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Last Year’s “1st Time Around the Block”

Last year around this time we were living in a different town, in a different house, with only 2 babies instead of 3. This was my original idea for something fun to activity play with my (then) almost 2-year-old. Masking tape on carpet + big blocks= roads and buildings. I mapped out the town while she was down for nap, using the tape as an outline for the roads and the Xed out sections where of course going to be the city blocks where building were. Silliness. Although it was a good exercise in sorting by color and then stacking/building blocks, it was not practical, especially for her age. She could care less about the “buildings” and it only made sense to drive ON the tape…not in between.

We did have fun though. “We” even used other toys in our town:

Curious George by the YELLOW buildings of course

Our King Kong on a tall tower

And every town needs a flying Superman!

My perfectionist self did finally let my kid play…hehe

A year later we tried this fun activity again.

This is NOT our “1st Time Around the Block”

– Stress – Expectation – Details – mom-input + a sibling= FUN!

bahaha Roads, roads, and more roads for all of our cars and little people. This is a product of a rainy day, 2 energetic toddlers, a desperate mom (who was trying to make lunch), and 1/2 a roll of painters tape. *Bonus: it’s Still on the floor~ covered by the playroom area rug. I’m love’n it!

My 3-year-old (in June, as she’d tell you) daughter, Mags kept coming to the kitchen to tell me, “the cars keep ‘getting’ the little people.” She had to help each, individual, little person go to bed so they’d be safe from the cars “getting” them (yeah, I know…I don’t get it either). and Yes…entering the kitchen each and Every time she successfully helped a little person make safely to bed to announce her accomplishment. That’s a LOT of little people to help in one morning.

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About as Jules is going

Julie Rothacher is a missionary currently serving in central Arkansas, with her husband of 10 years, as youth ministers. She and Matt have 4 children, Magdalene (6years), Isabella (5years), Benjamin (4year), and Elizabeth (1year). God is leading Julie and her family on fun adventures. She is new to blogging but loves sharing what God is doing in her life which include but are not limited to the simple silliness of every day quirkiness that happens around her home with 4 under 6, a hilarious husband, and their newest endeavors: homeschooling and CHURCH PLANTING!

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