Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Haircut for Locks of Love

April 13, 2010

Meara told us she wanted to cut her hair. So we told her she had to wait a month and see if she still wanted to do it. Considering she had barely any hair for the first 15months of her life we have only trimmed it in her six-years. It's been at least a month and she asked again if she could cut her hair and give it to a little girl who doesn't have any hair. How can a mother say no to that? With a tear in my eye we said, yes and that we were so proud of her! We found a Salon in town who offered to cut it for us for free. Thanks to Desiree at Gist Salon for cutting 13 inches off! Now, we are off to place it in an envelope and mail it to Locks of Love.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Galloping the Globe Passport

April 12, 2010

We have started using Galloping the Globe. So far we have found it to be very fun and exciting. I wanted Meara to be able to have a passport that we could stamp after we visit each country. I am a frugal mom so I decided to make one instead of spending money and want to share it with you here. We are going to use a stamp I found in the scrapbooking section that looks like the old library stamp from when I was a young child to stamp the dates.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Punctuation Posies


April 8, 2010

Meara is practicing with punctuation. We found this idea on The Mailbox Magazine website and thought it would be fun. We filled our flower pots with dried beans to help the sticks stand up easier.

Color one side of jumbo craft sticks green and attach a flower, we used foam stickers and cut only the size of the stick out of the sticker backing. On the other side write your sentences (exclamatory, question, and statement) leaving off the puctuation marks. Label your pots with punctuation marks, we used post it notes. Have your child read each sentence and place the flower in the correct flower pot.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010

The Winner is...

April 2, 1010

Thank you so much to ALL of you who entered, for all the wonderful blog love you left us and for our new followers! YEAH! So, without further delay the winner (picked by Meara) is...

The Frugal Homeschooling Mom. If you haven't seen her blog you should check it out. She has a lot of useful information including reviews, list of homeschool giveaways, coupon information, free stuff etc...