Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm Back....

It's been a long time, but I am back. I have missed posting my blog. I have been very busy the past few months.

My husband found out over the summer that he had kidney cancer. Talk about stress....I have been under some. He handled the news much better than I did, but we are passed that now. Thank God! He had his kidney removed two months ago and is doing GREAT! No evidence of the cancer left so far. There is no chemo or radiation or anything with this type of cancer. Just removal of the kidney. I am so thankful and I continue to pray for his health. He is back to work and just as ornery as ever!

Katelynn started preschool the same month he had his surgery. Of course, it was after he was home and doing well. She goes 2 mornings a week for 4 hours. She likes it, but we still have a problem every time we drop her off. She has a complete meltdown. I hope this gets better. I make sure she is fine before I leave, but it's so hard to watch your child scream and beg for you. I am also the room mom for her class, which if fun and stressful all at the same time!

Anyway, I am glad to be back and I will start posting my projects with Katelynn as soon as possible.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Going to the Airport

Letter of the Week - A - Field Trip

We have a little airport near our home and I took Katelynn down "Airport Road" to see the airport and the airplanes.

You can't really tell, but this is a jet! Pretty big if you ask me. Funny to see it at the little airport.
Now this is more like it. A puddle jumper!

This is Katelynn's excited face. Just kidding. She was trying to take a snooze, but she got really excited when we saw a helicopter take off!

Here she is acting like an airplane back at home. Zooooom.....zooooooom!

Other Ideas...

  • Apple Orchard

  • Alligator Farm

  • Aromatherapy Shop

  • Art Store

  • Ambulance - See if your local fire department will let them see the inside of an ambulance or just simply ride by and show them one.

  • Ant Farm - Find an ant hill and observe the ants with them. Sing, "When the Ants Go Marching In" song.

  • Acorns - Collect acorns from the yard.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Letter "A" Snack Ideas

Letter of the Week - Letter A

Here is a list of some snack ideas for teaching the letter "A".

  • Animal Crackers

  • Apple Slices

  • Applesauce

  • Apple Juice

  • Alphabet Soup

  • Alphabet Cereal

  • Angel Food Cake

  • Almonds
Apple Pizza

Spread apple sauce, cream cheese, and cinnamon on toasted hamburger bun halves (can also use biscuits, bagels or English muffins). Then toast them for about twenty more seconds and you have a delicious treat.

Ants in Sand

Crush graham crackers in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin into small pieces. Place some raisins or chocolate chips in the bag. Eat with a spoon or with your hands.

Ants on a Log (Crackers)

Spread frosting, peanut butter, jelly, cream cheese, etc. on a graham cracker, Ritz cracker, saltine, etc. Place raisins, chocolate chips, or pieces of fruit on top.

Ants on a Log

Spread some peanut butter or cream cheese onto celery. Top with raisins.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lovebug Headband

This was a cute, easy, fun craft for Valentine's Day.

This is what you will and black construction paper, pipe cleaner, marker, scissors and glue.

  1. Cut 2 heart shapes out of the red construction paper for the lovebug's body. However big you like.

  2. Cut 2 round shapes our the the black construction paper for the lovebug's head.

  3. Cut 4 antennae shapes out of the black construction paper. You can use pipe cleaners for this, but to me, the construction paper was much easier to glue.

  4. Cut a long strip of red construction paper for the headband. I had to use two pieces for my big head! Make the appropriate size for your head and glue the ends together.

  5. Glue the head to the body and glue the antennae to the head.

  6. Cut pipe cleaner in half and glue to the back of each lovebug's body.

  7. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the headband on each side and it's ready to wear.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Then There Were Ten...

We Have Puppies!

Mandy had 6 puppies total. 5 of them survived. All of them were boys. All of them are so very cute. We are not keeping any of them. :(

It appears that Sox may be the daddy. My husband thinks that there are some that belong to Sox and some that belong to Duke, who knows. They are just ALL cute and cuddly.

Letter "A" Craft Ideas

Letter of the Week - Letter A

Apple Tree- Katelynn decided that some of her apples were falling off her tree.

Ants at the Picnic - Katelynn and I used our fingerprints to make the ants and I added the body parts with a pen.

Pasta Art - First I let Katelynn color the letter A as she pleased and then I put globs of glue on the paper and she put the pasta where she wanted.

Apple Prints - I cut an apple in half and let Katelynn use it to print on paper. She decided a hand print was appropriate, too.

Toilet Paper Angel - "A" is for angel. Can you tell which one is Mommy's and which one is Katelynn's. She had a ball with this one.

Apple Shaker - This is from a previous post, but it was fun to make and believe it or not, she still shakes it.

Tutankhamun The Golden King and The Great Pharaohs

This weekend we went to see the King Tut exhibit at the Atlanta Civic Center.

Me, Katelynn and Tyler

Jonathan and his girlfriend, Jordan

It was wonderful. I really enjoyed seeing all that history right there in front of me. The jewelry pieces were absolutely gorgeous.

The only picture I took of the artifacts before I realized...NO CAMERAS!

My dad, Tyler, Katelynn, Jonathan and Jordan waiting to see the 3D movie

Katelynn's name in hieroglyphics

The only thing better would be to actually go to Cairo and see the Egyptian Museum.