Last Week of School: Day 4

Hi Everyone😊

Today Miss Chloe didn’t wake up until almost 11!! She woke up during the night from 2:30 am until 5:00am. She fell back to sleep, but I didn’t expect her to sleep that late. I did enjoy a morning of quiet. I drank my coffee and actually finished a library book I’ve had since before the quarantine.

Once up she ate, put on her clothes and we headed to my parents to play and do laundry. We played with bubbles, her frisbee, and practiced riding her bike. We also practiced kicking a ball. After she slowed down she read books on the porch swing.

Tomorrow is the last day of her public school year. We are expecting rain, so not sure what we will get into. She asked to make cookies, so we may do that. We have had a very calm, laid back week. How has your week been?

Hoping everyone is well😊

Last Week of School Day 3

Good Afternoon 😊

Today was cold and rainy. Chloe slept 11 hours last night😁 She woke up a little fussy,  but seemed happier after watching Sesame Street and Super Why on PBS Kids. I have an antenna in my window and we get all 4 KET channels. She has fallen in love with PBS Kids.

After watching Super Why she got dressed and we worked on math with our Add and Subtract flashcards. Then we played her new Toy Story 4 matching game. She wanted to play in her room a lot, which is always a good thing.

We visited her sister Mattie for awhile. She’s been off on vacation and goes back to work tomorrow. We squeezed in one more visit. Chloe had a great time watching 101 Dalmatians and eating pizza.

When we got home we read books together and she practiced her writing on her tablet app. Then she played in her room the rest of the afternoon.  So a laid back day all together.

I found out I have what is called Post Concussion syndrome. I’m having dizzy spells, headaches, numbness in my hands and a bit of ringing in my right ear. Dr said it takes 3 to 6 months to recover from a head blow as hard as mine. I still may need an MRI though. Will probably get one just to make sure there’s nothing else going on. My face has pretty much healed, except the break in my nose, but its improving.

I hope all of you are doing well and staying healthy.

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Last Week of School: Day 2

Good Afternoon 😊

Today Chloe and I walked on a different trail. We kept safe distance from everyone,  but we got to see so many different kinds of dogs. She was saying “That one black” and “That one big”!!

We also saw lots of people fishing. One man actually caught a fish right in front of us. Chloe didn’t know what to think.  He showed her the fish and she said “Back in the water”. Lol

We collected different leaves again. She threw yesterdays away. We took our time and made sure they were all different. We also got 2 rocks to paint  decorate and hide there. Here the kids paint and hide rocks for others to find. I thought Chloe would enjoy it.

We walked for over an hour and she only sat once, which is awesome! Then we came home and she wanted to play with her blocks, which is rare. Then we laid in bed and read books.

Hope everyone is well😊

Last Week of School: Day 1

Hi Everyone 😊

I wasn’t sure how the day was going to go. Chloe was awake from 1 to 5 am. She did go back to sleep and slept until 9, so that was good. She was still pretty sluggish when she got up and watched a few PBS kids shows before she wanted to get moving.

She played with her electronic learning toys for awhile and then told me “Get in the car”! So we met her older sister at The Nature Park and walked the trail. 

We stopped and looked at the signs along the trail. She also threw rocks in the creek. She wanted to get in the water, but her sister redirected her back to the trail.

We collected different kinds of leaves to make a nature collage with. We didn’t get to make it today, but will tomorrow. Chloe wanted to play when she got home and that always comes before crafts in my book.

We just finished reading books together and now its bath and movie night. Hoping she sleeps all night, so we can do more activities tomorrow.  

I hope all of you are well. Thanks for stopping by today😊

Happy Mother’s Day

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Wow it’s windy here 😲

I hope all of you Moms out there are having a good day.

Chloe and I are at parents enjoying this sunny, windy Mother’s Day. Chloe’s gift to me was a full nights sleep.  We both slept until 9:30! It was nice😊 I got a call from my older daughter Mattie wishing me a Happy Mothers Day earlier. 

What are you doing today?

Simple Saturday : Homemade Bread

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Good Morning 😊

During quarantine a lot of people have started making their own bread. I love homemade bread and enjoy making it. I thought I would share my recipe with you.

Homemade Bread

Ingredients 

3/4 cup warm water

1 packet of active dry yeast

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 Tbsp oil

3 cups all purpose flour

To Make:

Bowl: Add warm water and yeast. Stir until dissolved.

Add salt, sugar and milk. Stir until combined.

Mix in oil and 2 cups of the flour

Add last cup gradually until dough is no longer sticky.

Knead dough on floured surface for 10 minutes.

Put dough in buttered bowl. Roll around, covering the dough all over.

Cover and let dough rise 1 hour

Punch down the dough and knead on floured surface for 5 minutes.

Place in greased loaf pan. Shape the dough into a loaf. Cover and let rise 30 minutes.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes .

Enjoy😋

Thanks for stopping by. I hope everyone is staying healthy ❤

Sensory Bin Fine Motor & Learning

Hi Everyone 😊

Today Chloe finished up her week 7 NTI school packet and worked on the above Sensory Bins. She has always loved sensory bins. I have been using them with her since she was 2 years old!

The first bin is stringing colored noodles. I dyed the ziti noodles green for Spring and laid out some stringing laces for her. This is a great activity to help with hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. You can use 2 different colored noodles and have your child make a pattern or even just work on counting.

The 2nd bin is a letter search in beans and bells. I put the bells in there in December,  but she likes them, so I left them. She picks out a letter, tells me the sound and one word that begins with that letter. Then she places it in the puzzle.

The last bin is rainbow colored elbow noodles and a shapes with holes toy. Not sure what its called. She never played with this toy until I put the pieces on the bin. She loves this one and does it 2 to 3 times.

I hope to share other sensory bin learning activities soon.

I hope all of you are staying healthy😍

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