Tuesday, 13 March 2012

An update on the great daycare renovation of '12

The office walls are painted!  Repeat, the office walls are painted!

Now we await new flooring!  It has been ordered, we're going for the Cherry, and it's going to look LOVELY!  When this is all finally completed, we're going to have a "Grand Reopening" party!  Can't wait!

March 14th new update:  I have just received a call from the flooring company and it looks like our floors will be here by FRIDAY!!!!  They're going to install them during Spring Break and that means that when everyone returns on Monday, March 26th we will have all new wonderful flooring and daycare will once again be in the (gasp!) ACTUAL DAYCARE AREA!!!!  Thank you all for your patience in getting this done, I truly do appreciate it!  I think that the children might be a little disappointed to be leaving upstairs, though.  We did have a great time up there!  The kids did wonderful, I am so proud of them!!

March 14 new update amended:  the flooring guy just came and the Cherry floor that we picked has been discontinued.  We've reordered new floors (again, Cherry but this time a different Cherry) and they should arrive next week, round about Tuesday or Wednesday.  Hopefully they'll be installed on Thursday!!!!  Still not giving up the hope of downstairs daycare come the 26th!!!

two this moments...just cause I love both these pictures!

Melting ice and food colouring with salt and warm water

I added a few drops of food colouring to a container filled with water and set it outside to freeze.  Three days later (yay, warm weather), I brought it back inside and stuck it in the freezer and 2 hours later we had a chunk of ice with an odd coloured middle.  Apparently, food colouring separates when you freeze it, who knew?  I put it in a tray, added some warm water, and gave Nate and Riley a spoon and some kosher salt and the very exact instructions "Lets see what happens when....."

Given' loads of hugs!

Asher LOVES to give great Big HUGS to his friends!  Can you tell?

No one here but us trees, Christy!

The conversation went as such:

"Christy'll never realize it's us if we stay REALLY still, hee-hee-hee."

"Yes, that's true, kids.  And quiet, you should totally be quiet.  Trees don't talk, trees love being quiet."

"Shh shh shh"

"Oh my goodness, where did all the kids go?  And why do I all of a sudden have all these beautiful trees in my yard?"

"Giggle giggle"

"Wait a second!  TREES don't giggle!!!"

"Christy!!  It's just us!!!!"

"Ahhh!!!!  TALKING TREES!!!!!!"

Simple St Patricks Day Crafts

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

we can still have fun inside as well!

Nate and Owen play ministicks

Trying to catch the moon!

Owen shows Carter (Sadie's brother!) one of his pet snails

Sadie was so proud when she finished the Matching Trio puzzle!

Owen and Nate hide in their fort.

Loving the warm weather, part 2!!

Sadie's brother Carter came for the day!

...at this moment...

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Puddles and Mud Childcare: Where the Rock Gods of Tomorrow are Created Today!

The Band.  Note the true gritty rock star grimace on Riley's face.

Riley on the bass.

Owen on lead guitar!

Miss Brenna rocks the mike and she rocks the mike right (will anyone get that quote?)

Ashlyn, our FABULOUS dancer!

Next week, I break out Just Dance 3!