Anyone else have new LEGOS in the house? Our boys got a bunch for Christmas and then received money for the LEGO store in Annapolis, MD where we go to visit our families. They are in LEGO heaven. Here I7 displays a new Power Miners set- the Thunderdriller.
R9 received a pile of new arts and crafts supplies. She has a fondness for Pipsqueak markers so we filled her up. Between these and the fat Pipsqueaks and this fat little memo pad she has been a doodling maniac. Yet more evidence that R9 is very Picture Smart (read up on your multiple intelligences lately? I have!) Note- she has a dolphin on her hand. More on this later...
We have enough older mp3 players now (E11, Dan and I have upgraded over the years) that Dan loaded two of the four extras with kids CDs and our audio books. The kids have had fun taking turns to listen to stories and songs.
J4 asked for a sport coat for Christmas. He saw Dan wear one for the Christmas Cantata (he sings tenor in the church choir) and he was fascinated. He's also a blanket boy and the fact that Linus says he will turn his blanket into a sport coat intrigued him so when he found out what it was he had to have one. Providentially, I was able to find one at a local consignment store. He also loved his special sound guarding headphones and the headlamp. All the kids have headlamps now. This will be awesome for any spelunking we do while studying caves! J4 looked like this most of Christmas Day. And the headlamp we see every night at bedtime from all the boys.
Since my player was replaced just in November and it has the most memory of the old ones, I think we're going to load it up and leave it in the car so that we can have most of our stuff at the ready when we drive around.