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Fly on the Wall – March 2014



Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 15 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.


Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                          Baking In A Tornado                                  The Rowdy Baker                                Just A Little Nutty                                          The Momisodes                          Spatulas on Parade                                   The Sadder But Wiser Girl                          Follow me home . . .                Stacy Sews and Schools                                      Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                          Someone Else’s Genius                               Menopausal Mother                                     Pink Heart String                                              Spinster Snacks                                 Juicebox Confession



I remembered to write stuff down this month!! WOOO HOOO!!! 😉




Joshua – Boboton should be the name of a planet.




Colin has a new found love of Babybel Cheese. He also likes using the net on his head. He looks like a lunch lady!




We have gone through about 5 electric can openers in the past couple of years. Instead of buying yet another one I got a manual can opener instead. I left it out and asked Deanna to open some cans for me. Hee hee hee hee!! It took her FOREVER to figure out how it works!




Deanna and I were watching TV.

Me – That was D-U-M-B.

Deanna – What? I don’t get it.

Me – You know… Dumb, D-U-M-B.

Deanna – Oh! I thought it was a new acronym and I just didn’t know it yet!




Evil Hank Jr


THIS was something The Hubby picked up at a used book store. SIGH… For the full story check out my Use Your Words post.

Believe me, THAT’S a story you don’t want to miss! 😉






We’ve been studying butterflies this month and having a lot of fun (for more on the butterflies click HERE ).

When they finished making their chrysalides , their butts were hanging out. Completely freaked Colin out.

Colin – EWWW!! They lost their butts!! Their BUTTS!!!!!!!




I over hear a conversation between Joshua and Deanna. I think I should be worried.

Deanna – Who would you put in a well?

Joshua – What????

Deanna – Y’know, like on “Silence of the Lambs”??  ‘It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.’

Joshua – Uh, no one!!!

Deanna – There has to be SOMEONE!!

Joshua – Well, who would YOU put in a well??

Deanna – For like Niall from One Direction. For dislike, that annoying guy that says YEP on “Storage Wars”. (insert evil laugh here)

Joshua – Oh, well……. Maybe Will Smith.




Colin – Are Q and O brothers?




We are doing our normal, weekly shopping at Kroger. We have the normal, usual 2 buggies full.

I am trying to make the bagger understand that he doesn’t have to try to fit everything into one buggy because it’s just not going to work.

The cashier pipes up and gets him to listen. He then turns to me and says, “What is this, like a month’s worth?”

Me – Umm… No, it’s like a week’s worth…..

The look on his face was PRICELESS. It never gets old… LOL




We did a bunch of crafts on Monday for St. Patrick’s Day.


3D Shamrocks Collage


3 D Shamrocks – tutorial HERE


Leprechaun Houses Collage


We made leprechaun houses out of the boxes I won from Pick Your Plum.

I had to make finger paint… All of our paint brushes are missing!!!

I used 1 cup of flour and added water until I liked the consistency. Then I added a few drops of green food coloring.


Shamrock Collage


Tissue paper shamrocks.



Merrows by Cailey Pooka by Colin


We read Magic Tree House : Leprechauns and Irish Folklore : Research Guide

Then I asked Cailey and Colin to pick their favorite fairy and draw it.


St. Patrick's Day Breakfast


And that is what we had for breakfast! Green orange juice and green pancakes! The kids LOVED them!!!


There you go! The past month in our house. 😀


Don’t forget to check out all the AMAZING bloggers participating this  month!





~*~Butterfly Resources~*~

Butterfly Resources



We are right in the middle of our butterfly kit!! Our caterpillars JUST forms their chrysalides this weekend! YAY!!!


Butterfly Kit


This is what our caterpillars looked like when we got them in the mail on February 28th.




This is what they looked like just a day or 2 before they started making their chrysalides.




Here are the chrysalides that were made over the weekend!


I worried that I jumped the gun on ordering the caterpillars but the kit says as long as it is above 55 degrees when you release them then they will be OK. SHEW!!!

We should have painted lady butterflies in 7 – 10 days!! YAY!!!

I purchased our kit at Toys R Us but you can get the same kit on Amazon. WOW! I should have waited and bought mine there! LOL It’s on sale right now!!!


As always, I try to include resources for a variety of ages. All books can be found at your local library, on Amazon or Paperback Swap (you should really check out this link).

All printable resources are free unless marked with $$$$.


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There are TONS of butterfly books out there. These are just a few.


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Butterfly and Caterpillar Themed Math Sheets – Animal Jr

Coloring Pages – ABC Teach

Coloring Pages – Animal Jr

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Coloring Pages and Crafts – DLTK-Kids

Coloring Pages and Crafts – Kid Zone (Scroll down)

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Coloring Pages, Crafts and Lesson Plans  – Crayola

Coloring Pages, Worksheets and Games – Soft Schools

Lapbook – Homeschool Helper Online

Lapbook – Homeschool Share

Lapbook – Lapbook Lessons

Lapbook for Magic School Bus Butterfly Battle – Yee Shall Know

Life Cycle Printable – School of Dragons

Montessori Printables and Activities – Living Montessori Now

Notebooking Pages – Activity Village

Notebooking Pages – The Crafty Classroom

Notebooking Pages – HSLaunch (You may have to put Butterflies in search box.)

Preschool Pack – 2 Teaching Mommies

Preschool Pack – Confessions of a Homeschooler

Preschool Unit – Spell Out Loud

Printable Book and Coloring Book – Butterfly World

Printable Games, Bookmarks, etc – Preschool Mom

Printable Journal – 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Printables, Crafts and More – Making Learning Fun

Worksheets – School Express




Teachers Pay Teachers – Some FREE!!!!


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Activities and Crafts –

Activities and Crafts – No Time for Flashcards

Activity and Snack – First Grade Shenanigans

Activities, Games, Videos and More – Neo K12

Chalk Pastel Tutorial – Hodge Podge

Crafts – Butterfly School

Crafts – The Crafty Crow

Crafts – Danielle’s Place

Crafts – Learn Create Love

Crafts – Spoonful

Documentary – Journey of the Butterflies – PBS

Downloadable Book –

Info – The Butterfly Site

Info – Butterfly School

Info – How Stuff Works

Info – Nat Geo Kids

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Info and Activities –

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Life Cycle Game – Sheppard Software

Nature Study – DIY Homeschooler

Nature Study – The Homeschool Scientist

Raising Monarch Butterflies Activity – PBS Kids

Symmetry Art – Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Video – Butterflies: Nature’s Miracle – YouTube

Video – Flight of the Butterflies – YouTube

Video – Magic School Bus Butterfly and the Bog Beast – YouTube

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Juggling with Kids

Bake Decorate Celebrate

Perpetual Preschool

Meaningful Mama




Crafty Moods

Real Simple

Magic Cabin




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