Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dino Lingo

After seeing this on another site, I checked out the videos on youtubes for samples of their DVDs.  These videos are adorable learning tools.  The main characters being dinosaurs are even better, Jack loves Dinos.
What do you think?? I would love to try some more of these DVDs.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pinterest inspired baby boardbook

So I saw this idea on Pinterest and a few days letter at Wendy's we got a book in our happy meal..let the games begin.

On photoshop I made a 4.25x4.25 template for the pictures to go in. Then with a text box I added the labels. I printed in white card stock. I put modge podge on each page of the book and back on printed picture, press and smoothed page. Lastly, once semi-dry I put modge podge on top of card stock photo and let dry.

End result: a cute book that shows our family.

Grad School...

is consuming my life.  I have 4 weeks left with a total of 7 classes.  I choose these 2 classes as electives, well I have had more work, papers and reports in just one of them then I did in my past 10 classes including my Thesis paper and research paper, its killing me.  I don't need these classes either, I chose them to fulfill the credits for the degree itself.  I am kicking myself for challenging myself.  I know in the end it will all work out, I will have the degree and 2 additional licenses in NYS.  I started in Sept 2010 and completed in 5 semesters.  Not bad for starting with a 4 month old and adding a second child during it also.
Now if only I could find a job, I have been applying, was offered 2 jobs since the summer but were an insult pay wise.  Looking into substituting after holidays, we'll see.  Fingers crossed for a full time, well paying gig.

Give me a few more weeks and blog will pick up again.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

Pictures, pictures and more pictures! I bought a TON of costumes after last Halloween 11 for the kids this year, each costume no more then $4. We did Trick or Treating (ToT) at Stew Leonard's on Thursday, Ragamuffin Parade and Tilly Foster's Farm in Brewster on Saturday, Pawling's town event Sunday and then ToT in Pawling on Halloween.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sandy Part 2

We wound up being without power from 6:30 Monday night until Thursday (today) around 11am.  We got home at noon, so not 100% sure when it came on.   The kids were very good throughout.  They were up at Tim's parents house at night for warmth while Tim and I dealt with the dog and generator at home.  Our generator is tiny, we had a lamp, fridge and at night TV hooked up to watch a movie. (both night Tim passed out before movie ended).  Tuesday while the kids were at in-laws we went out to cut down trees for people, he cut I hauled the branches. We make a good team.
Wednesday, I took the kids to the mall with my father and sister and ran errands.  The mall was chaos, we didn't last long. Trick or treating at night in Pawling was fun, Jack LOVES candy.  We took them back home and they went straight to bed.

PS. Jack has done AWESOME the first 2 nights of having his big boy bed.  Sleeps through the night and got up at or after 8:30am.  Go Jack!! Waiting for his Thomas sheets to arrive and then order his bed spread.

Today (Thursday) Jack had swimming, my little fishie is a jumping fool!We came home to power...woohoo!  Thankfully our families were all safe during the storm. Hope your's did too.