Thursday, October 13, 2011

Phineas and Ferb Challenge Update

 So far the Phineas and Ferb Challenge is going REALLY well at the Hanks Home!

We've spent a LOT of time playing at the different parks around our house, (indoor and outdoor) as well as taking walks around the complex and neighborhood. The girls have even run a few impromptu races around the sidewalk triangle in front of our house!

Brooklyn has also asked to color several times this week and one day she even asked if she could make a puppet show. So, I printed off some farm animals for her to use and she colored, cut, and glued them together all by herself to make Popsicle stick puppets!

One of my favorite requests this week was to go to the library! When we got there, we read a few books together and then gathered a bunch of books and DVD's to bring home.

Then the girls played with the library toys for about an hour before we decided to head home.

It was so much fun watching them build with the Lego's and play with the other kids. Totally a worth while trip. And when we got home they both sat and read by themselves, to each other, and with me for another hour!

During one of Lily's naps this week, Brooklyn and I played with sidewalk chalk on our front porch.We got to practice drawing all sorts of fun things together and really enjoyed the sunshine at the same time.

Another request this week was to paint pumpkins. I didn't happen to have any laying around so I pulled out some wooden pumpkins on sticks that I had in my craft boxes and we got to work.

Daddy helped the girls paint their pumpkins and when they were all dry, everyone got to draw a face for their wooden jack-o-lantern.

Then, when the pumpkins where completely finished, the girls wanted to plant them outside. So... we stuck them in some old flower planters for everyone to enjoy.

And last to report, last night Brooklyn asked if she could find a buried treasure. Her dad gathered some pocket change and buried it in the garden for her to find. She dug around until she found it and then buried it again and re-found it over and over until her fingernails were black with dirt and she was all worn out.

Anyway, that is how our week has been going so far. We've really had a lot of fun and hope to continue having more fun for the rest of the week. What kind of things have you done with your children during the Phineas and Ferb Challenge? We would love to hear about all your adventures!

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