Mardi Gras, Masks, and Lent.

The boys had a Mardi Gras event at the school yesterday and we headed down after rush hour to take part.  For those of you who don’t know, “the school” is an online charter school that allows us to continue the feel of homeschooling, but with tons of extra support for Super A’s dyslexia.  I can’t speak highly enough about them.  It’s an amazing school opportunity.
We ended up making masks with feathers, foam stickers, crayons, glue, and crafty-sequiny-things (not the real name for them, obviously).  The kids had a blast and Sweet Pea has been wearing hers almost constantly since then.  She hasn’t had any major injuries, but she did run face first into her plastic car.  A hug, a kiss, an ice pack, and a piece of Dove Special Dark Chocolate and she was fine again.  Such resilience. Continue reading

Paint In A Bag? Really, Mom?

Paint in a Bag - oh yeah, baby.

So, last week I was searching for activities for Sweet Pea to do while the boys worked on their schoolwork.  She often ends up coloring, tracing letters, playing games working on learning apps on the iPad, and playing with Play Doh.  She’s bored out of her skull happy and content, but I really wanted to give her some other options.

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