Friday, October 7, 2011

Fingerpaint fun!

Yellow and red make.......ORANGE!

Tried to cover the Littles so their clothes stayed clean but Piper's are now in the washing machine! She even thought it looked tasty and gave the homemade fingerpaint a try!

Addie and Scarlett knew just what they wanted to do.

Chloe still trying to figure out if "Julia" is crazy! Nico got right down to business! He also decorated the back of his chair, the seat, the counter behind and just a little bit of Chloe!

Took Liam a little time to warm up to the idea but once he got going he had fun!

Friday, September 23, 2011

A hello! Happy Friday! Sticks and Stones!

A few pictures of our newest Chloe!

If only you could have seen all the other children making faces to try to get smiles!

Addie doing what she loves...she would be a wonderful teacher...or President:-)

Some of our "wonders" that we collected on our nature walk today. Fall is definitely in the air but we are sure enjoying the last few warm days!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pictures of our activities....

J and A making their yarn apples. Messy work with watered down glue! Remind me to not put so much water with the glue as they took forever to dry!

Absolutely worth the time it took them to dry...they look so pretty in the window!

Some of the children's red activities. I love the apples made with clear plastic lids and tissue paper -- so pretty when the sun is shining!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ikea salad spinner!

Best thing ever for the housekeeping center - Ikea salad spinner for $2.99! Thank you Maryanne for purchasing a second one for us! You would think after 28ish years of child care I would never purchase just one of anything! :-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Terrific Tuesday!

A few pictures from this morning. The children made "bottle collages" from strips of paper, red, white, some yarn and crimped paper. It took some fine finger work to get strips of paper in the small opening of the bottle.

Liam working on his collage.

Our bottles look wonderful hanging in the window. The children were thinking that a few with colored water should join them -- love it when they decide what should happen next:-)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Yarn Board

Addie working on her red yarn board.

Piece of cardboard I covered in clear contact paper, red yarn already cut. We will do a variation of this all year with different colors, having the children cut the yarn, etc. Addie placed her yarn in straight lines after experimenting a bit with different ways first.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Some fun pictures from our first week of September!

Our end of summer bbq! The children had so much fun running through the "mister thingy" -- thank you Den for making it available!

Scarlett working with the 100 apples tray...that is a lot of apples but she stuck with it and did them all!!!!
Nico thought this was pretty fun.....evident by the huge smile!

Addie rolling her apple in red paint...kind of like bowling:-)

Apple Activity Trays

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jump Frog Jump!

Addie and Scarlett working together on word cards for Jump Frog Jump. I love listening to them, helping each other, talking about the letters and what they look like.....did you know an "M" looks like a comb? LOL!!! So cute!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happenings this week....

Liam painting his Shamrock
Nico calling for a pizza:-)
Ali making her pot of gold and Jocey searching for those hidden shamrocks.
Grady painting his shamrock using yellow and blue paint:-)
This one just makes me laugh....Liam copying Ali!
Addie showing how yellow and blue make green -- look at that cute smile:-)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just a quick reminder that the Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow! Thank you!

And a few pictures from Valentines Day.....

Our "heart" lunch!

Wow! What fun the children had passing out their treats to their friends! It was heartwarming to see how much they enjoyed "giving" as well as "receiving."

Friday, February 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Liam!

Wishing Liam a very Happy Birthday!

And thank you for the yummy cupcakes!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Jocey entertaining Grady....

Really just trying out the video part of my camera....

"Brushing Our Teeth"

Addie and Ali showing their real "pearly whites"

Scarlett and Grady making sure their teeth are clean!

Grady's Sparkling Clean Tooth!

Liam showing us how to "brush" our teeth with paint and toothbrush!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Scholastic book orders due today....

Please let me know if you are wanting to order books from Scholastic as I plan to place the order this evening. Scholastic is a great way to add books to your child's library -- many are under $3.00 and when you purchase books our child care library benefits from free books as well.

A few pictures from last week..

The Littles!

Being silly...

He's so proud....there is no stopping him now that he has figured out how to climb up on the sofa. He will learn the words "sit down" this week! :-)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wet Wednesday!

I don't know what happened to our "ice storm" but it's sure wet outside! We had to make do with our paper snowmen today.

Grady working on his snowman.

Happy faces!


Liam wasn't too sure about the sticky glue:-)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Lights! Camera! Action!

Well the good news is that my wonderful daughter and her family gave me my very own camera for Christmas! The bad news.....I don't really know how to work it!'s pretty much point and shoot -- here are a few pictures of our Monday so far....

Ali and Addison coloring.
Grady making lots and lots of circles!
A big welcome to Liam and big sis, Scarlett! This is Liam's first day and he's doing great!