Thursday, October 13, 2016

School Carnival

Every year, in the spring time, the school does a carnival with lots of fun things to do, prizes to win, and funds to raise for the school.

We got to join in with our own little booth. We got to pass out some information about the Salvation Army and the programs we have in the community. We also have a "kissing booth" sign next to a jar of Hershey kisses, so people could guess how many "kisses" where is it. The winner got to keep the jar and candy. Unfortunately, Peanut was the one with the closest guess, so the jar came back home with us.

One of the teachers brought her horses so the kids could take rides. And my little city kids could not get enough of it.

There was face painting, carnival games, food, prizes, raffles and more, but the kids spend most of their day on the inflatables.

I love little carnivals like this. Fun family days that don't take much work and don't cost much are defiantly winner in my book.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kindergarten Graduation

Our little boy graduated Kindergarten! The whole event was ADORABLE!!!

It was all "jungle" theme, because the class room for the year was themed around the book "Chicka Chica Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. So the moms pitched in with plants, lights and other decorations for the stage.

The kids were all dressed in their adorable "sunday best"and they looked like miniature grown ups. 

They got to share about all the things the learned and all the fun they had during the school year. And I gotta say; between snacks, naps and quite reading time, I wish I could go back to kindergarten.

After their little presentation, they went out and marched back in with their caps and gowns on. The cuteness level was through the roof. 

After they had lined up on stage, the school principal came by with their little diplomas. After they all announced that the kids had officially graduated Kindergarten, they all moved their little tussles from one side to the other. And I know I'm overusing this word today, but it was ADORABLE!!!

After everything was done, all the parents gathered the kids for photos, and I think that over a thousand pictures were taking in less than five minutes. Flashes were coming from everywhere and the kids were never really sure were to look. But I honestly think it just made it cuter. And Truett seemed to know to look right at me for most shots, so I am really happy with how these turned out. 

He is growing so incredibly fast, but he is making us proud in the process.

Rain Stick - A 5 Minutes Craft

  This was a snow day last minute idea, just to give the kids something to do. All you need are:
  • Paper Towel roll
  • Duck Tape 
  • Scissors 
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Dry Rice 

Decorate it with the Duck tape.

Fold a Piece of tape on to itself, and use it to cover the bottom of the stick.

Twist the aluminum foil and place it inside of the stick.

Pour about a half a cup of rice in to the stick, over the foil. The rice hitting the foil is what will make the "rain" sound. 

And that is it! Now you have a fun rain stick to use to tell stories or to use as an instrument when the kids make music. 

How do you spend the time during long snow days?

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Grandparents

With my folks living almost eight hours away, we only get to see them a couple of times a year, so when they come to see us it is Easter, Birthday and Christmas celebrations and gifts all at once for the kids.

Since they came in mid October, the kids were still in school and that freed us, grown ups to go sight seeing and antique shopping. You know- the really boring things that the kids don't want to do. How often do you see your family?

Some Vintage Crush- Art

It's been so long since I've done one of these. And I am still very much in love with all things vintage. So here is a little inspiration for the vintage lovers like me.