Friday, May 30, 2014

Flying Crackers...

We bought those little firecrackers you throw onto the ground and they pop! Delightful!
The kids LOVED we know we must get more for the fourth of July. Our neighbors in the cul de sac are pretty big fireworks we'll be in good company.
By far the best picture of the night...flying cracker boy!!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Reading ala MomE...

For many summers we have participated in the library 'raffle chaos version' of summer reading. We never win despite gazillions of tickets won...yup, just the dollar tree trinkets you get for hours read. We never found the amount of reading challenging either.
So, using a teeny idea from Pinterest, MomE has created her own summer reading program. Pinterest suggested writing the title on each link...but that's a lot of work for yours truly and abilities and book length vary.
Our goal is 3,000 minutes of reading for the summer. They get a link for every 30 minutes they read. If they reach the goal they get a $20 gift card to Half Priced Books...and the card is placed where they can see it as an incentive to work hard.
Let the reading begin!!

PS...Don't worry I love my public library (especially the staff) and will be there just as frequently this summer as an other. I promise!