Sunday, December 26, 2010


Natalie LOVES crafts. ANY kind of crafts. This Christmas she got several adorable craft kits. One of them is an American Girl kit where you make a stuffed raccoon for you and one for your doll. We started the small one today and I have not seen natalie that focused in a long time. She came right down after her shower so that she could finish before bed. Below is her end result. Some fantastic Mommy-daughter bonding time.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dressing for Santa

I am trying to figure out how to get a cute Holiday greeting onto my blog but for now I will leave you with a fantastic conversation that I had with a few of my first graders today. While doing writing conferences with one of my tables, the children were talking about leaving cookies for Santa. I posed this question. "Do you think that Santa ever gets tired of cookies?" Of course the resounding answer is NO! I asked if maybe we should leave a salad for Santa instead. One of my cuties said that we could not possibly leave a salad for Santa. When asked why not, she replied "Because we don't know what kind of dressing he likes!" I LOVE first graders!