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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Family Calendar & Message Wall

Are you an organizer? I love EVERYTHING about organizing! I love baskets, little compartmentalized drawers, family planners, and labeling anything in my house that sits still. What I love the most are Calendars!  My favorite thing to do in December is to pick out the new calendar that goes on our refrigerator.  One calendar is […]

Art wall for Children

I promised in my last post that I would start showing you our home school classroom.  Well, I’ve been known to stretch the truth. Seriously, I promise it is under way.  I’ve moved most of the boys’ toys upstairs to the loft, and I’ve organized all of the learning toys and manipulatives onto the shelves. […]