Saturday, January 21, 2012

This week in school.....

Hudson's theme was fire safety. The stories we read were about a family where the dad is a fireman. So for a special snack we made a "fire" snack. Red and orange jello and some blue colored cool whip for the water. Hudson and Parker were really excited to eat it. Hudson ate it VERY quickly and Parker loved the cool whip but wasn't too sure about the jello (not sure that I blame her).

Both kids are really enjoying school and I so am I. Some days are definitely easier than others, but overall I have really enjoyed getting to see how my kids learn and what things work best for them. Hudson and Parker are EXTREMELY different learners.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Snow Flake Craft

We had a blast with this snow flake activity!


pipe cleaners
mason jar (ours was a large one)
hot water
2/3 cup borax (1/3 for a small mason jar)


Take the pipe cleaner and mold in to desired shape. Tie string to pipe cleaner and to the pencil to suspend in the mason jar. Fill mason jar with hot water, add the borax, stir until well blended. Add your pipe cleaner and let it sit over night. In the morning the pipe cleaners will be covered in crystals!

We will definitely be doing this again!

Leading up to Christmas!

My favorite thing we did this year was our new Advent Book! The kids LOVED it and so did we. Each night we would open a new door and read part of the Christmas Story. With each new door we would read all the doors leading up to it, so by Christmas Hudson had a good portion memorized. We can't wait to do this again next year!

Here are a few pictures of some of the other things we did the Christmas season.

A Must Read for Parents

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