Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
D is looking for the perfect pumpkin.
M loved to roll around the ground and get VERY dirty. That's my boy!
M was fascinated with the leaves.
My niece is looking at a praying manthis that we found in the apple tree. Can you see it?
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
We checked My Colors, My World Mis Colores, Mi Mundo out of the library again because we liked so much. This is a beautiful bilingual book in English and Spanish. It is about a little girl who lives in the desert so her entire world seems brown. She looks closely and finds all of the beautiful colors around her.
In one part of the book, the little girl makes mudpies and decorates them with bright orange marigolds. Since we have had rain almost daily for a month, we have a yard full of mud just begging to be played with. Here is one of D's mudpies and other fun in the mud. It looks a little gross but they, of course, had a blast!
I hate it when I buy a toy for my boys (especially if it cost a lot), it gets 5 minutes of playtime and then it is another dust collector in our toy room. If you did not see my post last week Toys my children ACTUALLY play with, I reviewed one of my son’s favorite toys. I have received a lot of positive feedback and requests to participate so I have decided to make this a weekly post through Christmas on THURSDAY. This THURSDAY(and each THURSDAY after that) I will review one or more of my son’s favorite toys and open up a MckLinkey for anyone who wants to join in. Here is how you can participate.
1. Blog about your child’s favorite toy or toys and give an honest opinion about it. If you will notice in my post last week I talked about not only the pros but also the cons of that toy. If you missed them last week, The Activity Mom did a wonderful post here about several of her son’s favorites and Elise at Inspiration Surrounds, Creativity Abounds wrote a post here about a board game that I have never heard of but will now look for.
2. Link your blog up to my MckLinkey so that we can shared ideas and maybe help each other out on our Christmas shopping.
3. Post or Email questions about toys that you do NOT own but are considering buying so that we can look for someone to give you a review of it. For example, I have two little boys so it is very hard for me to decide what to buy my five year old niece. I would love some suggestions.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
#1 Working part-time. It was a hard sell to my school district two years ago. I wanted to continue teaching, but part-time. I felt like I was missing so much the first year and a half of D's life when I would be gone from 6:30 to 5:00 or 6:00 (depending on tutoring and other after school activities). I was miserable. Nobody thought that they would accept my offer but here I am two years later and extremely happy. It is such a blessing to work part-time. I get to make some extra money that we desparately need, but I also get to eat lunch with my boys every day and take them to in the afternoon. :)