Tuesday, June 30, 2015

RRR we almost to the end of the alphabet?

Almost!! Yesterday was "R" day and yesterday was busy. We are getting our shower remodeled so we had workers here hammering away. The kids were picked up by Granny to go to the movies and play at her house. It was great that the kids weren't in the way of the workers because you know they would be. Because that's what kids do. At least my kids. So thankful for my mother in law for taking the kids! She had wanted to take them to the movies on Sunday but I had asked her to take them on Monday when we had the remodeling going on. I was able to get a few things done around the house since I was stranded. So it was a win-win for everyone!!

I did snap these picture before they left. 

Going to be so glad to have a new shower. R is for Remodeling!

This was our BEFORE pic. Gross, huh?

I will be sure to post the AFTER pics. ;)

While the kids were gone, I made a Fishing Rod so Noah could Reel in some letters. Saw the idea on Pinterest and thought he would love it.

I modified the Pinterest version just a bit. Instead of using one paper towel roll and one toilet paper roll, I used 3 paper towel rolls.  I put 2 paper towel rolls together and cut a whole in one. Then I used another cut paper towel roll for the handle. The yard is for the fishing line.

I taped one end of the yarn to the inside of the long paper towel tube. (I learn later that this wouldn't hold, I should have taped it better.)

Now it's put together. The Pinterest one was painted but I didn't have time for that.

I cut the hold a little too big so it needed tape to secure the handle.

I first tried tying the "fishing line" to the jumbo magnet but it was too heavy. Hopefully this small round one will be strong enough to attract my Dollar spot letters.

MEANWHILE...we had 5 butterflies come out!! The kids got to see one hatch before they left with Granny but were so surprised to see them flying around when they got home. 

Myla wrote in the last page of her Butterfly Journal.

My precious!

Then we threw in a little math...She asked how many more butterflies were left in their chrysalis. So I wrote out the subtraction sentence.

Then she went to go count.

And Solve!
Last night we had one more come out before the kids went to bed so now we have 6! Hoping to see the other 4 come out today. ;)

Last night, the Rangers played! Noah ran up to see Prince Fielder. But, really, R is for Rangers!

Then we were ready to go fishing! They really got into it. I had them sit on the coffee table dock and put our blue-green blanket down for the water, of course.

Myla is telling Noah here that he is IN THE WATER!

But, he didn't care. He wanted to sit down a little closer. I probably made the fishing line too long. Ha!

The kids took turns. When Noah pulled out a letter he would tell me what it was. When Myla pulled out a letter she told me the sound and then a word that started with that sound.

Such concentration.

Great hand-eye coordination activity too!

The magnet wasn't super strong but it still worked if the kids lifted it up really slowly.

And Noah found the letter of the day.....R!

Noah didn't stick with us after this but Myla wanted to find all the other letters. 

So fun!

Meanwhile, Noah was back watching the Rangers. He watches so intensely.

Then he used the pillow as "home base" as Daddy fielded him some balls.

Nice throw, buddy!

I had a super huge Rangers jersey from a game I went to last season. It was so big on him!

My little Ranger Rookie!

Just ignore the helmet...wrong team!

I was able to doctor up the helmet with my Beautiful Mess app I have been using for these Letter of the Day pics. The only thing is it wouldn't let me make the "T" any smaller. Ha ha!

That wraps up R day! It seemed to be a letter he already knew so yea!!

We have the workers here again today to finish the tile but we plan to do a few "S" activities. We are making Sand Cake today!! We have made it twice before and it's SO good. What is Sand Cake, you ask?

Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Q Day came and went just as quickly as this summer is flying by!

Quick as in we also didn't do much with Q today except pose for pics.

We had a busy day today, cleaning out the garage, posting old clothes and toys to sell, etc. The kids were troopers as mommy and daddy were working. But I had time to snap some pics...

Noah came up to me while I was working to show me his picture. He said it was his "Q". 
Can you see it? ha ha 

So since he was showing the smallest amount of interest on his own, I thought I would take advantage....

I drew a Q, and he drew a Q.

So proud

Once again, I found a saved preschool craft...

Myla wanted to pose wrapped up in a quilt!

Then I was really racking my brain all day about what Q word we could do for his Letter of the Day pic.

So I decided he could be a "Quiet Quail Hunter"!! Ha ha!

Since he had no idea what a quail was, he watched a video of some California Quails.

Then we got him dressed in the best hunting attire we had available. 

Trying to find Quail...

He thinks he may see some...

But, you have to be VERY Quiet!!

SHHHH! Quail has been spotted!

 And this one made the cut!

So, not the best letter activities today, oh, who am I kidding? We did not do any activities today. And as of now, I don't have any R ideas yet. Could dress him up in my huge Rangers jersey. Ha! 

We might wait and do "R" on Monday. Do you have any ideas for me?!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Playing Catch Up!

It's been a busy couple of days so just playing catch up with the first part of this post, and then we move on to "P"!!

If you read my last post, I was thrilled that we could take a break for a little bit since Noah already knew M, N, and O. Here are a few pics..
After all of the intense competition with the "L is for Lewisville" and "M is for Marcus" pics, it was good to have a patriotic one for us all!! :) {the Marcus pic got more likes, by the way...just saying!}

I dug his Preschool letter craft out of his stash of things I saved to "review". 

Funny that I saved it but it came in handy today. He remembered it was a nest!

Then I also found his O he made at school!

And his O pic...no costume required.

He was actually mad at me here so it captured his O word perfectly!

Yesterday was really "P" Day but we also continued it today.  Coincidently, we went to the Perot museum yesterday!! So here is a super brief recap...let's see if I can caption every pic with a "P".

On the way, Myla brought a few books to read in the car. So Proud of her reading!

P is for PEROT Museum!

P is for Poppa!

My Pretty girl

P is for Posing...

Putting away Produce at the Children's Museum

Paying for Produce

Playing in the water

Putting on some Protective Gear

Posing for more pics...

Patiently waiting on the elevator

Peering out the window...

Precious boy in a Polo shirt

Prehistoric Paw Print (ha ha) {Read this aloud to Myla and she said, "mom, it's NOT a paw print but it IS prehistoric.}

Pretending to sleep

Pretty girl on the phone

Poppa Playing

Putting down some beats in his recording studio

Playing the drums

Playing together

Playing with Daddy

Peeking out of a tunnel...

No P connection here... just a pic

 He can be such a pill. 

We are so Positively blessed to have such an awesome Granny and Poppa!

"Pretending" to read on the way home

Ok, well that summed up our Perfectly awesome trip to the Perot! (you can stop rolling your eyes now...I'm all done with the lame captions.)

In other news, today we moved our caterpillars to their Butterfly Habitat! Again, not P related but worth mentioning!

We did have to PIN them to the top of the net. (sorry, just couldn't help myself)

Noah thought it was pretty neat. (OMG...I can't stop)

Here's a video...
Myla Predicting what will happen to her Painted Lady Butterflies!

Later, the kids made up a Passing Game. They passed the ball back and forth and made up rules. 

Cheap entertainment...gotta love it. 

We went to Chicken Express to pick up dinner and I had to capture this sweet video....

P is for POWER of our God!!

This evening, I found his letter P from Preschool....

It was as if he had seen if for the first time!

P is for Puzzle pieces!

Then of course, we had to do some Puzzles...

This one was just matching letters to pictures. 

She found more matches than me. 

Got them all!

Then I also had the puzzle letters...

Noah found the P...

We discovered that there were missing letters and some were duplicates!

Myla's job was to figure out which ones were missing. 

Then I had the idea to use the letters we did have to spell some of her word wall words....

And lastly....Noah's Letter of the Day pic. 
I actually took this over a month ago when he got this Pirate costume for his birthday!

Until next time!!