Thursday, August 28, 2008
Well I survived the first day of 1st grade. Yesterday my oldest son started school. There was a lot of excitement and nervousness in the air. We had been going to an alternative program at another school for Kindergarten but since there were going to be dismantling the program we decided to move him into our neighborhood elementary school for 1st grade. The best part about this new school is that we can walk or ride bikes! Drop off went well. JB came with me so we could all see him off together. He seemed to do fine until we got into his class line. All of a sudden I could see the look of fear on his face. I asked him if he was nervous and he gave me a quick nod of the head. I gave him one last hug, the bell rang, he went inside, and I cried. All in all he said he had a great day. When I asked him how recess went he said he had fun but that he didn't have anyone to play with. This broke my heart. All the kids already know each other because they went to Kindergarten together last year. So he is the new kid on the block. He had so many great friends at his last school I think it is hard for him to be on the outside now. So here we are on the second day. I am hoping he has better luck breaking into some friendship circles today.
We also had a preschool open house for Sal yesterday. That was quite exciting. I can't say that I was thrilled about the room. It was stark and cold but in their defense it is a brand new program at the school and this will be the first class so I know I need to give it some time. He starts up in a few weeks. He went zooming right off to play though. No shyness in that kid.
So all in all we survived the first day. Lots of paper work to fill out, new school handbooks to read and lots of prayers that everything goes well for him this year.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Introducing the Munchie Mug for infants and toddlers:
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the colorful cup and soft fabric while parents appreciate the
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- Spill-resistant snack cup for ages 10 months and up
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Monday, August 11, 2008
School will be starting soon. I am sure many of you remember a few
years ago when lead was found in many insulated lunch boxes and
bags sold all across America. Make sure your kids are safe this year
with my top picks for eco-friendly lunch boxes.
Crocodile Creek Green Lunchboxes - School
lunches can now be more fun than ever with this beautifully-designed,
high-quality lunch box. Lunch box is 10"w x 7.5"h x 3"d. We have given
special attention to make certain that the lunchboxes currently offered
by Crocodile Creek do conform to the current U.S. & European
Consumer Product Safety Standards as well as FDA recommendations. Our
lunchboxes are child safe, with lead-free linings and are Phthalate and
PVC free. Ages 3 and up. Handwash in warm water with mild soap and soft
cloth. No abrasives or heat.
Buy these on sale at KidSurplus
Laptop lunch Kit - Functional, reusable and fun, the Laptop Lunch Kit enables parents to
pack wholesome, low-waste meals for their kids using a very cool setup
that includes a thermal, zippered bag, a large snap-shut tray, five
FDA-approved microwave safe food containers, a sport bottle, and
stainless steel utensils. The Kit also includes an educational and
comprehensive "User's Guide," with healthy lunch recipes and tips for
reducing waste. Thoughtfully designed to cut down on the consumption of wasteful, single-use containers that inundate our school lunchrooms, the Laptop Lunch Kit promotes lunchtime nutrition
by offering parents a way to replace processed, prepackaged foods with
more nutritious alternatives. Kids love the colorful, puzzle piece
containers that fit snugly into the stylish thermal carrying case. And
like all of the products we offer, it provides a smart combination of
function, durability, style and value.
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Mimi the Sardine lunch bags - Mimi the Sardine backpacks are 100% lead-free and a safe, CEH
recommended alternative to vinyl lined bags. We love them because they
are stylish, functional, & made from eco-coated cotton that is soil
& water resistant. Plus they look great. Mimi the Sardine bags
feature fun, colorful Swedish prints that appeal to kids (and adults!)
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Sunday, August 10, 2008
My garden is bursting with flavor. I am growing corn for the first time, pumpkins, peppers (sweet and hot), beans, cucumbers, and lots and lots of tomatoes. I have been making home made pizza sauce, pasta sauce and salsa daily. I love summer.
Here are some pictures from my garden.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
|"A wide-ranging poetry collection covers sea, sun, sky, and earth illuminated by stunning illustrations."—Kirkus Review|
From the rainforests of Africa to the mountains of Japan, Judith Nicholls brings together a diverse collection of poems from many cultures that celebrate the beauty and fragility of our Earth. Beth Krommes's illustrations of colorful landscapes, animals and people beautifully complement each poem, creating an heirloom-quality gift book that will delight children of all ages.