Friday, January 30, 2009

Penguin Lapbook complete

We finished our penguin study this week. The kids really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Sweetpea even got into it. She can show you Antartica on a map, knows what penguins eat, and what eats them. Here is a link to my previous post that shows where I got the printables.
I asked Buster what he wanted to do next and he said Sharks. I found a free lapbook for that also, so that's what we're doing next.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Buttercup is 1!

Our sweet little Buttercup turned one on Monday! I can't believe how fast this past year went. She is such a blessing in our life. We had a party for her on Sunday and I will post pictures from that soon. On Monday she colored for the first time. It was really cute watching her. I gave her the crayon and showed her to draw and she would hit the paper with it and repeat "draw". The drawing last probably 10 minutes before she started trying to eat the crayons. Here are some pictures of her first drawing ;)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Totally tots!

totally tots

The same lady who does tot school now has a new blog called totally tots. This blog will be a compilation of many moms ideas for tots. Go over and check it out it looks really fun. I may even participate in it ;)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tot School 5

Tot School

We had another great week of totschool and here are some of the things we did:

Music time! The girls love these instruments from first act, and spend a lot of time playing with them.

Playing little people animals.

Sweetpea got these paper dolls for her birthday and I finally popped them out for her. This is her first time playing with paper dolls, and she loved them.

She has her letters pretty well down so we started focusing on numbers 1-5. I made these wheels for her. First she put stickers on to match the numbers.

Then she put clothes pins on. Sweetpea really enjoyed this activity.

Coloring her number one sheet.

Practicing her name.
Here she is making a penguin book for her penguin lapbook.
Reading quiet time.
I made up this P for penguin craft last week and the kids really enjoyed it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

4th Picture

"Rules" are as follows: Post the fourth picture on the fourth folder of your pictures and explain! Oh yeah, and tag 4 more people. After being tagged by Shae, here is my fourth folder, fourth picture.

This picture was taken by my cousin last summer.

And I tag whomever reads this ;)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

P for Penguin!

I wanted Sweetpea to practice the letter P for penguin, so this is what I came up with. I took some black construction paper and drew P's, and flippers(triangles) on them. Half circles on white for bellies, and diamonds on orange for beaks. I also just drew some bird feet on the orange. After I cut them out I gave them, and some googly eyes to the kid's and this is how they turned out.

A bit of a Thursday!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tot School 4

Tot School
"Sweetpea is 38 months and Buttercup is 11 months"
We had full week of tot school this week and I took way to many pictures ;)

Reading time

Shape sorting in a clean room

She made me mashed potatoes and chicken

Playdoh fun! I finally made them some kool-aid playdoh.

Kool-Aid Playdough
• 1 1/4 cup flour
• 1/4 cup salt
• 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (just the dry koolaid, don't mix it into juice)
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and kool-aid.
2. Stir in water and oil
3. Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.
4. Store in ziploc bag for up to 2 months.
5. Use like playdough.
6. Smells wonderful and takes on the color of the koolaid


We made icebergs

Story time

Lacing Mittens! We read The Mitten!

Counting blocks

Puzzle time


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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Goodbye Pa...

My husband's Pa passed on last night. We are saddened by the loss, but know he is with our Lord now. He was such a sweet and loving man, and he will be greatly missed.

This is the image of him that will always be in my mind. He just loved playing with Buster, and was so sweet with him. They had such fun playing with his canes and hats.

There’s a land that is fairer than day,
And by faith we can see it afar;
For the Father waits over the way
To prepare us a dwelling place there.


In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

We shall sing on that beautiful shore
The melodious songs of the blessed;
And our spirits shall sorrow no more,
Not a sigh for the blessing of rest.


To our bountiful Father above,
We will offer our tribute of praise
For the glorious gift of His love
And the blessings that hallow our days.