Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Picking

Every year, since moving to this house 4 and 1/2 years ago, we go to Nick's Nursery to pick out our pumpkins to carve. This place is great for kids! They have all kinds of games and activities to entertain them all. Maverick, being almost 16, doesn't pick out pumpkins anymore so no fun for him :0) Dallas doesn't pick out pumpkins anymore either but he went just to get out of the house. I thought I would just share a few photos of our trip on Saturday ...

 Caleb  Ty  Dallas


Boys playing the giant connect four game :0)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A money container

Caleb brought home a letter from his teacher today asking parents to send in some specific amounts of change for their learning money. She has plastic coins in the classroom but, they do not look very realistic. I have seen them and I totally agree :0) Well...I couldn't just send a container with coins so this is what I did. It also needed to have the child's name on it.

Here is a shot of the top :0)


Friday, October 7, 2011

5 days in a row!!!

Yay!!!! I am so proud of Caleb. This whole week of school he got 5 happy faces. Way to go Caleb!!!!

This is a major accomplishment for him and I just hope next week goes as smooth :0)
Today I didn't even have to get out of the car :0)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Daily Happy Chart

My little guy Caleb has been having a tough time detaching from me. I think it's because he is the youngest and has gotten more time since the other boys have been in school a lot longer. Well, it has become an issue to get him to want to go to school. He has been crying and chasing after me when I walk away so really stressing both of us out. I have had a lot of advise and tips from several different people, all very good ideas! We came up with a Happy Chart. At first I just wrote the days of the school week and he would have to draw a happy or sad face when he came home to represent how he did that day. This was okay but, very boring looking. Here is the new one I made and he loves it!

Much cuter! The little heads are on magnets so he can just place them and use the chart over and over. We have put the sad faces on the side of the fridge so he can concentrate on the happy ones for now. Since Friday of last week he has gotten 3 happy faces in a row and earned himself a Frosty from Wendy's :0) The next goal is another 3 for the rest of the week and it's Slurpee time! I will slowly bump up the amount of days and ween him off to just get the happy faces everyday. Wish us luck!

Hope you are all having a great week!