Saturday, May 29, 2010


My friend Tia had a warm and fuzzy blog post, just wanted to share it with you:

Sharing Laundry

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kid Report

I have not subjected you to bragging about my kids in a while so I will now!

Let's start with Lucas. Right now he is very passionate about reading and read 100 pages of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" in 2 evenings before bed. He has a voracious want to read and is planning all the books he is ready to conquer. He has just taken off in the last few weeks. He has even entered a challenge with the best reader in the class to see who finishes the book first! Very ambitious. He is doing really well in all areas at school...math, reading, writing. I love all of his work and the teacher told me he is a very emotionally intelligent kid (surprise) and is very in tune with the feelings of others, almost too much at times! He definitely has his moments at home and a lot of that has to do with the flip side of being an emotional kid. I'll keep him though :)

Elise had her Kindergarten performance last night. Cuteness overload! She did a great job of singing and dancing. She too is doing great in school, improving in reading and her math is excellent. Elise is a very funny kid, has a great and natural sense of humor. Dama and I were just talking this morning about how much we laugh with our kids. Both of them are very happy and funny but Elise really is a natural. She says and does really quirky things. Her swimming is going really well! She is most definitely a water bug. Loves diving down to the bottom of the deep end to retrieve her swim teacher's glasses when they fall off :) She is the teacher's go-to gal for that.

As summer is approaching, we are looking forward to keeping up with reading. We will do the Summer Reading Program with the KCLS again. Also on the books is a road trip, camping, VBS, sport's filling up!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pop Arty

I think Ellie may have thought she was in heaven when I brought home a bucket of Pop Arty today.

I love it when I find something cool that the kids have never seen, even on commercials, and they get fixed on it. Pop Arty are beads that just pop together, so kids her age and even younger can make their own necklaces, rings, bracelets etc with ease. It comes with 500 beads as well as bracelet starters and ring starters. Only $15 at Target!

I am all about things that are fun, cute and keep the kids occupied. Oh....and the hug I got was well worth it too!

If you have any gifts to give for a girl coming up, consider this!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's for Dinner?

I've been really enjoying cooking these days!

Monday: Sausage and Mozzarella Calzones, coleslaw

Tuesday: Steak on the bbq, broccoli and strawberry salad, steamed rice

Wednesday: Japanese Curry and rice with carrots and potatoes

Thursday: Salmon wrapped with lemon and dill on the bbq, corn on the cob, green salad, rice

Friday: Eat out

Saturday: Dama usually cooks!

Sunday: garlic and gruyere brats, quick make sauerkraut, roasted potatoes, maybe grilled butternut squash?

What's for dinner at your place?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teacher Apprecation 2010

It's Teacher Appreciation week! I'd love to hear what all you crafty ladies have done for your special teachers this week.

Here is an idea that we are doing this year. Our starts have been doing wonderfully so I thought I would share the wealth and give the teachers something that will really produce!

inexpensive planter + veggie starts lovingly grown by me = cute gift!

Add in a card that reads "thanks for helping me grow" and it's ready to give.

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