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Just recently whenever I pick up my son from school, he would always stop by at the train table right before the main door going out of their school.
He'll try to play and move the little trains while I wait and talk to his teacher and some of the parents.
I never cared what's up with it until Friday while watching him again as he stopped by the train table.
It is just a r-e-g-u-l-a-r train table with a train track.
So what's the big deal kiddo?!
Well the train tracks GLUED together so that the kids can enjoy moving the little trains around the track without it coming off disassembled.
So I told him, "Mom can do that too....you know.."
Instantly my son's face lit up when I said that!
And so Saturday morning, just like any other good Mommy out there that fulfills promise ---
- we did it hot glue did it :)
And there's the ticket office and the mining area... ")
And for a healthy and peaceful chugga-chugga-choo-choo town,
here's the police station and the hospital... isn't it cute?
My son was so surprised with this and my daughter loves this too.
And now it also makes us ready for fall - indoor games.
Because of a cooler weather during fall season, it would be less and less for us to let our kids play outside in the backyard, in the park or in the playground.
So you might want to entertain your kids with indoor games such as this, or puzzles.
Now if you have older kids, you may try to do some scrabble, chess and other card games.
Having indoor games like this keeps the child's brain stimulated resulting to not hearing them say
"Mom I'm bored..."
To catch up with my "Are You Ready for Fall" series, click the following links:
Fall is my favorite season of all seasons because I like how the color of the leaves changes .....
and how romantic it is to see the leaves on the ground....
and how lovely to see those leaves get blown away by the wind while your driving...
I was born and raised in the Philippines - one of the tropical countries in Asia.
The average weather in the Philippines all year round is 79°F. In the cooler days, it is 77°F and in the warmer days, it is 83°F. Elevated areas have colder weather and lowland areas have a little bit warmer weather.
I talked a little bit more about the Philippines here.
While I was growing up, I've never had to use scarves...it was just something that I don't need at all!
But when I moved in here, the need for me to use it is just there - especially in the area where I am.
One of the things I need to get myself ready for fall is to have my scarves out and accessible.
Last fall, we were at our old house and I use to just put all of my scarves in a canvass box in our closet.
It wasn't that bad because they're all in one place, it's just that it is not very accessible and cannot choose which ones I want to put on that will look nice with my clothes.
So one of the things that I bought from a friend that is moving out of state’s garage sale is a book shelf.
When I saw it and for just $3 – I said to myself (heck yeah! I want it!)
Just a little makeover and it will be perfect for the playroom in progress.
Here's the closer look before the makeover.
Not too bad huh? It just looks dull and sad if I am going to put this in the playroom.
Of course a spray paint can do magic with this!
First we removed the two in between shelves, by "we" I mean my "personal assistant" err my 4-year old son and me....lol!!!
Yes, he was the one who removed some of the screws by using that small tool he's holding in the picture.
Although he doesn't look very happy in the picture, he actually kinda of insisted to help me in this project when I told him that it's going to be in the playroom when it's done. He's so sweet :) huggies***
After removing the two shelves, we did a little bit of sanding on the outside part of the book shelf.
Then painted it with a bluish-greenish color...seriously, I don't know what color this exactly is.
But I thought it looks young and it actually reminded me of my good ole grade school days "black board". :)
Anyway, going back to the bookshelf. I probably did 2 to 3 coats of paint.
While waiting for it to dry, I wrapped the two shelves that we removed earlier with fabric.
Once the bookshelf's been all dried good and done, it was time to cover the back of the shelf with the same fabric that used for the shelves above.
Finally here's the book shelf after the makeover.
But first my "personal assistant" did his spiderboy pose in front of it...isn't he just cute? :)