apple stamping

During our apple week, we did a bit of apple stamping. Christopher had a lot of fun decorating a shirt.

apple stamping | Adventures with the Nortons

apple stamping | Adventures with the Nortons

It’s one of his favorite shirts now! He wants Luke to have one too, so we might need to make another one soon. After the apple, I gave him an apple cookie cutter to stamp with, and he also enjoyed learning to use a paintbrush.

apple stamping | Adventures with the Nortons

apple stamping | Adventures with the Nortons

Next week, we’re going to try pumpkin stamping! This time, I have a shirt for each of the boys.

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Apple Cinnamon Sensory Bin

apple cinnamon sensory bin | Adventures with the Nortons

By far, the favorite sensory bin yet has been the apple cinnamon bin. I used a mixed of quick oats and old fashioned oats to make the texture more interesting, then added a bit of cinnamon, some foam apples from the dollar spot at Target, and cinnamon sticks. Christopher loves the cinnamon sticks!

apple cinnamon sensory bin | Adventures with the Nortonsapple cinnamon sensory bin | Adventures with the Nortons

homemade applesauce

Still trying to catch up on the last few weeks! We’ve been taking things pretty slowly, while I’ve been sick and we’ve been working on the house.

A few weeks ago, during our apple week, Christopher and I made homemade applesauce. I peeled, sliced, and core the apples, and Christopher helped me break them up into smaller chunks.

homemade applesauce | Adventures with the Nortons

He also had fun learning to use a table knife, under careful supervision!

homemade applesauce | Adventures with the Nortons

He helped me add some spices, too.

homemade applesauce | Adventures with the Nortons

Then it cooked in the slow cooker for several hours until done. It was very good, but I added too much spice. I don’t think Christopher liked the cloves in it. We’ll have to try again without the cloves and see what he thinks! Store bought applesauce isn’t even on the same level as the homemade kind, though we certainly go through plenty of jars of Tree Top applesauce!