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Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-23-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By april77
I bought them on e-bay. Lego sells the mini...

I bought them on e-bay. Lego sells the mini figure mold on the website but they don't have the blocks anymore. I think I'm going to dedicate the mini figure mold to the crayons, since I just...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-17-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By april77
DS wants a Lego themed birthday party, so I...

DS wants a Lego themed birthday party, so I bought two silicon molds (blocks and minifigures). I want to make candy to decorate the cupcakes and then crayons for the gift bags. I was going to make...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-23-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,860
Posted By april77
We just had dd's ears pierced this weekend, she...

We just had dd's ears pierced this weekend, she is 7. She had asked when she was younger but changed her mind after watching videos of ear piercings, which honestly was our goal. This time she had...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-05-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By april77
The troops are mostly tied into schools where we...

The troops are mostly tied into schools where we are and they do membership rallies at the beginning of the year. There are never enough troop leaders though, which is why some girls can't get into...
Forum: Learning at School   08-27-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 725
Posted By april77
I worked at a Mother's Day Out program that did...

I worked at a Mother's Day Out program that did Scholastic sales and we didn't actually make any money off of it, instead we earned credit to order books with.
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   08-24-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By april77
I took my dd to Mammoth Cave when she was 5 and...

I took my dd to Mammoth Cave when she was 5 and she loved it. We stayed in the park, there are lots of hiking trails and then all the cave tours. She did great on the historic tour. You can also do...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-29-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By april77
Thanks so much again!! We leave in two weeks and...

Thanks so much again!! We leave in two weeks and the kids are so excited. My MIL just called yesterday to tell me that they have bikes for everyone so we don't have to haul ours or rent. She's also...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-25-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By april77
We've done: lots of Roald Dahl Pippi...

We've done:

lots of Roald Dahl
Pippi Longstocking
Ramona books

Tons of the Rainbow, Pet, Weather, etc. fairy books. I really don't like these books (quality of the writing) but dd loves...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-25-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By april77
Thanks so much. I know my in-laws so the "lovely...

Thanks so much. I know my in-laws so the "lovely to visit but I don't want to live there" was pretty much what I was expecting. We're driving so I'm going to start stocking up on non-perishables to...
Forum: North and South Carolina and Tennessee   05-16-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 653
Posted By april77
Hello- I'm looking for info about the...

Hello-

I'm looking for info about the Litchfield/Pawley's Island/Murrells Inlet area. My in-laws just bought a house in Litchfield and we are going down to spend about a month with them this...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-01-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By april77
I think you're 3 year old is normal and the...

I think you're 3 year old is normal and the teacher is not running an age appropriate class. DD did preschool ballet (3/4) last year and the class was lots of little 5-10 minute activities - working...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-19-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By april77
Quote: Originally Posted by lexbeach...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lexbeach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13012155)
I'm leaning towards saying, "if you STILL...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,013
Posted By april77
I let dd, 6 next month, go into little bathrooms...

I let dd, 6 next month, go into little bathrooms alone. At all the places I can think of where that would happen, I can see the restrooms. She prefers to go by herself at this point. I still go with...
Forum: Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky   01-16-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By april77
I'm from Ashland, but live in Louisville now. DH...

I'm from Ashland, but live in Louisville now. DH and I both have family there, so we visit a lot. I don't know much about the current birth climate, but I do know of one very induction-happy ob-gyn...
Forum: Learning at School   01-15-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,761
Posted By april77
I would also say elementary, so much could...

I would also say elementary, so much could change before they would start high school. Five years ago dd's elementary school was in serious trouble but the old principal retired and the new...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,198
Posted By april77
My dd will be 6 in February and is somewhere...

My dd will be 6 in February and is somewhere between 36 and 38 lbs (my scale vs. in-laws scale). No idea how tall she is, but she is one of the shortest kids in her class. Our ped said if she stayed...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,747
Posted By april77
Quote: Originally Posted by alegna...

Quote:
Originally Posted by alegna http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12614606)
Isn't that funny? The cheapest organic milk at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2008, 12:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,747
Posted By april77
Funny, organic milk is way cheaper at Costco...

Funny, organic milk is way cheaper at Costco than at Kroger's here. My basic Costco list is:

milk
eggs
cheese
vinegar
laundry detergent
palmolive
chicken sausage (except I haven't seen it...
Forum: Learning at School   10-05-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 896
Posted By april77
DD is in kindergarten and takes ballet one day a...

DD is in kindergarten and takes ballet one day a week. Ballet starts 15 minutes after school and is an hour, so she eats a snack in the car and I try to fix a really quick dinner. Like have pizza...
Forum: Parenting   10-05-2008, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,390
Posted By april77
We went to one of these exhibits when dd had...

We went to one of these exhibits when dd had just turned 5 and ds had just turned 2. DD was very interested, not bothered by anything but really didn't believe that the bodies were real. I think b/c...
Forum: Spirituality   09-26-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 4,553
Posted By april77
Subbing. I'm teaching the Rainbow Kids...

Subbing.

I'm teaching the Rainbow Kids curriculum to a 2nd/3rd grade class. I've never had a child of that age so it's been interesting. I think we're finding a groove though.
Forum: Parenting   09-23-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By april77
Quote: Originally Posted by TiredX2...

Quote:
Originally Posted by TiredX2 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12234980)
Wow, so the nephew has been found w/drugs...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-23-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By april77
My dd was totally done napping by 2.5 and my 2.5...

My dd was totally done napping by 2.5 and my 2.5 year old ds naps sporadically. Like the previous poster said, bedtime moved up when they dropped naps. They were great all day but done by 7pm.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-03-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 761
Posted By april77
My dd went through a period where she stopped...

My dd went through a period where she stopped gaining weight, between 15 months and two. She had some issues with food, mostly texture, which caused a really limited diet. My ped recommended making...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-02-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By april77
Another vote for overalls. DS wore a lot of...

Another vote for overalls. DS wore a lot of overalls and long-sleeve onsie-type shirts last winter. Some of the shirts I bought in a bigger size, or we used those extenders so the shirt fit over...
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