Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer Learning Ideas!

I love my sons preschool teacher. She was a lovely lady and she was kind enough to send home some summer learning ideas. I thought since I thought they were so clever, I would share them with y'all.

The plan is every Friday to post a couple throughout the summer so that we can sneak in some "learning". (Mamas are sneaky people, I tell ya!)

* Practice writing your child's name. First letter capital and the rest lower case. No more all caps for kindergartners!

* Attend a Metro Parks program. (Which are free!)

* Visit your local museum of Art. (Sundays are free in most locations, I believe.)

* Count things. Have your child help set the table and count out the number of forks needed.

I found some killer deals this week!

I went to Kroger this week and found some great deals. Of course I had to tell my girlfriend who wrote about them here.

Check them out!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Works for me Wednesday: Freaky fruit :)

Looking for fun things to do throughout the summer can wear a mama out. (Well that and trying to do the hundreds of other things we a day :) )

It was during a trip through the produce isle that my family decided on a new summer tradition. They love it so much, I thought we would share!

It was when we saw a round orange, spotted prickly "thing" in the fruit section. They were mesmerised. We have no idea what it was but it looked weird, gross and fun. A irresistible combination to bored children in the grocery.

"Why don't we try it?" I found myself saying.
I got looks of pure joy and disbelief. Alot of jumping and loud talking followed.

Since then we have decided that each week we would try a "weird" fruit or veggie. Nothing is off limits. (We feel downright exotic tapping into a coconut or enjoying a starfruit!)

Not only is shopping just a little more fun but the kids look forward to trying the new treat each week!!

And that totally works for this mama.

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We interrupt this blog for real life

I will admit it. Real life has played havoc with my routine this week. This would include but certainly not limited to.....

*1 case of hand, foot and mouth

*1 case of bronchitis

*2 cases of food poison

*Cleaning the carpet 5 times from said poison and people too little to go to the bathroom.

*1 late nap resulting in meltdown at target. (This resulted in 6 pharmacist glaring at me and my offspring which did not make the mama bear any happier.)

*1 little boy urinating on my tire in a crowded parking lot.

(Because it just wouldn't be a complete week if there wasn't some outside peeing, right?)

So my blog is a little behind this week...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers day

We live in a world where we hear about the negative. Fathers leave their children, have affairs, are not there when needed, do not provide financially or spiritually for their loved ones. Sadly, all of this is true.

There are so many, however, that do all the right things and more....

To my husband who has showed me what a father truly is. My kids are beyond blessed to have him and I am overwhelmed with his love.

He tells my daughter that she is beautiful everyday. He shows my son how to use a wrench and screwdriver and lets a four year old take twenty minutes "helping" when it should only take two. He reads, sings and dances with them. He loves their mama with a fierceness that they can see.

He shows them how a man should act and love and be in a marriage.

I am thankful.