Adventure Walk- Craft Outcome!

We finally got around to doing our “adventure walk” craft with all our interesting collectables from the outdoors! We peeled back a pinecone and used them to make pedals for a flower! This one is called “big and little.” Big pinecone and little pinecone. Big leaf and little leaf!

Monday Milestone: McKinley Reads!

Okay, McKinley is not “reading reading,” but she can distinguish the words by color!  And  later I rewrote all the words in the same color (black) and she was able to distinguish some of them. It was so special for her to read a word!  And of course… I made her show off to daddy,…

How to: Chalkboard

Making a chalkboard is easier than I thought it would be. I decided a chalkboard was a great idea to put up against the wall… seeing how McKinley will soon be drawing on them anyways. You have options. You can buy chalkboard paint (and it comes in different colors) or chalkboard spray-paint.  There is no…

Franklin Park Conservatory @FPConservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory I’m shocked it’s taken me this long to go. As an environmentalist and having been a part of “Generation Green” in my college years… I found the conservatory refreshing, enlightening, and peaceful. The conservatory experience: Glass blowing plant collections Gardening programs educational programs for children Exhibits (currently butterflies & orchids) Events We…