Sunday, January 22, 2012

A horse is a horse, of course, of course

A grocery store chain in the area has this horse that can be ridden for only a penny. A penny! Isabella, my five year old, has expressed disinterest in riding this mechanical animal; Victoria, my three year old, on the other hand, has showed loads of enthusiasm for it.


So much so that she has been rather upset with riding it only once. Or twice.


She could ride the horse for all the day long.

In fact, some stranger stopped and dropped numerous pennies into the machine. It's too bad he didn't realize that putting pennies in the machine while it's running does not prolong the length of the ride.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Piecing puzzling puzzles

My second born started doing 22 piece puzzles on her own, desiring no assistance, at 2 1/2 yrs of age.

At first I thought this puzzle doing ability had to do with familiarity. She had no problems doing puzzles that she had done before.

Not the case. I put new puzzles she hadn't done before, and she would still complete the puzzle. Without the box, without a completed picture of the puzzle, without help.

Then my mother-in-law, Karen, sent this one. Thought it was a doozy myself. Took a bit of focus the first time I worked on it.


Now she's 4 months away from turning four, and she's still puzzling away.


And she has her favorites of everything. Puzzles included. This one, this puzzle? Lately it's her favorite.