Hello to all!
Today was really great. I hold my breathe for two week until I see my Son, then I can breathe for at least 4.5 hours:( …back to how great my day was:)
I had good batteries for my camera this time. I should have changed the focus from single to continuous in my camera settings. This caused some to be out of focus because I moved in or out a bit before I took the picture. I think they are ok but could have been better. I did not notice until I down loaded them to my computer.
His mom open the door and he ran right to the van. I had to tell him to “wait for me”. I had the Operation game opened and ready to go. We always try to have something to get right to on the way to wring out every precious seconds we have together. I can’t take credit for this It was his idea. This is a good example of how adults learn from their children. They only need to listen to them with our hearts. The extra 30 minutes still do not extend the 4.5 hours though. It just gives us more of THAT time.
Logan said he had cereal for breakfast but he ate FOUR hot dogs for lunch. That was odd for him to be that hungry but I guess he must be growing
We had fun with the game even after we got to my sisters house for a while. Then I remembered the time and got out the pla-doh. He wanted to make a whale so I gave him the blue container and he started at it on his own. I decided to make what I have made before a frog and a lizard. I tried to make this like a step by step thing. I emphasize TRY.
1) roll the green into a roll pushing down on the one side making it taper off at one end
2) divide up the green to make enough for all the parts, body and four legs
3) pinch along th back of the lizard body to make the ripples(?) down it’s back all the way down if you want.
4) roll the leg parts to make little rolls (4)
5) pinch each leg part in opposite directions to make simple legs
6) use a pencil or pen to poke holes where the eyes go. I use my fingernail to make a curved line over the eye to look more real.
7) carefully push the parts together trying not to squeeze too hard. this is the hard part!
8) rub out as many of the lines on the surface lightly with care.
The frog is basically the same way.I pinch up the bumps above the eyes. The back legs are bigger this time but I have made them the same before.
To make the eyes better I roll little balls of red and pop them into the holes made by the pen or pencil.
The tongue is a little thing I make out of a bit of flattened doh. and stuff into the mouth.
To make an easy simple mouth I just use a stiff piece of paper or a card and push it in and roll across where I want the mouth to go. I can again use my nail but it does not work too good on long lines.
Logan’s whale turned out great too. I had to show him where the fins went and he had the fluke side to side instead of up & down. I got out a book about sea creatures and showed him the difference. I also told that it was ok to make up what ever he wanted with his whale, he decided to keep it real. He solved it by just twisting the fluke part around to make it in the right direction, up & down. He even had to have the book to double check it was right. We some times make up creature from our imaginations and thats fun too. Well I hope every got a feel for how we make our critters. I put the photos into an album called “Pla-Doh Critters”. I tried to keep the in order, check them out. Enjoy:)
That was my day. Now I just have to wait another two week to breathe again…tom g