Archives for January 2010

Tot School ~ Winter!

~Krash is currently 44 months old~

Learning Toys/Trays

We finally had a pretty normal school week! Krash got a “new” desk for school! This was Pac Man’s little desk (it is from Ikea), he has had it since he was 3. It used to be upstairs and then it dawned on me that K really needed his own work space so I moved it downstairs! IMG_9220

We worked on drawing people… IMG_9226

He played a lot with his peg set, I gave him some colored straws to match up to the correct peg holes. He really liked this! IMG_9262

Got him a new shape/color puzzle form the dollar section at Target (last week)… IMG_9002

He played several days with his Automoblox… IMG_9104

He did all of these, this is the first time he has completed these-usually he complains! IMG_9134


Theme ~ Winter

We had fun doing some various winter activities. I was inspired from Jolanthe’s post on Totally Tots to read The Mitten and do some activities with Krash. He really liked reenacting the story by putting each animal into the mitten(links for the patterns are on TT)…IMG_9159 He dot-painted this M is for Mitten sheet…IMG_9127

I made him a snowman board with different shaped buttons to put on the snowman. We took turns closing our eyes and putting different amounts and shapes on. He had to count them for me, tell me the color and the shape. (This will be a part of the new Winter Tot Pack coming soon!).IMG_9231

We used Erica’s great snowman number cards for counting and number id practice. One day we just lined them up one at a time, counting one further each time we laid a new one down. IMG_9135

Then one day we played with just 1-5 and did various physical activities with them. Here he is going to get the number I called out to him.IMG_9233This is the first time I ever asked him to do pre-writing practice and he did GREAT, I was blown away! We will certainly be doing more of this! We used Erica’s cards (laminated them to do again and again).IMG_9139





Life {FUN} School

Krash is quite the little Daddy to Ladybug’s baby doll! IMG_9089

Ladybug also got this adorable stroller walker and Krash really likes it! IMG_9092

Krash helped me sort Ladybug’s cloth wipesIMG_9071


Mommy’s Favorites

This is how K looked a majority of the week. He wore it all day, slept in it, and even wore it out to dinner with Daddy on Friday night. 😉 He said he needed to wear it because he “needed to save all the peoples.”IMG_9172

Swamp Smoothie Face 😉 IMG_9154


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Blog Buddies

Would you believe I had the joy of seeing my great blogging buddy Jolanthe again? Yup, and I even got to meet her 4 adorable kiddos and her husband, see her home, and sleep over!!!! She lives half way in between our house and where we go down south, and we have been talking about doing this for a long time and it finally worked out!

Our kids were instant friends and they all just played and played! Soon after we got there she made snowball snacks with the kids {see The Mitten post here}.IMG_8841

You can see Krash was pretty excited about this activity!IMG_8847

Pac Man fit right in, as he is right between Jolanthe’s daughters. IMG_5706IMG_5705

Ladybug was VERY popular with all 4 of her kids, but especially Laurianna, the oldest. It was so cute when we walked in, she ran right up to my husband who was holding Ladybug and swooped her out of his arms and began loving on her ~ precious! Ladybug was pretty fond of Laurianna too.IMG_8879

Jolanthe cooked us a great meal {see recipe here} and I pretended to help her in the kitchen 😉IMG_5673

After the kids went to bed we all (husbands and wives) played a little Wii together and laughed for hours. We all got along SO well, what a blessing for God to bring 2 families together like this!IMG_5716

We left the next morning early and all were sad to part ways. The good news, we plan to swing through again and again and we hope they will come up here with all of the kids too!IMG_5727 God has united a real, awesome friendship of 2 families through blogging, YAY GOD!

Raising Rock Stars ~ Joseph’s Colorful Coat

Joseph {part 1} The Colorful Coat

Daddy read the story from The Anytime Bible (LOVE this Bible)… IMG_5736

We then moved onto a few lessons to teach the concept of jealousy and what it really means and how it feels. You can see the lesson I used here.


We all worked together on this color/cut/glue craft from DLTK….IMG_5746

Pac Man completed this review sheet on his own while we worked with Krash more.IMG_5744
Resources used this week:

Visit theRaising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts.

i heart faces ~ Best Face Photo

It has been awhile since I have entered a photo, but when I saw the theme {faces} for this week and saw that it had to be a photo taken in Dec or Jan, I knew right away that I had one! For this proud momma, there sure isn’t a cuter little chubby face in the whole world ;-).


This photo was taken on 12/24/09, with my Canon 40D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

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