Lemons

Life has been kind of sour for us this year, but this post isn't about a metaphor. Aldi's had a 2 pound bag of lemons for only .99! I don't like lemons or lemonade or really anything that tastes like lemons. It's a side effect of having to use lemon scented cleaning products my whole…

Take Them Hiking

Despite being overweight, one of our favorite activities has always been hiking and that is an enjoyment that we have been able to share with our oldest children. It is not easy to go hiking with a baby, so it had been a few years since we had indulged ourselves in this free family activity. Three-year-olds,…

May Wrap Up

The end of May is here already!!! Can you believe it? A lot has gone on this month and I am so ready for summer! Here's my 5 most popular posts during the month of May: 5) From the Surviving Food Insecurity series: Grow Your Own. This series meant so much to me and I…

Hi-Yah!

I haven't forgotten about Auggie's travel through our library's 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten list. It has been a while since I've posted, but I knew that summer was coming and with summer comes the summer reading program and the summer lunch program. We are going to be spending a lot of time at…

Oh, Yeah

Some books need an extension activity, some are merely enhanced by one, and some just connect with the reader. Jazz  Baby by Lisa Wheeler just clicked with my Auggie. The rhythm of the rhyme makes it impossible to not 'sing' the words and when the reader is engaged, so is the listener. The story and illustrations…

The Silent Child

Three to five-year-olds are my favorite. I love this age group. They are developing their personalities. They are ... trying and when they are silent, oh boy. He has dumped dish soap all over my mattress. We buy the big jugs too. He has covered the dog with parmesan cheese. The dog didn't mind. She…

Silly Auggie

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them. We are continuing with our 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten project. The next book we explored is Silly Sally by Audrey Wood. Silly Sally is a fun ginger that walks to town backward and upside down. The character and…

A Day at the Beach

"Oh no, my snow! Where's my seashell?" March in Central Kentucky usually involves a snowstorm or two. Maybe even a few dustings. I don't know how Auggie put snow and seashell together, but it got him started on a "Let's go to the beach!" kick. I guess to a 3-year-old the disappearing of snow equals…

Alphabet Book

This post may contain affiliate links from which I will benefit if you purchase through them.  Supplies: Composition Notebook Mead Index Cards, Note Cards, Plain, 100 Count, 3" x 5" Invisible Matte Finish Acetate Tape Printer or Markers Pencil The first thing is to make the label for the cover of the notebook. I used…

Gardening Together

I grew up helping in the family garden. I love being outside, getting dirty, and working with my hands. So I feel like my kids should also help in the family garden. This goes back to teaching life skills. In case of a deep recession or, God forbid, another depression, our youth need to know…