We didn’t do a whole lot for the letter U, but we did read one of my favorite fall books, The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz. The ugly pumpkin is so sad because nobody will pick him from the pumpkin patch. Everyone favors the perfectly round pumpkins, and not even hitch-hiking or begging will work.… Continue reading The Ugly Pumpkin and More Apples
S is for snakes! We just made S-shaped paper snakes, and then played the game Hiss! It’s a cute, simple game, but until the kids are old enough to accept defeat, you’d better alter the rules and make it cooperative. Please notice the mess in the background of these pictures. This is real life, people! Since… Continue reading The Letter S – Snakes, Squirrels and Seasons
I hurt my back over the weekend and I’m in pretty bad shape. It’s really painful to do much of anything, so while I had big plans for cleaning/organizing the entire house this week, I’m doing more low-key things instead. What better time to catch up a little on the blog? I’ll start with our… Continue reading R is for Rest and Recap
The big(ger) kids are back in school and I have time with just my littles again! It is so much fun to focus on preschool-type stuff for part of the day. We picked our letter of the week back up where we left off with the letter Q. Tuesday was the first day of school, so after… Continue reading Q is for Quack, Queen & NyQuil
I think every mom knows at least one (or 25) other mom/s that she admires and would like to be like. I certainly have my fair share of mothers I look up to, but a surprising amount of them are fictional. Here are the women (and some animals) I’d like to be like when I grow… Continue reading Great Moms in Children’s Literature
If you live in Weber County, Utah and you are ever frustrated at the lack of availability of holiday/seasonally-appropriate books at the library, I apologize. It’s my fault. Hopefully you can content yourself with contrived little “‘Twas the Night Before _____” picture books with no plot, because the good books are all at my house. If… Continue reading A Plethora of St. Patrick’s Day Books
One of my favorite Valentine’s Day books was already checked out of the library this year, but I got it after the fact anyway. I decided to read it last week in the name of “O is for Optimism.” Yeah, it’s a stretch, but oh well. Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli is… Continue reading Letter O Books
Last Monday Ben started us off on the letter O with a big Ouch! He was sitting against a wall under a heavy wooden picture frame. Meanwhile, his brothers were kicking the same wall. When the frame came down, he got a pretty big gash on his head and ended up with three staples. Poor boy! He and Sam… Continue reading O is for Ouch, Octopus, and Owoooooo!
My boy Miles is amazing. I’ve been telling him this since he was a baby. What I always wanted to say was “You’re crazy!” but I thought “You’re amazing!” sounded more positive. Miles is always on the lookout for something exciting to do or yummy to eat. He can get the things he wants even when they’re on top… Continue reading No, David!
One of the most amazing things about life is how we all make each other who we are. I’m not sure if my grammar was correct there, but the fact that I’m even concerned about my grammar is because of my mom. She’s somewhat of a stickler and even though we give her a hard time… Continue reading Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon