Rain or Shine

I’ve noticed that most of my followers along with myself, rather spend their weekends with family and friends so I figured I’d go ahead and update our Friday activities on Monday so that way we could spend some quality time with the family. That’s probably what I’ll make a habit of. Mondays are typically library, gym, grocery shopping and planning day for us so there won’t ever be much to update. For those who have been keeping track, last Friday was our second “B” day and we started the day with some Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes, inspired by Cracker Barrel’s Seasonal Multigrain n’ Berries Pancake. Not only is it super delicious, but it also makes for a nutrient packed breakfast and frozen blueberries are available year-round as a super brain food. If your child isn’t into oatmeal, this is a great way to sneak it in there without them even knowing about it, because although my kids enjoy it, I don’t like the taste of it and I couldn’t identify it at all. For busy parents, this is an easy breakfast because you can make a large portion and refrigerate the batter to use again or you can make a lot of bite sized pancakes and pack them in ziplock, freeze, and just have them ready to go when you need them. If you’d like the recipe, you could find it here.

For our reading portion we read Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. which was a fun read and an oldie for my son, but a really good one to work with for my daughter because she still gets some of her colors confused. Afterwards we worked on our worksheets and our letter book so we got our writing, reading, and creative drawing and word association taken cared of. We also worked on our second ABC scripture from 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Be kind to one another and build each other up.” These bible scriptures have been a true blessing, not only was I wowed and surprised that both kids had remembered by memory the first scripture, but this second one was very applicable throughout some issues that came up during the weekend. God works in miraculous ways.

Luckily for us keeping the kids indoors on Friday to catch up on some work wasn’t too hard because the weather went bonkers on us, one minute it was high 90’s and then the sky turned and it was hailing ice-balls. It made for some great questions from my oldest, whereas my youngest thought that the sound of thunder and lightning was the perfect moment to nap. However, keeping the kids indoors to do some work can sometimes be a bit of a challenge if you live in a neighborhood such as we do where there are a lot of same aged neighborhood kids that keep ringing the doorbell. We love having so many little friends, but it’s really hard to stay focused when all they want to do is run outside and play, so we finally printed and laminated these out (see picture below). How great are these? If you’d like to print your own, you could find them here.

We also worked on building bird houses that our nana and grandpa had brought tons of popsicle sticks for us to work on, but it’s still a work in progress so we will have to post the pictures of the finished product later next week.

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