Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A new beginning..

I know its been forever since I updated this blog, but I am back. A lot has changed, my son in currently in kindergarten (Ahh...where did the time go?!) I am also in school, I just finished my first year of studying Early Childhood Education at my community college. I have one more year and I will be lead teacher certified to teach preschool! I love school and I think I have finally found my calling. I have decided to come back to the blogging community and share some of the things that I am doing in school and also still share all the fun that I having with my son. Please check back soon as I will be updating and sharing. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the last couple years.

We had a awesome vacation at Disney World.

Alex's 1st day of Kindergarten.

He's really likes math. 

Some other fun photos.

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patty's Day Fun

Here are a few things that we have been doing in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

I made Alex a green St. Patrick themed sensory bin.

I had everything on hand. A lot of it is left over from last years bin So what's inside?
Dried green split peas
Some snakes
Some craft foam rainbow colored strips
craft foam shamrocks
yellow jewels
some painted gold stones 
A green funky gift bow
Lacing beads and string
Green spoons
Green and yellow interlocking stars

I also made him some rainbow play dough. I used the recipe I found via Counting Coconuts' blog. It's so easy and turns out great every time!!I found these perfect containers at the Dollar Tree for storing the play dough, a package of 6 for $1!

We will be traveling on St. Patrick's day so I made Alex a early St. Patrick's themed lunch.
Its a PB&J sandwich cut into a circle for the leprechaun's face, the eyes are marshmallow and mini m&m's, the rosy cheeks are a freeze dried yogurt bites. His beard is cheddar cheese and his hat is a green apple. I also included a small amount of Lucky Charms cereal, 3 gold chocolate coins and a glass of green milk. I was inspired by Meet the Dubiens lunch although hers was healthier.

Alex made a some fun St. Patty's themed things at preschool too.  A silly shamrock guy.
And a shamrock crown.
Of course have been reading a few fun themed books too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday today I made Alex a Seuss themed lunch.
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The Lorax is a round piece of bread with shredded cheddar cheese, turkey eyes and some mini M&M's for pupils and a nose. Some rainbow Goldfish crackers for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Green Eggs and Ham was really just turkey with some green food coloring painted on it. Some apples slices from Ten Apples Up on Top

To drink I made some of Yink's Pink Ink, from Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet. It was milk with one drop of red food coloring.  

For dessert I made a marshmallow pop that I created from inspiration from here and here. I used a rolling pin to flatten one marshmallow for the bottom piece of the hat and then cut 3 marshmallows in half, 3 halfs I dunked in water and coated with red colored sugar. The other 3 halves I left plain, and I had one extra half. I arranged them all on a kabob stick to create The Cat in the Hat shape. Alex thought it was yummy!

Alex did some activities at preschool that were Dr. Seuss related and of course we read some Suess books.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Arrr... Matey

My baby boy officially turned four. We just had a small family party and took him to the Museum of Science, Boston (see previous post). It was a really nice weekend. He really wanted a pirate party so that is what I put together.

Pirate carrot cake cupcakes
So excited

He got a little help from Daddy to blow out his candles

Opening gifts

Mommy and her baby :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Trip to Boston Museum of Science

Warning this post is very pic heavy. In honor of Alex's 4th birthday we took him into Boston to the Museum of Science. We all had a lot of fun!
Climbing into a beehive

Checking out the bubbles in the Mathematics exhibit

Pretending to be a rabbit

Electricity in a plasma tube

"Cliff" 65 million year old Triceratops skeleton

Measuring his hand in a T-Rex foot print

Dad and Alex with a Triceratops model skeleton

Measuring the length of a dino

Close up view of frogs

Gecko exhibit

Giant grasshopper

Brushing some giant teeth
Giant Lite Brite

Lots of Alex's in the Optical Illusion exhibit

Robot Alex in the gift shop

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Birthday Sensory Bin

 In honor of Alex's 4th Birthday coming up this week, I whipped up a little birthday sensory bin. It is all from stuff I had around the house, but it is a great hit with him. He has been playing with it on and off all day.
So what's inside?
  • Some colored rice from a previous bin
  • Multi-colored pom poms
  • Birthday candles
  • four silicone cupcake liners 
  • Some marbles
  • Some alphabet blocks leftover from Alex's 2nd birthday cake
  • A few little spiky balls
  • Ice cream scoop 
  • A empty spice container
  • Kaleidoscope 
 Alex likes to make "cupcakes" for everyone in the house.