Thursday, December 17, 2009


So lately, we've been home a lot (sick) and since Dominic only gets 20 minutes of video games a day during the week....and there are only so many shows recorded to watch...they had to get creative with their fun.

I was cutting some polar fleece and ended up with some long strands of scraps. This is what he created...It actually strung throughout much of the house, but this was the best part. I let him leave it until I almost fell over it a few times. It was pretty fun and when he was all done he said, "that took a long time but it was so much fun."
Yesterday, we got some Christmas presents in the mail. Courtney was kind enough to send a somewhat large box and Dominic immediately wanted to poke some holes in it and make it into a robot. He and Penny proceeded to color and create it for about 30 minutes.

This was the finished product...complete with a slot where you could stick a quarter (my boy always thinks about how to make the next buck).

Penny was covered in marker and there were even a few spots on my floor (again, I love my bissell little green machine). It was worth the mess. They had a great time and we got a great robot costume out of it.

Plus, the glasses double as TV glasses.
One more shot of the great Robot.


Lisa said...

Yeah, we had our share of that flu bug too. Thankfully it stayed contained with 1 1/2 kids, and passed quickly. My "cheap entertainment" consisted of doing laundry and washing the carseat cover! 'Tis the season...

annie said...

HA! That's awesome. I love the fleece maze thing. The robot is fabulous! :o)

Courtney M. said...

I just love his imagination, he is so wonderful at keeping himself occupied, I can't help but picture him in his styrofoam armor in our backyard.

Eva Jane said...

I don't know if I love the glasses or Dominic's robe better.... sure do love those kiddos!

momhirt said...

who needs toys? not dominic! he and morgen should get together with this creativity out, world!

Cristin said...

I love the fleece maze thing on the stairs. I'm going to do that with my kids. Good ideas!