Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Stomach Viruses and Spring Break

Yes, we took Spring Break...did you miss me?
It was not as fun as I had hoped, we have all been battling a stomach virus
which just won't die. Two days better...and wham! Back again.
The joy of Spring has been , well, maybe not dowsed, maybe just
not enjoyed as much as it could be. I have two napping little girls
here today. Napping. Princess feels "wonky", Peanut feels.."a widdle bit wonkys too".
No homeschool play date..the Easter Egg Hunt looks doubtful. Spring is here..
are we having fun yet???

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sugarloaf Craft Festival Giveaway Extension

I have received numerous complaints that it was too hard to find
where to leave my comments, so I am extending the Sugarloaf Craft Festival Ticket Giveaway
until Monday, March 8th 2010. Midnight.See more information here.
You do not need a blog to win, just leave a comment with your e-mail address
so I can e-mail you for your street address. It is that easy.What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Birthday Peanut

Peanut turns five today! 5 !!!
Hard to believe. This year has been epic for her..
she talks and sings..out loud. Those who know her
in real life will know what a HUGE difference this is.
She still carries Bob everywhere, and those two cute
little fingers still find their way into her mouth more often than not,
but you should see her rock out to "I Like to Move It" on Just Dance
for Wii..... and she counts..everything...all week we've been getting the countdown.
7 more days..6 more days....1-2-3-4-5..more days until I'm 5!!
or"hey, Miss Kate I got 1-2-3-4 cookies, P got..1-2-3cookies!" OOPS!!
My NLCP had a mid term this morning, so we relented when the girls did the
nightly "puppy dog faced" begging..."can we have a sleep over???"

They are still snuggled up with 48 pillows..36 books and Bob and their Nana quilts.
Peanut has use of one Nana made for Princess when she was a baby because it's small and so is she.Nobody is allowed to use the big "zoo quilt" with Princess's name on it. Ever, so she gave
Peanut one to use instead while she's here. The two of them have a wonderful way of working things out so they can both be happy. That is the joint goal. That they BOTH be happy.
Every day. It is a joy to be around the bond they have. Princess will boss her around (as big sisters will do from time to time), but she will NOT let anyone else boss her Peanut around.
They spend every moment they can together, exploring the back yard, playing school, singing dancing, tormenting..I mean taking care of the cats. They can spend hours snuggled up in one
warm spot with nothing but each other and a pile of books. First Princess reads all the books to Peanut, then they take turns making up their own versions of the books to tell each other.
Princess has taught Peanut how to draw birds, and climb mountains, put her coat on before her mittens,and Peanut has taught Princess that there is something..someone whose needs can be put ahead of her own...at least some of the time. My NLCP and I used to worry they would get tired of being together all the time, that the joy they took in seeing each other would turn into,
"not her again..." lol..but they just keep finding new ways to enjoy sharing their time together.
Maybe, that is because they really do "share an identity".
That is what they keep telling us. Now I must go get the pancake batter ready to go, so they can tell me they would rather have cereal when they get up.
Happy 5th Birthday Peanut !! We are so glad we get to share it with you!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

If you never
did ,you should.

These things
are fun, and fun is good.

Dr Seuss

We were planning on doing the Green Eggs and Ham thing

today, but Princess said..."why do we have to do what everybody else is doing today? This is my homeschool."

You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

Dr Seuss

And so we shall....Happy Birthday Dr Seuss !!

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My homeschool buddies and I are all posting pics of our "home schools" as part of our idea sharing.

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