I know, it's a bit blurry; plus a little secret... I ate the candy bar before I thought to take the picture so it's a little flattened out, LOL. Our neighbor's are from England, and they have the most awesome chocolate over there. Her sister recently came to visit and Julia thought enough to share a chocolate with me! :-) She is so awesome. But really for more reasons then just the chocolate.
We actually headed out to the park with her and her son early this morning. It was good for a bit, but then the heat was just too much! We had a lovely time though. I always enjoy time spent with them.
When we came home Kathleen was so eager for her learning. She wanted to "go" to school in our schoolroom so bad. To be just like Hayley. So she packed her "schoolbag"
And said "Let's go to school, Mom!" Well how could I resist that face? Our school is in full swing next week, but I did a mini lesson of things for her today. First we started with work in our Blue's Clues workbook.
We focused on the letter B and C to review today.
She takes her schoolwork very seriously. I love these moments with her.
Then we read about Prairie dogs. I have a whole series of these books I found at a yard sale for 50 cents. They are associated with Leap Frog. I really like them because they teach about the animal in a way younger kids can understand.
After reading the book, I asked her questions and she knew them all! Then I had her draw her own Prairie Dog picture. She did really well!
Then she informed me I had to do one as well. LOL So I tried to recreate the cover freehand and quickly...
I use to really enjoy drawing and painting, but it's been awhile so I'm REALLY rusty at it. LOL
I also saved Hayley's old Highlights books so I could review them with Kathleen. We read a few stories to get us started in this series today. There's enough activities in there for several days.
On our walk around the neighborhood and then to our mailbox, she was very thoughtful in selecting me more flowers and putting them in a vase herself for me. I love this little redhead. :-)
For some busy work and to help with her fine motor skills she practiced with different lacing cards.
She was feeling mighty proud of herself, LOL
Meanwhile Elvis was making himself quite comfortable and Kathleen wanted to make sure he was nice and warm. :-)
What do you think? Does he seem comfortable? LOL Our animals are so spoiled!
Hope you all have a great afternoon! Hope to be back on in a little while to post yummy recipes. We're also busy planning for a yard sale this weekend. The girls are excited!