I had a lot of ideas for V but many of them did not come to be because we all got sick. It was a very rough week. First, Dawson got Hand, Foot and Mouth. Lovely and that was on top of teething. He was miserable and hardly slept. Then, Ollie spiked a fever which ended with him throwing up for the first time in his sweet little life. I think we are all on the mend. We shall see.
Anyway, V started with Ollie painting a V violet. This was
interesting trying to get him to understand that purple was violet and violet was purple. To him, he was just painting the V purple. He decided that it was best suited with some dinosaurs on it.
We also made a volcano. We created this on the day that Dawson went to the doctor. Ollie's Uncle Jason was here as well as my niece Bella so we had a whole crew working on it. We used a paper bowl with a hole cut into the top and Ollie painted it to create the volcano. Then, Jason cut a down a yogurt cup to fit inside the hole. This is where our lava would be. Our lava consisted of baking soda, vinegar, red food coloring, water and dish soap. You'd have to ask my BIL how much of each since he did the mixing. Ollie loved watching this!
Next, I had Ollie sort pictures of fruits and vegetables and glue them under the appropriate header. I was actually pretty pleasantly surprised by how well he knew which was which (other
than the tomatoes and that is pretty confusing!).
Our final project is an awesome verse--1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord.--Ollie enjoyed shouting "victory through Jesus Christ our Lord." I had Ollie glue what I'd call a "BAM" bubble onto a sheet with the verse and then the letter V. He also colored it. The V looks a bit like an arrow but the important thing is that the living word of God is in my son's heart!
Well that's all for now. Dawson is a mover these days. He is scooting, army crawling, rolling and crawling to all sorts of places. His favorite place to be is under the table where is tries to shove morsels of food he finds into his mouth. Ugh! Who thought carpet in the dining room was a good idea? Anyway, he is still so adorable. I love every one of his fat little rolls!