I'm so ready for Spring.... this cold I can do without! We've been keeping busy entertaining and more. I finally took some time to start pulling out my scrap booking things and the girls worked on theirs as well. It was such a nice day of reminiscing over the pictures and memories. Have to make time to do that more often as we all enjoy it so much. I will be doing more posts on this soon.
I'm not even concerned about showing the messiness of the room...there was a lot of creativity going on! ;-)
Elvis had to come over with us and check out what was going on.
He so wanted that ribbon she was working with....
Stalking mission accomplished!
Every time we started to do a page he would plop himself down on top of it.
Hayley made a cool beaded bag for her Valentines at school.
Jerry bought the girls tote bags back from San Francisco with new aprons in them.
We had enough snow one day for some pretty pictures :-)
I made a lemon chicken meal with red potatoes one night that was a big hit, so moist and yummy :-) This is it prepped to go in the oven.
Also made up a pasta salad for company we had with yellow peppers, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, olive oil and blue cheese.
Also made up some yummy lemon bars and chocolate /cookie bars.
In other news.... Kathleen won a coloring contest at the grand opening of the Dollar Tree and received a gift card!
She is also quite the helper in the kitchen with me. On this night we were making stuffed chicken/spinach shells and she stuffed the shells for the first time. She did awesome!
She turned in the kitchen to reach for something and her apron got caught on the door handle! LOL
She was like "uh, Mom...little help here?"
Measuring is another way to enhance and build upon the math learning skills.
Having fresh veggies is another daily part of our meals and I am all about peeling and dicing my carrots; especially after reading an article that the precut and washed carrots are soaked in bleach first..then rinsed... yeah umm no thanks! We don't need extra chemicals/ toxins in our food. We do our best to eliminate that as much as we can.
Elvis has been enjoying his seat by the fire every night, we actually have to pull that chair over for him and if we don't have it there he will meow at us till we do!
Kathleen loves to sort money and coins that she saves. My dad brought a counter up for her and she was so excited to use it. She always looks for the D coins for her collection and for Poppop.
Her Tinkerbell backpack was literally falling apart....but luckily we had a backup one we had bought when Children's Place went out of business. I bought the backpack and lunch box for only $1.50!
Her teacher is leaving tomorrow...she has been a substitute for several months while her regular teacher was out on maternity leave. So I arranged with the parents to get a gift card and candies and a card we also did flowers for her as well.
I know Kathleen will miss her! I even found a goodbye card that was Dr. Seuss related.... he is one of my favorite authors and he celebrates his birthday March 2nd! In my March post from last year is activities, etc. related to him. There will never be another Dr. Seuss!
Been busy keeping up on Facebook and Instagram if you want to follow along my Facebook link is at the top right and my Instagram is jillkh. I am set to private but you can send a request to me to follow along. Since it's quick and easy I update there more frequently!
Have a wonderful weekend!!