Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
blocks out of his block box and put them on the same color paper. I thought he would put a few blocks out then tire and move on to something else. The next time I noticed him, I saw THIS! He had emptied the entire box of blocks (quite a few because of a very generous Grandma!) and not only placed them on the papers, but build towers out of each set. Amazing! I definitely recommend this project for those of you with like-minded children!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The Diaper Diaries Who doesn’t love Things I Love Thursday? And there is an adorable pic of the newest addition to this blogger’s family on the current page!
A Pocket of Rocks This blogger forever has a place in my heart because she did a blog about Of Such is the Kingdom! Bless her soul! I love the fact that the name of her blog is inspired by a handful of rocks her daughter picked with care and gave to her.
Work at Home Mafia Yeah for Kim! She is always posting about freebies and coupons and ways to use our love of being on the computer for the greater good of our families. (Or at least that’s how I justify it!) The last freebie we enjoyed was a package of granola in the mail. My kids appeared from no where as I pulled it out of the mailbox. Needless to say, that little packet did not make it back to the house!
I Blame My Mother Sarah has cute ideas and incredible talents. My favorite post lately? She posted about a dentist who is paying kids for their Halloween candy. The candy will be sent to our troops! What a great idea. I’m hoping the dentists in our area get the memo. I love trick-or-treating, but I’m always trying to hide the candy afterwards!
Please Pass the Salt A friend recommended this blog to me because I too love salt, and lo and behold, I know Moriah from college! How fun to keep up with someone I usually never see! She has a ready whit and she also writes for Chic Critique (chic-critique.com).
Katherine Marie Photography This blog is AMAZING! She posts some of the most awesome pics of kids and babies that I’ve ever seen. And I LOVE her theme of the week ideas. Really, you should visit and look at her archive of these. It is eye candy as well as inspiration!
Mama Go For a Run This is a blog also written by someone I “run” into in the community. She is a way more serious runner than I am, but I love her advice and inspiration!
Blossom Kids This is such a professionally done blog! They showcase many great internet products from around the world, and have great ideas for making being a momma stylish and fun.
Homemaking Fun I love the name of this blog. So many mommas think of it more as “Homemaking Drudgery.” (I know I have that horrible habit myself!) Jadi has great ideas for having a beautiful home and creative and happy children.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thou bag of clarity and humbleness,
Holding more than I can ever ask of you!
Always striving to give more than your best
May my words give a little of what is due--
Lowly servant, blessed household necessity!
You hold them and ask nothing in return--
Leftovers, freezer meals, or play dough
And clothes unwrinkled for travel efficiency
You’re there whether I want to bag a diaper or
Mix dry ingredients without a bowl!
Yes bag of a thousand uses, you
Should be lauded by housewives everywhere;
Holding our snacks for a day at the zoo
You have always been there
(When we might have missed our picture!)
To waterproof our camera on a wet amusement ride
To bring out creativity, to protect us with ease.
And lest we think all your uses numbered,
We hear our offspring cry,
“May I have a baggie, please?”
(You can look here for more ideas!)
Linked to: Friend Making Monday (Poetry is a hobby I would love to be able to do better and more; this was a bit of an exercise for it!) and Making Your Home Sing Monday (Odes were meant to be sung, of course!)
Thursday, October 1, 2009
While I'm teaching the oldest girl, the boy often has to entertain himself. To help him do that, we created a box just for him. Besides this box he has preschool activity books and coloring books and paper and scissors and markers and crayons. Even with all those fun things beckoning, THE BOX has made a big hit. As you'll see we have in it an alphabet puzzle (an old favorite), a set of word strips my mom made and laminated for the kids, a set of string and play dinosaurs, the exercise the alphabet cards, foam beads to string, a shadow puzzle game, playing cards, Hungry Monster Alphabet Cards (from a book that was on sale at a local bookstore), dice and a HUGE array of flash cards. I'm sure we'll add to the box as the year progresses, (suggestions are definitely welcome!) but for now the boy is content with his very own box of activities.
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