Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm the Incredible Hulk!!!

Noah remains the sweetest little boy and big brother on the planet.  Lately he's gotten really into superheroes.  Here's a sampling of the questions I get asked on a regular basis (as best I can remember, they probably aren't all word for word, but you'll get the gist).

Is the Green Lantern faster or is Superman faster?

Can Iron Man fly into outer space?

Why is he (Thor) naked?

What else can Superman do?

Can the Hulk fly?

Is (Thor, Superman, Iron Man, Spiderman, etc) faster than the Flash?  (I finally convinced him that The Flash is the fastest, so I haven't gotten that one in a while.)

Noah also likes to pretend to be all of these superheroes (he usually picks based on which one is on the underwear he's wearing that day). Things overheard while he's a superhero (always with his "serious superhero face" on and he usually deepens his voice and gets to just below a shout):

I will hammer you down!

No Chloe!  The bad guys are out there, stay inside, I'll fight them!  (He has Chloe stay in their room while he goes out in the hallway to fight the bad guys).

I got the bad guys, it's safe now...oh there's Transformers!  I'll save you Chloe!!!

Take that Shaggy Man!! (As he jumps on top of Matt full force)

Okay Mommy, you're safe, I threw the Shaggy Man onto the moon.

I absolutely love watching him pretend to be a superhero.  And I love that he always wants to protect his little sister.  Chloe, on the other hand will usually run right after him declaring "I'm vunna vumman!" (Wonder Woman). 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Big Boy Craft Time

I saw this great idea on another blog sometime back in the summer.  Of course I bought the materials back then, and just got around to actually doing it this week.  I'm glad I waited so that Noah could do it with me.  We started out with a few boxes of crayons (I removed the white, black and gray).

Noah's job was to arrange the colors in the order he wanted them in.  This took a lot of self control on my part, cause if you know me, you know I'm very particular about all things crafty.  (Okay, maybe all things in general...but especially all things crafty.) 

My job was to hot glue them to a canvas board in the order Noah chose.  I then rigged up some foil to catch any drippings...
...and put it in the oven at 185.  I checked on it about every 5 minutes.  Below is after the first 5 - Noah loved seeing the progression. 
While we waited Noah did "magic tricks" with the leftover crayons. 
Here's the finished product while it's still cooling off.  I had to use a flash, so the colors are a little distorted, but I think it looks so great.  This will be the first art down in the basement.  I'm so glad that Noah and I did this together, he is SO proud of it (as am I). 
I'd love to give credit to the blog that inspired this, but I can't remember which one it was.  I thought I found it at Come Together Kids, but the link I found there wasn't the one I had originally seen.  Anyway, thanks whoever first thought of this for the great idea!