Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentines Day 2009

Happy Valentines Day Everyone - this was our craft today, a giant envalope to hold all of our goodies!
Our activity today was making cookies. Cade & Alahna were pretty serious about making these Valentine's cookies just right. They were both super helpful!

Alahna & Cade enjoying their just desserts.
I asked who wanted to help with the cookies - these three were a little reluctant, but when I said they could have a taste - they suddenly were more motivated.

Seth, Jack & Austin really just wanted to lick the spoon when they were done.

Listen to how easy & yummy these cookies are

Cake Mix Cookies
1 box (any flavor - we used Vanilla) cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla (but we used almost 1 tablespoon for these)
2 Tbs. oil
1/2 bag of whatever (chocolate chips, m&m's etc)

We used less then a half a bag & added 6 drops of red food coloring. Baked at 350' for 10 minutes & they were so good & easy!
Austin, Jack, Seth, Cade, James, Alahna - show off their cute folders.
Our letter this week is "V" and the shape of the week is the "heart" - how appropriate for such a fun holiday.
my favorite part of today was getting a big hug from each of my monkeys. Thank you all for your participation and making this such a fun holiday!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Jan 2009 - recap

Austin loves crafts & usually takes a longer time focusing in his project

Seth during "free time"

Braden REALLY loves painting

F... f... f... fish
One of my favorite crafts is "following the Directions" day. We not only get to make cookies, but if we follow the directions and listen carefully to Miss Maren, the cookies ACTUALLY TASTE GOOD.

"Miss Maren, this looks like poop." (serious as can be)
"It kind of does, Cade." (trying not to drop the camera as I laugh out loud)

MLK day craft "Love One Another" - where have we heard that before?

painting for MLK day

B... b... b... bumblebee

B... b... b... Butterfly

Landon, Braden & Alahna working on the butterfly craft.