Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

The girls are memorizing : Even a Child is known by his deeds Proverbs 20:11 in school this week and we checked out a great book at the library to go with the verse!!!


It talks about how everyone has an invisible bucket they carry around  and when you do kind things, act nicely ect. you are a bucket filler and you fill other peoples bucket but if you are rude, don’t use manners, bully etc. you are a bucket dipper and are dipping out of others buckets.

We all love the book and have read it multiple times. I saw this great post on making a bucket dipping chart and filling a real bucket for a class so I might modify it and do something like that with the girls. This theme also goes along great with my friend Teresa’s blog post that you can read here! We are going to work really hard to be bucket fillers this week!

Have you filled a bucket today??

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Look What We Won

We love the Madeline books so we were super excited to win this book


from FlipFlops & Applesauce. We love it as much as we thought we would:) Thanks FlipFlops & Applesauce!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Tuesday we got to go with some homeschool friends to the Krispy Kreme Doughnut factory! It was really cool to see how it all works and we learned quite a bit. What was the best part…..eating fresh doughnuts right off the line:)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Silly Mouth

Chris and I started putting Valentine notes and treats in the girls Valentines bags (I made Emily’s Sunday) on Monday. We wrote them each a poem and put a sucker in each bag. I added these cute foam cutouts, lips and a moustache, to the girls sucker. I saw the idea on Family Fun. It was so simple to make and looked so darn cute!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Emily’s School Week

~Emily is 37 months old~

We had a great week of Raising Rock Stars Preschool last week. Emily worked on

Letter: I

Number: 4

Sight Word: can

Shape: rectangle

Color: red

Bible Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

This is the 4th week in a row she has memorized her bible verse! To go along with the verse we read about David and Goliath in our Jesus Storybook Bible and also a single storybook we have about David and Goliath. We also watched Veggie Tales Dave and the Giant Pickle.

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Practicing writing the letter IDSC01924

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Tracing different lines DSC01928 and the letter V for Valentines that I printed from Confessions of a Homeschooler. Pin punching the letter I (her favorite activity) also printed from CoaH. DSC01930Coloring her strong man activity DSC01931 Here is the finished strong man with the bible verse. She colored it, I cut it out and she glued it on the paper.  I really let her take the lead with this so that is why his legs are crossed. Who knows, maybe she thought he needed to go potty:)DSC01932

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Playing with Valentines window clings and window markersDSC01936

I didn’t get pictures of all of the activities we did last week but we did do all of the RRSP activities. This is the first week she cut her bible verse out without me holding one side of the paper. Go here to find out more about Raising Rock Stars Preschool.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Circus

My sister, Rhonda, surprised us last weekend with tickets to the circus! How awesome is that?? We had a blast!!! The girls loved it and so did we.

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Emily enjoying her slushy


The circus in action


Momma and Ellie with a blue mouth


Thank you Aunt Rhonda for such a wonderful day!!! We love you!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Emily’s Drawing

Emily likes to stand at the easel and draw dogs, cats and princesses. Her pictures are usually scribbles on the page and then she will want us to come check out her beautiful picture. The other day I was on the computer cleaning and she was at the easel and she wanted me to look at the princess she drew. I was surprised to see she drew her first little person!

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Chair Pouches

I have loved the Valentine chair pouches ever since I saw them in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog a few years ago but I didn’t want to pay the hefty price. I think they were around $40 plus shipping or something like like. I was very excited when I saw this tutorial at Our Scoop blog recently. I started making it last night and just finished it this morning. I love it!!! I want to keep them out until Valentines so Chris and I can write sweet little notes to the girls each day and put their little Valentines present in it on Valentines.

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Here is a picture of the lining below.



One down…..one to go!