Monday, June 11, 2012

I'm alive and Paint Monsters

I can't believe I've been out of the blogging world for this long.  Summer has taken over my life- and I've been sooo busy it's not even funny.  I'm so sorry, and I hope you haven't missed me too much. 

Here's what I've been doing...

... photo shoots for my side photography biz
... swimming lessons for my 4 yr old
...  story time at the library for both my boys
... hanging out with friends and their kiddos
... watching The Bachelorette, Pretty Little Liars, and Y&R

But what has kept me away the most... has been...


Folks, I'm pregnant!!!!

Ben and I have been praying for another little addition to our family for over a year and a half.  We struggled with my first, and were pleasantly surprised by my second, and now we are over the moon to add a 3rd little one running around.

So, there you have it... the excuse slip for my blogging absence.  I promise to not leave you hanging that long until the next time I post.

For now, I'll leave you with one of my favorite activities I do with my Kinders in science:

Exploring our lungs with Paint Monsters!!

 Here's how:
Water down some paints

 Use popsicle sticks to scoop the soupy paint onto paper.

Use your lungs to blow air through the straw to make the paint move around the paper.

 Let dry.
Add white circles and black circles with a paint brush to make eyes for your monster.
Cut out and add to your science journal!

The kids love this activity!

Take care friends, I hope you are enjoying your summer break.


  1. Congratulations!!! I know how it feels to wait and pray!

  2. Congrats on baby number 3. I am hoping and praying for a baby number 1 (I sure hope I miss the nausea stage.) Hope it disappears for you soon.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  3. Congrats to you! I love the paint monsters!


  4. Ahh! I have been wondering where you were! Congratulations! You must be so thrilled!!!


  5. Congratulations on the new addition!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  6. Congratulations, STACI!!
    One more thing for us to have in common- 3 LITTLES!!!
    Hope the nausea passes soon!

    ☞Go NuTTY with ME!

  7. Congratulations!! That's such wonderful news!! Hope you are feeling better soon. :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  8. Congratulations! I love your paint monsters. :)

  9. Does it hard to blow that using straw? Haven't try that :D


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