Saturday, December 10, 2011
Days 3, 4, and 5 -
The boys were gone to my parents house on these three days so, obviously we did not do anything
Day 6 -
My original plan was to do an activity on Tuesday but, once the kids got home I had to take Josh to the doctor and found that he had bronchitis. By the time we got back home and got medicine in him, it really wasn't the best idea to try and pull this off.
Day 7 -
You can check out 1 + 1 + 1 =1 for all kinds of Christmas Printables including the items I used in our Christmas Lapbooks.
You can find the matching game over at Prepared NOT Scared! . This blog has some fabulous games and activities that you can download and use. I'm looking forward to printing LOTS of ideas from this site to use with the boys!
One of the changes I made to my original plan is that we are not doing anything planned items on the weekend. Today, Saturday, we had a family party so that was our "activity" and tomorrow, Sunday, will just be family play time :-)
Darryl asked me on Friday if I was discouraged because the boys weren't participating in the activities like I wanted them to and I told him no. I have figured out that when I see all of the great ideas on other blogs 1 of 2 things are happening - it is all fake when the 1 or 2 or 3 year olds are doing the activities perfectly OR they have older brothers and sisters that help with the activities. My boys aren't quite ready for a lot of this stuff yet. But, like I said earlier, they LOVE the "box" - they both ask for it, search for it, and wait for something to 'appear' in it for them to do. On Friday, Josh asked for more "games" - I asked him if he meant the activities from Thursday and he said "YES!!!". So, I continue to cut back on my ideas and I've kind of eliminated all crafts for this year (they struggle with crafts right now!) and I'm just focusing on the fun.
Last week, I planned a great menu. Then I went shopping and I forgot to buy eggs. I thought through our menu for the week and decided that I didn't need them. I mean, you don't need eggs to make chicken, beans, asparagus, Mongolian beef, QUICHE!! Seriously. I figured that mistake out when I went to make the quiche on Wednesday night. We had grilled cheese instead !!! Oh well.
Here's our plan for this week:
Saturday: We have a family Christmas dinner with Darryl's family. I'm in charge of bringing . . (drum roll please) a vegetable. I'm making "fancy green beans". There isn't a lot of room in the oven so I had to come up with something to make on the stove top :-)
Sunday: Lasagna Soup (a new recipe) and yeast rolls
Monday: Hot dogs and French Fries
Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie and Salad
Wednesday: (Carry over from last week) Easy Ham Quiche and Cinnamon Bread
Friday: Manicotti, (another new recipe) Garlic Bread, Green Beans