Sunday, July 31, 2016

Brothers & Sisters

Siblings that say they never fight are most definitely hiding something.
Lemony Snicket

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Are You Ready for Rio?

The opening ceremonies are August 5th.  Here are some ideas to get you started---

Winter Olympic ideas can be adapted to the summer---

Search--- 'preschool Olympic theme'
'preschool Olympic crafts'
'preschool Olympic games'
'preschool Olympic activities'
'Olympic party food'
(crunchy Cheetos in an ice cream cone is a gold medal winner!)
There are lots of great images and ideas and most are really simple. 
Enjoy the 2016 Summer Olympics with your child!

Friday, July 29, 2016

I Will Survive

Some ideas to get you through the last few weeks of summer vacation...

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Family Vacation

Summer means travel and family vacations.  As a child my family travelled from sea to shining sea.  Station wagon, picnic lunches,...the whole works...the good, the bad and the ugly but mostly good.  My husband and I were very fortunate to travel with our two boys and now we still love to travel and I still LOVE to buy a souvenir or two to remember my trips.

The mosaic bird is a purchase I made in Boston at a vendor fair in the Seaport area.   I still have many souvenirs from when I was a little a girl.  One thing I collected as a child was pennants. 
My youngest started collecting pennants and the two  collections now border his bedroom. My memories, his memories and our memories...

I love everything about coffee and my coffee cup collection.  The panda cup was my first coffee purchase.  It's from the National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. The pandas, Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing were a gift from China in 1972. 
So as you venture out to your family's adventure, give some thought to what you and your child will bring home.  Here is some additional information about collecting and travelling with your child---

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Honoring Heroes

 The annual Meet Your Heroes event will be held on Saturday, September 10th from 12 noon-3 p.m.  This family friendly event will be held at the village square in Metamora.  There will be food, activities and lots of fun for the entire family.  MABA (Metamora Business Association) sponsors and provides volunteers for  MYH and all proceeds are donated to our Metamora Fire Department. 

Did you know that MCP is one of the original members of MABA?  We are actively involved in our community and this event. 

Raffle tickets are being sold and first prize is $1000 and many other prizes will be won.  Tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Art Institute

 My first visit to Chicago's Art Institute! 
I was able to see all of our Masterpiece Monday artists...
...Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Picasso and much more!  Our visit was fun and engaging because we created a list of things to find.  We  searched for the largest and smallest paintings, a sword and shield, a portrait of a little boy and strawberries.  We found everything but strawberries (lots of apples and grapes but no strawberries). 

Jackson Pollock inspired a trip to the arts & crafts store. 

How to visit an art museum with children---

Why art is important---

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Peanuts & Cracker Jack

Major League Baseball's All Star game is being played tonight at Petco Park in San Diego.  We are big baseball fans at our house.  We have our favorite team but also love to attend baseball games in cities around the country and root for the home team (We have been to eleven stadiums and slowly crossing them off the list!)  We have sat in lawn chairs with a diet soda and bad nachos to watch our boys play T-ball, coach pitch and baseball in blistering heat and cloudy and cold. You gotta love it!

Want to have some baseball fun with your child? Movies and books---

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Brotherly Love

It's time to celebrate birthdays!
Happy Birthday, Boys!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Trek for the Trails

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Trek for the Trails
A fundraiser to help maintain the trails at Black Partridge Park.
A 5K Walk/Run and an 8 Mile Endurance Trail Run
To volunteer, register or donate---

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Reclaimed Resale

Metamora Community Preschool
is the charity of the month!
Donate & shop!