Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Random things I'm loving right now, in no particular order:

My new Emmanuel Books catalog.

I have spent many happy hours leisurely perusing the pages of this wonderful resource. Unfortunately, my bank account can only accommodate my desires to a very finite extent, so I'm working on paring down my wish list. If I ever win the lottery, I know where a huge portion of my winnings will be spent!

Kellogg's Special K Chocolatey Delight Cereal.

A nutritious breakfast cereal, and delicious bits of chocolate indulgence, combined together in one perfectly scrumptious morning treat? I am so on it.

The Wiggles Yummy Yummy CD.

I've always loved that it gets my kids up and moving, but did you know that this CD provides an excellent aerobic workout to Mommies who also choose to get up and dance along to all 25 songs? Exercise! Fun!

Scholastic's Magic School Bus series on DVD.

Would you believe that it was only about a month ago that I discovered these delightful, and accurately informative, children's shows? Under what rock must I have been hiding to have not found these sooner? At any rate, we love them. My kids are learning so much and really enjoy the privilege of watching them.

Sidewalk chalk.

Such a simple summertime pleasure, easily enjoyed under the shade of our back patio. Fresh air, creative expression, cooperation...I'm sold!

Crisp garden greens.

What to have with dinner tonight? How about a salad! Fresh picked from the garden! Yum.

Caterpillars...and my children's fascination with them.

Or, more specifically, these cabbageworms, which have pretty much destroyed our broccoli but which we have decided to leave alone because they provide such an interesting lesson for the kids. (And Dylan does so love his little white butterflies!)

Cherry Kool-Aid Sugar Sweetened Soft Drink Mix.

I'm not usually a big proponent of sugary kids drinks, and we so seldom drink Kool-Aid that I really hate to waste valuable space in the refrigerator with a large pitcher full of it, but Darren recently came home from the store with this premixed formula that can be measured out in individual servings. And even I must admit that sometimes, on a hot afternoon, a nice tall glass (or spill-proof sipper) of icy cold K00l-Aid is just the thing to quench that thirst!


Mom to Four said...

I love this post. So much about life at your home. To me you are soooooo homeschooling already! And that cereal looks like just the thing to get you going!

He who wears the most black wins. said...

Melissa! I love this post too!

I love those magic school bus dvds too! We've been checking them out at the library. I had NO idea just how informative they were until I popped the first one in the dvd player.

A resounding applause! I agree with Celeste. You're already homeschooling, sweetheart. And I must say, doing a fine job at that!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Fun post, beautiful pictures. Thanks for one last late-night pick-me-up before retiring.

PS. Real mommies aren't afraid to admit that they dance to the Wiggles. ;)

mom-in-training said...

I love all of the pictures! I especially love the last one of all the kids in their sunglasses. Very cute!

Suzanne Temple said...

Great pictures! Fun things! Looks like life is treating you well these days.

Jennifer said...

I just discovered the Magic School Bus too - we love them!