i heart faces ~ Week 1

I found a cool new photography blog and thought I would join up! The new blog is called i heart faces and it’s basically a photo contest each week, you can go to their site to read more and possibly join up yourself! If you do link up, let me know in a comment below so I can be sure to check out your entry!!!!

This week’s theme is anything goes, so i thought I would go with one of K’s common faces.


(tech info: f 4.5/250, Canon 40D, Canon 28-105mm lens, ISO 500)

Tot School ~ finally a normal week!

~”Krash” is currently 32 months old~

We were finally back to normal around here last week and it was SO nice! We had a fun Tot-School filled week and even got back to K’s YMCA gym class, which he loves and has been going to for over a year now! We do that twice a week, it’s great! Here’s most of what Krash did during Tot School this week…

We got out the instruments and song notebook several days. He finally learned how to play the triangle holding the string, thanks to his brother teaching him!We worked on colors a bit with our sticks/bottle tool…Then moved onto our color mats, only working on a few colors at a time. He didn’t last long with this activity!He did about 6 letters of the ABC puzzle (got it from Ross)By far, his favorite activity of the week was anything involving these eggs and spoons! I got them at Target on clearance awhile back and we have played with them before but this week he couldn’t get enough of them! We used them in SO many different ways.The boys had fun working on colors using our new Twister Hopscotch game. The game itself is neat, I mostly just like the colored rings as tools to work on colors while being active!He really enjoyed the chalkboard side of his new Chalk/Dry Erase Board, especially the erasing part!We got back to work on our ABC notebook, completing the letter Aa. He loved that his cousin Aubrey (that he just saw) was on the sheet!Krash is a big Buzz fan so when I saw this in the dollar section at Target last week I grabbed it for him.He loved drawing in it….Then he had tons of fun taking the caps off of all of his Crayola Pip-Squeaks and lining them up, then he colored double fisted!

Another day we got out our ABC bean bag mat and our homemade alphabet beanbags. Pac-Man was intent on lining up the letters and Krash was messing up his efforts, as usual! He much preferred running over the top of P’s line up…

Or just carrying them around like a dog…We also had a great time with our The Laurie Berkner Band DVD, here they’re playing Catch You-a big favorite in our house!

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Look what I got…

So, I went to the mall today and passed by KB Toys…saw the BIG going out of business signs, but walked on by. Then on the way out, I stopped in, and I am glad I did!!! I got tons of stuff (mainly to stockpile our gift-giving closet), but I hit the jackpot with a few cool Leapfrog items!!! I got Krash the Bingo game for $4.99 and the Card Game for $2.49! They also had the Memory Mate Game for $2.49, but we already had that one (and had paid $9.99 for it!). These are neat games for Tot School, so I wanted to share them in case any of you live near a KB going out of business!!

Although I was most impressed with the learning toys, K was most impressed that I found a cool set of Hotwheels mini monster trucks!!!!

It’s a…

GIRL!!!! I am so sorry, it was recently brought to my attention that I had failed to post after we had our ultrasound to determine the gender of our newest arrival set to join us in person on or around May 1. I am 23 weeks along right now and feeling great, completely opposite of how I felt during the first 13 weeks!!! Thank you for your kind comments and emails asking what we were having and sorry I forgot to post it over here-things have been crazy with illness, family, holidays…

Speaking of illness-my sweet husband is cancer free!!!! I can’t remember if I ever posted that final news over here on this blog either. He had his BIG surgery on Dec 2 and although he is still recovering form that, the pathology came back all clear. He will be monitored bi-monthly now, but he is cancer free! Thank you for your many prayers during this time. We are SO happy to be back to normal…for awhile at least, until she rocks our world in a few months!

Sequence ~ States & Capitals

Pac-Man got this awesome game…SEQUENCE States & Capitals, for Christmas from yours truly. I wasn’t sure he would *get it* but he knew the general concept of Sequence, so I figured even if he didn’t get it right away, he could grow into it. Well, there was no growing needed. We played today and he GOT IT! We have never really talked much about capitals, but have done a USA lapbook, so he is familiar with the states. He was able to read most of the capitals on his own and then read the states. We had a great time playing a game he loves and learning states and capitals together (I had forgotten many of them!). I look forward to this being an extremely valuable tool when it comes time for him to really know his states and capitals and highly recommend this game!

Oh and yes, he beat me. We also have Sequence for Kids(which he learned on), and regular Sequence(which we adults love to play). I had no idea they even made the USA version, so when I saw it I was super excited!