• 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…

  • Building a Nest

    I found an old hanging planter in the garage left behind by a previous tenant.  I hung it on a tree branch as I thought about what to do with it, and the boys were immediately intrigued. “Mom! What’s that? Oh,…

  • Scissor Practice at Snack Time

    Luke is working on building his hand strength and learning how to cut with scissors one-handed, typically always defaulting to the two-handed approach. I had the newspaper sprawled out on the table when the boys climbed into their seats for a little…

  • Lego Nights

    “Play Legos with me!” the boys shout as soon as Dad walks through the door. Marc spends many nights building requested Lego grocery stores, coffee shops, hedgehog houses (don’t ask), and more with the boys. Luke and Colton love to lie…

  • Trains, Towns & Traffic

    Even though we have very mild winters, Luke and Colton have played a lot more indoors these days. Along with creating “dinosaur jungles” that can take over the living room, they love to build winding train tracks, pretend towns and long…

  • Dinosaur Phase

    The dinosaur phase has officially arrived. It took a while to make it to our household, but it is now here in full swing.