Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gak Time

 We are in love with, head over heels, totally addicted to, and completely absorbed by slim!!
Have your pinned it? Have you actually made it? Did you know that it is Awesome?
 Did you know that it takes seconds to make? Did you know you can keep it for a few days?
Making it is actually a science experiment all on it's own.
 We have been using it for a few months now and each time we make it we make more and more because we keep finding new ways to use it. Cutting it is oh so fun.
 Trying to scoop it has become a new challenge.
 Seeing how far we can stretch it is silly.

Trying to press it is tricky!!

Overall it's just FUN! Again and Again and Again
We use Steve Spanglers Gak Recipe

Monday, September 3, 2012

Today is your day

When I was in high school and it came the time to pick what you wanted to be in life, I remember sitting in the guidance counselors office smiling saying politely that I just wanted to be a Mom. My counselor was a women, she laughed pulled out a book of collage courses and said "general business is probably best for you dear" Well I didn't do that, I did what my heart wanted and even though becoming a mom was a challenge for me, when it happened it was the BIGGEST blessing! and so my full time job began. Who knew it would lead to this.
 I have this little man to thank.

  As much as I can't believe it four years have already passed and he is starting school this week. Part of me can belive it, we have done so much together in this time. I have been so lucky to spend so many days with my boys. I never missed a moment and I am so thankful for that.
 I love all the memories I made with my Maximus and I am so excited to see what kind of memories he will make at school. Even though I am not ready I know he is.

So as your Mom and your guidance counslor I say in the words of the great Dr Seuss
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
 And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!"
I love you Buddy

Let them lead

Kids: Can we get out the Tunnel today. Me: Ok lets see what you can come up with.
Kids: The little kids are moving the tunnel all over so can we please put the table on top of the tunnel because it's still high enough for us to crawl through. Me:YES

Kids: If we pushed the toy shelves together we could make stairs and make a obstacle course? Me: Sure, show me.
Kids: We need the nap time mat's in between the tunnel and stairs so we don't crawl out on bonk our heads. Me: Good thinking.

My Kid: Mom I could jump from here Me: NOPE!

Kids:We could turn the space were the toys were into house for each of us and write our addresses down. Me: Go for it.
Kids: We added blankets and pillows so we can rest because we are exhausted after so much work.... we mean fun!
Me: Good work..... I mean fun!