Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Christian's Birthday Card for "Sprout"

PBS has a channel for preschoolers and younger called "Sprout." Christian LOVES Sprout ... especially a show called "Caillou" which is about the adventures of a little kid named, you guessed it, "Caillou."

Each day, Sprout shows birthday cards that parents have made and sent in to the show for their kiddos. So, I made Christian a card. I wasn't sure if I'd get it done in time ... but I did!
It is a big card - 8 1/2 x 11. The card needs to be big enough and colorful enough to show up on TV nicely ... and has to feature at least one of the characters from Sprout. So, I picked Caillou!
I started off with blue cardstock, and painted clouds on it. Added Caillou and some sparkley balloons, glitter letters, a picket fence and some plants/flowers/butterflies/bees.
Here's the front:
On the inside, I painted more clouds, more glitter letters, more sparkley balloons (and stars!) a red glitter border and a recent picture of him. All the sparkles problaby won't show up on TV really well ... but that is okay.
So, if you get Sprout on cable or DirectTV ... you just might see his card! I can't wait! :)
Here's the inside of the card.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Musical Muffin Monday

Today was the first installment of "Musical Muffin Monday" because today was the first day of Music School!

Although he was a bit apprehensive when the class began, Christian enjoyed himself and Jonathan says Christian will really enjoy himself next week for his second class, because he'll be more comfortable adn have a better idea of what to expect.

Christian got to play with the keyboard, drums, bells and cymbals ... and sing songs. Great fun for a kiddo his age!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Enjoying a Nice Weekend

We Luceros had a nice weekend. We are so thankful the temps have finally cooled down!

On Saturday, Jonathan worked hard to "scalp" the lawn in preparation for planting the gorgous, lush green grass we dream off all summer. Sure, we had a green grass all summer, but that was Bermuda grass. Rye grass is the winter grass, and it's what dreams are made of. I've watched our community parks get scalped down to nothing in the past couple of weeks, only to start growing the rye grass in just a few short days.

While Jonathan worked on the yard, Christian and I headed for a park a few blocks away. We had a great time listening to music and dancing, looking at trees and butterflies, and Christian had a great time with his soccer ball.

Sunday, we went out for breakfast and ran some errands together. Christian is lots of fun to take out these days because he has a lot to say ... about everything. Sometimes he gets really excited and talks very loudly and so I need to remind him to use his inside voice when we're at a restaurant or cafe. He makes us laugh in the car, in the store, in the restaurant ... everywhere! He's so full of wonder and it's fun to look at the world from his perspective.

Enjoy a short video of Christian with his soccer ball!