Sunday, July 27, 2008
So what do I choose to do to help with this problem, you may ask yourself?
Step back from some of the other commitments I have made with pre-school co-op, PTA, soccer coaching......? NO
Get a handle on the house by cleaning, doing laundry and getting meals in the freezer for the next month? NO
Wrap up some on-going projects that haven't gotten completed? NO
Start studying up on the lesson plans and training materials for the job? NO
Of course, it is none of those options. I go with the logical choice, of course!!! Reorganize my scrapbook room and get started right away on my Lake Tahoe trip album. Because, of course, the best thing to do at this moment is to start another project to take up my time and attention. I am sure you all see the logic!!!
Pictures to follow in the upcoming days of my reorganization (after I make another trip to Ikea for a few more items) and inspirations for the album!!! If you don't see the post in the next few days, just assume that the complete nervous breakdown occurred!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
So instead I am sharing our Muffin Tin from last Monday since I never got it posted. I wish I was posting on the Rainbow Theme that Katy has suggested for this week. I am looking forward to seeing everyone's creative ideas!
We were going to be out for the day so we did a breakfast sampler to get the morning started. The girls seemed to enjoy it and ate better than my previous picnic one. Not my healthiest entry, but it was quick and easy! yogurt, trix, orange juice, waffles, syrup, bananas
- local farm visits
- photo shoot at the beach (I have some great dresses I have been saving for this event)
- canvas flag project
- Olympic bike parade party
- teddy bear picnic at the park
- Larry Gets Lost in Seattle field trips
- fun in local fountains
- local outdoor concerts
- purse making out of old pants
- and so much more
And then there are all the personal projects I want to accomplish in the upcoming six weeks but I will save that for later posts!!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Cucumber sticks, Ham, peanut butter panda puffs
graham crackers, yogurt, strawberries
Sunday, July 6, 2008
- 1789 miles driven
- 37 hours 48 minutes riding in the car
- 7 nights in the camper
- 21 family members visited
- 9 volcanoes driven by
- 3 camp sites
- 40 animals viewed
- 28 state license plates
- 15 chapter books read by Madison
- 3 great books read by Lisa
- $4.79/gallon highest gas price
- 98 degrees highest temperature
- 2+ bottles of sunscreen used
- 1 very close call on gas crisis (pulled into gas station with car computer saying 0 miles left until empty!)
- infinite - the memories, smiles and laughs shared with family
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Madison got this for her birthday and it is a WONDERFUL gift! Click on the photo to link to Amazon for a full description since mine won't do it justice. It allows your child to become their own electrical engineer. All the pieces snap onto the basic circuit board. I was pretty skeptical about how easy this would be as we have had other toys that are to snap together and it is very tricky for the girls to master. But this is completely doable for my 6 year old daughter and even my 3 year old can do it a bit. There are LOTS of pieces to this and it is vital you don't lose any but they all come arranged on a very nice tray with special slots for each piece so you can quickly see if something is missing. There are switches, lights, sensors, alarms, speakers and MORE to make all sorts of electronic creations like musical doorbell, police siren, water alarm and many more!!! The book gives 100 different things to make and a color coded picture (the pieces are also color coded) to show you how to build it. Some my daughter can do independently and a few she needs a little assistance. This is a huge Daddy Hit too! He enjoys building the items with her. This is a big hit in the house for both parents and kids! I will definitely be giving it for gifts in the future. The kit I have featured is the jr. kit and would be great for 5-7 year olds. There are some more advanced kits that give more pieces and you can add to your set as you go.