Saturday, February 28, 2009


Little miss comes around the corner saying "mama pretty" and this is what I see...

yes that is my new mascara all over her. At least she knows it goes on your eyes...
That is what I get for think she was playing with her brother while I tried to clean up the mess of snacks she spilled from the pantry. All this after falling asleep in the car for 20 min and then not taking a nap at home. Oh the adventures we have.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

o, p and valentines week

January we had our white Peace rectangles and now we moved on to red love hearts. Little Mister really enjoys getting his shape each day and remembering why he got that day. Yes some days we have had to think really hard but don't we all have those kind of days?

For the letter O we made ocean pictures and ocean snack from blue jello and nemo fruit snacks. Little miss loved it but little Mister was less then thrilled. We also talked about opposites.

The letter P was all about polar bears, penguins, pirate day, prince and princess day, making pizza, and popcorn.

I got these and the polar stickers for clearance at Micheals after christmas. What a find...the had tons of fun craft things marked down to 90% off. We have lots of fun stuff packed away for next year at christmas.

The treasure at the end of the pirate treasure hunt Little Miss and Little Mister had with cousin meme. The kids had so much fun and so did I watching them try to find each of the clues.

We even painted ground hogs for ground hogs. The kids waited all day to find out if they should hang up the spring or winter side. We let daddy tell them when he got home from work. Little Miss was a little unhappy she couldn't see her "pretty" flowers.

THis year we had these little mailboxes up for most of the month and Little miss and mister loved looking to see if they got mail each day. The were the best little find in the dollar bin at Target. I am looking for more if anyone comes across them I would like to decorate some for Valentines day next year. Defiantly a tradition we plan to keep.

We made fun tissue paper hearts for the window and worked on cards together.We have had lots of fun and even had time to make some cute little love bugs.

All in all a very busy last few weeks but lots of fun! This week we are learning the letter Q not quit as much fun as P but hey I will try.

Monday, February 16, 2009

our valentines day

This year we decided to start a new tradition for valentines day. I took Little Mister out for some mom and son time and Brian and little miss had some father -daughter time. Daddy and Little miss went shopping, dinner and playing at the play structure in the mall. I was able to get a few pictures of them before they were off together...

Little mister and I went to a movie and dinner. He however would not let daddy take a picture of us together :(
I was able to get this picture right before we went into see the movie.

We both had so much fun with the kids and look forward to doing it again soon.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

While at Target Thursday Colin asked if he could get me something for Valentines day. I told him daddy would but he really wanted to. So he found a card and asked me to read it to him When I finished reading it to him he smiled so big and said that's the one I want to get. He then insisted that he wanted to get me a new barbie, now grandma or Little Miss would have been thrilled with this idea I put a smile on and took him to the barbie section hoping he would change his mind. He did, he decided that Little miss had so many already that she could share with me. So his next idea a book, which sounded good to me. As we started looking it came clear that the book he wanted for mommy was a star wars book that cost a small fortune. After telling him that is was to much money and that a card could be a present all by it self we were ready to head home. As we were leaving he saw the nail polish, and his face broke out in a huge smile. He said he had a great idea, he wanted to buy nail polish because he broke my last bottle. So he wondered over and looked at all the colors for the longest time his first choice was green, but then he settled on pink. Asking me as we leave to please forget what he got so I could be surprised. When we got home he ran off to his room with tape, paper and a crayon. This morning this is the "surprise" I got.

I feel so loved!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

fun site

My wonderful mother in law introduced my to this site a while back, If you get a chance you should check it out. She is form portland area and full of good ideas. Lot's of yummy recipes and even today a fun giveaway.
If you try any of the recipes let me know which one you likes. We like the parsley chicken and I might attempt the oreo truffles for valentines day for some of my family and friends if I start feeling better. Check out the site and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

L,M, and N

Letter L was fun even though I did feel like we have been a bit lazy with our letters of the week we got right back on track with L. We sang about five little lady bugs, made cute little love bugs, decorated the letter l with letters, made lasagna,made cute lambs out of cotton, and wrote letters ...

With m the kids favorite things was some cute mailboxes we got at target, they love getting mail. The smiles on there faces when they woke up and daddy had left them a letter was so precious. Little mister still ask me to read it to him every now and then. They also liked it when we made mud... they took turn shaking the pudding, pounding the cookies and putting the worms in...

After one bite Little Mister asked if he could have a Banana instead...

Numbers on our number n, Making our own newspaper stories, Little Mister was very interested in learning about how someone becomes president so we included that in his paper. He also wrote a story about the flat tire mom got the day before.

December we had yellow stars of joy...

I still have pictures of letter o week to download and this week is full of fun P adventures. Monday was painting groundhogs ,today was penguins and polar bears, tomorrow is pirate day , thursday is Prince and Princess day, and we end with purple day on Friday. I am sure we will have plenty to share in the weeks to come.