Monday, October 28, 2013
We came home, I showered and we headed back out to meet some friends at the park. We met and chatted while the kids all played...ahem, the big kids HUNG OUT. They have informed me that they do not "play." *eye roll*
I outlined a plan for One's school work. They went on a week vacation with their bio-dad and now she's behind. However, she is already trying to cram a full school year into six months so her work load is higher AND she only has 8 weeks left to finish so she can't just stretch it out. Now, I just printed some of the freebies from TpT I shared yesterday, so that I can get to school with Three and Four.
I'm exhausted, and truth be told, I just want to lie down for an hour or so.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Retelling Sticks--I can see these being really useful with Three right now.
Number Line Math Game--We are currently working on addition and subtraction with the number line. This game has a space theme, and Three is all about any GAME to get his work done.
Witches Brew--this is a Halloween themed trail mix. We won't be making it because a.) money is tight, and I don't have enough of these things just lying around to say "well, I'll only have to buy XY." and b.) Four couldn't eat it, and he has enough of that "Look everyone else gets this fun stuff, you get none." shit going on is his life already. BUT--if you aren't dealing with either of those situations? This is a cute, yummy way to get kids measuring in the kitchen with you (which I'm a huge proponent of.)
Pumpkin Seed Counting--this one has the numbers out of order, so they have to pay attention and really recognize the numbers. We will be carving pumpkins today, so we will be counting some seeds this week (the few that I don't hoard and roast.) I will most likely create my own sheet with higher numbers (this one only goes to 10.)
Dia De Los Muertos--create your own calavera bilingual worksheet. Awesome!
There is also the idea of keeping all the candy wrappers (or using the actual candy) and making a graph of what you got. We will be using Switch Witch this year (Four can't have the candy--allergies. And Three gets what we refer to as "candy spots" which are really bad eczema flair ups because of food dye) so all the candy will be gone on the morning of Dia De Los Muertos. Yay for me (it's SOOOO tempting to have it in the house.)
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
OOOOOK. I'm so excited about the apple bacon chicken salad recipe. I've been wanting to try it since I found it on Monday afternoon. Now, I haven't had a chance because I haven't been home at lunch time all week. Today I was, but my husband cooked all the bacon yesterday so I was short that. I will rectify this. Trust me.
I'm thinking this will be lunch for a couple days next week. I love it because it uses greek yogurt in place of mayo. I LOATHE mayo. LOATHE isn't even a strong enough word truly. I hate the look of it, the smell of it, the feel of it....just IT. BLERGH.
Now, greek yogurt isn't paleo, but I'm not being super strict about dairy. I'm not going out of my way to eat it, but I'm not really going out of my way to avoid it either. And cheese, don't even get me started on my unwillingness to part with the GREATNESS that is cheese. Not. Going. To. Happen.
My plan for having this as a lunch while out of the house involves cooking up the bacon and chicken and mixing it up with the apples (submerged in a little lemon juice, because I don't want brown apples at lunch) and then packing the yogurt in the ice pack and mixing it in when I'm ready to eat.
One of my BIGGEST issues with being paleo is lunches out. We are out of the house at lunch time three days a week. And, I don't like raw veggies of any sort (I know, I know...) so I'm limited in what I can pack. Especially, now that it's getting cold out and some things I just don't want to eat cold. I need a portable microwave or a camp stove for the back of my van.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
And did you know about this?? If you did, I may come beat your TUSH for not telling me about it sooner. Online stories from National Geographic Kids on a WIDE variety of subjects! WHAT the WHAT???
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
These are delish! My kids like them, but I won't share because they aren't "all in" paleo, and so they have other treats that I cannot eat. I'm a selfish mom like that. If they want to move "all in paleo" I would share, until then--MINE. These are cake like, and not dry at all. I'm eating them without icing and they are FAB but there is a link to some icing recipes listed on the blog post as well.