Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New - Boys Painted Tees

One Boy One Girl Boutique's new line of Boys Painted Tees were such a hit when they debuted at the Easter Market.

I haven't had a chance to list custom painted tees on my website or the ready to ship ones on etsy, as of yet.

You can see all the tees I featured at Market in my Flickr account.

Here's a sample of a few

monster truck
silver tie star
black tie skull
black guitar star


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Eggstravaganza Market

We had a fabulous time at this past weekends Easter Market.
My kids love spending time at Heritage Village, especially when the Village is hosting a special event. The Eggstravaganza had free cupcake decorating, kids crafts, child singing and dance performers and the much anticipated Egg Hunt!


Monday, March 29, 2010

Jack Hartmann - Concert

The kids school hosted a free Jack Hartmann concert this evening.
Who's Jack Hartmann, you say?
That's what I've been asking for months as Isabella has danced around the house singing his infectious songs.

Isabella insisted that we go to the event. I brought both Isabella (5) and Trenton (very soon to be 12) to the show. Of course, I was going for the free lemonade and ice cream sandwiches ;) provided by the PTO.

As soon as Jack Hartmann hit the stage he had everyone and I mean everyone out of their seats while he taught us cute dances that we all performed while he sang songs about counting, math and rhyming.
Teachers joined him on stage for a silly chicken counting dance, than he requested older kids, 3rd grade+ to come up and sing along to a multiplication song.
Trenton who happily (with no encouragement from me) danced along to all the songs, ran up to the stage to take part in the multiplication song!
I got very sentimental thinking about how old he is getting and that this may be one of the last uninhibited child like activities he takes part in, willingly :(

Isabella danced next to me for a couple songs, then she grabbed her girlfriends and was front and center by the stage.
I would compare her reaction to someone seeing the Beetles, well in her case Miley Cyrus!

It was a fantastically fun show...we bought 2 Cd's on the way out and got a picture signed!

Isabella's favorite songs:
Hip-Hop Tooty Ta
The Cowboy Dance
Mr. Alligator Can Chomp
Let's Get Fit (Counting to 100 by 1's)
Chicken Count

About the music:
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this school year
with the
Power of Music!

Jack Hartmann's Hop 2 It Music™
"the very best in curriculum - based educational music for children"


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Arrivals

new arrivals_march 23, 2010

Picked up this morning at our local American Farm and Feed Store
4 day old baby chicks
2) Rhode Island Reds
2) Barred Rock
2) Ameraucana
2) Black Giant (aka Jersey Black Giants)

New breeds to our chicken family are the Ameraucana, which are known for laying blue eggs and the Black Jersey Giant, as it's name implies it's large/heavy and can grow up to 11 pounds!

brooder 2010

We are using the brooder that we made last year. It's a large plastic storage container with the center of the lid cut out and replaced with chicken wire.
Normally I use 2 heat lamps (red bulbs) but one blew. For now I added the blanket to reduce heat loss.

The storage container makes for easy cleaning.
While the chicks are small I line the bottom with newpaper and paper towels, it gives the chicks a solid surface to walk on to help build strong legs. At this age I clean out the brooder several times a day by rolling up the dirty papers and adding new.

When the chicks are larger I will add pine shaving to the bottom. Once a day I will move the chicks to a box and dump out the pine shavings, rinse and dry the container and add fresh shavings.