A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Y4 - 166/365: Leaving His Mark
Occasionally I will pick up one of the childrens' "magazines" for Ryan...the ones with the free toy. Yes, they tend to be something cheap that breaks right away, but I like to see the look on his face when he sees there is a little treat along with the magazine and he also likes to thumb through the contents of the magazine itself, pointing out his favourite characters.
Today's selection was from a Something Special magazine with Mr. Tumble (Justin Fletcher). The toy that came with it was a colourful stamper set, which we put to use straightaway. Ryan even sussed that if he skipped the stampers altogether, he could make colourful stamp prints with his own fingers.
Unfortunately, I discovered during the cleanup that one of the colours left a bit of a stain on his table, so I don't think we'll be keeping these, but at least he had fun while they lasted. I'll probably keep the stampers and find some more child/cleanup-friendly stamp pads to use them with.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!