Thursday in Co-op we read the book Tops or Bottoms by Janet Stevens. This is such a cute book especially if you are planning to grow a garden. It teaches children what vegetables grow above ground, below the ground and in the middle. It also shows them what can happen if you are lazy. After we read and discussed the book we made veggie kabobs with homemade honey mustard dressing.
When our bellies were full, we went outside to plant our own vegetable seeds.
I am having so much fun teaching this class!
Ella made homemade butter in her Pioneers and Indians class. One of these days I am going to sneak away so I can get a picture of Laney in her Art class.
When I told Ella to find something quiet to do, I did not mean give Chewy( our male dog) highlights with pink lipstick.
Another Ella funny this week.
I was in Laney's room putting away clothes when Ella walks in with a pair of her used, skid marked panties. She says, "Mom, we need to give these to Emma they do not fit me anymore" I told her Emma was still in diapers and did not need panties right now. I don't think my sister would appreciate getting those hand me downs.
Carmel and Griffin signed up to run in the Sweetheart 5K back in Feb. but due to the weather they had to postpone it. It was rescheduled for Sat. Griffin came in second for his age group and received a trophy.
Carmel left Sat. after the 5K to go to Atlanta to run in the ING Marathon on Sunday. He has a list of things he wants to accomplish before he turns 40 and a marathon is one of those things on his list.
On Wed, we celebrated St.Patrick's Day by reading books and doing a couple of activities. First, we made rainbows using squares from construction paper. Later that afternoon, we made another kind of rainbow only it was the kind that disappeared quickly.
Your never to old to play with your food.
Thursday, we had our third week of co-op. In my class Storybook Chef, we read If You Give a Pig a Pancake. We made pigs from paper plates and cooked pancakes.
Ella talked about transportation in her Pioneers and Indians class. They began painting wagons and will finish them up next week.
We look forward to Co-op each week. Not only do we get to learn and create but we spend time with wonderful friends........that means mommy too!!!
We have a very busy week planned next week.....2 field trips, Co-op, gymnastics. I can't wait to share it with you.
Many of you may already know from Facebook but I got second place in the Coupon Savings Challenge at the commissary. I won $75 in gift certificates to use at the commissary. I had to go today to pick it up. They interviewed me where I wasforced to reveal most of my highly classified saving tips gladly shared all my secrets to saving money. We took a few snapshots( this is the only one I have because my battery died) for an article they are writing. I have to give a shout out to the 2 beautiful but crazy girls beside me in the picture. They are my coupon helpers. No matter what store we are in their job is to look out for those peelies, tearpads, etc. Okay...... so.... occasionally they may get side tracked and miss a few or tear off ones like $.50 off of Preparation H. Wait a minute... come to think of it.... I could use that one I heard it was good for puffy eyes. Anyways, the fact is they are learning to grow up to be thrifty frugal ladies.
Since my battery died, here are a few shots I would have taken:
I can't believe I won!
Couponing is the best!
I found out while I was there that they had over 400 entries. WOW!
We are in Academy Sports looking for the above item for Griffin. Carmel is out of town so I had all the kids with me. Griffin is trying out for baseball and needed several things. The last thing on our list.....protection cup. I try to be helpful but at the same time let him decide what size he was.
Laney: Mom, what is a prophecy cup?
Me: What are you talking about Laney?
Laney: Griffin is looking at a prophecy cup. What are they?
I am thinking..... O brother do I really want to have this discussion here.
Me: It is a protection cup not prophecy cup. It is for boys to wear during sports.
I thought she was satisfied and understood until I hear her on the phone with my dad.
Laney: We are at the store buying Griffin a prophecy cup.
I am sure my dad asks " What is that? "
Laney: It is what a boy puts on when he plays baseball. HE PEES IN IT!
I guess I was wrong. She definitely did not understand what it meant!
I explain to her later...again.....what it was.
The next day we had to go back to get a different size. The guy working there ask if we need any help and I tell him what we need. He pulls one down and Laney says
" You know you wear those things on your weiner!"
Avoid taking Laney to the store when buying a protection cup buying any item for a male.
I am a Christian wife to an amazing husband and a mother to three wonderful children. I enjoy baking, crafts, the high of clipping coupons and saving money, brisk walks in the evening and my new favorite sipping on a tall glass of iced coffee(mainly so I can accomplish all the favorites above). My life is busy but I wouldn't have it any other way!