Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Did you enjoy free ice cream yesterday?

Did you partake in a free ice cream cone from Ben and Jerry's yesterday?

We sure did!

 Gotta love freeeeeeee!

My husband had strawberry
My son had chocolate brownie
My daughter had chocolate peanut butter cup
and yes, I had a few bites of chocolate coffee -
even though it wasn't low carb. SHHHH!

Our local shop was taking a collection for our animal shelter - always a good cause!

They even had live music playing outside. How fun!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Direction for Big Brother, Little Sister

After thinking it over for quite a while, I've decided to take my kids' blog in a new direction to now include the whole family and every day household goings on.

I want to include everything from couponing and freebies to 'trash to treasures' that I've done to family time.

If you are reading this, I hope that you will stop by in the days to come to say "hi"! I welcome comments and suggestions on how to make this an all-around family blog.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Follow up on baby birds

Remember our precious baby birds that we've kept an eye on from the time they were just eggs?

**In case you've missed it, here's the story**

Look what's outside our window now!

These pictures were taken through our dining room window last week

This one was taken 3 days ago through the same window

As of today, the nest is empty. Our little ones have flown the coop.

We will miss them!

Hopefully one day they will build their nests in these bushes, too.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rewards for Good - Make that Great! - Grades

Big Brother cashed in today with some fun rewards for earning all A's .

Family Video will give each child a coupon for one free rental of a movie or video game for each "A" earned. 5 grades = 5 "A"s = 5 coupons!

He was so sweet to share his coupons with his sister. Little Sister has a awesome report card but since they don't get graded with letter grades, they wouldn't accept her report card. Big Brother to the rescue...he gave her 2 coupons and kept 3 for himself.

He rented a Wii game, MLB 2k9 and the movie Paranormal Hour. He is so into the paranormal stuff right now. He decided to keep his other coupon to use later on.

Little Sister rented a Nintendo DS game, Pampered Pets and the movie Tinkerbell.


Off we went to Krispy Kreme. They reward good grades with 1 glazed donut per "A". 5 glazed donuts for Big Brother! Again, he shared them with the family.

If you're aware of any other reward programs out there, we'd love for you to share them with us.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Look what we found!

Look at these precious baby birds!

Mom and Dad built their nest in a bush next to our side door. Both of them sit high above, either or the house or the wires, watching over the nest day and night.

They feed the babies May flies.

What a great science lesson. When we found the nest, it only had eggs in it. Now it holds 4 baby birds. Hopefully we'll see them fly off someday.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Our Many Colored Days

Little Sister's kindergarten class made a very special voice thread. Turn on your speakers and click on the "comments" button at the bottom of the player. If you roll your mouse over the left-hand side of the player, you will see a speaker, click on it if you can't hear it. Listen as they read about their colorful days! They did a fantastic job!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Frog & Toad - The play

Big Brother's 5th grade class put on the play Frog & Toad this week.

Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's nmusical, "A Year with Frog and Toad". Conceived by Mr. Lobel's daughter, Adrianne, "A Year with Frog and Toad" remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog, and the rather grumpy Toad, through 4 fun-filled seasons, learning life lessons along the way - including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

Big Brother played a squirrel.

At the end of the play with friends

The students worked very hard during and after school for 3 months to perfect their lines and parts. All of the hard work surely paid off!

The show was excellent!!
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