Thursday, March 27
Monday, March 24
Lollipop & "Floppy" chocolate bunny from Grandma
Thursday, March 20
Brett & E were playing store. Brett said "I'll buy a strawberry." We have cute little wooden strawberries. E says "OK, that will be $60." Wow, that's pricey!
Brett came whining to me, "Mom, no one will play brachiousaurus with me." I said "Well maybe they don't know how to play brachiousaurus. How do you play it?" He said "first you have to have four legs and a long neck." OK, I think I know why no one will play that with you!Tuesday night I had a pile of errands to run and Damon was working late so I told Brett we'd go through McD's quick for supper. He doesn't care much about McD's and I really don't like it, but once in a while....He does like to go there to play though & thought we should go to the "play McD's." One of our McD's has a play ground and the other doesn't. I didn't want to take the time for it. Brett said "Mom, I promise I'll just go down the pink slide *one* time!" Right! We went and Daddy met us there so I could leave & do errands while Brett played a while. I figure pretty soon he will be too big for it! Today M was coloring. E wanted to play house. She came over and said something and M said "Sorry I really can't be the Mommy now, I'm too busy!" It hit me funny-I feel like that sometimes too! In Wed night meeting I found a phrase in Brett's notebook that perplexed me. It said "arrive in red". Then I remembered at the last place we had g. mtg. there was a poster that said that on the wall. It was a room used by Mary Kay consultants. Damon & I smiled! This morning Brett said "Let's play "Tiger, Tiger, Roar". The girls were like "OK, lets!" and I thought that sure sounds cute or rough so I wonder what they're going to do. I look in the LR and I see them with the scarf. Brett meant tug of war! He must have thought I said it was called "Tiger, Tiger, Roar"! Yesterday they started playing tug of war with the scarf and since they were being careful, I let them and gave them some guidance so there was some rules. This scarf has been so useful. It was in a bag a fabric scraps that was given to us for day care. It's used for picnics, dress up, a parachute (I really need to get one of those!), a blanket, and now tug of war. Who would have thunk? We made monster cookies this morning & then dyed some eggs. The back yard is too messy now so I pulled the car out of the garage and they rode bikes in the garage and on the driveway. Happy, happy kids! We've had a great week. Tomorrow day care is closed & Damon's off! We're going to MN for the weekend. Tomorrow night Damon & I are having a night away & leaving Brett at G & G R's so that should be fun too.
Monday, March 17
Saturday, March 15
Friday, March 14
Thursday, March 13
Synopsis Mamá and Bebé take a trip to the grocery store--bilingual style. Maria E. Gentle - Children's Literature
If you have ever taken a child to a big grocery store (mercado) this book will bring it all back with a smile. Mama must go to the store and Bebe must come along. As mama tries to do her shopping, Bebe tries to get a hold of different things: a colorful box of something, an interesting jar, some corn, and more, until Mama hands over her keys in an effort to keep Bebe entertained. Every aspect of grocery shopping is pictured in bold retro illustrations done in watercolor and ink. We see the little old lady who takes an interest in Bebe, we see the tug of war over the grocery list, and ultimately, we see Mama trying to appease Bebe with a box of circus cookies. As Bebe bites into the assortment of animal cookies, Mama is able to accomplish her task. The seamless rhyming text incorporates Spanish and English in a most natural, unforced cadence, making this book a pleasure to read over and over. Even for a non-Spanish speaker the Spanish text is so obvious you do not need to know the language to figure out the meaning, but just in case, there is a glossary at the back. This is a perfect book for bilingual story times. The unisex "Bebe" makes it suitable for either sex. The end papers will make you get a box of animal crackers on your next trip to the mercado. Delicioso! 2006, Harcourt, Ages 2 to 5.
Wednesday, March 12
Tuesday, March 11
Friday, March 7
1/3 cup sugar 1 cup cornstarch 4 cups cold water Cook until thick. Put in bowl to cool. Put in Ziploc baggies, add food coloring and seal. Let the kids play with it while it is in the bag for a neat sensory experience and to learn about color mixing.
The kids really enjoyed this! It turns out into a neat consistency. I put two colors in each bag and let them mix the colors to see what they got.