Great Cookies, Great Christmas, Great Gatsby

It has been a crazy holiday!  Today is the first day that I’ve had to sit down during nap time to do anything for myself.  So you’re getting a quick recap in pictures of what we’ve been doing for the past month. Unfortunately for us, the flu hit right at holiday time.  The boys had […]

Paper Bag Advent Calendar

I know, I know – I promised a lot more Thanksgiving posts, but the truth is, I was too busy getting ready for Thanksgiving to post about it.  I’ll try to do a better job next time. I will also try to be a better blogger during Christmas.  Who am I kidding?!  I’ve got 16 […]

Naughty or Nice

Warning!  This post is about Christmas, Santa, and that pesky Elf on the Shelf.  If you’ve still got Halloween decorations up, you may want to move along and hold on for a few more weeks until we can get Thanksgiving out of the way. So, along with the time-change this year, behavior problems seemed to […]

Workboxes Rolling Cart

We’ve been trying to get our playroom/home classroom organized.  One of the things that I really wanted to get to help the boys with making choices, and to keep myself organized, was this rolling cart.  I had read about Work Boxes from Confessions of a Homeschooler.  I knew we were not ready for that type […]

Pumpkin Patch Cheat

It feels like forever since I’ve posted.  It’s that time of year when the Kleenex are flying, and the Zyrtec is flowing. In my last post about Peanut Butter Pumpkins, I told you about ditching the pumpkin patch for a farmer’s market.  With all the colds going around, and the boys (i.e. Momma) not feeling […]

Peanut Butter Pumpkins

We’ve been getting ready for Fall in our house.  Today was our day to go to pick out pumpkins.  We had originally planned to visit a local Fall fun place called CornDawgs.  They have corn mazes, pumpkin patches, a petting zoo, a corn kernel pit, etc.  You know, the kind of place that gives your […]

Tower of Power

A few years ago, after nearly having heart attack #857 due to watching oldest Piggy almost flip out of a chair while standing at the island helping me cook, I decided to try to find something a little more child friendly. My original thought was to buy one of those old metal stools with the […]

Toddler and Family Rules

Hello again!  I hope you guys have had a great week.  We have had family in town and I’ve been a slacker!  Most of our family lives far away, so we stop what we are doing when they come for a visit.  My husband’s family is from Colorado which means a plane trip for them […]

Our Homeschool Classroom

It has taken us awhile to get our classroom sorted out, but I finally feel like it is somewhat presentable. I’m going to take you on a tour of our cute little “pretend school at home”, as Piggy One calls it. I suppose I don’t mind that he thinks we are “playing” school. I guess […]

Gratitude Frame

We have the best neighbors on the planet!  You know those annoying people that live next door and complain about everything?  Not us!  “Those neighbors” don’t live on either side of us.  We seriously lucked out!  My boys think our neighbors are their Aunt and Uncle. It doesn’t matter that they have different last names. […]