Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sing, Sing a Song Saturday

I started eight weeks ago doing what I call Sing, Sing a Song Saturday.  I'm going to post one song on Saturdays that the boys or I like. I'll see how long I can keep it up.

The song may be part of a movie, a kid's video or just a song we like. It may or may not include words. I'll try and include why we like it and/or the history of the song/singer.

When I was younger Mr. Rodgers was one of my favorites. I just loved how it seemed like he was talking directly to me.

I didn't know until I was older that he did almost all the voices on the show. All the puppets were him.

The song I'm featuring this week is a Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science's John Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Butterfly Snack

I've been really good about using cloth sandwich bags. Then I got an email from Daddy's Aunt; showing me how to make snack butterflies.

The boys got really into this project! Mica couldn't wait to get started.

Step 1: First you get one or more wooden clothes pins. You can use the square kind, but I thought this kind looked more like a butterflies body. 

Paint it, color it with markers, whatever works. I drilled 2 very small holes for the antenna pipe cleaners to fit.

Step 2: Pick out two snacks and fill each side with something different. 

Step 3: Bunk the sandwich bag together in the center with the clothes pin.

Step 4: Leave it, or add some more to the butterflies body.

We added googly eyes and pom poms to some.

 What do you think?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Movin' on Up

I'm happy to say that both boys are moving up in swimming lessons. I felt like they were ready to last time. Since we take our boys swimming with us; I saw improvements that their coaches weren't seeing. It's nice that they will be challenged a little more.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

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I got dressed up last weekend to go to a graduation for my students.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

To Run or Not to Run?

The boys were picking on each other and running around the house. I thought while we went out for an errand I'd take them to a track nearby to run off their energy.

We get there. Mica ran.

I ran. I don't have a photo of me. I don't think you'd want to see me running anyhow.

Isaak sat. He pouted about how I wouldn't stay with him. I told him to run with me. He would rather sit and pout.

He is the main reason why we were there in the first place. Mr. Isaak picks on Mica. Lately he's been telling Mica, "Mica kick me." Well last week Mica kicked Isaak. Then Isaak got a mark under his eye. They both got talked to. In some ways I don't blame Mica. I would never tell Mica that though. Isaak's kind of asking for it lately. They all go through stages.

Isaak's the type of kid that's hard to convince to do something he doesn't want to do. He didn't want to run, so he just sat there. He's not always going to be able to pick and choose what he wants to do.

When it was time to leave, Isaak wanted to just keep sitting there. I told the boys to come with me. Isaak sat and sat. Mica and I just walked off. Isaak went crazy crying and ran to us. So I did get him to run a little bit.


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