Last week we did absolutely nothing, at at least nothing I haven’t already talked about. Daddy was home Monday and Tuesday, so we mostly relaxed and took it easy. We did however have a playdate Tuesday. We have a family that we playdate with weekly. This week we went to a local park that has everything from a nature center, to a farm, to a mini train! This week we rode the train and saw the farm, I can easily picture going back to do more.
We did do several of the activities I posted about Thursday for the $3 Cheap Challenge.
Then Thursday wad my Birthday! And that’s where the title comes from. I blame it all on the sugar. I'm slowly recovering from a several day long sugar binge. It all started when my husband had to work late, or so I thought. He appeared home with a cake, and my favorite dinner (he’s a smart man, instead of paying a lot to eat out he bought honey BBQ chicken tenders at the grocery store, sounds cheap, but oh how proud I am when he does stuff like that!) Meanwhile I had butter already in the mixer to make a cake! So instead I made cookies. THEN my dear friend shows up to my weekly craft circle, and besides great presents (I’ll share those another day) she brought these great cupcakes! Spice cake with caramel icing. YUM! And so I have been chowing down sugar ever since. lol
Yesterday we went to two yard sales, solely because they listed teacher supplies, and I stocked up! Hitting the second one especially hard! The first one was a disorganized mess, and most of the teacher supplies were copies, and printout. But the second one was a dream! She actually had everything on table by category, AND had it set so that every item was either in a ziploc, or a storage basket, or both! So several items I purchased were already in a basket! Here’ my new stash from the second sale:
A Neat house activity set- It was sealed and I wasn’t sure exactly what the activity cards were, but figured the pieces alone were fun! Turns out the cards are sorting, matching, counting, basic math, and such.
I adore this one. It’s similar to tangrams, only all squares, and each square has a picture of something housey. Trees, roof pieces, a single door, a window, a dog, a cat, a person, flowers, plants, etc etc. And you take turns building a scene of a house, farm, village, etc.
I also got these cubes, and a set of activity cards:
Mostly we’ve been really lazy, almost all we played with was a few of our new items, and the pom poms for awhile.
If you haven’t checked out the $3 Cheap Challenge yet you should. It’s a blog carnival, where you spend $3 or less and share 10 ways to play and learn!
Also this week I hope to share, finally, my thoughts on the school stuff I purchased ages ago, and if it’s working as I expected. I also have some crafty projects to share.
If you want to see a lot more tot education, most of which will be a lot more serious then mine this week, be sure the check out the Tot School and Preschool Corner link in the sidebar!
Stayed tuned for tomorrows Muffin Tin Monday, when I have no idea what the theme is yet, and better go find out!