~Smiley is currently 18 months old~
Art was a big component of the past three weeks. Smiley spent much time coloring with crayons, pencils, and pens. He's getting more and more proficient and seems to really enjoy it :)
Stickers are still a big favorite as well :)
Smiley enjoyed playing with this Numbers puzzle that we got from Target. He does well recognizing & naming the numbers 1-3 and occasionally recognizes additional numbers as well. He really liked putting the puzzle pieces into the puzzle as well.
Smiley continues to be obsessed with anything mechanical. He loves screwdrivers, hammers etc. We bought him this car from Toys R Us and Smiley loved putting it together with daddy.
We did a lot of fine motor skill activities over the past three weeks. Smiley was exposed to Legos for the first time (the small ones, not the duplo kind) and LOVED them. So we went out and bought him a small box of Legos. He enjoys stacking them into big towers :)
Here he is playing with Legos for the first time at an Aquarium we went to.
Given that we spent a week at the ocean, I am going to do an Ocean theme over the next few weeks as part of our tot school. This is our first real theme. We will see how it goes :)
Playing with his Tia (my sister).
On several other days, we took nice walks along the ocean, to look at all the animals, including sea lions, fish, seaguls, and pelicans.
Spending time with his cousin...
The resort we stayed at had many ponds with hundreds of ducks. Smiley is obsessed with ducks, so that was perfect! The gift shop sold duck food, so we spent much time feeding the ducks every single day :)
Of course, much quality time was spent in the pool as well :)