about the different events and the different countries that the athletes come from.  They've even made their own Canada flags to cheer on our team.  Emma-Lyn was so inspired by the snowboarders that she decided to give it a whirl on the stairs -- with a plastic toy bin as her board.  It didn't go quite as planned, thankfully she didn't fall far.

In other news this little cutey pants will soon be 3 months old!
He is sooo loved by his siblings.  Nate is always over to see him and give him kisses.  Emma-Lyn is a little mother hen and Sean loves to entertain him and they all insist on giving him goodnight hugs and kisses.  He has discovered that he likes to suck his two middle fingers the best and if those don't work sometimes the thumb is acceptable as well. He's also getting quite good at rolling over from back to front but usually only when he's upset. I marvel and am thankful that the little lad already sleeps through the night.  He nurses around 11:30 and is up at around 7:30 in the morning.  He is such a little blessing!

1 comment:

Nelleke from P.E.I. said...

What sweet kids. :) Those uberstix look like fun. So far we've managed to make do with mega blocks (mostly because they don't know any better, ha ha), but I'm trying to hang on before buying smaller-pieced construction toys until I no longer have omnivorous babies.