Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chore Charts

Wow, sorry, I didnt realize how small these would turn out! Unless you've gotten vision comparable to that of an eagle, you'll just have to use your imagination! =) I made these chore charts last week for all 4 girls and it has been going SO well. They have chores they need to do certain days of the week and this gives them a little accountability. Plus, giving them more, frees me up to do what *I* need to do. The girls have surprised me by really stepping up to the plate with this and not complaining and going so far as to help each other out. When Josh is ready for a chore chart, I have a feeling his will start out with 'chore 1: clean up your mess', 'chore 2: clean up what you broke', 'chore 2: wipe around the toilet' =)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Future chefs!

Last month my girls REALLY got into the 'Taste of Home' and 'Quick cooking' magazines that I had picked up for free at various yard sales. They were busy clipping and cutting, cutting and clipping, ooooing and ahhhing, hemming and hawing and trying to find tastier recipes than their sister.
They each now have a stack of recipes that look good to them and I told them that once a week, each girl and myself will go thru her stack and she can pick out a recipe for us to try as a family. Savannah is on deck first and has chosen a banana muffin recipe w/ chunks of chocolate pressed in the top. We plan to make them tomorrow or Wednesday . They look tasty AND I can make them dairy free so Jaidyn can eat them.
If they turn out nice, I'll post a picture. If not, then you'll just have to imagine how awful they looked =)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Horse lapbooks

The girls had a blast making these. Time cosuming for me since I had to to piece it all together. You can go to to find the items needed for free lapbooks. Lots of fun!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Here is Savannah learning to crochet from my mom. I am embarrassed to say that my mom taught me about 5 years ago (maybe 6 or 9) but I have completely forgotten how to do it. Savannah LOVES it. After my mom originally showed her, she was off and running. However, my mom apparently only showed her the 'basics' as Savannah ended up making a running 'crochet line' that had to be near 100 feet long, maybe longer.
I kid you not. She is now asking Grandma to show her how to make potholders, purses, cell phone holders.... She must be gearing up for her own business =)