Monday, February 28, 2011

Dr. Seuss Week

We read these four books today (can't seem to get it to change the orientation) for the first day of an exciting week of Dr. Seuss activities.  I didn't realize HOW many books the man had written!  Anyway, snack was easy - buttered bread - and she choose butter side up (thankfully for clean up).  We also did a flipbook.  

L.E.N.S. Photo Challenge

It's been a while, but mostly because I didn't have pictures to fit the theme.  The theme this week is RED.  How could I go wrong with this picture?  Red on red.  But it sure was GOOD!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Banana Bread

 Helping with the ingredients.

 Helping with clean up.

 Waiting & practicing handwriting.

 Looks yummy.

It is yummy - despite the face, she really did like it!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"B"ee week!

So we started B week around here, with some bee activities.  First Rose did a tracer page for the letter B, then she did this bee craft.  Not the best we've done, but it did keep her busy while I got some stuff done around the kitchen.

 This is what James did while Rose was busy.  
Hope to get it hung up in the window since there might be butterflies following later this week!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Look what James climbed - by himself!

Rose at the Dentist

We finally found a great pediatric dentist - see all the cool decorations in the background.  There was a tv above their heads, and Rose had a blast getting to squirt the water into her mouth.  She does have 3 cavities though (my fault for not being more regular with the brushing early on, at least James shouldn't have the same problem), and we will be back in two weeks.  James got a quick check, he has 12 teeth!  All in all, a good time.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A little bit of warmth...

...gets us out of the house and at the park!!!


 This one too!
 What do you see in the clouds? 
 Duck on the right, shark on the left.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy St. Valentine's Day!!!

 Yes they had heart candies - at breakfast.

 My newest decoration - Rose was excited to see it up this morning.
 The posed shot - gee they looked thrilled, don't they?

 Heart pizza and strawberries, followed by heart brownies.

So pretty!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Snowflake Work

Back during snowflake week, I made some skill building 'worksheets' for Rose.  One has individual cards with 1 - 20 snowflakes on them, with a matching snowflake number.  Another was patterns and another season matching - match the images with the correct season.  She is getting better at the higher counting, but still comes out with eleventeen and twelveteen after she gets to seventeen.  Crack me up.

If I ever figure out how to add documents, I will add them here.  Otherwise just leave a comment that you want the PDF and I will send it to you (for my fellow homeschooling mamas).  

Valentine's Decoration

Found a cool project online and wanted to try it out myself.  I bought the heart and bucket at Target One Spot, the other stuff (dowel rod, ribbon spool, glue gun, pretty pink basket filler) I already had.  I followed the directions at this blog.  Only difference was my spool had a larger circle in the middle, so I stuffed a strip of newspaper between the dowel and the spool - worked great.  As a side note, I would recommend sticking your finger in the bottom of the heart to 'clear' a bit of the polyfil inside so the dowel has a place to go.  I love my new decoration!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Treats

We made some super easy treats to give out for v-day.  Square pretzels with a kiss on top.  Stick it in the oven for maybe 2 minutes.  Press mm's of choice in top, chill to solidify again.  Rose helped with all the unwrapping and arranging on the tray.  I did all the mm's.   They are soooo goooood! And easy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Making

SO EXCITED that Rose is finally old enough to make her own valentines to send out.  For some reason I have this need for her to make really cute, glittery valentines to send to people.  

And yes, the glitter glue has made an appearance - with very little stress on my part!

We made some lick and stick stickers to include in her friend's valentines bags.  I got the idea from I Can Teach My Child (she has lots of great ideas by the way).  We used lemon jello so it wouldn't bleed through, just in case.