Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Emily's Chores

Emily has wanted a chore pack like Ellie's for months. In the mornings when Ellie would clip on her pack Emily would ask where her chore pack was and I do mean every morning. Well this past weekend I finally made her one. She was so excited Monday morning. Honestly she was more excited then if it was time to open presents. She was running around squealing and showing us over and over. I only put one chore card in it each morning because she is too young to switch her cards around like Ellie does. Here chores are:
Monday: water plant
Tuesday :wipe down table after breakfast (she started doing this by standing in the chair and when I came back in the room she was on the table cleaning)

Wednesday: help mom load the washing machine
Thursday: dust the living room
Friday: help Ellie clean the playroom (I am sure I will spend this time refereeing all of their disputes)
She is so excited to be apart of our chore time and I hope it lasts:)

Monday, April 19, 2010


We are enjoying Spring so much and spending lots of time outside. We took 2 weeks off from workboxes and have just spent lots of times with friends and playing. I have also taken a little break from blogging. It hasn't helped that Emily has mucked up the camera with mud so I can't take any pictures. I always want to add pictures to my post:) Anyway, hopefully I will get the camera back in working condition soon and we are starting back with our workboxes tomorrow.

In other news I ordered Happy Phonics a few weeks ago and I am so excited to get started. I think it will be so fun because it is just lots of games!! There is a lot of cutting and putting together but luckily I enjoy doing that sort of thing. I am also almost done with our circle time board that you are seeing all over the blogs. I will post about that soon!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Nature Bag

The girls and I are going on quite a few nature walks lately and they always want to bring things home with us. I decided to make them an over the shoulder nature bag so I don't end up carrying all of their finds!! I followed this easy tutorial and it was really simple. I purchased a pair of cargo pants from Goodwill and cut a section of the leg off that included the cargo pocket. I stitched the bottom and hemmed the top and sewed ribbon for the strap and viola! We played with our friends recently in the woods and when we were in the car she pulled out several earthworms from the pocket. I was thinking of putting colored pencils in the pocket so we could sketch nature pictures.....silly me!!

Doesn't it go great with her PJ's???

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Weekend

We had a great Easter weekend even if the girls over dosed on junk and were not on there best behavior (I am being nice). We spent some time at church enjoying crafts and an Easter egg hunt, we had fun dying eggs and getting dressed up (believe it or not my girls really think getting dressed up is fun) for church on Easter. I wanted to get some cute pictures of the girls in there Easter dresses but that is easier said then done!!! The first few turned out like this:
but then I got a few of these:

and I was happy! Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!