Friday, February 27, 2009

Bat and Ball

This new little one in me is keeping me pretty much laying all day. But, in a moment of relief, I was able to sneak in a craft in honor of signing up Treyton for his first T-ball team. We traced a circle using a plastic lid. Then the big preschool boy showed me his gently developing scissor skills.
Next I took a hole puncher and punched holes to form the stitches on the baseball.
Since my hole puncher couldn't punch through the middle, I improvised and punched out HALF CIRCLES by folding along the stitch lines.
Now, when folding along the middle (for the stitches) if you don't punch HALF punches and accidentally do a whole hole punch, it will look like this:
OOPS! But never fear, it can be salvaged. Especially when your boy took forever to cut it out and is now crying. Just take a piece of scrap and tape it to cover it up. Next it was time to sew the stitches through the hole punches.
This required some coaching on my part but the boy did pretty well.
There's the finished baseball.
Next I took a paper bag and drew a bat shape.
Using his scissor skills, Treyton cut out the bat.
Then we glued the ball to the bat.
Since Treyton wanted his name on this bat, I helped by making a dotted version of his name that he traced.
There's the little slugger!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Treyton's First Kiss

The other day I was talking to Treyton about his morning at school. Normally I don't get much out of him. I usually ask questions he can easily answer such as, "What did you have for snack?" or "Who did you play with outside today?" He answered these questions and about 3 minutes later, as I was taking a bite of my lunch, he nonchalantly said, "And Gracie kissed me." I put down my fork and looked at him.

"She kissed you?"

"Yep, she did."
"On your lips?"
"No, right here." (pointing to his cheek.)
"What did you do?"
"Nothing. I just kept playing."
So to all you who are curious, the cutie sitting next to Treyton in this picture is Gracie. The girl who gave my boy his first kiss. Look at her in this shot (Gracie is smack dab in the middle, striking a pose). Isn't she sweet?
And even better, her dad's from MINNESOTA! Do I hear wedding bells?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jib Jab Cox Style

I have a friend who is incredibly creative and funny. She knows that one of my least favorite people in the public forum is our current president. I accidentally clicked on a "support Obama" icon on my Facebook account and ever since then she's been teasing me that I've been a closet supporter. She couldn't be further from the truth! But she sent me this, and I couldn't help sharing it. Now, in order to help the rest of the family not feel jealous of my 15 seconds of fame, she sent me this. Thanks, Christie!