Random Tot School/Preschool

Amazing, December is here….and the Christmas hustle and bustle is well under way in our home! It is funny how once the craziness began I stopped blogging (again). I admire the people that blog daily because I surely don’t know how they do it! Someday?! The blogging may have halted for a bit but the fun and pictures surely have not. Mr. Smiles is blowing me away with his skills and abilities (3rd baby?) he plays pretend with his sisters, paints, colors, FINALLY sleeps through the night (18 months), enjoys play doh, and loves doing school with his Momma!

 K.Bear is learning to write/trace, her ABC’s, #’s, size, shapes, and colors. Her interest in workbooks and handwriting is quite impressive for a 3 year old (especially one whom can’t usually sit still for more than 5 seconds). It is a joy to work with her and watch her grow each day by leaps and bounds.


We are still working on eliminating the “paci” but I know the time will come. The truth is, I think it bothers others more than it bugs us 🙂 yes, she’s “3” but she was nearly potty trained at “1” stubborn = “ABSOLUTELY!” All will be done on her own time….I/we are still leaning that is just the way she rolls!! In the mean time practicing daily “patience” in dealing with the “struggles” of having such a very extreme (spirited) child can be draining. I rest assured knowing it is her way or the highway and no one will ever sway her mind differently. 

K.Bear’s other new love is “ABA” patterns!! (take note of the paci…haha)


Featuring My Little Boo!

I try very hard to “feature” one of the kids once in awhile and I’m sure it is past due for our little Boo!! She is our busy little bee, a lovable kid, with a comedian like personality. She is a tiny little peanut and full of spunk! She has been that way since birth. Undoubtedly that little personality she was born with will surely carry her onto many great things in her future.

 Boo has been busy learning her ABC, counting, shapes, and colors! She has taken a real liking to coloring lately. Amazingly enough my busy little bee sits quite still for “school”. I love watching her learn!

“Wee” have also taken a liking to music. This girl will sing her heart out…it brings tears to my eyes everyday! So sweet and innocent!

For St. Patrick’s day our sensory bin was filled with green and white flower petals, tissue paper, shamrocks, and other small manipulative type toys. Both girls have enjoyed “making cole slaw” with this bin.

 “Wee” have also been playing a lot with our “pom-pom magnets”
To make your own; you will need pom-poms in assorted colors, circle magnets, and hot glue! Voila!!
Simply hot glue the magnet on the bottom of the pom-pom and get ready for hours of enjoyment.
For fun Pom-pom printable sheets go HERE

Place your printable on a metal cookie sheet and let your little one enjoy placing the colored pom pom magnets on the circles. 

 The weather was nice (WAS, being the key word here for a bit!) it has since gone back to the 30’s (brrrr…) during the great “warm up” we played bubbles, chalk, and went on MANY walks! There is nothing like when the weather breaks and getting outside with my kids. I love it!

Boo’s favorite place in is the kitchen. She is destine to be a chef! She loves to cook and eat!! During the winter months Wednesday is her favorite day when Door to Door Organics comes to our home. She ALWAYS helps unload the farm food. During the summer she loves when we pick up our CSA box to see what we got from the farm. This little girl would be one hard worker if we did in fact live on a farm. Sorry Boo, the raspberries behind the garage will have to do for now :)!!!


And lastly, most days you can catch this little wiggle worm dancing to most any beat! She is a country girl at heart…but “turn it up” and “I like it loud” are her two favorite phrases!! God love that girl…you bring a smile to mommy’s face everyday! Yes, even when you are having a fit….you are still darn cute “My Little Boo”!! Mommy Loves You!!

Busy Boo!!

Boo is always busy…from the minute she gets up in the morning this little girl doesn’t stop!! I could literally take 100’s of pictures of her crazy, just having fun moments of life, but of coarse I have to just pick a few!! This week we finally had a taste of winter so we spent a lot of time at home doing projects, baking, doing school, and playing…..

We played in the snow!!

Boo painted with ice cube water colors made by mommy…I made fun shapes of ice and then we watched them melt. After they melted the girls enjoyed their new water colors.

Obviously, at 18 months old Boo has little interest in the actual letters on things but we did pull out the old name cards from when Pumpkin was in tot-school. We introduced “Bottle Cap Match Up”!! Boo was very happy to have ‘real’ school work like her big sissy. I have seen many posts on the bottle cap match up over the years: I just write letters on top of the cap with a permanent marker and store all the pieces in zip lock bags.

Yes, that is what it looks like my tiny Boo in her friend “Peach’s” jumperoo!! Isn’t that where all 18 mo olds like to hang out??!! Bounce away baby…get rid of some of that energy!!

I am still not quite daring enough to trust Boo with a “rice sensory box” so for the time being we will be using various things to introduce the concepts of transferring, pouring, and keeping things confined!!

This was my favorite part of the week …making yummy “snow ice cream” with the girls!! It tasted great and it was so much fun watching their faces as they dove into the bowl of snow 🙂

That about raps up our Tot School week…below are a few extra’s if you!!

Lindsay at “Bytes of Memory” has a great printable for “bottle cap match up”

Snow Ice Cream


  • 1 gallon snow
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk


  1. When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.