Friday, August 31, 2012

French Toast Casserole

Last night I read a post from I Can Teach My Child about French Toast Casserole and it sounded amazing!  Instead of putting this in a file of recipes to try later, I immediately got up and made it to put it in the fridge for breakfast today.  I think her comments about not being a morning person were what convinced me since this fit my description of myself. Sometimes I feel semi-guilty that I am not the mom who cooks breakfast every morning before her family wakes up...I am often the last one out of bed!  I love special breakfasts that I can make the night before like this or the bread machine cinnamon rolls and just pop into the oven in the morning.  While it cooks, I am able to drink my cup of coffee and wake up!

Above was my plate today and I really enjoyed this may be too good of a discovery.  Buddy and Sweetpea devoured their plates as well and asked for seconds.  It was a nice deviation from yogurt, cereal, or bananas for breakfast. 

If you love French Toast and hate to stand in the morning cooking over a griddle, try this recipe out!

Thursday, August 30, 2012


We have started homeschooling the past two weeks and are loving it!  Thanks to a recommendation by an awesome friend, we are using My Father's World Kindergarten for Buddy.  Sweetpea will be participating with us as much as she can.  I will also be pulling from 1+1+1=1's Tot School Printables and Raising Rock Star Preschool. We've rearranged our front living room and are loving our classroom area.  Here are a few pictures of our room.
 Outside of our curriculum, we will be adding in new American Sign Language Signs each month and learning a new scripture verse together.  Our calendar time focuses on counting and using number words.  Sweetpea is learning the days of the week and months of the year. 
Two weeks into school, we are having a great time and I am seeing tons of benefits to homeschooling.  I hope Buddy and Sweetpea's enthusiasm as we continue through the school year.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm back...

I'm back to the blogging world!  Our family is settling in to our fall routine and we're loving on one another.  We've adjusted to being a family of five and enjoy each crazy day.
The break was much needed and now my Ladybug is six months old.
 We all enjoyed our summer traveling and spending time with family!
 Buddy and Sweetpea are back to Tots preschool two days a week and I am enjoying my time with my sweet little girl. We've also officially started Buddy in homeschool kindergarten. (More to come on that later!)
I am looking forward to all of our new chapters in life and looking forward to sharing more with you!