Family traditions

Family traditions

Monday, February 23, 2009

missing something?

as a kindergarten teacher i have the privilege of looking at the calendar almost every day. some times this really is handy in helping me remember birthdays and other significant events. but this month of February has been so strange. everyday at school while we are saying the date i feel like i'm missing something.

what happens in February?

it's the strangest feeling

Sunday, February 22, 2009

new game plan

okay so i thought maybe i should try a new approach to the big sisters attitude! so we made a little behavior chart discussed it with her. she gets points when she does what she's told and i get points when she argues or whines. and then there are rewards or consequences depending on who has the most points at the end of the day.
it started out a little shaky i just wonder if its' too long term for her but she seemed to understand. the little genius that she is.
at one point today she said "mom tell me to do something" just because she wanted to rack up her points.
so i fudged a little today and let her win. i don't know about tomorrow!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

presidents day

as a tradition in our home we celebrate presidents day! we bake a cake every year and have a super fun day.
unfortunately this morning the youngest president woke up with a fever lingering at 102 and at his request we stayed home today.
even though the poor thing hasn't ate much of anything today he still wanted us to make a cake. so i tried and pretty much failed at making a penny cake. yes this cake could be posted on cake wrecks. never the less here is a picture or two.

it looks more like a penny without the outline

it's a good thing this isn't my day job

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentines day!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Feeling Lucky??

a fabulous friend had this on her blog I thought it sounded fun!! Wanna play?

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! (come on now, don't make fun, you will be surprised what I can do :)

My choice. For you.

This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year (hopefully sooner than later.)
4. You will have no clue what it is going to be.
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange. :)

The catch? Oh the catch is that you must re-post this on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me you did will win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me!

** Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

but mom...

in our home we have the rule that if the children throw major fits they loose a toy.
so this morning the blow up was something about cleaning her room. big sister threw herself on the floor thrashing around. kicking the closet door in obvious attempt to break something and as a result she lost her computer for the day. when i told her this she said
"but mom this is the year of giving"
so clever and yet she still doesn't get the computer back

Sunday, February 1, 2009

it's feburary

"mom i know it's February and valentines is in two weeks"
"how do you know that"
"my daddy told me"
"well i'm glad he knows when valentines day is"