Wednesday, May 05, 2010

legos and toes

Jonas has been playing with legos for a few years now, but recently his imagination has just taken off with them.  He plays with them for hours at a time and we have recently found that the best way to store them is in a large shallow under-the-bed box (we'll see if that still works when the babies are crawling!). They never get dumped out of this container because it's easy to dig look through when he's searching for the right pieces and that makes clean-up quick and easy!

At first I thought this picture was  cute because it's Jonas playing, but then I noticed his toes.  He has always scrunched them up like this!  He does it without realizing it.  He pinches the big toe and the second toe together and kind of crosses them.  It's just one of those little things I don't want to ever forget about him.  I'm trying to notice the little things that my kids do that make them special, unique, and who they are.  Jonas has the cutest little scrunchy toes and I love them!


Mary Ann said...

Such a wise momma, to note these little things along the way. Jonas is a cute little guy & those scrunched toes make me laugh! I used to get in trouble for playing with my older brother's legos & dumping them all over the place - heehee!

mom and dad said...

love it, love it, love it, keep up the good work sweetheart! organizing, noting, and posting the "special things" you're great! love you!

Future of Hope said...

Beth, I love your idea of keeping the Legos in an under the bed storage box.

Nat and Duke collected Legos for ten years. We have all of those Legos, PLUS the growing collections for both Jack and Andrew. Storage is always an issue for us.

One thing that works great now is the storage bins with lids from Ikea. We really have found them to be helpful, but I am a little nervous about a dumped bucket of Legos within the reach of tiny little hands.
Let me know if you have any other brilliant suggestions!

Elaine said...

Hi, Beth--
I snuck on to your blog. :)
I just had to comment that we store our Legos the same, EXACT way that you do--large flat under-the-bed bin!!!
That's all. :)
P.S.I know I'm not the only one, but I've been keeping up with CaringBridge and have been regularly praying for you (and so has our church).