go This last week (and-a-half), we were working on our Letters of the Week when we were so rudely interrupted by Hurricane Irma.
We (obviously) started with the letter A.
I started making lists of everything I could think of that started with the letter A:
Then I turned to the handy dandy Pinterest for ideas on how to incorporate these into crafts, snacks and more.
I also dug out our Dr. Seuss’ ABCs book.
First, I borrowed our Alligator craft from my fellow homeschool momma, Erika (check out her blog at erikajohnsonblog.com)
I decided to work on uppercase letters with Addie (my 3.5-year-old) and lowercase with my almost 5-year-old, Emma.
So, for Emma, I had her do a lowercase “a” for apple. I laminated both letters and hung them on our wall as part of our alphabet border we will be making.
I am just now jumping onto the Aldi train, but let me tell you I sure am glad I did!
I had been seeing my friends’ posts about it and I was always a little skeptical. To be honest, it seemed like one of the “cheap” grocery stores and I wasn’t sure it would have good, quality stuff.
Boy, was I wrong.
Since the girls have started school, I make one day a week my grocery shopping day. I plan out all of our meals on Sunday and usually do my grocery shopping on Wednesday.
My Aldi obsession all started with this lady. I found this meal plan and made almost everything on it.
I started with the Italian Beef. Then, the Snap Crackle Pop Chicken and then the leftover Italian Beef & Black Bean quesadillas.
Since then, I have moved the majority of my shopping over there and here’s some of my favorite things I have discovered there:
- Seedtastic is my everyday bread, I have one in the fridge and one in the freezer at all times.
- Plain Bagels
- Brownies (I used to make the Raspberry Brownie Bites for Valentine’s Day)
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- Oranges (Cuties)
- Romaine lettuce
- Strawberries (Which were LOCAL, btw! Plant City strawberries! What?)
- Caesar salad mix
After being on the Refresh for 3 days (WITH NO COFFEE), I couldn’t wait to have my coffee the morning after…
When I first started drinking coffee, I was in college and it was Caramel Frappuccino (with extra caramel!)
After college, I drank it with creamer and sugar.
When I went “low-carb,” I used Splenda or another artificial sweetener.
After a few years, I started going more organic and more all-natural, especially when I was pregnant, I became acutely aware that what I was putting in my body went right the the baby.
Here’s how I make my coffee every morning:
10 oz. organic brewed coffee (I use our Keurig)
1 tsp organic coconut oil
1/2 tsp agave nectar
1/4 cup almond milk
Blend! And Enjoy!
One of the things I didn’t touch on too much in my last post about Camping with Kids was food
And let’s face it…
Toddlers NEED food…
They get HANGRY…
So, here’s what we packed for our weekend trip (we had a refrigerator, also):