March 22, 2012

Kitchen Utensil Sensory Box

I have been researching early childhood developmental activities as it is my mission as a parent to teach Lucas well in the home before he gets to school.  With a little help from friends at, I created a hands-on-parenting workbook, full of lessons and ideas that I want to do with Lucas before he goes to school.  One of the many things that I feel will stimulate him and peak his curiosity is sensory bins. 

Due to him only being 7 months old, I don't feel he is quite ready for regular sensory bins due to chocking hazards.  Today I gave him a kitchen utensil sensory box, filled with tupperware, spoons, bowls, and measuring cups.  He really loved the new textures and spent a good hour with his newly found treasures.  He's teething right now, so really enjoyed chewing on the rubber spatula, as you can see from the picture.  More sensory boxes will be in his future! 

March 16, 2012

Spring Arrives Early

Spring arrived early this year!!  It's only mid-March and the temperature has regularly been in the 80's.  Lucas got the opportunity to spend lots of time outside recently.  These pictures document his first time sitting on grass.  He loved grabbing strands of the green grass and trying to eat it, while Mommy kept saying no!  :) 

March 9, 2012

Who Is That Baby In the Mirror?

Lucas and I were bored today so we decided to pull out a new object to explore- the mirror.  He loves looking at himself in mirrors as we pass by them, but rarely does he get the opportunity to look very long.  So today I gave him a long look.  I wish these pictures were better quality, but they still show his excitement and curiosity as he looked at and talked to the other baby!