Thursday, August 27, 2015

Nana School for Cora

The Preschools that Kelly tried
to get Cora into for this fall
were not available, so she asked
me if I would be willing to
have a "Nana School"
for Cora one day a week?
Now, really, who can resist that?
Today was our first day.
We colored pictures.
We played outside.
Isn't her school dress pretty?
She was such a big girl and loved every minute
of the day, as did her teacher.
We did some swinging.
What a happy girl!
She picked up jewels.
She played with the same Fisher Price
little people her mama and uncle played with.
She ate lunch.
She had "Computer Class" and
practiced an educational game.
What a joy this little girl was to her Nana and Ducca.
Yes, Ducca was also a part of the day.
At one point something wasn't working
and Cora said, "Ducca will fix it for me."

And some of you are asking if it was
Nana School, what Standards did we address?

Standard 1:  Giggling
Standard 2:  Playing
Standard 3:  Loving
Standard 4:  Lots and
Lots of Hand Holding


Exceeds Expectations!!!


Monday, August 3, 2015

Thing 1 & 2 and Thing Dad and Mom's Visit to Colorado

Welcome to Colorado Hinojosa Family

We got to have these charmers
in our home for several days.

Snuggling with Aunt Nana
(my new Great Aunt name)

They loved looking down the stairwell.

Fun with the slide

Spending time on the Harding swing

Stealing Aunt Nana's Slim Fast
out of the Refrigerator Door

Reading with Ducca


Exploring every room--
even the bathroom

Breakfast at Amy's Donuts

Taking Crazy Selfies
on the Merry-go-round

Hanging out at the zoo with
cousins who like to imitate
Meercats

Petting a Wallaby 

Strollers are very nice
for babies (and parents)
at the zoo.

Pretend Giraffe

Feeding the real giraffe
(in the rain)

Bathtime

Helping to water the plants (and ourselves)

And this was my favorite part.
When we had our last family reunion
2 years ago, we put all of the
cousins hand/footprints on the
deck wall.
I told Jenny that the
next time they visited, we would
be putting her baby's prints up.
Little did we know at that time
that we would be putting two
sets of handprints on the deck.
Isn't God good?


Precious little gifts from God



Very special family

Never still for long

Precious smiles.

Busy, busy, busy

The house might have been
somewhat of a disaster
for a week, but it was also
filled with joy.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Nana Cousin Camp 2015 KNIGHT Edition

Our most recent Nana Cousin Camp
had a KNIGHT theme.
Using the water bottles I had 
on hand, I printed
the labels from HERE.
Since they weren't really Soda
or Cola, we added
Crystal Light On the Go
Drink Packets but
they were really MAGIC
powders in case you wanted to know.




We had an object lesson about
the Armor of God.  You can find it
HERE.
It would have been even
more impressive if the peeled
orange had sunk to the
bottom like it was supposed to.
I don't think any of the kids
realized that Nana kept
manually pushing it down.   

They then made Knights out of
food.  These pictures pretty
much capture each grandchild's
personality.
Find Knight Food
Directions HERE.  




They each made their own shield.





And of course the highlight
of the day was the jousting.
Feel free to skip some of these
video clips.  I am posting
them for posterity (or to
embarrass them when they
are older.)





As always, we had a fun
Nana Cousin Camp!