I have a fun filled week planned of easter baking, bunny crafts, outdoor scavenger hunt (bunny themed of course/weather permitting), and much more. Be sure to check back for more information and pictures!
St. Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday celebrated all around the globe to honour the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history.
This week in honour of St Patrick's day we made green cupcakes, a fun Leprechaun paper craft, read some books and sang some songs!
To Find a Four Leaf Clover
( To the tune of Dreidel Dreidel)
To find a four leaf clover
Go looking in the yard
Ya look around all over
Keep looking very hard
It doesn't cost a penny
It doesn't cost a buck
But when you finally find one
It's sure to bring you LUCK
oh, Little four leaf clover
It's sure to bring good luck
Little four leaf clover
It's sure to bring good luck
(To the tune of I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little leprechaun dressed in green
the tiniest man that you've ever seen.
If you ever catch me so it's told
I'll give you my pot of Gold!
Some Fun Facts:
-St Patrick's day is celebrated on March 17th
-St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial
holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador.
-In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.
-Legend says that each leaf of the clover means something: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and the fourth for luck.
Denise is my husbands Cousin and I am simply trying to spread awareness and help her with her campaign. I am in awe of what she is doing as I'm sure you will be to!
Please help Denise make colorectal cancer history.
Last summer, in early July, her dad my husbands uncle and God-Father was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It was stage 4, meaning it had metastisized and was terminal. Her beautiful dad died just six weeks later. Early detection could have caught the tumour sooner and possibly saved Her dad's life.
In September 2013, She will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa to raise awareness and funds for colorectal cancer.
A few facts:
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada. Canada's Movember campaign for prostate cancer raised nearly $40 million last year, topping the world's participating countries in donations. The pink ribbon is a widely recognized symbol in the fight against breast cancer. The Run for the Cure campaign, alone, raises over $30 million each year. By contrast, less than $2 million is raised each year for colorectal cancer.
Please help her reach her fundraising goal
All money that is fundraised through her Kili Climb campaign will go directly to the Canadian Cancer Society-She is funding the trip and the climb on her own. And she has designated all funds raised throughout her campaign to go directly to colorectal cancer research and programs.
for your support. Every pledge helps!
I love to try new things especially when it comes to being more ECO friendly. With our son Nicholas we have been using cloth diapers (did not do this with Elizabeth). They have been fantastic and quite a learning experience. First we had to decide on which brand we would use. Then we had to choose the style ie; all in ones or prefolds. Then the biggest choice was what/how will we wash these things. I am not one to have a disgusting pail of "cleaning solution" to put my soiled diapers in before they go into the wash. Instead I place the soiled diapers into a "wet bag" (a cloth bag which is lined so it is waterproof). When washing day comes I rinse the soiled diapers in my laundry sink and flush any solids down the toilet.
Now the issue becomes soap. You cannot use most conventional soaps because they have lots of not so nice igredients which equal diaper rash for babies when mixed with urine. I was using and had really liked a product called "Rockin Green". However I was finding that the ammonia smell was sticking around after washing. I tried stripping the diapers; pretty much washing them 3-4 times in hot water. But found I was still having an ammonia problem. I did some looking around on the internet and found this product. ECO Nuts. It is organic, fragrance free, hypo allergenic, biodegradable and non toxic. Plus it was only $11 something for 100 loads in comparrison to $22 for 80.
The soap looks likes this! It is actually a dried berry that has had the seed removed. It contains a natural soap called "saponin". I was a little on the fence as to whether this would actually clean my diapers.
I used it for the first time last night and it worked great. Ammonia smell is gone and Nicholas' diapers are actually soft! Their website states that "Soap Nuts" can be used for all your laundering needs and I'm thinking that I'm going to give it a try once I've used up my other soap.
I'm aware that this post has nothing to do with running a daycare but this was too neat not to share! I've provided a link to their website where they have all kinds of information. It's great to try new things especially when it's cheaper, eco friendly, and fun!
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