Saturday, August 10, 2013

Maternity Pictures

2 Year Old School

In May our theme for 2 year old school was pizza.

We practiced puzzles/fractions with different size pizzas and pizza slices.

We had a pizza taste test.

Our second theme for May was plants.

We rolled the dice and counted out that many sunflower seeds (then we got to eat them!).

We painted coffee filters to make a plant parts diagram.

April camera pics

I haven't done a good job keeping up with the blog or taking pictures of things we've done so we'll have to settle for quick updates of each month with the few pictures I have on my phone.
I sprained my ankle in April so James and I spent some time on the couch watching tv.

We got to know our new little baby a little better and realized why I was so sore.  In this picture he has his foot up scratching his head!

James reading to his friend Skylin

Daddy had a work trip and flew on a plane.  We took pictures of our adventures while Daddy was gone.

2 Year Old School

Here are some pictures from the rest of our baking theme for 2 year old school.

examining different grains

science experiment looking at the effects of yeast

ready for baking

making soft pretzel balls

making muffins

muffin taste test

 play doh cakes

literary activities

Monday, April 8, 2013

Field Trip-Bakery

The first few weeks of April we are talking about baking (bread, muffins, cake, pizza) so we went on a field trip to Maxie B's, a local bakery, today.  The boys made baker's hats to wear for the occasion and we looked at all the different things they make there.  My plan was to talk more about what they do in a bakery but it was hard to keep their attention when there was a big bucket truck right outside putting up a new sign and a construction site across the street!  Oh well!  We did get some yummy baked goods to taste what they make.  The boys chose a chocolate cupcake with icing and a flower on top.  I thought it was kind of a funny girly looking choice but they are really too young to get that yet so no big deal.

As we were pulling out of the parking lot we were talking about the colors of the things we ate. 
Me: What color was your cupcake?
Boys: brown
M: Yes, it was chocolate.  What color was the icing?
B: green
M: And what color was the flower?
B: John Deere
Haha!  Now I understand it was a very manly choice.  The icing was green and the flower was yellow. Apparently they chose it because it looked like John Deere!

Train up a child...

Last night as I was putting away groceries I hear "Stacey, come out here.  We need a picture of this!"  Apparently the indoctrination of charcoal grilling is being passed on to the next generation and it most definitely needs to be recorded.

Thursday, April 4, 2013


This winter we have all struggled with sickness more than we have in any other year.  I'm hoping next year will be better since we will have a baby in the house too.  James just recently got over the worst sickness he's had in his life.  Whenever he gets a cold he normally wakes up with a croupy cough during the first night of it.  This time his cough was much harder to calm him down from.  We made it through the first night and I thought that would be the worst of it but the next day I could tell his breathing was still struggling and it seemed like the cold was bothering him more than normal.  That night at dinner we could hear every breath he took and he was getting really upset about not being able to breathe well which made his breathing worse.  We ended up calling the on-call nurse and eventually making a trip to the ER for a breathing treatment.  At this point he was battling a high fever too.  After our adventure to the ER he didn't seem that much better to me except that he wasn't freaking out about his breathing anymore.  Finally three days later the fever broke and he started feeling better.  Unfortunately all of this happened when our life was really busy and he wasn't getting enough rest so that didn't help the situation at all.  But the good news is we all lived through the whole ordeal!

Wearing a mask like pilots do to fly a plane.

He even figured out how to pick his nose through the mask.  Ugh!

After all the medicine he was wired until 1am but he finally fell asleep and we got him out of the hospital and home in bed with him barely waking up at all!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Beach 3-Egg Hunt

KK brought some eggs to the beach for James.  They were filled with goldfish, teddy grahams, and M&Ms.  We enlisted James' cousins to hide the eggs for him.  They did a great job hiding the eggs and James had so much fun finding them.

Beach 2-Wright Bothers Memorial and the dunes

We stopped at the Wright Brothers Memorial which doesn't have a lot of interest for a 2 year old but we  tried to make it as interesting as possible.

looking through the wind tunnel

crawling on the benches...because you can!

 James with the memorial in the background.

Running the first plane route with daddy to see if we can run it faster than the 12 seconds it took them to fly it.

Then we went to the dunes which was really exciting for James.  He loved looking at all the kites and was really sad we didn't have a kite he could fly.  He also loved rolling in the sand which I was really surprised by because our trip to the beach last year consisted of "all done" whenever we were on the sand.  At least we know he enjoys sand when he is fully clothed.