Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fun things that we love.

Something my mom always read to me. Amelia Bedelia. K- just loves the stories. Since we are doing the 100 Book Challenge for school, Amelia Bedelia will be a big part of that. Mr. Mouth. A childhood favorite of Hubs. A thrift find of 90 cents. The Tomy Game of Snafu. Hubs found it and was very impressed. He had one as a kid. Yet another 90 cent find. School House Rocks. We love them all, but right now our favorite is:

We don't care that Pluto has been demoted. The song is kind of catchy. I bet that you'll be singing it in your head later on. Don't worry. You can thank us later. :)

Of course, we have many other favorites, but these are high on our list right now. I just felt the need to share. (Interplanet Janet, she's a galaxy girl, A solar system Ms. from a future world, She travels like a rocket with her comet team, And there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen, No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen.)

An odd thing, but worth the mention:
K-'s school does a Garden Fair. Apparently, on Friday I must send her with something that she helped grow in the garden. (Boy, we'd be out of luck if we didn't garden!) It reminds me of my days in 4-H. So, I have my tomatoes that we have growing near the steps. I'll let her pick one, we'll plunk it on a plate and schlep it to school. You'd better bet that on the entry slip I will be adding "Heirloom, Non-GMO, Organically Grown Arkansas Traveler Pink Tomato" to the generic description of "tomato." I mean, how can I expect a Kindergartner to remember such detail? :)!!!

Smiles in my day:
- Hubs spent all day removing the fence post and moving 2 tons of gravel in preparation for the shed tomorrow (eeek!) in the EARLY AM. Yes, I will take pictures. Right now Hubs tells me that I'm worse than a Japanese tourist with my camera, so I thought if I took pictures of him I was liable to be shooed out of the backyard with the shovel.
- Though K-'s walk to school was a bit rough this AM, she admitted later that her reason for the goesies-backseies was that she wanted to trade her yellow object for class homework today for another yellow object. Now instead of using her words, she was doing the drop and flop. We've discussed using our words, and PRAISE JESUS we've had the best bedtime tonight in about a week. Let's hope that will translate over to tomorrow's readying for school and walking.
- K-'s first papers came home from school. Though her first paper wasn't done correctly, she got the hang of it and the second day she did as she was supposed to. She learned to pay close attention to the details of what she is doing. I praised her for doing so well on the second run around, though the first paper wasn't too bad.
- Hubs is treating himself to a fishing day on Friday. He's been on vacation all week and has hardly had a vacation. Boyfriend needs some down time.

Unless it falls off the truck on the way, and with our luck this is a distinct possibility, we'll have shed pictures tomorrow. I know, I know. Y'all are on the edge of your seats for this one. As a bonus, I should add the pictures of our new patio space that I promised you about a month ago. Oh, such posting plans. Such plans!

Have a great day!


Rach said...

I LOVED all the games you posted, and how exciting to find them so inexpensively. :o)

And, may I just tell you what HUGE fans we are of School House Rock? I use it in class all the time! The kids love it and remember the info more than you might think. "Conjunction junction, what's your function?" Hee hee!

I was out late at the in-laws last night, hence no post. Poor Lil. She went to the pool in the afternoon and had no nap so by the time we got home, she was beyond DONE. :o( Finish that with no bedding on her bed because of a nighttime accident and well, you had one miserable little Bit. So, I was happy to read at least *someone* had a good bedtime last night. ;o)

Bailey's Leaf said...

You know, K- didn't sleep well the night before because she -- for the first time in years -- had an accident. She was so worried that she would have another.

The shed is here! The shed is here!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Glad the shed is there. Good luck with that!
Those are cool things that you've shared. We love schoolhouse rock:)

Glad Miss K is getting the hang of school. I think the Little Man is. He's been very stressed about the whole thing.

Our peanut challenge is today. Say a prayer please :)