Welcome to the eighth week of Toddler Talk Thursday! Where Family and Life in Las Vegas, Crazy about my Baybah, and My Life as a Sippy Cup Mom talk all things Toddler! Thank you for your patience with last weeks “break”. As all of you know, sometimes life gets a little busy.
Toddler Talk Thursday was created as a place for moms and dads of toddlers to come together over a weekly topic and share ideas, go-to toys, or products. It is a great way to meet other bloggers of toddlers. Each week the topic will be different; we invite you to link up, share your weekly Toddler Talk!!
I guess that I’m clinging to the fact that my first-born might still be a “toddler” when, in reality, I know that he is a full-blown “kid”. But, I still like to include him in these posts! And, I’m not sure that I’m brave enough to let Adrianna paint and she eats crayons so she doesn’t get to participate this week!
At Christmas, Greg’s parents gave Brock an art easel. One side is a chalkboard and the other is just plain white but it has a clip at the top so you can put paper on their. The best part? There are little trays (that were not on it in this picture) that hold crayons, chalk, markers, etc so all of their supplies are readily available. Brock has the best time with that easel! Before, when we would put coloring books on the floor, he would get bored after just a few minutes. But once we put this in the toy room, he will sit on his little chair and color for 30 minutes at a time! Of course, he still wants somebody to be right there to cheer him on and tell him how beautiful his artwork is 🙂
One dilemma that I had with all of Brock’s original creations, is that I’m rapidly running out of refrigerator space to display them. What we decided to do is use the kids’ artwork as . . . well, art! We let Brock (& Adrianna when she gets a little older) chose their favorite “pieces”, frame them and hang them on the walls of their toy room! Brock was so pumped when he walked into the toy room and saw his drawing hanging up on the wall! He has a real sense of pride about his drawings and loves to show them off to everybody that will look at them.
This one is another favorite. At Wednesday night church group, the kids have activity time. The first week that Brock went, they got to cut out little squares of construction paper and glue them down on a larger piece. He was so proud of his artwork–and so was his momma! I’m looking for the perfect frame for this one because it will soon be hanging up in his “gallery”.