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Kids in the Kitchen Week 

First off….

🇺🇸Happy Memorial Day!🇺🇸

Today we remember all the men and women who have fought and made sacrifices for our country so we can enjoy our freedoms. Thank you! 🇺🇸❤️


Last week was the kickoff week to The Seals Summer Fun Theme Weeks. Our first theme was Kids in the Kitchen where we had fun making fun and tasty new recipes. In addition to our fun theme, we also incorporated learning activities. Last week we focused on colors, shapes, and the letters A & B.

Monday:

We made Munchy Madness Sandwiches. The kids enjoyed making the sandwiches more than they enjoyed eating the sandwiches.

All you need to make Munch Madness Sandwiches is: bread, peanut butter, bananas, raisins, and honey. Layer, combine, and enjoy. (We refrigerated ours for about an hour before we ate them.)

My main goal is for the kids to have fun while working on following directions, working on hand/eye coordination, and trying new foods.

Tessa loved the sandwich, Brady wouldn’t even try it 🙄, Brant ate the bananas 🍌, Gracie took everything off and ate the bread with peanut butter, Mia took two bites, and Rayleigh nibbled a few bites.









We read books…


We work on colors, shapes, and letters.




Tuesday

We made Protein Cookies.

Here’s the recipe.

The kids love to help me cook. And I enjoy involving them in these cooking activities.


On Wednesday we skipped cooking and went to the dentist, the mall to play, and bowling. All of us were worn out by the time we got home. Oh and we went to church that night.


Thursday

Thursday mornings are pancake day at the Seals house. So I let the kids help me make Ultimate Chocolate Chip Pancakes. The recipe is on the back of the Bisquick box.

I try to make learning fun for Brady. When he gets tired, we stop.

Friday

We skipped our cooking activity and the kids played outside all morning. Then they went to Nana’s house while their big girl beds were delivered and assembled. I’ll do a separate post on the beds. 😉


It was a fun week and a great way to start the summer. We didn’t do everything we’d planned for the week but that’s okay. We still have plenty of time to get to everything I have planned. My motto this summer is no rules. We are just going with the flow and aren’t going to worry about having to do everything right on time.

Happy Summertime!!!!🌺🌞💦🏖🏝⛱

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Be blessed,

Michelle

Our Crazy Busy Morning 

So if you read my post yesterday, then you already know we had an early morning. I don’t know what possessed me to make the kids dentist appointment for 7:30AM 😳 but I did. Steven got me out of bed when he left for work. I got ready then got the kids ready, all before 7am. I’m happy to report, we were on time for our appointment!! 🎉

The good thing about our 7:30am appointment is that we walked right back to get our teeth cleaned. And we were the only people there so we had the whole place to ourselves. Brady, Brant, and Tessa were amazing! They let both the hygienist and dentist do everything they needed to do. Mia had to sit up while the hygienist cleaned her teeth but she did great. Rayleigh and Gracie were scared. Both eventually, willingly, got their teeth cleaned but did not get X-rays. I was really proud of them for being so brave. The best news is that everyone has healthy teeth!!! 🎉🎉🎉 No cavities!!!

I love how Brant is holding on to the chair for dear life. 😂


After we left the appointment we headed to the mall to play and eat breakfast.

Rayleigh was playing dentist and checking Gracie’s teeth. Gracie was really proud of her clean teeth. 😁


Then we went bowling!!!

​The kids all fought over who got to sit over the vent.


It was an action packed morning and fun was had by all! I noticed on our new appointment card that our next appointment was also scheduled for 7:30am. 😱 I called yesterday afternoon and had that changed to 9am. 😉


If you live in the Texarkana area, I highly recommend Pediatric Dentistry of Texarkana. Everyone is so nice and friendly. They take excellent care of kids and don’t force kids to do anything they aren’t comfortable with; they work hard to not scare kids (and that’s really important to me because I want my kids to feel comfortable with their dentist). We have always had a good experience with Dr. Glass and Dr. Bunch. 😁


And a special thank you to Katie and Tom for all their help yesterday! You ladies are the best! ❤️

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Be blessed,

Michelle