Tuesday, March 16, 2010

W is for...

Stacey is VERY into his letters and has been for some time. He loves pointing out what things start with and sounding things out. Wyatt on the other hand, not so much. I'm not one bit worried and I know when he is ready he'll get it. But, I did want him to know what his name started with and experience all the joy there is to be had in knowing your letter. After watching Letter Factory numerous times he latched onto his wa wa wa Wyatt!! So to kick off our spring break I decided to have a W Day!
My editing eye was a little Worn out so prepare yourself for lots of pictures!! And as always, most of these ideas were copied from the Wonderful World Wide Web. :)

Sunday night around 11:00, which is when all my best inspiration occurs, I put out a few W's for decoration.
We started the morning off with a W breakfast of Waffles Wild berries (otherwise known as strawberries) and Water.
Then I busted out some alphabet magnets I've been saving for just such a day and let the boys try to find the W. I started with just a few, but to my surprise that was a piece of cake (Wyatt was SO proud) so I added the Whole bunch.

Then we met and colored Wally the Watermelon
and found, traced and colored more W's.
Next it was onto Writing W's for the more advanced crowd.
Wyatt did a great job tracing too!
We decided to get dressed and the Whale Watching CreW made for a perfect W day Wardrobe (not sure if you can tell by his red eyes but Wyatt decided to introduce Whining into our day - we knew it would show it's face at some point - by losing his mind over the idea that I wanted him to wear clothes, Oh the torture I put him through).

He pulled himself together to point out his T-shirts W's.
Then it was movie time with Wall-E
And Whoppers. :)
After the movie the real work began and the boys Washed the Windows with Windex. The Web throwing Wonder, spiderman joined us. Stacey said, "We're going to clean house on W day??" They actually enjoy this activity, especially if I let them do the spraying.
We read Where Whale Went
and about Jesus Walking on Water. They boys have heard this story at church but it isn't in any of our children's bibles so we read from the real deal Bible. I loved it and I think we'll be using the real thing more often (not that children's bibles arn't real, but you know what I mean...I hope.)
We did one more Worksheet and colored all the things that started with W, like Watch, Walrus, Web, Wallet, Windmill, etc., before heading out to lunch at...
We picked it up and took it to Daddy's Work, which the boys love!
Leave it to Whataburger to add lots of W's to our day with the Whatapals comic.
Then we Walked over to the park to see a Waterfall. And just happened to find ourselves on the WPA bridge.
The big Waterfall wasn't running but they enjoyed the little one.

WhateverFrom there we headed to Wal-Mart
in search of Watermelon.
We also enjoyed a Whatchamacallit, while we shopped.
After naps we made some White cupcakes,
With a few helpers.
Stacey even offered to Wash the dishes.
While I got dinner ready the boys painted with Watercolors.
Dinner included alphabet spaghettios (which were not touched - ridiculous) Wheat thins, Nilla Waffers and Watermelon.
What a cutie.
We went for a Walk/Wagon ride. We tried to take the Welcome Wagon to our new neighbor Sarah Welch but she wasn't home.
We wrapped up the day with a little Wii.
Now Mommy is ready for some Wine and would like to nap until Wednesday. Just Kidding...sort of. ;)

As I believe I have said before what makes these days so fun has nothing to do with what we do but rather that I have purposed to spend quality time with my kids all day and for whatever reason I enjoy that time just a little more when it is all wrapped up in a theme.

I have no plans to complete the alphabet but I do have a little man whose name starts with S that is wondering when his letter day is, so we may have at least one more letter day coming up.

Hope you have a Wonderful Week.


Jen Lewis said...

Sarah would have LOVED to see your welcome wagon. I know she is excited for you to see her use of color. I think you will be proud! You will have to ask her on Thursday why she wasn't there last night... I have not heard the whole story, but I think it should be a good one.

Loved W-day. You are so great at keeping things exciting for your boys.

Self Family said...

you get the Winner ribbon momma for a fun creative day using more W's than i could keep track of...Way to go!!

shannonmichaelis said...

Wonderful Words of Wisdom, Whimsical Woman! Wednesday and Wine Wins one with me!

The Junods said...

No way Jose! I thought you were finished with your day before Whataburger! Unreal! You're awesome and those boys are eat em up cute! Great pics. You worked hard on that. Absolutely adorable and I know you enjoyed the time with those cuties as much as the planning.

angie said...

Wwwwonderful job Caryn I love seeing their wacky aWesome smiles.

Sarah said...

You are so stinking cute! I'm always inspired by your creativity (even if you say you stole things from other sites). And who knew there were so many W things!

I'm equally excited to hear about S day...it's a good letter. :)

Shannon said...

Ummm.....really? Just when I thought there was no way you could outdo yourself, there you go again! You are just so darn good, Terry! Way to go with the W day! (and - we are not doing a real party for L this year. he has instead decided to take two friends to the Lego store to pick something out and then come home for a slumber party...SO STINKING EASY!!! so...plan away for that sweet Wyatt! and I love it that we are the kind of friends that have to plan our kids party around the other so we can both be there! I LOVE IT and I love you!)

Katy said...

Wwwhat can I say? Wwwe are all impressed, as usual! Wwwwhen can my kids come to letter camp? Wwwonderful mommy and creative teacher you are, Miss Caryn! Wwaaahh! I miss you! :)

Stacey said...

Wow! Wonderful! I'm in love with this idea and will be copying, post haste! Things have been pretty ho-hum around here, so I think (after 3rd birthday celebrations) a B day is in order. Asap!

I agree w/ previous commenter, I kept thinking there was no way you had more up your sleeve. Who knew there were so many fun ways to celebrate "W"??

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! I love W day and am so sad I missed being a part of it!!! I'll be there tonight, and then officially starting tomorrow when the movers come!!

Kacey said...

What a Wonderful W day Wyatt had!!! (and stacey)! I hope those two boys know how special their momma is! What a fun time. I think I might start some color days for L this summer. I'll be looking to you for some tips:)

Nicki W. said...


rumor has it that you plan fantabulous parties like your sisters! send some party pics my way for the soiree blog!!