Each week when the kids leave on Friday, I always hope that they come back on Monday healthy. We have been so plagued with coughs and colds this week. I have NEVER had anything like this before. NEVER. I keep being amazed that I’m not getting more bugs than I am. When a blog reader, Ila, said I live in a petri dish, she was SO right.
Last weekend was same…runny nosed, coughing kids left on Friday and prayed for a good Monday with healthy kiddos, then realized I had President’s Day off so prayed for healthy kids to return on Tuesday. It didn’t happen.
As of Thursday I three kids on antibiotics. The cough and colds have been terrible. The baby even got RSV. It just doesn’t end…and as proof of that, Friday morning one of the school aged kids started puking and Friday I sent another home complaining of a tummy ache…and one with an ear infection. UGH.
Even with the “yuck” we did a few fun things.
We made these trains one day. The 2-3 year olds are learning the letters in their names. The engine has the kids name on it and the box cars all have the letters of their name.
The trains are staying here and the kiddos are going to practice recognizing the letters in their name and putting them in order. The kids love doing this.
I know of a fer of you who read the blog are teachers, grandparents who provide childcare or are involved with kiddos in some way. It anyone want the programmable train print off to make this, drop me an email to email@example.com and I’ll send it your way. The request can only come to that email or I can’t get it to you.
Remember my little girl who wants me to make her a quilt? For a long time she was stuck on Zuckerwaite from Bonnie Hunter’s String Fling book. Well I almost had a little problem. She started paging through Bonnie’s newest book, Addicted to Scraps and found the quilt Twirl Around. Well…now she’s not sure which quilt I should make. At this point I have two of Zucherwaite cut out and partially sewn so I’m REALLY hoping she stick with Zuckerwaite. She’s observant enough to know if I “made the wrong one”.
She’s a real quilt lover.
Friday school was cancelled so Neighbor Girl was here all day. She love babies. She played with Carver for a long time. Here they are playing “So Big”. [Read more...]