Monthly Archives: August 2011

School for Little Man…kinda

(photo credit)

So…now that I am feeling like a normal human being, I am feeling overly ambitious in my daily to-do list.

In the early spring I started the task of teaching little man his letters…then I got pregnant. And everything got put on hold for a very long time.

Lately, some of his older friends have returned to school for the year and it has peaked his curiosity!

So NOW we are resuming sed teaching and actually starting over at the beginning. So I thought it would be fun to share what we are doing on here.  I love hearing what other moms with kiddos this age are doing with their children to expand their ever curious little minds.  And I can’t think of a better place to record what we actually did so in 20 years when my kids ask me what I did when they were little to teach them their letters I’ll be like, “Go look at the blog, I dunno!”  🙂

Every week or so (depending on Little Man’s interest and ability to catch on, our busy-ness, etc.) I plan on doing a different letter.

With each letter I think we will do a Letter Rhyme/Saying, Writing Lesson, Special Letter Project, A Corresponding Bible Verse and Coloring Page. I was thinking I could post our resources on here so if anyone else with little ones Little Man’s age wanted to use them they could.

Super simple, one thing a day, 10-15 min. a day, my kinda school 🙂

Keep an eye out for these posts if you are interested.  And mom friends with kiddos Little Man’s age, please share any ideas you have!

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Little Man’s Big Boy Room- In transition…

Oh this room…why oh why does it have to have a horrible painted border…why oh why oh why.  Borders are my nemesis, of both painted and paper variations.  All because of that silly thing, eventually this whole room will have to be primed and painted along with both closet doors and all the trim.  But seeing as I am not up to that right now, I will pretend like it is not there.

Little Man started sleeping in a real big boy twin bed shortly after he began sleeping in his toddler bed.

Its the furniture from the guest bedroom that I painted remember?

A while back I made these curtains out of a brown flat sheet I bought from the good will and some cream colored linen remnant I found in the chest of fabric my parents bought me for a $1.00.  It came with two matching pillow shams…score!  One less sewing project for me 🙂

I really like the way they turned out.  The tabs and the texture at the bottom really make the curtain I think.  I just sewed straight lines across the bottom piece every couple inches to get the look.

The bed spread is actually my super old (and super PINK) comforter from when I was young and even from my college years!

(I can’t quite figure out how to make the bed well with that bed rail there…tricky)

I made a duvet cover for it by sewing together a white and a striped twin sheet and putting buttons and button holes along one end, kind of like a giant pillow case that buttons closed.

The brown in the duvet matches the curtains so perfectly, you’d think they were made for each other!

The rest of the room is a compilation of furniture from other rooms, while our upstairs in in transition.  His little toddler bed sits lonelyly in the corner and is used now only as a trampoline 🙂

Right now this is my favorite thing in his big boy room:

Remember our impromptu trip to the beach? Remember how I forgot my camera and instead of mourning, I improvised with my phone…and the pictures turned out terrible:

But again I chose not to cry and instead convinced my incredibly talented mother-in-law to paint a picture of it??  The framed jewel above is the fruit of that.  I have to say I am giddy about it.

The plan is to do a somewhat nautical theme in here.  I have plans my dears…BIG plans.  But that will have to wait until another time.  This house has too many projects going on right now 🙂

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Lets bowl, lets bowl, lets…Rock and Roll…

10 doll hairs to anyone who can finish that line…HINT Grease 2, people.

Little Man went bowling for the first time. (And I stinkin’ forgot my camera card! These are phone pics…sorry.)

We had a blast!

That is all 🙂

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July and August

So…yeah. The last few months have been pretty quiet around here. All day morning sickness for four months will do that to me I guess 🙂  I thought I would catch you up on our lives via a bullet pointed list with pictures…sound good?
*Today I am officially 23 weeks along!

*The last week and a half was spent in Missouri visiting with my family.  I took Little Man with me and Hubby stayed home to work. I got to visit with my sis and bro the whole time…which was sa-weeet!

*The first few days in Missouri were spent on my grandparents “farm”.  Little Man had a blast going fishing with his papa!

*After long days at work hubby came home and did this:

The master bath tile my friends!  All the tile is down on the ground.  The walls are painted.  The trim and crown molding is up.  The light fixtures are up as well as the faux wainscoting on the tub panel.  We are OH SO CLOSE my friends… See?

*During our MO trip we surprised my sweet sweet friend at her daughters 1st b-day party.  Its a secret hobby of mine…surprising people.  I got to take her 1-year pictures.  She is precious!

*We went to the zoo, the science center, had lots of meals together with family, swam, and pretty much had a blast. I was exhausted 🙂  So I took a day to do nothing before making the 8 hour drive home.

We got back last Friday and I feel like I have been going non-stop since I got home.  I have a list of to-dos that has grown to about a mile long over the last 4 months and now that I am beginning to feel better, I am checking those things off right and left!

Hope you all are doing well 🙂

 

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