Tomorrow, my little man turns 1 year old. I’m not sure I quite realize it yet. Seems just weeks ago he weighed 6 lbs and was coming home from the hospital. Well, my now 24 lbs 30 inch terror is walking, talking and giving me a run for my money and I love it!
We kept Little Miss home from preschool today in anticipation of my sister-in-law’s visit for a long week-end (she is Little Man’s Godmother and is flying in for his birthday) and decided to try our first sensory bin with the little guy.
DIY Dyed Rainbow Oats for Sensory Play
** Found this amazing idea on And Next Comes L, a great imaginative blog. **
As you can see, the whole experience started out very well… But that was just for a few minutes. Before we knew it, the bin was spilled, the sheet got rumpled and a happy Little Man led us into a 45 minutes vacuum session, cackling the whole way!
But mama was smart see, I didn’t put all my oats in the same basket. LOL! While our little mess maker was playing with dad, Little Miss and I made crafts with the leftover oats. The small pieces made her really pay attention. What a great fine motor skills activity.
All and all a very good night.
Little Man is now asleep, while his big sister is out in the gardens watering with her dad. And I’m left here thinking of the past year. So much has changed, so much has evolved in our life in ways I could never have imagined. How blessed am I to live this life I lead? I will strive everyday to merit this gift and will never take it for granted.
Have a wonderful last night sleep as an infant my darling, come 2 h 15 am, a toddler you will be. But know you will always be my baby…