Friday, 28 October 2011

A huge welcome to our new friend A! Such a gigglepuss!!!

Shy little smile.

Much like his friend Nate, A likes the motorbike....a lot!

Tada!  I did it!!

Ohh, what's in this one?

Love the blanket hair, A!  Look, Aubrey, I have a car too!

Laughing up a storm with Ashlyn!

Gigglepuss Galore!

We're so glad you're here, A! 

Monday, 24 October 2011

Googly eyed creatures!

Paint, egg cartons, and googly eyes = fun creatures!
Sadie paints her creatures with q-tips.

Aubrey adds green to one of her creatures.

Now Aubrey dabs glue where the eyes go.

Sadie carefully adds the eyes.

Aubrey's creatures!

Sadie's creatures!

Little Mouse, are you under the red house?

The mouse's houses (try saying that 5 times fast!)

Sadie hides the mouse while Aubrey covers her eyes.

"Little Mouse, Little Mouse, are you under the black house?  Nope, not under there!"

There he is under the orange house!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Thursday, 20 October 2011

It's official! Puddles and Mud Childcare is now fully LICENSED!!!!!

I cannot stop smiling!  I am thrilled to announce that Puddles and Mud Childcare is now an OFFICIALLY LICENSED FAMILY CHILD CARE CENTRE!!!!!!!! It has been an extremely long 9 months and I just want to say THANK YOU so much to all my families for all the support they've given me and for all the extra effort they've gone through (I know it hasn't been easy) - you've been WONDERFUL and I couldn't ask for better families and friends at my centre!!!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

To Nate, Ashlyn, Aubrey, Brenna, and Sadie:  I adore each and every one of you!  You are the best kids anyone could hope to look after and I am honoured that you're in my life!   

To Owen and Riley:  Mommy loves you soooo much!  Best sons EVER!!!  On a scale of one to ten, you are an ELEVEN!



Sometimes ya just gotta build!

Some Halloween art!

I have to say, Halloween is bar none my favourite holiday for crafts!  So many clever ideas to do!!!!

Paper Plate Jack O'Lanterns

"Sewn Yarn Spiderwebs" and "Painting with Eyeballs Spiderwebs"

Fall Colours (remove the tape to show white canvas)
Glue Ghosts (aka "Window Clingers") - these take a LONG time to dry!

Ghosts for the wall

Friday, 14 October 2011

Happy Halloween! Boo! Some of our Halloween Activities are:

Halloween Duckies

Seek and Find Tiny Spiders

Pumpkin Pompom Transfer with Tongs

Match the Shapes Pumpkins

Three of a Kind Rubber Bands Sorting

Cutting practice

Halloween Playdough

Counting 1 - 5

Make a Matching Jack O'lantern

The Spooky Sticker Tub

Pattern Halloween Erasers
Halloween Stamps
Simple Paper Plate Jack O'lantern craft

The Halloween Sensory Tub (we've also added a wiggly monster, a skeleton, and a beeswax apple candle to the Nature Table as well)

Thank you so much to Brenna, Ashlyn, and Aubrey for all their help in getting these activities ready!!!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

just having fun, fall crafts......

Crushed pasta fall trees

Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon and Nutmeg and "Whipped Cream" -Yummo!!

Our fall nature table.  The children helped collect everything.

Brenna explores the nature table.

Ashlyn gives a fabulous performance!

On a side note, and a good one at that, I received a message from Licensing Direct on Friday and I should be getting a call from Licensing here in Kamloops to book the daycare inspection asap!!!!  Things are definitely looking UP!!  I should be officially licensed very very soon, and won't there be a celebration when I am, yes there will be!!!!

Have a great day!


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Making crayons!

First we sorted the broken crayons and peeled off the wrappers.

Ashlyn carefully places the crayons into the molds.

One by one, she adds all the colours!

After 15 minutes in a 250 oven, the crayons have melted and the wax is very very hot!

After the wax has hardened, our crayons are ready to use!

Look at all the different shades of colours!