Things Justin wants to do....

Stained Glass Jesus Craft. I found this site through Totally Tots.
Justin in establishing the parameters for this craft. Mommy, does it have to have words on it? can I put bunnies on it? what about a hare? Can I do something different?
Me --- You can do whatever you want buddy, as long as we can make it, and make it fit on the paper.
J --- oh, yes, I want to make it!

Nativity Pop Up Cards
Once again, he needed to establish the parameters around this. Could he make it different? Did it have to be a people picture or could he make it with bunnies, or cats, or robots ..... I figure it's a craft, and yes I want to encourage biblical knowledge, but it's a craft. :)

Preschool Christmas crafts.
he was intrigued by these as well.

This one I'm to print off tonight and get ready for him so he can help gramma with it tomorrow.

He wants to do this one as well. :)

I haven't had a chance to go through all the links on this page yet, but I"m sure some of them will intrigue the lad.

The Compound words one intrigues me, but it isn't something that he is ready for at this point.

Learning this week

1. the fine art of measuring and shaking to make gifts in a jar. We did this one:

M & M's Cookie Mix in a Jar

About This Recipe

"I vary the color of the M&M's to the different holiday currently approaching when I give these as gifts..another favorite of the grandchildren"


    • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 1/4 cups M&M's plain chocolate candy
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Mix baking soda and baking powder with you can add flour mixture into one layer.
  2. Layer ingredients in order given into a wide-mouth. Press each layer firmly so it will all fit in the jar.
  3. Attach these instructions to your gift.
  5. Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing bowl.Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix.
  6. Add 1 stick butter or margarine, very soft. (please do not use diet).
  7. 1 large egg, slightly beaten, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  8. Mix until completely blended. you will need to finish mixing with your hands as this is stiff.
  9. Shape into balls the size of walnuts.
  10. Place 2" apart on sprayed cookie sheet.
  11. Bake in preheated 375° for 12-14 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  12. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet.
  13. Remove cookies to racks to finish cooling.
2. Computer game: 1st grade, reader rabbit.
Learning how to add numbers, learning first and last parts of words and such like. Did he learn much? not sure, but he had fun and had to figure things out as he went along.

3. Trusting God to get us home safely.
had some scary moments travelling around in a winter storm.

4. Gymnastics
Listening and following instruction is always a good thing to do. He had, as usual, a really good time.