Graduated Kindergarten!!


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That’s right, T has graduated kindergarten and will be going into the 1st grade in September. I can’t believe we made it thru kindergarten and had no major problems with him. He was bullied a little but thankfully it was all taken care of and had stopped. That was the only thing we had to deal with this year, he did great with everything else.

I was a little bummed they didn’t do a graduation ceremony like some schools but it’s okay. They sent home this cute certificate showing he graduated. When I seen it, I literally cried, I tried to wipe away the tears and I would cry some more. T asked me what was wrong, and I told him I was just very excited/happy for him.

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It’s so hard to believe he’ll be 6 next month and then in September going to be in 1st grade, like where does all the time go?! This summer we are going to have fun and enjoy spending time with him. His teacher also gave out booklets for the kids, so they have stuff to work on to keep their minds active. I thought that was pretty awesome, it’s what kids need, a little boost to keep their minds going while still on summer break, so when they go back to school, they don’t have to try and remember what they had forgotten lol.

Congrats to everyone who has graduated and/or moving up to the next grade. We are very proud of T, and can’t wait to see what next school year brings us.

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DIY glass magnets


I’ve seen these all the time on Pinterest and shops on Etsy selling them, I finally decided to give them a try. These things are so cute and very easy to make! These would make a great little gift for anyone, and you can make a lot for a small price.

I got everything at Dollar Tree minus magnets

I got everything at Dollar Tree minus magnets

Supplies:

  • Flat clear marbles – these can be purchased at Dollar Tree
  • Mod Podge – available at some Dollar Tree stores as well
  • Magnets – I got a set of like 16 for $2 at Walmart
  • Scrapbook paper or any image you want – I used what I had on hand
  • paint brush
  • Super glue or hot glue gun

Step 1

-Either trace around the flat marble and cut out the circle or apply mod podge to the marble and place over image you want to use. Let this sit and dry for about 15 minutes give or take.

I placed mine on the images I wanted to use

I placed mine on the images I wanted to use

Step 2

-If you had already cut out the circle in step 1 skip this step. If you placed the marble on the image and haven’t cut, carefully trim as close to the flat marble as you can.

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Carefully trimmed close to the marble then placed magnet on back.

Step 3

-Take your magnet and apply super glue or whichever you decide to use to the back of the magnet then place on the flat part of the marble (which should also be the back of the image). Let the glue dry completely.

Step 4

-Once dry, enjoy looking at your cool new glass magnets.

Two of the finished magnets!! (doesn't T look cute in his kindergarten grad pic?!)

Two of the finished magnets!! (doesn’t T look cute in his kindergarten grad pic?!)

Now ain’t they cute?! You can use whatever picture you’d like to make for your magnet. I’m thinking making a few with Thomas & Friends for T, he would love seeing these on the fridge. These are just so easy to make and a fun gift to give to anyone. If you want you can even get your child(ren) to help too. Go ahead and give them a try, if you do I would love to hear what you think!

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Learning how to play Pokemon


This is the trainer kit

This is the trainer kit

Yes that’s right! T wanted to learn how to play Pokemon, he has a friend at school who plays and he said he wants to learn. So, I decided to buy him some Pokemon cards, and boy that was interesting to do. I knew our local Walmart sells the cards there, so I’m standing in the isle looking at all the different cards. Now, if it was Magic the Gathering (MtG), no problem I know what I’m looking for lol, but Pokemon there is so much more it seems like. Finally, I found something that would work perfect for T, it is basically a trainer set, it was only $10. How it is set up, you take the cards directly out of the wrapper, and set it up, the cards are in a certain order, so when you read the book to learn to play it goes all a certain way. Like, the booklet it comes with tells you what card you’ll get and exactly which card to play.

Me and T playing

Me and T playing, book in my hand tells how to play each turn

Today, myself, D & T sat at the table and learned how to play. Now me and D play MtG, but Pokemon is a bit different. So, I was one side and T was on the other with help from D, he was so excited to get started. Close to the end of the game, T was starting to get the hang of it. I’m thinking a few more times with this special deck, and he’ll be able to figure it out. Now, me and D just have to finish figuring it out as well. We told him, once he gets the hang of it we will buy him more Pokemon cards. If your child is wanting to play, I would recommend looking for this, it will help out a lot!

booklet that shows how each turn will go!

booklet that shows how each turn will go!

It was such a proud geek parent moment when he said he wanted to learn how to play cards. It is amazing seeing how T is transforming into something different, he isn’t like normal kids, and I think that’s what makes him more awesome when it comes to certain things. I just wish some people didn’t down him all cause he is different from other kids. But, its okay, he has us and friends that love him the way he is!

Do you and/or your kids play Pokemon or MtG? How old were you when you played and do you still play? I’d love to hear the stories :-)

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My blog is 4 years old!!


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Its crazy, this blog is 4 years old as of May 23rd, I originally was going to do a post earlier today, but it was too beautiful outside, we spent the day outside with T. I would like to say THANK YOU to all my amazing followers to my blog. I know I don’t post as much as I used to, but I try to post something. Life and family come first and blogging always last, but I am glad to still have some of my amazing followers sticking around :-) I still plan on keeping this blog up, and keeping it as it says, “Mom’s place of sanity”, it will always be random rants, from parenting, stress, my shop and who knows what else!

Happy Anniversary to my blog!! 4 years and still going!

As a haha funny, click on the following years to read a post from each May 23rd of each year, including my first post! 2011 2012 2013 2014

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