Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mother Daughter Book Club

I don't know why I haven't blogged about this earlier.  We started a year ago and it has been one of my monthly highlights.

Five little girls and four mommies reading the same book, discussing the book, having a snack, and a craft that goes along with the book.

We've read:
Little House on the Prairie
The Little Princess
A Secret Garden
Mother Daughter Book Club #1 & #2
Caddie Woodlawn
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

just to name a few!

This past month we read Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski.  It is an adorable book about life in Florida before it was really and truly settled.

Olivia & I hosted this month.  We HAD to serve a strawberry dessert.  So, half pint "cupcake strawberry trifles" it was! These cupcakes were made with a cake mix and a can of diet 7-UP!  No joke, and they are good!  I also made strawberry lime-aids for the girls.

For the craft, Strawberry Girl always had on a hat while she worked in the fields.  So, we found hats at Dollar Tree, flowers at Michael's and raided my ribbon stash.  Very cute!

I also had the girls make a timeline of the books we have read.  They used chalk and made the timeline on our front sidewalk.  Very informative, as we learned that most of the books we have read were written around 1900.

So fun, I encourage you to start your own book club. Let me know if you have questions!

We're always looking for a good book.  What was YOUR favorite childhood book?

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

and we're off and running!

So, I haven't posted in awhile. I apologize. We are 3 weeks into "summer break" and have been very busy. Here's a little run down of what we have been up to:
We visited my dad and step-mom in Florida.   LegoLand and The Tampa Aquarium were on our TO DO list.  Along with the Tarpon Springs sponge docks and the beach!

Then we were home for Olivia's Dance recital.  It was her 6th and she got a crown, she was so proud and our precious little dancer!
Last weekend the kids, my mom and I went to visit my sister and brother -in law in St. Louis.  We visited Grant's Farm, the Chinese Lantern Show at the Botanical Gardens and the American Girl Store.  Fun!

So, we are home now...for day camps and tball games, trips to the pool, visits to the library and summer fun!  I hope to get projects posted SOON that we have been doing and plan to do.

p.s. My good friend KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farms posted recently about PicMonkey.  I gave it a try for this post and it is seriously EASY!  Love it!!!