Month: September 2010

Shiver me timbers – A Pirate Playdate

Ahoy me hearties! Are you ready for some booty grabbin’, mateys? Then set sail for some swashbucklin’ fun unless you be a scurvy dog! Today, sisters Jennika and Jillan, led us on a pirate adventure at Pfluger Park. It was easy to spot the kids and adults in our group because most of them were wearing pirate attire. We Read More

Sand volcanoes

Today, our playgroup built sand volcanoes. It was a lot of fun and very easy to do. First, you make a mound in the sand. Next, you get the bottom part of a plastic Easter egg and push it into the top of the mound. Ta-da, your very own sand volcano! To set it off, Jasmine spooned baking soda Read More

Our Volcano

As the kids in my mom group gets older and start MDO’s or preschool, our toddler meet-ups are now very few and far in between. We felt a little left out so three other moms and I started a group called the Too Cool for Preschool Group just so we could have a playdate each Read More

The Very Hungry Caterpillar flip book

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle has always been one of Sean’s favorite books. It’s a great educational book because it teaches days of the week, sequencing, numbers, nutrition, and life cycles. Well, it’s not that great when teaching about life cycles because in the book, the caterpillar makes a cocoon then turns into a Read More

Papaw’s magical pocket

When we visit Andy’s mom and stepdad (aka Mimi and Papaw) in Indiana, or when they come down to see us, every morning Papaw puts on his work shirt with a pocket in the front. And since Sean was under a year old, as soon as he wakes up, Papaw would be in his work shirt Read More

From Caterpillars to Butterflies

I ordered a butterfly hatching kit for the boys and since there were some other August birthdays last month, I order a few kits and gave them away as presents. The kit that I kept had five small caterpillars that are inside a clear plastic container. They have food on the bottom of the container and they Read More