• Sick Day

    Both boys are recovering from fevers and coughs this Saturday. Luke is a little worse off, but Colton is not himself either. The day was not easy. Bad moods and short tempers made for a chaotic house. I resorted to extra…

  • Playing without Colton

    Colton started feeling sick yesterday. By the evening, he didn’t feel like playing at all and just lounged around. Luke didn’t know what to do with himself without his brother to play with him. So mom became the fill-in playmate. I…

  • Dino Desert

    A light bulb went off in Colton’s head, and he ran inside the house. Luke followed him. They came back outside and plopped two dinosaurs in the sandbox. “It’s a desert! Let’s get all the dinosaurs.”

  • Flower Explorers

    Colton, “Only girls like flowers.” Luke replies quickly, “No, Colton, boys like flowers too.” Colton rethinks his statement, “Oh yes, yes they do.”

  • Dinosaur Dig!

    Yesterday, I showed the boys the dinosaur game I made the other day.  They got excited to dump the fossils out and start to figure out where they all lined up. There were lots of questions about the types of dinosaur…

  • Early Spring

    Spring has arrived early in Los Angeles, and the boys are enjoying the no-shoes weather. The tree behind the fence in the backyard is in bloom, and the white peddles cover the sandbox area. However, the boys were in no mood…

  • Outdoor imaginative play

    The other day I made a funny structure for the boys to play with in the unused area of the yard. A few logs, a board that came off an old shelf and a few ramps from an old toy that…

  • Scissor Practice: Recycling Edition

    I’ve been trying to find fun ways for the boys to practice their skills in a way they enjoy that doesn’t feel like a drag.  I pulled out the large recycling bin and pulled up two chairs. The boys cut pages…