The girls did receive a little surprise in the mail today from Nana and Pop Pop.
Thank you Nana and Pop Pop for the goodies. :-)
Last night I started working on reorganizing my pantry...as you know the "Leprechauns" messed it up pretty good the other day, and I really can't stand when things are disorganized. I took everything out with Hayley's help and redid the whole closet! :-)
Brace yourself, the before is not a pretty sight! LOL
I love using containers to organize and I'm always looking for them at yard sales etc. They come in handy for so much! Closed inside the pantry no one sees them but us so matching is not a huge concern for me for the food part. Convenience and being visually appealing is! :-)
These baskets are great for lining up the oatmeal and encourages the girl's to get their own things they need.
So much better having things organized and easily accessible! Saves so much time, especially when preparing the pantry and grocery lists.
Baskets are another favorite of mine for organizing. All through the house, not just the pantry.
Oh, I almost forgot...I got a nice surprise in the mail too! I saw on Lisa's blog Easy Frugal Living a few days back, that Target was giving away these sample beauty bags. I quickly entered my name for it and I received it today! It came with trial size products and lots of coupons. :-)
I find these bags are also great for carrying around my ipod and headphones. :-)
Not bad for free and saving me money with great coupons!
Today Kathleen and I discussed clouds and seeds. Our first project was to make a picture using various kinds of seeds.
She had all kinds to choose from color wise, but insisted these were her favorites, LOL
Then we created clouds using shaving cream on construction paper.
She was really enjoying herself...as many of you know we do shaving cream on the table as well adding cars, dolls, etc. to make it more fun.
She even added in letters, and the best part is wiping it clear and starting again.
She also showed me her silly side today....
A smile only a Mother could love? LOL
In case you'd like to teach your children about clouds too here's some general inormation:
Cirrus: Thin, wispy, white clouds. Located high in the sky and are almost entirely composed of ice crystals. They often preceed rain or snow.
Cumulus: White, fluffy, rounded clouds seen on a nice day. They tend to grow upwards and can turn into cumulonimbus clouds on days when there are strong updrafts that cause evaporation on the ground and moisture build up in the air.
Cumulonimbus are tall vertical clouds often called thunderheads. They are shaped liked anvils, domes or towers with white tops and dark bases. They usually produce lightning and heavy storms.
Stratus: Low hanging clouds spread in layers that form a grey blanket. They give the sky a hazy appearance. Stratus clouds can become fog if they rest on the ground.
Nimbostratus: Dark stratus clouds that are normally the source of steady daylong or persistent rain or snow.
* Cirrus, cumulus, and stratus clouds are the three basic types of clouds. There are many variations of these. Examples are cumulonimbus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, altocumulus, altostratus, and nimbostratus. Nimbus denotes any cloud that produces precipitation.
It's fun teaching little kids these names! :-) We also blew up several white balloons and played keeping them in the air...pretending to be clouds. Kathleen of course had a blast with this....so did my dog and cat....then they needed a rest! LOL
Curled up on the back of our sofa.....
Owen curled up underneath Elvis on the couch with his blanket and bone....Life is good!
Here's a cute finger play to enjoy with the lesson also.....
What's fluffy white and floats up high (point upwards)
Like piles of ice cream in the sky? (rub stomach)
And when the wind blows hard and strong (move hands slowly through the air)
What brings the rain? (flutter fingers downward)
What brings the snow? (flutter fingers downward)
That showers down on us below (point to self and others in the room)
Another little goodie for lesson plans...
Fluffy cloud fruit dip:
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 banana, mashed
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate thawed
Stir together. Serve with fresh fruit. Apples, pears, bananas and strawberries. :-) Yummy!
It's also fun making projects with cotton balls and marshmallows as clouds.
Of course encourage going outside like we did and observe the clouds in the sky! We have fun deciding what animals etc. we think they look like too. :-)
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you all have a wonderful day!