Creative Solution

 I was pleased today that Princess Magpie and Princess Snifflefritz agreed to do school separately so that I could spend more time individually with them.  It was so much better.  I got to really concentrate on each of them and I was really pleased with how much better Princess Snifflefritz did.  Princess Magpie is doing amazing, the only thing I need to work on with her, is her reading and writing. 

Princess Belle was doing so well, She is doing so great in her math now!  We haven’t been struggling at all with her willingness to work at all, but she was frustrated with her book closing on her all the time. So I came up with a creative solution.  I had a napkin holder I bought at the dollar store and it fit perfectly over her book to hold it open for her. 

I made pancakes today for Pancake day and I made them egg and dairy free!  They were easy, yummy, and the kids loved them.  Princess Snifflefritz had THREE of them! 

Little Prince had me up last night watching Peg + Cat and I didn’t get back to sleep until 6:30.  I got up at 8:30 this morning, so I am a little sleep – deprived and this post may totally be rambling, so I hope you bear with me here.  I do think that homeschool, pancakes and happy, fed kids and a happy mommy is a lot to accomplish on an exhausted day.

Inside and Out

The last couple of days we have had a blizzard, flooding, and then freezing temperatures.  As a result we have ice EVERYWHERE!  I am so hibernating until I can get outside my door without breaking my neck!

We did have a good day in homeschool though.  Princess Belle sped right through her work and the girls chose to do their work at Princess Belle’s desk instead of their little ones so that they could work side by side. I do wish they would let me do school with them one at a time, but they want to do it together each vying for my attention at the same time. 

After school, they had fun making puppets and putting on a puppet show.

Well Princess Snifflefritz decided to turn her puppet into a paper plate craft instead. 

I love their creativity.  Last night Princess Snifflefritz dressed up using crafts made by Princess Magpie.  She came to me and with a paper crown, paper sword, and a paper heart shaped shield and said, “Look Mommy!  I am a Princess Knight!!” 

Gratitude Sunday

Gratitude Sunday
Sunday’s heart felt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

Here are some things I am grateful for this week:

1.   A sweet little girl who spends time with her sister when she is sick.

2.  Cute girls who work together, even if it is to sneak snacks from the snack cupboard.

3.  An adorable boy falling asleep over his supper.

4.  Princess dressup

5.  Valentines Day fun, (thinking to prepare ahead so that when Valentines day came, it didn’t matter that I was broke, I could still make it special for the kids!)

5.  Creativity.  I LOVE finding little creative vignettes that they girls have prepared.

6.  Even if he was a little overwhelmed by all the excitement, I was grateful to get a couple of pictures of Little Prince for Valentines Day.  (I took over 40 and got 6 half decent, less blurry shots!  I need to get a camera that can take action shots for my very busy boy!)

Saturday Photohunt: ‘Cherished’

The Saturday PhotoHunt for this week is:  ‘Cherished’.  I had several thoughts for this theme.  First, I thought of my kids as babies as they are VERY cherished memories.  But today is Valentines Day, and I never had the opportunity to celebrate holidays when I was a child.  So I make sure to make all of the holidays special memories for my kids to CHERISH and I tend to take lots of pictures of them on holidays to remember and look back and CHERISH too.  So here are some pictures from our day today:

This Moment

A beautiful and fun Friday ritual. Inspired by SouleMama.

{this moment} – A Friday ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. – Amanda Soule

Thankful Thursday

I’ve decided to join Creating Contentment in posting a Thankful Thursday post. 

As I look out our window at the snowbanks and hills of snow outside our door, I am grateful to have a nice warm house to be in. 

And when Princess Magpie was sick yesterday, I am very thankful that her little sister wanted to be with her, staying beside her in her bed, “reading” her stories, making her a card and doing all the things her little heart could think of to make her big sister feel loved and cared for.

Tots and Me

For my Throwback Thursday Post today, I decided to go back to February 2011.

Princess Snifflefritz at 14 months old.  Such a sweet little Daddy’s girl who loved to play and didn’t really like to waste time by doing silly things like sleeping.

Princess Magpie was  2 1/2 years old and dedicated to her baby sister.  She was a funny little girl who loved to chat with me (even if she was difficult to understand LOL) and was very loving.

Princess Belle was nine years old and loved having baby sisters.  They were like her own little dolls and she loved playing dress-up with them.

Princess Magpie in all her cuteness!  LOVE those cheeks!

I also looked back to February 2010 at an old post I made called, “I have a secret.”

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