Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Darcy's First Birthday

Cupcakes for afternoon tea:

Lots of lovely presents:

And a roast for dinner:

And she celebrated by walking for the first time just before birthday bedtime. What a sweet little girl we have been blessed with.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A fine motor / pre-scissors-skills activity

Just so that I feel like I'm using my OT education in some way, I set up this Montessori-inspired transferring activity for Jambin, using a silicon muffin tray, a set of plastic kiddie chopsticks, and M&M's. Initially I tried the activity with pom poms, but Jambin was less than impressed. Motivation was SO much higher when chocolate was involved.