Monday, May 19, 2014

Home School

Since Zilla is gone to school all day Mega requests to do "at home school". While I'm happy to oblige there are some days I need to get work done as well so I need her to be a bit more independent.
Here is a picture of what she spent her morning doing:
A puzzle of textures and colors, lacing cards, ballet DVD and then reading a book as she fell asleep for a nap were all part of a busy, productive and apparently tiring morning!

An Average Bento Lunch

When you look up "bento" or "obento" online the results often look amazing. Many times the ones you'll see take a lot of time and effort to preare. We are a month into making daily bento lunches and in the 3rd year of making them at least a couple of times a week.
To make preparation easier on us we make some things ahead of time, use fresh cut foods and stick to simple arrangements for everyday lunches.
This is Zilla's bento on three average days. He likes tomatoes, cucumbers, and sausages the most so they often are included. Some days Zilla asks to make his bento so we try to accommodate that too.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Morning Well Spent

We've been busy getting Zilla into his new school routine which often has left Mega craving attention. She truly misses playing with him before/after school. I've been trying to be more intentional about setting aside time to play following her lead. Today she decided we'd build. There are so many lessons that can be learned from a morning spent playing with Legos. Fine motor skills, creativity, math skills... It is a classic activity for a reason!