Alphabet Adventure: I & J Week

We began I week today with a great trip to the Blue Bell factory for ICE CREAM!!  We were able to meet up with a precious friend of mine from high school and her two darling daughters.  It was a blessing to laugh and chat and take joy in the precious moments of our children playing together.  Blue bell was really fun for the boys.  They were mesmerized by the machines!!  Did you know it takes 50,000 cows to produce the amount of milk they need for one day of their ice cream production?  That is craziness, right?  The boys loved seeing the buckets fill with flavor and called the bluebell workers “soooo creative!!!”  Other I things so far are….I have been saving boxes and paper towel rolls for them to “Invent” something, the big boys are going to paint with ice & Nate will play with ice & water in a zip lock bag.  I has been a more challenging letter….ideas welcome for the next go round’!!

I books are few and far between: Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni, The Sundae Scoop by Stuart J. Murphy, Dog and Cat Shake a Leg by Kate Spohn, India the Showstopper by Kerry Argent, I Can’t Talk Yet but When I Do by Julie Markes, When I Grow Up by Leonid Gore (These are just from the library, I haven’t had time to go through all our yet so hopefully more to come!)

J just happens to fall on July 4!  So we will be enjoying the traditional parade & fireworks (unless Alex brings the rain all weekend).  Plus we are having a community festival after church in which there will be some serious Jumping going on (bouncy house!!).  We will be making jello shapes and putting on a jousting match….stick horses included!!!  We are looking forward to a weekend full of J!I also ended up with some cute last minute ideas from Counting Coconuts.  We did some star sorting, small to big.  I also made a flag with no stars & the kids rolled the dice and added the corrosponding amount of stars.

J books so far include: The Berenstain Bears and Mama’s New Job, Jump by Scott M. Fischer, Potato Joe by Keith Baker, Jack’s Talent by Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Sally Gets a Job by Stephen Huneck, Jellybeans by Sylvia van Ommen, Jungle Bullies by Steven Kroll.

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