11 December 2012

Chore Jar & Rewards

Just before Annalyse turned 3, we decided that Annalyse should start doing a chore chart. The chores were simple and easy to complete. I made a chart that had photos of what needed to be done. For each chore she earned a ball, which was placed in a jar. Once full, her reward was that we would go bowling as a family. Her chores were making her bed, setting the dinner table, gathering the laundry, picking up her toys, straightening her book shelf, and helping load the dishwasher. She had one chore each day of the week--except for Sunday. In addition to her assigned chores that she did to fill her jar, she also had other family chores that weren't specifically assigned and she didn't get paid for. There were times when she was extra good or did something without being asking we gave her an extra ball.
 The full chore jar

Little did Annaslye know, her family bowling reward turned out to be a full-blown PARTY!! That's right folks...Ma, Pa, Aunt "Sumi", Uncle Tom, and Luna all came down to celebrate the full jar and Bowl the night away! We also went to see the Festival of Lights at Franke Park

This was Miss Luna's first bowling adventure

Together we had so much fun!!! We had a total of two lanes Annalyse was the high scorer in her lane and Uncle Tom won in our lane. Annalyse LOVES to bowl...she gets so excited!! Lucky for us, when we went to the Home Show this spring we won 50 free games of bowling to Crazy Pinz we can bowl and bowl and bowl!! We love Crazy Pinz its a great bowling alley!

10 December 2012

Ellie's Adventures

Ellie sure has been busy lately! We've had so much fun.
Day 5: Ellie wanted to help out by getting Bug's cereal but made a small mess

Day 6: Getting Millie's Dog Food

Day 7: Playing with Blocks
Day 8: Working hard at the Computer

Day 9: Sitting on the couch reading the Ensign

Day 10: Putting together Annalyse's favorite puzzle

Day 11: taking a Cotton Ball Bath

Day 12: All ready to take Millie out to Potty

Day 13: Coloring a picture of Roudolf

Day 14: She tipped over the change jar

Day 15: Hanging out in the Office pen holder

Day 16: if she's lucky, maybe she'll catch Elf on Netflix

Last night, Annalyse stayed the night with 'Ma' & 'Pa' last night and word on the street is that Ellie went to the farm this morning instead of coming home.