Tot School ~ Barely

~Krash is currently 44 months old~

Learning Toys/Trays

We didn’t really have Tot School, but we did have some learning fun!  The boys did some school and played a lot with many new toys, I just didn’t have my camera out a lot!  I did capture a few moments form the week though!

The boys got the ZOOB 125-Piece Set for Christmas and we all just love these!  We played together one morning making some fun creations!     IMG_8919





I caught a sweet moment (which were actually a bit rare last week) between the boys as Pac read our Dinosaur Roar big book to Krash and they giggled together!IMG_8913



Theme ~ Winter

We didn’t actually begin our winter theme yet, but I did get the winter books out and Krash immediately wanted to read Biggest, Best Snowman, and then we just had to make snowmen together with Play Doh…IMG_8889

While visiting Jolanthe, he got to make snowball treats (think he is excited?).  We will be doing many more ideas from the winter posts on Totally Tots this month!IMG_8847


Life {FUN} School

Krash really enjoys cooking and had fun with our college “daughter” as he always does!  They made cookies together and she got some cute pics of my little guy working hard!IMG_5784


We will be back to a normal schedule {finally} tomorrow!

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!