Inspired by the collage that Beki’s daughter did, I got together some of my boyish fabric (there isn’t much) and the boys and I put this fabric collage together. Let me first say that 2 1/2 years old is TOOOO young in my book to be working with Mod Podge, but we survived (I, just barely) and now the boys have this piece of art that they want to hang up in their room. They are so proud of it, and I’d love to see it on their wall just as soon as I can figure out how to hang it – it’s a flat canvas.
And tomorrow, my oldest is turning 5!!! Every year we put together a book for him called The Timo Story. (His name is pronounced TEE-moe) Here are a few pages from the first one I made for him when he was 2. Sorry about the glossy plastic page covers.
The story goes something like this:
My name is Timo blah blah. My Daddy’s name is blah blah. He is 32 years old. My Mommy’s name is blah blah. She is blah blah years old. My brother’s name is blah blah. He is 1 year old. I live at blah blah, blah blah, Texas, blah. My telephone number is blah-blah-blah. My favorite color is blah, I mean, blue. These are my hands. I like my bear. My favorite animal is a gorilla. I like going to the park and sliding down the yellow slide. My favorite machine is a giant excavator. I like going to the zoo and looking at all the animals. The end.
This really helped him to learn his address and phone number when he was little. And his favorite animal changes frequently. I finally had to say that we couldn’t change his favorite animal anymore until his next Timo story.
I can’t believe you are 5 little boy. You are a generous, responsible older brother, with a sweet heart. I still remember how I would stand you on my lap and we would sing together for hours when you couldn’t even sit up yet. You were an only child then, and boy have things changed! Now you are busy with your brothers and I am as tired as ever.
Can you tell I’m tired? My littlest one is well on his way to not napping anymore and Mommy is having a hard time adjusting.