Monday, March 30, 2009

Something old, something new!

Tot School
Diego is 20 months old

Well this week we didn't do much Tot School, Diego is sick and very cranky and whiny, but we did manage to do some activities. As the title of this post says we did some old stuff and I decided to do something completely new to him : pouring!!! Wanna see how that went?!?!

But first...

My husband and I are working on a beauty pageant for plus sized women, and we got a HUGE opportunity to do a fashion show at the biggest mall in Puerto Rico! Diego decided he was going to walk on the catwalk first just to see if it was ok for the girls! :)

"I shake my little tush on the catwalk" :P


OK now Tot School

First I wanted to teach him to transfer water from one glass to another with a dropper, it didn't work out, so I decided to show him how to pour water from one glass to another.


"Hey mom, stacking them is even more fun!!!"


"Do I have to??"

Then we tried painting, that went well.

He did some body painting....

And THIS!!!!
Tongue painting! Thank God for non-toxic paints!

He stacked with his blocks...

and snuggled with the cat.

Then to keep him busy while he was with his nebulizer thingy we did this:

Isn't that mask cool?!?

Now some funny pics of Diego......

For more Tot School ideas go here!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Learning with Diego

I have a 19 month old boy that's very wild and has a very strong will. He does not like to play with his toys, or at least not that long, so trying to find things to keep him occupied is quite hard. I've been reading this blog that has inspired me to try new things to do with him, and although it takes time for him to get used to this new things they provide fun and he can learn at the same time! He can count from 1 to 10 and when I say this to people they don't believe me, I just one day decided to count the animals in his book just to distract him, and continued to do it every day or so. One day he finally started "counting". Now he counts more clearly and will count everything although not the way you're supposed to do it (he just points to the same spot and counts :P ).

We've done a couple of activities around here like painting, with crayons or the tot paint filled-brushes, because he doesn't like the feel of the finger paint and will refuse to paint with it :)
Can you see how happy he is?

Now this is better mom!

We also played with rice! Probably not a very good idea to use with him at this point! It was fine for like the first 10 minutes, but then he started eating it. No more rice for him for now!

Can you see how concentrated he was transferring the rice to the little container?

Caught in the act, aha!
Then I decided to make homemade play dough, he didn't like the feel of it either.

So I decided to give him some toothpicks so he could poke the dough, he loved it, yay mom!

Well that's all for now!

Check out the Tot School page for lots of great ideas!


A couple of weeks ago I decided to make cupcakes for the Saturday Bible classes at our church, we only take kids from 1 to 6 years so I made about 24 cupcakes, and since I've never baked anything from scratch I made them from a box. Well, everyone loved them, so my dear husband arranged an order for me to bake for a little girl's birthday (it was the 1st birthday of one of my son's little friends at church) without me knowing!!! He said to me: "I have some good and some bad news, which one you want to hear first?" I said : "The bad one", he says: "You have to make 40 cupcakes for a birthday." The good one was something like we were going to eat at a friends' house or something! So I made them, this time from scratch and they were a HIT!! Now I've decided to make cupcakes from scratch as an additional income to our house. Let's see how that goes!

Aren't they pretty! I think I did great for my first time baking!

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