Emptying out the puzzle box and playing inside of it is much more fun than simply playing with puzzles. Didn't you know that?
"Hey, Mom, I stood up all by myself! Ellie, stop pretending to be asleep and notice me!"
"Yeah for sister! She did it!"
"Look at my balance! I can stand and clap at the same time."
We have discovered the joys of paint. Ellie calls it "pank" and asks to do it every waking moment. She sent home her first masterpiece, that you see her working on on the orange paper, with Grandma Camp. I tried to help Lynlee do it, but she didn't really grasp the concept, so we colored with crayons instead. That she has down!