Thursday, January 9, 2014

Back Again?

Even though this blog is on my mind a lot, I haven't written in nearly a year - yikes! Where does the time go?! The kids always keep me on my toes, plus I've been busy with a few personal struggles that take most of my remaining energy (I intend to share at a later time, just not quite yet...). Although on one hand blogging feels like another item on my t-do list, I've always found that writing is a great outlet for ME. I thoroughly appreciate any comments that you make, as I know someone besides just me is reading it! Maybe blogging should be one of the things I strive to do more whole-heartedly in 2014. 

On the home-preschooling front -- 

NEVEN is thriving! Reading signs everywhere we go, reading full (Level 2 -type) books, basic arithmetic is really starting to click with him, writing words by himself (still a hardcore capital-letters-user, but I get love letters nearly every day!), and imaginative play is in full gear. I know what I can do to help him thrive from here, but somehow it doesn't seem as "fun" as the home-preschooling activities we were doing when I started this blog... 

DARIA is showing interest in learning to write her letters, and so I'm trying to use that to my advantage. Hopefully, writing here will hold me accountable for planning some focused (academic) activities with her. Tomorrow, she starts a toddler gymnastics class! 

Today's Activity: BAKING
I was looking for something simple to make with the kids, and came across this recipe: They use pretty healthy ingredients (no butter, no sugar), and turned out amazing. They also happen to be gluten-free and vegan. 
Since once of the main ingredients is banana, they turned out a bit soggy - Not sure how they'll keep/freeze, but I'm going to try. 
Neven was able to help with nearly every step.
Big hit with the kids!

1 comment:

  1. YAY! Love reading your blog! Great job with the kiddos too - I need to do more of that. :D