Monday, September 6, 2010

First Day of School - 23months

While the big peeps are away....
Chickies will play!
We found rocks to write our names with.
We get excited when geese fly over us!
Attempting Tot School
Still have to get organized enough to plan some lessons for at least
a week or two in advance. For right now we are "winging" it!
Threading Beads
Peep5 is really into it and would ask for help with every bead.
Peep6 could pretty much thread the beads by himself. Needed some assistance.
We are focusing on colors, shapes and fine motor skills.
Anyone have good ideas of something longer and harder to thread
beads with for this age?
Peep4 was all about "Dressing Up"!
Didn't want to do any of the work, just show it off! haha
Snack time.
Teaching them to keep their snacks at the table is a lesson
I'm trying to teach them, since we'll be in some settings this Fall
where this is important.
I said,"Thank you, Mama." Thinking they'd repeat it and
Peep4 said "Thank you, Jesus!"...Even Better!
Peep1 - High School
Peep2 - Middle School
Peep3 - Elementary
I made these Banana Peanut Butter muffins for the first day of school.
But here's the catch. 
I knew I wouldn't have time in the early morning before Peep1 left to get them done, so I bought Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for the AM and had these muffins ready for them when they walked in the front door after school.
 Boy, they sure smelled good!

A Great First Week!


  1. Your muffins look so yummy! My 2 year old likes to thread beads onto pipe cleaners :)

  2. Awww, that is awesome! And I am soooo insanely jealous that your kids are in boots and jackets already. I love the pictures of all the kids at the door, those make a great timeline after a few years. My kids always liked threading colored uncooked noodles onto yarn and pipe cleaners. We would get all different kinds of noodles like macaroni, flower shapes, rotini, then they would have to focus on what shape they were threading and they liked to make patterns. I can smell those muffins from here!

  3. Threading the long hollow pasta, or buttons is a bit harder. You could also try making some lacing cards. :)

  4. Oh, delightful to 'meet' you! Tot School looks like fun - thank you for the introduction. I'm going to check it out. I have a 2 and 3 year old right now and that keeps me busy but triplets? Wow. What an incredible (and busy) blessing!

    We practice threading with pipe cleaners as well as laces through wooden patterns. Good luck!

  5. Thanks for all the helpful comments. I went to the dollar store yesterday and bought ourselves some pipe cleaners! I really appreciate it!

  6. How exciting!!! They are sooo stinkin cute! Glad to see you bloggin! I will be back to read more!