Wednesday, June 22, 2011

8 year old Boys!

OMG What am I going to do with him! Is it all 8 year boys or just mine?  What are you guys doing to "fix" the problem. Last night after a particularly rough bedtime routine yet again I made this scrapbook page! (ahh not at home I will have to edit my post w/ the kit name later! =)

ahh I know we will survive these years but I wonder sometimes!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

School is OUT

Well tomorrow that is!

  • I can't believe that school is already out! The year seems to have flown by! Seriously flown by!
  • I can't believe I won't have a child "downstairs" at school. I have had one downstairs for the last 4 years!
  • I can't believe my baby is going to be a 1st grader!
  • I can't believe E will be a 3rd grader!!!
  • I can't believe it will be E's fifth year at school!
  • I can't believe my baby is going to be a 1st grader!
  • I can't believe I am getting ready to spend all summer with my two kids and I am crossing my fingers that they don't send me to the LOONEY BIN!

  • I'm looking forward to the kids' swim lessons the next two weeks!
  • I'm looking forward to some "field trips" with the kids. I'm thinking bowling, movies, the park!
  • I'm looking forward to staying friends with E's teacher! I just love her! 
  • I'm looking forward to a fresh new year with two new teachers!
  • I'm looking forward to VACATION!
  • I'm looking forward to hearing Bella read to me this summer! She has gotten so good at her reading!
  • I'm looking forward to finishing our bedroom "makeover"
  • I'm looking forward to trying something fun like this travel journal this summer...wonder if E's classmates would participate!?? I think it looks like it could be fun...maybe try this "flat stanley" thing with it?

I'm very open to some fun and new things to do with the kids during the day....I want to keep them busy and also keep them "learning something"!

Here is to a wonderful 2010-2011 school year!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Laurie's Scraps Creative Team!

Since I've been such a slacker on my blog I haven't posted my newest layouts.... So you are warned that this blog will be scrapbook page heavy!!!

The kit names are linked directly to her store and the caption below are linked directly to my layouts at Gotta Pixel so if you feel so inclined to leave me a comment you can! =)

I just love this layout! The colors the photo...all of it!
Buggy World at Gotta Pixel
Going to the Zoo at Gotta Pixel
Going to the Zoo at Gotta Pixel
Still a few more to come, but I will leave that for another night!

Monday, June 6, 2011

2nd Grade Food Party!

The kids had been covering the food chart and healthy eating in Health/Science class. It sounds like they covered the old food pyramid, but they also talked about The First Lady's new CHOOSE MY PLATE diagram. I think the kids will definitely "see" it more than with the pyramid. I actually really like the looks of it.....
The first time I actually saw it was from Jillian Michaels on Facebook and there was quite the discussion on it. Mostly about how it needed to show excercise and the good oils/fats that are necessary for your body. But there was also a large discussion on how the Dairy shouldn't really be given as the "milk" but really I think adults are big enough to know that dairy doesn't JUST mean milk! So overall I really like the "new look"! Also their website is great.... CHOOSE MY PLATE.GOV. I didn't read everything on that discussion, but I think the best thing I read was how you should use the smaller salad plate instead of the larger dinner plate. I was happy to read that since I have been doing that for quite a while now. You definitely feel like you are getting more when your little plate is full of food!

Now after all that "good stuff" .... E's class had a food party. Each kid signed up for a specific color and then they were to bring a healthy food of that color to school for their food party. Ethan picked yellow. We brought some lemonade, bananas, yellow peppers and lemons. All of the kids were really really encouraged to try at least two things that they had never tried before. It was fun to watch the kids try new things and even E and I both tried all of the peppers (red, yellow, green and orange). My favorite was the orange pepper, but E's favorite was the red!

Check out their colorful display of food!

It was also amazing to see the kids' plates and what they chose to try or what they were already eating before the party! I was happily suprised at how well some kids were eating their fruits and veggies!