Wednesday, August 29, 2012

We are well into B week

For those of you who don't know I work for jetBlue, I do reservations from my home. We just had our almost quarterly shift switch, I'm now working 4 days a week, 6 hours a day (Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon). Which means, our Preschool days are cut a little short on Mondays and Fridays.


We went to the Library to get a few more B books, we talked about how last week we focused on As, but this week we were going to do Bs. The first couple of times I asked what "Book" starts with he said, "A!". It took a while for him to figure it out, and I have to emphasize the "Ba..Ba...Book". We read  Big is Big (and Little is Little) by J. Patrick Lewis (mostly picture book), The Unexpectedly Bad Hair of Barcelona Smith by Keith Graves (pretty good). We ate Banana and Peanut Butter sandwiches, they were delicious! Jaron got home, I convinced him to take Javin on a Bike ride and for him to point out B things, and I went to work. Jaron made us Chicken Burgers for dinner and we had a great night - other than Javin being a bit of a pill.


While Jaron was on a Man-cation with the boys awhile back he stole some tadpoles from Nature and that have now matured into frogs, cute little baby frogs. Since they are just lil' guys we have to buy wing-less fruit flies for them to eat. Javin and I had to go to Petsmart and get the Bugs for the frogs to eat. I'm not quite sure why we don't just leave some candy outside on the ground and harvest the ants. Anyway, since we were in Sugarhouse, we went to Chick-fil-a for lunch and got a Berenstain Bear book that we read there. I'm kind of bummed about the Helium shortage; at first it sounded bogus, but I've heard about it from a few different sources.

Javin's Birthday is coming up on the 1st (Saturday) so I thought we'd read a Birthday Book, Every Year On Your Birthday by Rose Lewis. It's not a bad book by any means, but it wasn't what I expected. Its about a Chinese girl who was adopted and what her adoptive mom does on her birthday every year. More of a feelings book than what Javin likes. We also read Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris and for our treat today we made Banana Bread (see recipe below) and it was yummy!

We also went to the YM/YW Pool Party, Javin is such a little fish. He used to hate water and still isn't a fan of cold/cool water, but once he's in, he's a FISH! He also got to play with his favorite people: Collin Tate, Bailey Middleton and Gaby Hernandez (a Young Man and some Young Women in our ward).

We finished the night with Go Back To Bed! by Ginger Foglesong Guy (good one) and Besitos (little kisses).

Mrs. G's Banana Bread:
3 C. Flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Salt
1 C. Sugar
(mix first 5 together, then mix each of the next 5 in as you go)
1 1/2 C. Uncooked Oats
2/3 C. Oil
4 Eggs
2/3 C. Buttermilk (You can make 1 C. of Buttermilk by mixing 1 C. milk with 1 Tbsp Vinegar)
1 1/3 C. Mashed Bananas (about 4 small or 3 large)

Bake @ 350 for 55-60 minutes.

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