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Easter 2013

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Easter Clothes and Easter Egg Hunt

The Clothing, as traditional, are new.  The Easter Egg hunt was after church.

 

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Easter Art

Momma has been determined this year to get at least on holiday craft — made by the boys, for family — done on time.

Easter Egg Hand prints

First you tape the paper to the table so it doesn’t move, and remove any clothing likely to be drug though the paint.

Then, the kids cover the paper (we did 3 big sheets each) with many colors and swirls. Mine have to be reminded not to make mud, but leave the colors.

Painting is a very sensory activity for any child, not just a Sensory Seeker, the squish of the paint, the glide, the goo.

After painting it is AWAYS tubbie time here, no way around it.

 After the paint is dry, turn the paper over and trace eggs. I used a full 8X11 sized egg because we planned to put both boy’s hand prints on it.
Hand prints are easy — paint your hand…
…the press. Big got to the point he was doing his alone, Momma helped Little. Each boy chose a different color
What to do with the scrapes …
…bookmarks!! (a little momma art, since they boys did not help with this projects)

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4.4.11

PROUD MOMMA MOMENT:  Big just wrote a note “OIE EOU” if you sound it out is is I LOVE YOU. “I of oo” more correctly — i am soooooooooooooo proud of him — he sounded it out and wrote it 100% alone!!!!!

Momma has some good ideas, if I say so myself.  I have been getting a ton of push back from the boys on the “food plan”.  It is a constant battle, artificial colors and flavors are in everything.  I searched “natural and organic” candy on amazon.com and got many hits for candy by Harib.  Uhhhh let’s READ

Ingredients
Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Citric Acid, Fumaric Acid, Starch, Artificial and Natural Flavors, Artificial Colors: FD&C Yellow No. 5, Red No. 40, Blue No. 1.

 in what figging reality is Red No 40 “natural” ?????????

So I am going to look at some truly natural, free of artificial colors and junk, gummies at Trader Joe’s I also, finally, found some on amazon.com that I can order if they are not at the local store (yummy earth brand).  I have to find/ get something; I am allowing the boys too cheat way too much, because it is just a constant battle.  It wears on me and affects the joy of our time together; I am on guard constantly and feel like we bounce from one food fight to another food fight.  At therapy they have a vending machine, the boys LUST after the fruit chewies.  At therapy there is a bowl of DUM-DUMs that leaving kids can have one from (really really annoyed by that one, let me tell you, and plan to address it).  It is a CONSTANT battle.  So I am going to get some ‘fruit chewies’ / gummies they can have.  Nevertheless for EASTER I have a great (or I think) idea.  Each year they each get a book, a toy and then they get to find eggs.  Instead of filling the eggs with candy, I am going to capitalize on the SUPERHERO obsession in this house.  I found 2 items, party favors actually, that I am getting to fill most eggs with; ‘power rings’  (and these too) and figures  .  I let them have chocolate so I’ll put some kisses in a couple eggs, and maybe some other small candy in one or two; but the majority of the eggs are going to be fun little treasures not candy!!

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