Thursday, July 17, 2014


We have been in Houston for over a week and a half now! We will return home and back to blogging on July 23rd! Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Paint and Melted Crayon Art

Today I wanted to try something new with Monster. The last few days I have been trying to keep him busy and away from his TV (or any electronic device for that matter!). We have painted this week and today we tried painting on cardboard then melting crayon on top! It was a lot of fun. It was neat seeing how it turned out once it melted as well.

What we used:
* Faber-Castell Paint
* Crayola Crayons
* Cheese Grater
* Cardboard (cut from a pizza box from lunch)
* Oven

First Monster painted the cardboard.

He then waited a little bit for it to dry. 

Then he used a cheese grater over his painting and grated crayon shred over his picture.

While he was doing this I preheated the oven to 200 degrees. Once he was ready for them to go in I put them in the oven for 2 minutes. I could of done it longer but it turned out just fine for the look he wanted. 

He did two and they turned out great! I am going to be setting up an art wall for him when we get back from our two week trip to Houston. I want a place to hang all his awesome art that he is doing! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer so far!

We have been super busy so far this Summer and it is not slowing down! The first week of Summer Monster had his assessment test! We won't know the results for about four weeks... The week after was VBS! In 2 weeks we will be heading down to Houston for 2 weeks! Plus, we have been swimming in between all this, had a playdate with a friend and had my niece's first dance recital!! Like I said busy...

Monster LOVES to swim, but only thinks he can swim with goggles and a snorkel... not sure how that came about since last year all he needed was the goggles and he would even swim to the bottom of the pool.

Vacation Bible School 2014

Last week we spent the morning at our church VBS. It was greatness! This years theme was Wild Animals. Here are a few pics.  These were taken on the last day of VBS.

Our kids raised $28,000 at just this campus. With all our campuses together we raised $32,000!!! That money will go to help feed children in Haiti and help our local food pantry! 
This was one of the mornings I walked in to take pictures! LOOK HOW MANY KIDS WE HAD!!! Just for K-4th we had 1800. 

We also helped out at one of our other campus church in the evening. Thankfully it is not as large and this was their 1st year to have a VBS and we had about 50 kids every day! It was great for their 1st year! So glad we got to be apart of both VBS this year! Monster had a blast at both! 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monster loves to paint

We have been studying Dinosaurs and I had bought these back at the beginning of the school year. Monster brought them out this week and painted them! 

I got them at Target and they are the Melissa and Doug brand. He spent about thirty minutes painting these. 

All about the Blogger

My name is Kelli and I am a stay at home mom and wife. My husband and I have been married almost 8 years in March! We have one son (Monster) who is 6 years old. This year we began our journey to home-school. So far, we are loving every minute of our decision.
I used to work in child care and have always had a passion for teaching. I always thought that when I grew up I would be a Kindergarten teacher. I worked as a Pre-Kindergarten teacher for several years before beginning my journey as a stay at home mom! I would not trade it for the world. I never expected to become a home-schooling family. Now that we are, I could not imagine a better way to educate my child. I love getting to be apart of his learning and watching him explore and exceed in so many things. It is truly a blessing for our family to be given this chance.

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