Friday, May 25, 2012

Roy G. Biv: The Color-A-Day Project

Well, we just wrapped up Phase 1 of a fun, family project. Even though Jackson knows his colors, I had wanted to try out a color-themed project with him and decided that the perfect time to do it would be while my Mom is in town visiting us.

Over the span of six days, we explored "Roy G. Biv" (minus the I since what almost-2-year-old needs to know the distinction between indigo and violet.

Each morning I introduced the Color of the Day and all day long we played with that color. We wore clothing that color, we ate things that color, we painted or played with play-dough that color, we took pictures of things that color. You name it, we did it! From the color of the bath water to the color of our dinner, we tip-toed from one end of the rainbow to the other.

Here's a photographic journal of our adventure:
Day 1: Red Day.
Day 2: Orange Day.
Day 3: Yellow Day.
Day 4: Green Day.

Day 5: Blue Day.

 Day 6: Purple Day.
The project was a lot of fun and Phase 2 will resume after Jackson's 2nd birthday festivities have wrapped up. That phase includes black, white, pink, and brown.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

some random Jackson footage

I got the video camera out just as Jackson was wrapping up an impromptu rendition of "Happy Birthday" to no one in particular. 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cousin Josh comes to town

We just spent 10 days with Jill's cousin, Josh, who lives in North Carolina. In those ten days, we probably heard the phrase "Cousin Josh" uttered half a million times by Jackson who was instantly smitten with his older cousin. Our little guy followed Josh around and savored every second of the visit.

We took Josh to some of the local sights like Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market, Deception Pass, Fort Casey, the Space Needle, the Fremont Troll, and a few other Seattle hot spots. And of course we did our duty to expose him to a sampling of the local flavors like gumbo at Kingston's Main Street Ale House, Red Mill burgers, and Dick's famous fast food.

Here's a photographic journey of Josh's visit to Washington: