Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pinterest Homeschool Activities

About a month ago I decided that I wanted to keep Noah and Ryla at home for preschool this year.  I found a curriculum I really like online and just needed to come up with some good fine motor activites to go along with it.  I have come up with several and have bought and made things for three of them.  I tried them out on the kiddos the other night and they were a big hit.  All three enjoyed the pom poms the most.  I gave them tweezer or chopsticks to move the pom poms into the tray.  Later I will put numbers at the bottom of them to help with number recognition and order.

This one was fun to make.  Went to Walmart and got paint swatches.  Two of each.  Cut one up and clued it to clothespins.  Helps with matching the colors and coordination.

This was their least favorite but they still liked it.  Later I want to use it to teach them about patterns.

Take me out to the Ball Game

We had the opportunity to go a Round Rock Express game.  They are the AAA team for the Rangers.  A friend of mine called and asked if we wanted to share the box seats they had.  What a fun night for my kiddos.  The box was extra nice because it served as a large playpen for my Noah.  Two other families were there and my kids really enjoyed it.  Only Aidan watched the game but all loved seeing their friends.   


Father's Day

This picture needs no explanation.  Happy Father's Day to the best Daddy I could have ever hoped for.


Swim Lessons

The last two weeks have been filled with swim lesson after swim lesson.  We did a two week course Monday thru Thursday for the older two.  They did a great job.  Ryla's lessons mainly consisted of feeling comfortable in the water, blowing bubbles, and doing learning to kick and do strokes, and finally floating.  Out of 12 areas she completed 10 of them.  I was so proud of her.  
Aidan did all of the same things at level 3 but without any floaties.  He got 12 out of 12.  At the end of the lessons, I couldn't keep them out of the water.  Ryla LOVES to swim underwater and I got tons of compliments on how well she does for her age.  Aidan enjoys diving for swim toys and swimming above water.  They were doing so well that I was able to sit on the edge of the pool while they played.

Noah wasn't in lessons, so I would alternate putting him in childcare and the pool.  He usually preferred the childcare, or as he calls it "class."  Mainly because this is how he "swims" at the pool.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

My trip to Spokane

I was blessed to travel back to Spokane over Memorial weekend.  I had a great time catching up with my friends.  I stayed at my friend Amanda's house and her precious family.   We had a wonderful girls night!  I got to see the family I nannied for and couldn't believe how big Jack and Holly have gotten.  Finally I got to attend Julia's wedding!  I can't believe she was once the teen who babysat for us.  She was gorgeous!!  A great trip overall!!!!!