Thankful Thursday 7/24

give thanks

 Thank you, The Pickled Elephant for the picture!

Bumbo chair

balloons and how happy they make my kids

butter chicken

baby sling

big box of new crayons

Crayola crayons, 64 Count (52-0064)

What are you thankful for?

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Talk to Your Child(ren)

 

Blog Post

I know this is a simple thing and many of us think that we do this, but do we really?

 

Experience

My experience as a teacher (and recently speaking to current teachers) has revealed that children lack good communication skills. They don’t know about give and take during a conversation. They don’t know that listening is a vital skill of communicating and conversing.

Read the rest of my guest post on I Can Teach My Child!

I Can Teach My Child

Challenge

Week 1: Read the blog post and try to “catch” your child being good and compliment them, sing a silly song about it, or cheer for them. Try to do this 2-3 times each day this week!!

Week 2: Make sure your child overhears you saying something wonderful about them to someone else!

Week 3: Get on your child’s eye level, look into their eyes and point out their positive character traits.

Week 4: Hug your child and whisper a prayer of thanksgiving to God for your child.

 

Here is another useful blog post.

10 Questions to Ask Your Child

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Peeks Into Our Weeks 7/22

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 Helping Daddy make apple pies!

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Family Movie Night, we watched

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Had the kids’ 4th of July pictures taken!  :)

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Went to Pump It Up!

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Admired the baby’s super long eye lashes!

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Went to Carlos O’Kelly’s for their $2 Kids Meals and Mug-O-Ritas on Tuesday!  (Check it out, I think they are doing it almost all summer long!)

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This is what I got when I asked him to hand me the check!

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Playing and having fun, this is how we roll!

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Chillin’ at family’s house.

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Family wedding!

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Impromptu sprinkler park visit!

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Swingin’ with Dad.

4th

Happy 4th of July!

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Yes, my son made Minecraft stuff to blow up!  Obsessed!

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Got new products! :)

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2014-07-11 10.52.20Mama’s takin’ us to the zoo!

Love this book!  I always sing the song, “Mama’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow. Mama’s taking us to the zoo tomorrow, we can stay all day. We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.  How about you, you, you?  You can come too, too, too.  We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!

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Oh yes we did!  The kids were so excited to get all decked out.  Unfortunately it was windy and it almost all blew away just walking through the parking lot.  Oh well, that’s Kansas for you! ;)

Books I’m Reading

 

 

How have your weeks been?

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