Screen shots and penguins

Ok y'all....today was Back to Work day for all my friends here. No kiddos, just work. I miss them :( But I'm glad to be home with my babies for the time being. Although, I had a few friends come to see me today, and apparently the copiers were ALL offline until like 3:00!! HOW could that happen today?? Of all days?? Yeesh. So it's basically going to be mayhem at the front office at our 2 copiers come Monday morning. 

Tonight was my first night alone putting both girls to bed (remember? Hubby is a firefighter who works 24 hour shifts?)...I was really scared that this was going to be a serious problem- it all rested in Brooklynn's hands - if she would stay down while I was putting down Autumn. Though it took a while for B to actually go down...and STAY down, everything worked out. But now....my fear is what's going to happen in the middle of the night. ha!

Anyway, I wanted to show you guys, that I'm NOT the only one in my family that is keen on cleaning and organizing..ha! Look at what my 2 year old did..and they're all in a straight line! No, we don't fry a lot...the bottles of oil are courtesy of Publix's BOGOfree sales - coupled with some coupons...who can pass up such a great deal?? lol. I'm actually quite the health nu t:)


And these were taken today...A CONSTANTLY begs to hold B...actually it's more like "hold me?" but in a tone that you know she's asking to hold B, not to be held..lol.

She just loves her! I hope this continues - my dream was always to have siblings that were BFs.

So, it seems as though it's finally catching up with me - this whole tired thing. ha! Naps have been a regular part of my day for the last few days, and I can't seem to get back up once I wake up. Though, in the mornings, I'm rearin' to go! 


OK!!! I JUST figured something out - like TWO seconds ago!! How to take a screen shot on a PC - you know, you MAC users and Iphone users can??? SOOO simple. You know that button on the top of your keyboard {PrntScr} (print screen)?? When you have what you want on your screen - push that button and it copies it to your clipboard ready to be pasted onto whatever! What?! so easy!! Here's what I just did it on...
(I did have to crop it in Paint so you couldn't see all my tabs and files I've downloaded on the bottom! ha!)

Anyway...since there are so many penguin activities out there, I wanted to share something I did with my kiddos all the time.

After a few days of learning about penguins (these nonfiction penguin books are some good ones for younger kids - do you have a fave nonfiction penguin book?), I have my kids go online to this website at Discovery Kids and take this penguin quiz (what I took a screen shot of - look up!)...I have done this with my 3rd graders for a few years, but I haven't tried it out on my 2nd graders yet...and I won't be there this year for my penguin unit to try it out.

Ok...I have to go watch Tori & Dean now....or Hawaii Five-O...or both.
Don't forget to send me some love - I love getting your comments! :)

17 comments

Kelley Cirrito said...

Omg Tori and Dean.... LOVE IT!!!! Actually totally obsessed!! The picture of the girls are too cute! I love the straight line A made with the oil. Too cute!! My printer won't work!!!! I am not sure which is worse printer or copier, it would be a close race. Hopefully it will all be fixed before Monday, because I have an observation and didn't get anything done today due to the printer! Ugh!

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

I love all the penguin stuff! And I'm so excited about the "Print Screen" button, I never knew that...THANKS, you are great :)

Lisa :) (new follower)
http://madeintheshadeinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...
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Jamie said...

Cute blog! And cute kids!

I'm your newest follower!

Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

Holly said...

Look at that little girl organizing - the apple sure doesn't fall far, does it?

So, I'll send you my address so you can just ship over that wreath when you get it, okay??!


Holly
Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Kristin said...

Hope the middle of the night goes okay for you . . .
And your girls are too cute! I'm sure they will be BF's when they are older. I love my sisters!
That's so cool that you learned the screen shot for a PC. I could have used that a few years ago before I became a Mac only girl.
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Reagan Tunstall said...

looks like mommyhood squared is going really well! I loved seeing the girls. Really cute!

Ms. O said...

Ever been to www.wegivebooks.org? There's a nice non-fic penguin book there if you have access to a projector. Or you could just bookmark it and use it as a station.

Actually there are loads of cool books there.

Erika said...

Oh those girls are so adorable together! I have got to try the print screen thing. That would be way cool.

2B Honey Bunch
The Best Endings

Mrs. Nunley said...

The pictures of your girls are so precious! You can really tell someone is excited about being a big sister!!

Thank you for your penguin ideas!
-Megan

http://firstgrademagic.blogspot.com

A Teacher's Treasure said...

Such sweet pictures! They'll grow up being besties!
I love thatyou find how to screen capture on a PC!! I didn't know PCs had that function.
Enjoy your down time!!!

❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
A Teacher's Treasure

Miss T said...

Aww cute sister picture!

I was visiting my friend who just had her third baby girl and the other girls are 2 and 4.

The 4 year old asked her mom if I could the baby so that she could hold her sooner lol. I saw her motive... hah!

But she is soooo sweet to her baby sister and sings to her and tells her stories.

I hope that happens with your girls :)

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Jessica said...

I love the pictures of your girls how adorable!! I hope they grow to be best friends. My sister and I did but it took awhile.
And your daughter organizing that is just too cute!!
Also congrats on winning the wreath from Kelley. Secretly I really wanted to it too!

Apples and Papers

Reagan Tunstall said...

Hey!
The tear art isn't too horrible if you show them how to keep your tears really small and close together so you can steer the paper in the right direction. We kept saying it isn't going to be perfect! It isn't going to be perfect! over and over so they were able to handle it not being perfect circles.
Thinking about you and that cute little baby! Hope she sleeps for you!

Barbara said...

Very sweet baby girl pics! And thanks for following my running blog:) I know you understand the desperate importance of followers -- ha ha. Take care.
Barbara
Grade ONEderful

Jenn Long said...

Hi Jen!
Thanks for finding my blog! Your cuties remind me of my nieces a few years ago. They're 2 and 4 now and they're stuck together like bees to honey! Your girls look adorable!
Hope your night was peaceful.
Jenn

A Pirates Life for Us

Crayons and Curls said...

Thanks for the tip about PrtScn! So helpful! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

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