Drivers, Dive-ins, and Dives

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Was watching Drivers, Dive-ins, and Dives.......I mean the Guy Fieri's show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. 

We call it something different every time.  These little bundles of bread were inspired by the show.

Included are tomatoes, red onions, garlic, pesto, Balsamic vinegrette, Feta cheese, on Italian bread and baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

I do not have a recipe but, I just wrote down the ingredients from the show and threw it all together. 

So, if you are my husband..........this is what you had for lunch today!  :)  Love you babe!  



Theme: Camping

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM


Saw this adorable camping themed lapbook today on Facebook on the Home school group page.

I have never tried lapbooking........and I think I know why now......lots of cutting out of things.

During the school year I have my curriculum planned out and so, I have never really delved into this whole lapbooking type of thingy.

But hey, why not try it?

And once my kids saw the picture........they were instantly camping in their minds, the canoe was my bed in my bedroom.  They had their "jackets," blankies, babies, pillow pets.........there is a small play tent also located in "my" room.  The picture lured their minds into adventure. 


I think Page must have been inspired by the whole camping theme.  He even got our tent out of the attic and we all put it up this evening in the back yard.

There is only one problem with this whole camping thing in Florida in May........uh.........it's hot and sticky. 

So, I think for now until a cool spell comes our way.........were going to just "play" camping. 




Gardening

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On at 5:57 PM


How's our garden?  Ask our resident expert.  Meet, Eli weed eater.

He is taking fine care of our fruits.  Strawberries and tomatoes are growing.

It is a miracle to my non-green thumb!


I prefer gardening those little ones above! 




DIY LEGO ON THE GO BOXES

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On at 5:56 PM

It's been a while since I last blogged.  Not that we have been real busy.  Just out swimming either in our pool or at Fee Avenue Pool.

The boys have been busy creating LEGO designs.

They want to mail in their LEGO creations to the LEGO magazines they get in the mail. 

So it looks like we will be printing out those pictures and mailing them in before the deadline!

Yesterday Page created these DIY LEGO on the go boxes for the kids.

It is a box with a LEGO sheet lid glued to the top.

Their LEGOES can be stored inside their boxes. 

Of course, I saw the idea on Pinterest. 



Maggie Beth's Preschool Program

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Today we got to see Maggie Beth sing at her end of the year program at preschool.
She also received her diploma for completing her 3 year old class from Mrs. Wallace.
Maggie Beth has loved being in Mrs. Wallace's class this year.
Eli had the privilege of being in her class 2 years ago.  She is a wonderful teacher.
Randomly when Maggie Beth is singing out who she loves, she will often include Mrs. Wallace.
Maggie Beth has made some precious little friends this year too.  
Tomorrow will be her last day of school and then she will be out for summer!

Boy Scout Water Slide & Luau

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Last weekend we went over to Desert Ranch for Hezekiah's end of the year Boy Scout Luau, they had a huge water slide there, there was lots of mud! 



Ankle braces & Mosaics

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I woke up this morning to humor.

Hezekiah reminded me that he had hurt his ankle 7 days ago while riding his bike. 

Granted, it has not hurt him since that day, but I woke up to him coming in my room with a belt on his ankle.

It apparently is a brace to help him walk since his ankle "hurts."

Not too sure I should let him walk around in public like that.......so I taped his ankle up and of course it felt much better then.

We had to go out in public to get our mosaic pieces to create with and to go grocery shopping. 

We are awaiting the arrival of GRANDMA!!! 

Once we returned, mosaic-ness began.  Initially these items purchased were for Eli's desire to create.  But in our midst of designing, come to find out Hezekiah absolutely loved creating his piece........maybe more so than his brother and sister.  Hezekiah (who usually is my one to not want to draw, paint, etc.) sat intently placing each piece and telling me what his picture was.  He said, "This is awesome Mommy!"  It is absolutely incredible to find an area of a subject that your child loves, especially when they are "not too into the other areas of that subject."