Saturday, November 1, 2008

Circus Week craft

I just had to share the cutest craft they did for Circus Week at Treyton's school. Isn't it adorable?

Circus Week

It was Circus Week at Treyton's school last week. They were to parade from the preschool to the main school (where I used to teach incidentally). Then they would put on a little entertainment for all the anxious parents. I chose the word anxious for a reason. For most of these kids, it was their first performance debut. For my guy, it was his second. He performed for my CBS group one time last year. Anyways, the mystery involved in what your child might do while up in front of a room full of parents is pretty scary.
While we were waiting, Galina had a meltdown. Since we had really good seats, I put her on the floor which ended the tears immediately. She took off.
Then she decided to show off her new walking skills for all the parents. I'm not sure everyone appreciated her pre-game entertainment, but I didn't know what else to do. Hey, you do what you have to do to maintain sanity as a parent. On a side note...this kid is born to perform! We often call her "Galina Ballerina". I think she may deliver.
As they paraded in, I caroused my girl kicking and screaming the whole time. Once they were all up front she stopped for about a minute. Oh my gosh, look at how cute they are! Treyton picked the pretty girl in his class to stand next to. Little pink poochie. The kid in the Tigger costume, Ryan, is the friend that he plays with a lot at school. Drew is the other who is R2D2 (next to the girl with yellow pants).
Treyton is taking it all in as he often does in a new situation.
Now he's rockin!
That little Raggedy Anne that's right in the middle of the crowd was sooo cute. My favorite costume of the group, I think.
Here they are leaving. Treyton is loving his place in line. He gets to hold hands with the pretty girl.
Here's his whole class and teacher. Treyton had to show off the muscles one last time.
After their show the class headed back to their rooms for a party. They played musical chairs and pin the nose on the clown. They had snacks and juice boxes too. I brought in a marble poke cake with pumpkins on top as their special snack.
When I picked him up later that morning, the kids could all be described by one word: tired! I loaded my two up and headed home only to discover this.
Somehow when I was carrying the leftover cake in one arm and Galina in the other, the two intersected. She hid it as I was getting her in the car. Sneaky little thing. Didn't I hear somewhere that girls were easier than boys? HA!

Friday, October 31, 2008

These are the days

A few weeks ago we had some really chilly weather. We decided to make the most of it by turning on the fireplace and reading some books. Daisy wanted to listen to our stories too. We just love reading in front of the fire!
Galina saw us and headed over. She never wants to miss out.
Thank you, Lord, for these heartwarming moments when all the work feels like nothing in comparison to the love and cherished moments between a mother and her children. These are the days I want to remember forever.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Number eggs

After wasting useless time dollin' up Daisy, I decided to get to something more productive. (Isn't she cute though?) Here's a fun way to practice number recognition. I wrote down numbers on pieces of notecards. Then I stuck the numbers into Easter eggs.After they were all shut I gave them to Treyton to open. He opened them and told me the numbers....of the ones he knew. I helped him with the unknowns and hopefully taught him a few. We played this simple game for quite a while. Until Daisy distracted us again. I wonder if I could get a tu-tu on her?
Oh happy day!

Trick or treat democrat style

I'm coming to take it away...haha...heehee..I'm coming to take it away!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumkin craft time

Here's a little craft I found that I decided to try with Treyton. I took a ball of newspaper and stuffed it into a lunch sack. Oh so serious. Then I let Treyton pain them orange. Still so serious.
Note to self....don't have kid paint in a white shirt again. I'll spare you the photos.
Then I packed the kids up and ran to Walmart to get some green pipe cleaners. Nice planning, I know.
Next we tied the pipe cleaners around the pumpkins for stems.
Treyton got really frustrated with this part so I ended up adding the flare.
Then I tied them all together adding a few loop-di-loos.
Tah-dah! Ready to hang and decorate our house.
Until Galina rips them down. :)