Tot School ~ No School, week 2

~Krash is currently 43.5 months old~

We are busy saying good-byes and packing up today as we prepare to head back up north tomorrow morning.  I didn’t get too many photos of Krash this past week, he spent tons of time with my husband’s parents.  I did get to play with him at Monkey Joes, which is the PERFECT place for Krash!


IMG_8581We’ll be back soon with more normal Tot School posts!!! In the meantime, I look forward to seeing the rest of you who are back on track much sooner than we are!

Tot School ~ CHRISTMAS!

~Krash is currently 43.5 months old~

We arrived down south on Dec 21 and have been enjoying both sets of grandparents!  Krash has soaked up the fun in every way!  Before Christmas, his favorite thing was definitely having room to ride (unlike where we live)! IMG_7696

He is amazing on his Strider Bike, we LOVE this bike!IMG_7817

He has enjoyed having our dog, Bower, outside to play with more!IMG_7825They are quite funny together! IMG_7827Christmas brought Krash many new toys (way too many actually), and he was a sweetheart through it all!  He loved everything he got and was very thankful!IMG_4593IMG_8239 Santa showed up for a quick visit as he was out in my parent’s neighborhood!  K was scared of him, unless Daddy held him!IMG_8177We wore the little guy out!  He fell asleep on the couch on Christmas Eve during the family get-together!IMG_8338 It was a fun, but BUSY week.  I am thankful for all of our family Bible nights in December when we focused on Christ, quietly as our own little family.  Christmas with tons of extended family is fun, but it isn’t very spiritual.  We have 1 more week down here to enjoy family, then it’s back to real life!

Tot School ~ No School

Krash is currently 43 months old~

We had a week off of school, as we will for the next 2 weeks while we head down south to visit family, but learning still continues in the life of a tot!  Here’s a few moments I managed to capture of Krash this week!

We read lots of Christmas books!  He really liked Spunky’s First Christmas, a LOT!!!IMG_7459

He helped Kirsten (our college “daughter”) bake some… IMG_7444

He he babysat Ladybug for me, and made sure she had all of her toys piled in her lap!!!  As he proceeded to run around the house with his wrapping paper tube…his new favorite toy.IMG_7451


I snowed a TON where we are and Krash played in it for hours with Pac Man!   IMG_4226IMG_4232 IMG_4247They even went out at night!  We were amazed with his lack of whining, we thought he would only make it a few minutes!  Little did we know!IMG_7574 I will be posting Tot School for the next 2 weeks while we are away, and plan to use this to recap K’s holiday and travel fun.  I may or may not be on the blog much other than that, depends how I am feeling while away!  Sometimes I get all anti-blogging, sometimes I am all over it…I will just go with the flow ~ you may or may not see me between Tot School posts!

Raising Rock Stars ~ CHRISTmas…Symbols of Christmas

We were all excited to begin a month of CHRISTmas fun for family Bible time each Sunday night! I have planned 3 different themes and am excited to spend this time with our family learning and growing together! This week our focus was on the symbols of Christmas to help the boys understand WHY we decorate the house and why we use certain things to decorate with. We began by reading this awesome book, My Merry Christmas: And the Real Reason for Christmas Joy which explores some of the symbols of Christmas in a very simple and cute way.IMG_6644

I made a few simple Tot games for Krash to add to his Christmas Tot Pack, and we explored 2 of them together! It was fun doing some of his Tot School all together as a family, he loved it! First we matched Christmas Symbols…IMG_6646

Then we sorted Christmas trees…IMG_6653

Finally we went to the table where we all worked on coloring a mini book about the symbols of Christmas (thanks to Valerie for the awesome resources I am using for the entire month!)IMG_6658
You can also see our Little People Nativity set, K insisted on bringing it to the table when we began talking about the baby in the symbols book! He also wanted to color the baby for his contribution to the event!

Resources used this week:

Visit the Raising Rock Stars Webpage to download your own notebook pages and to see links to previous Rock Stars posts!


Tot School ~ Thanksgiving

~Krash is currently 42.5 months old~

It was an off week for us, with no planning at all and tons of playing and celebrating! Krash did do Tot School for about 15 minutes on one day, and it was a hit! I had this puzzle, Ladybug Letters, back when Pac was learning ABCs and just now brought it out for Krash and he loved it!


He also really mastered the art of choosing his clothes and dressing himself! I was SO proud of him and yes I let him stay like this all day long. {it’s a jammie shirt on backwards}IMG_6301



Thanksgiving Preparation…

We cooked all day long on Wednesday to prepare for an Open House for Thanksgiving. We invited people from my husband’s ministry, from our church and some friends. We are usually down south with family, this is the first time we have hosted for friends! Krash cut the bread for the stuffing…IMG_6323

He also helped in tons of other ways, including stirring the pumpkin pie… IMG_6345

and tasting it! IMG_6355ps~just so there is no confusion, I do NOT cook, my husband did all of this! I made a measly little dip for an appetizer! Am I blessed with a good man or what? ;-)



Thanksgiving Party!

The boys called our Open House a party and had a blast hanging out with all sorts of different people. Krash was a great host,IMG_6426

He was his usual entertaining self, keeping the laughter flowing all day long…IMG_6401 He has so many people he adores, we are so blessed to have so many friends we consider family!IMG_6486



Decorating for Jesus…

Krash really enjoyed the house decorating this year, now that he is older. He did not like the fact that the ornaments weren’t toys though. ;-) IMG_6624