Marliebear finally got to use her birthday gingerbread cookie kit from Mama Burkett!
It was lots of yummy fun & have I mentioned how fantastic it is to have a new oven that works!!??
After a little controversy over the prized pink floral apron, everyone got a turn rolling and cutting out the gingerbread men!
Even big brother was game for some cookie dough time ~
UNTIL he realized I was taking pictures lol
THANKS for the pretty face Ayden!!
We LAUGHED so hard.
I insisted he give me ONE sweet faced one ~ and he did.
Even though we used the same cookie cutter, we saw that gingerbread men come in all sizes…
Fat guy was my favorite -
But I KNEW, that this night wasn’t going to be complete without giving the gingerbread man what every gingerbread man needs…
YES, not complete without one!
And every mama who works in the kitchen all day should have a moment of play -
A moment of bliss -
A moment of remembrance
She just HAD to happen!!
Oh and that’s right gingerbread men – YOU BETTER RUN!!!
Got construction paper, scissors and glue and a little bear who’s harassing you to making Valentine’s Day crafts?
Take a peek at my Love Day Pinterest Board for some QUICK ideas!!
Follow All Natural Me’s board l o v e – d a y – i n g on Pinterest.
The homeschool energy was super sweet today – I only needed to kindly threatened everybody a few times to watch the attitudes and then we all agreed it was best to get busy happily playing learning games, a little readin’ & writin”, math practice and the girls did this really cute friendly lion craft.
What a gem! The Scholastic book is called “Creating with Collage”.
The lions turned out really cute!
No craft is complete without a capture from brother, who really enjoys getting a rise from the girls! Their high pitch screams always stop him in his tracks though -
All friendly lions were returned safely.
Simple & fun
I’m so excited to have a copy of this book! It’s like Law of Attraction for Littles
It’s an interesting story about a young girl named Sara and a wise owl named Solomon who teaches her how to create the happy life she wants. Many many many lessons in this book for owl of us (snicker) and definitely the type of book you want to share with everyone!
While I was reading along, I took notes of vocabulary words and listed questions to stimulate discussion and/or writing.
Directions: Read the chapter, do the workpage – boom – done – lesson plan!
Download – Sara Book One Workpages
It was just a few weeks ago I remember rearranging the school room and here I am again, revamping.
I’m convinced, it’s a never ending job.
So today, I was on a mission to make the school room ready for the new school year which is just around the corner and, MOST importantly, just to clean that crazy mess up!
I added a second desk, rearranged a few corners of the room and took a lot of the toys upstairs to the girls room.
I found missing pieces to games, put beads and goggly eyes in the crafty suitcase and found new homes for old items making them seem new again.
Re-sparking interest IS the name of the game when schooling littles.
Dino girl made her entrance just in time for this tired mama to snap one more quick pic!
I’m super ready for bed but still need to switch the last load of laundry and print the kids a new toothbrushing chart to start on tomorrow.
I told them I would give them a prize for finishing their month long chart – I hate to say this, but… I’m thinking either chocolate or cookies to reward their dental data, lol
Or maybe, a movie? Yeah! Popcorn and flossing included
Hanging clothes on the line,
Learning our numbers six past nine,
Hang them neat with space in between,
Now we’ve counted to fifteen!
Inspiration and free printable can be found at: thepearlowl.com
Also called How to Make a Naked Egg which I *forgot* to mention to my children!
They have absolutely enjoyed observing their eggs and tomorrow, we finally get to play with these rubbery buggers.
A peek into the world of my little scientists…