Notes from the bizzy front line of child rearing.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Man In Brown

I love getting packages! It feels like Christmas year round when my MIB (Man in Brown) a.k.a. the UPS Truck comes to my door and drops off packages. Being a Close To My Heart consultant this past year has increased my number of packages- fun! Of course I’ve been an and Ebay shopper over the years, but my CTMH goodies arrive regularly. This time I got packages from my two favorite stores, Lakeshore (fun scarves to dance around with in my preschool, and cool book boxes, or perhaps scrapbook paper holders- haven’t decided yet.) AND a CTMH box which had the brand new 2006 CTMH calendar kit. Only consultants can order these right now… the rest of you will have to wait to buy or earn one after Dec. 15th. I stayed up late on Nov. 14th, waited till 12:01 Utah time (here 11:01PM) and boom! I placed my order, and here 6 days later, my package has arrived. I wanted to be the first to see this company special. Pretty cute stuff. I am hoping to offer a 12×12 calendar workshop using this in some way. I love my scrapbook calendar from last year… I write down memories throughout the month about our family and the kid’s activities. Every month I have 2 completed layouts to put into my album, and I did all the work for it last January.

Back to the MIB, I am still working on my Christmas list shopping, so I am expecting more packages in the coming weeks. Bring ‘em on!



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Friday, November 18, 2005

It’s Friday!

How we love Fridays.  It used to be my favorite day of the week, with anticipation of the weekend when I was teaching full time.  Now, Fridays are a day that the kids look forward to.  Daddy brings home lollipops, and they LOVE that.  I have a busy weekend coming up, with a CTMH party and two clubs on Saturday and Sunday.  I’ve got to spend my day getting our projects ready, and also come up with a Sunday school plan for church. 

I was pleasantly surprised by Annalise this morning… she actually told me she had to go potty this morning, TWICE, which is big for her, and she went on the toilet both times and kept her Pull up dry.  Woohoo!  I was so excited.  She usually comes up with some excuse about why she can’t- usually, it is “I am not a big girl yet.” Yesterday, we went to Costco because we were almost out of pull ups.  Annalise decided that she wanted Buzz Lightyear pull ups instead of her usual pink princess ones.  I examined the packaging closely, and no where could I find that they had extra padding or anything specifically for boys… they have the same color-changing pictures for when it is wet, attractive Toy Story / Buzz Light Year pictures, and Annalise was thrilled.  So, if having Buzz Light Year underwear is going to do it for Annalise, get her successful in potty training, I am all for it! 



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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Stone Soup

I’m taking a break before I go finish my preparation for preschool in the morning.  For those of you who might not know about this, I am teaching a weekly “transitional” preschool in my home for 2 and 3 year olds.  We will be having class from October to May.  Annalise loves having her little friends over, and she is REALLY excited about tomorrow.  We are going to read the classic story called Stone Soup.  I took the kids out in the yard this morning, each with a paper bag, and the instructions to go find a rock for our soup.  They enjoyed taking a look at the rocks in our front ditch and finally each settled on some of the biggest rocks they could find.  I found a smaller one, and then we put them in a pot to boil for a couple hours to get them clean.  We prepped by chopping up a variety of veggies and making some chicken broth.  I think it will be a fun time!  We will also be making turkey headbands and turkey prints with paint.  Lots of messy fun!

Back to work…



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