Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kool-Aid Painting

I'm really enjoying Pinterest. I've decided that if I use it, I should actually try out some of the things I pin and repin. This one is from Classified: Mom, although we split it into two activities. Here were using their idea of using Kool-Aid in making art. (Part two is here)
Very simple too! All you need is:
Packets of Drink Mix: I wasn't sure how this was going to work, so I just bought two packets of the cheapest Kool-Aid type mix. They had orange and cherry for like 29 cents!
Spray bottle: Dollarama has them
Paper or cardboard

After we shook out some drink mix and had a taste and was time to spray it with water. This was great for Logan's hand and eye coordination. At first he had trouble aiming and pressing the trigger but then got really good at it.

We did our first art piece on a thin piece of cardboard.

Once things started to get runny, we took it outside and tried another one on a peice of fingerprinting paper.

Our finished products
They turned out pretty cool and with a lot of texture...
They were on the sticky side. We didn't keep these but if you wanted to, you could coat them with a sealer.

Linking up to: No Time for Flash Cards
Classified: Mom
Tip Junkie handmade projects


Monday, August 29, 2011

Science Centre Trip #12 with Lee and Erica

Nurse Erica and Tito Lee came for a the kiddios and I took them to the Science Center
Logan loves this thing that you send paper flying up...perhaps because of this experiment as an infant? LOL

Erica and Lee went to see the new CSI show, so I took the kids to "Kid Spark". As always the picnic snack was a highlight for Logan

Pretty busy for a Wednesday afternoon

In the rain forest

Graduating from Daycare

Kalia and I headed over to Logan's daycare early so his teacher could set up for the big graduation ceremony. The kids seemed really interested in the baby and Logan loved showing off his sister.I drew out a city to keep the boys interested --a gas station, a car wash, the highway...A store, a house and a building site which they brought sticks to

The graduation ceremony starts...and Logan realizes he's going to get a gift

The three kids graduating from daycare to preschool!
Logan's poses are the funnest...
Our graduating B-Boy

Time to eat the icing!
Next adventure: Preschool!!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

African Lion Safari 2011

We went to African Lion Safari with Grandma and Grandpa. I put Kalia in the same shirt Logan wore the last time we were here in 2008.

We had been talking about this outing for a few weeks -showing him pictures and looking at the website. He was also really excited that he could sit up in the front out of his car seat!

The play area is more suited for 5+ but our 3.5 year old really, really wanted to it!
He just needed some coaching with the ladders at the end but he did it!
On the train ride
"I'm so excited!!!"
Feeding the goats at the petting zoo area

Stick around after the bird show and you can get to see them up close!
Logan loved this -"They're just like the movie Rio!"

Walking to the elephant lookout
The splash park!!!!!!!!! I had tried to find pictures and a review of this before we went -I was wondering if it was worth it to bring the kid's bathing suits --totally worth it! It was great!
Logan played for a bit at an area for bigger kids -there was a life guard at the top controlling the timing of the kids going down the slides. But at three and half we want to always keep an eye on Logan and Allan was finding it difficult as no adults are allowed on the stairs etc.

Logan LOVED the main area of the splash park -there were little dips in the flooring so lot of little pools with running water, which is something we haven't seen before, even at Wonderland.
In no area was there "standing water", all the water was flowing. It was like standing in a stream.
Kalia loved having the water flow around her
The slides had lifeguards at the top and they didn't mess around -we were happy to see them talk sternly to a few older kids that were going crazy.

Maybe two and half feet would be the deepest any of the pools were. Perfect for floating around and practicing his swimming

The textured cement made it easy to walk around all the uneven ground and little pools.

Washrooms, change rooms, lots of shade and seating, a store, close to a snack bar, great lifeguards, space for small and bigger kids, warm water, textured fooring, tons of small "pools", constantly flowing water -overall an awesome splash park. For our kids (3.5 and 8 months) this was WAY better than Wonderland's splash park. Yes, Wonderland has a kiddie tube ride and a lazy river but this one still wins for many reasons. By far the best splash park we have ever been to.
Time to go home! What an awesome day!

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