Thursday, August 28, 2008
The thing Madison seemed most excited about is her own desk! When I said I was going to take her picture she had me wait until she could pose with pulling the book out of the desk. ADORABLE.
I am feeling very emotional about the start of first grade. It is seeming even harder than last year with kindergarten. I think the fact that she will be gone ALL DAY is tough to accept but I suppose I have to learn to let go. I know she will do great but I also know Nora and I are going to miss her alot.
Madison and I got a special Mommy and Maddy day out on Tuesday. It is very rare that we have done things without Nora so this was very special. We shopped for her first day of school outfit and then went to the American Girl Kit Kittredge movie, which she loved since she has been reading all the books. And we ended the day with ice cream, what could be better than that?
putting handprint on school tree, dramatic play organization, science table
collage station, indoor sensory box, selection of tape in creation room
dramatic play fun, bicycle merry-to-round, indoor playtime
The preschool goes perfectly with my philosophy on early childhood education. It is so developmentally appropriate being hands-on and kids learning through experimenting and playing. I have to say that teaching there would probably be my dream job. And speaking of teaching, the teacher is wonderful and has been there for 25 years!!! Can you imagine?
It is going to be torture for Nora to have to wait 2 more weeks before the official start of school!! She is so excited and everytime someone talks to Madison about first grade, Nora has to make sure to let them know that she gets to go to preschool!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
carrots, yogurt in an ice cream cone, strawberries, salami, shredded cheese, english muffin
The girls ate this one really well. They love the Yogurt Cones and it is always a fun and healthy snack in our house.
MUFFIN TIN MOMMIES
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Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I have hope that the blueberries and tomatoes my finally be ripe by the end of the week.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I was able to get all the main tools and supplies I use off of the workspace with these kitchen bars and hanging accessories (thanks Sara for the idea!) This really helped to clear off the space. I even got one basket that fits my 12 x 12 papers so I have it organized with the current projects I am working on.
And I have been wanting one of these magnet boards for a long time. The Ikea one was so much cheaper than anything else I have seen so I had to grab it!! Still working on filling all the containers. And I think they will be easy to pack up for my scrap retreats.
Hoping that this helps to keep things out of my to keep me focused on my crafting, instead of always working on cleaning and organizing.
Monday, August 4, 2008
The girls had a neighbor friend over for the morning so we asked him to bring one of his teddy bears along too. They made invitations for their bears and I packed a picnic basket with a picnic blanket, juice boxes, and grapes. I used a basic sweet roll recipe to make these "bear heads".
And then gave the muffin tin full of decorations. The kids put cream cheese frosting over the top and then turned their rolls into bear masterpieces!
They had a really fun time doing the decorating and playing with the bears. Suprisingly, they ate very little of the rolls. Maybe they thought it was wrong to eat the sweet, innocent bears? I think they were just to interested in playing and running around the house. I have to say I thought the rolls were very delicious and ate more than my share of them!
I am looking forward to going over to Katy's blog today to see what all the amazingly creative ladies thought of, so I can steal their ideas! Katy also has a contest going on to win some of her fun headbands so head on over to her blog and leave her a comment!
Katy has asked me to host Muffin Tin Monday for next week!!! So if you create a muffin tin and would like to share it with others, just leave me a comment and I will add you to the list for next week!!