Saturday, June 23, 2012

There is no time to rest!

Whew! Yesterday was go, go, go and now today is slow, slow, slow. I guess that's the way it is. I am falling behind on my list of to do's for the summer and so I really got focused yesterday. Me, myself and I was able to drag the kiddos through wal-mart (which I have to say they did wonderful!), finished painting my rocking chair, setup several appointments for next week, laid out by the "pool" for an hour, made dinner, and read from Teaching with Intention. Not to mention I have been cleaning like a mad woman because Siddalee lost my keys. At the moment I thought it was harmless to let her play with them and now they are gone forever! I seriously have looked in every drawer, picked up every toy and it has officially been 24 hours of missing keys! Keep you posted on whether I ever find them :)

Well I was on a roll with working on my master's class so I better bet back to it!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What to do?

Well I about lost it yesterday! I had no idea what to do to keep my children busy... we have ran out of songs and are bored with our toys. So to Pinterest I went... I found LOTS of ideas but am still in Topeka and therefore stuck to limited resources. One of the ideas I found from Productive Parenting had a long, long, list of things to do depending on the age. So we stuck some pretzel bits (it had suggested cheerios which we didn't have) into a plastic bottle and boom they were entertained for 10 WHOLE minutes! Not only the challenge of getting to the snack but making all the crunching noises and seeing how well it bounces off a sister's head :)

Now on top of things to do I mentioned running out of songs, so I stumbled across a very cute song today! I sang along with this mommy and few times and then shared it with my kiddos. Max loves it and immediately tried sticking his tounge out too! Thank goodness for a new song... I will be on the lookout for more!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer = Cooking

Most people think of grilling when they think of summer and I have to agree! However, my summer is a time for me to try all those recipes that I haven't had time to make. Today I tried some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, with life cereal in them.
They were delicious, of course I was craving cookies at the time! The life cereal seemed to add an airyness (if that's even a word). They are crispy (not crunchy) cookies, so if you're a soft cookie fan don't bother. I got the recipe from the side of a Kroger brand box of Life cereal and I have to say I may just have to cut that off of the box and keep it for future use.

Well we completed our 2nd day of swim lessons and the kids love it! It's been a great time to try some new things and really experience the water beyond sitting in a floaty. The instructors are HORRIBLE, but we are making the best of it. By the end of the 30 minutes the kids are tired and cold, but they love every minute of it.