a holiday dance party.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
in case you didn't get carolers this year...
trent singing his two favorite christmas songs.
1. "last christmas"
sweet. but go ahead and skip onto the second selection...
2. "ho ho ho"
ho ho ho. who is the ho?
did he really just say that?
merry christmas, love trent
trent told me he didn't like thanksgiving.
his reason. everyone eats turkey.
and he's allergic.
I was bound determined for him to get his fair share
of sugar and sweets this holiday.
we have mason jars filled with
christmas jelly bellys.
and our teeth are filled with christmas dots.
santa is dropping these cute jelly belly bottles in his stocking.
divvies has chocolate snowmen and trees.
our beloved babycakes cookbook has a recipe for hot chocolate. yum.
we even found rice milk egg nog.
and if you haven't had real milk in four years, you may like it.
and for our christmas eve peppermint sundaes.
needless to say...
he thinks its the most wonderful time of the year.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
break the rules wednesday.
here's how we are celebrating...
we ate our gingerbread house.
bought packaged cookie dough for our mom and tot cookie swap.
and are foregoing most of our advent ideas.
we had vegan chocolate muffins for lunch.
and took a trip to target to walk the christmas aisles.
and the best part...
all is still merry and bright.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
sunday morning we found ourselves
teaching bible hour and the story of Jesus' birth.
we needed an quick craft.
we cut the bottom off of a paper bag.
and then cut slits about an inch down.
folded the slits over and then made a paper baby wrapped in a blanket.
Jesus in the manger. voila.
would make a perfect weekday night craft.
Friday, December 10, 2010
after weeks of anticipation,
raising money, reading, talking, and dreaming about it,
the music continually playing in our room,
the day arrived
today our entire kindergarten class went on a field trip to
they loved the music, they loved the magic,
they giggled at seeing the boys in tights.
they sat on the edge of their seats,
and by the end some had even dozed off.
they had never been to anything like this.
and they were so joyful. grateful. and loving.
teaching these children is such a wonderful opportunity.
it is an amazing learning experience for us all.
I was so proud of them.
a big thank you to those who helped raise enough money for us to go.
just enough, might I add, for us to go, but a few dollars shy of me having to get slimed!
the best of both worlds!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
little miss 16 months old.
is in the 6% for weight.
and 95% for head size.
she is clearly a burket.
she loves to sleep.
and to dance.
she laughs when she eats sweet potatoes.
and throws random items in the garbage.
she will rip off all hair bows. socks. or shoes.
she adores any animal
cats. dogs. and chickens.
she pulls ornaments off the tree.
and screams a lot.
she may in fact be the worlds messiest baby.
she may even hit you.
but she lights up when she smiles.
and is happiest just sitting in your lap.
little miss 16 month old lila, I do love you so.
but you just may be on the naughty list.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
on top of our christmas cards and stockings we hung our advent calendar.
velum envelopes filled with little tags.
the envelope has the number,
and the tag has the activity.
that way when you have a day that involves:
four hours in the ER-five stitches-flat tire-set of new tires-parking ticket
and a yellow crayon left in the laundry-type-of-day.
you can easily swap the "make gingerbread house" tag,
for the "sing christmas songs" tag.
other tags included:
cards, crafts, camping under the christmas tree,
try a candy cane, try apple cider, try decorating vegan cookies,
letters to santa, see santa (someone's decoration will do), see christmas lights,
make, wrap, and deliver presents,
my personal favorite... make a snowman at the beach.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
after watching my students pour chocolate milk over their fruit loops,
I started the Great White Milk project
I challenged my class to choose white milk. plain white milk.
all of my students took the pledge and choose plain milk each day.
we took our pledge to the school,
asking classes, teachers, parents, and even the principal to take the pledge.
we then took our pledge further.
we sent letters. emails. lots of emails.
and I am so happy to share
this morning I received an email
from the head of food for Pinellas County Schools.
Effective Jan. 1, 2011
Pinellas County Schools will no longer offer
strawberry and vanilla flavored milks and
chocolate milk is being reformulated to contain less sugar
now that does a body good.