Thursday, December 31, 2015

January 2016 Newsletter

These girls are getting so close to each other.
Happy 2016 Folks!! Here we go again, another year of firsts, accomplishes to make, challenges to overcome, lessons to learn, memories to make, and time to share with family and friends. Whether you set a new year resolutions for yourself or not, I wish us all a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous new year.

Mila and Anna in 2014
Changes are just around the corner for us at Little Foot. We have a Mid-Year Graduation coming up. January will be our last month with Anna and Mila. These girls were just babies when they started at Little Foot. They have learned so much from walking to writing some numbers and letters. I have had the privilege to watch them learn, grow and develop into the little creatures that they are. It will be hard to say good-bye, it's always so hard to say good-bye, but we are so grateful that we will be able to continue to see them and have the same opportunities with their siblings. We are also very excited about have a little guy, David, join us in February.

The girls are camping and are warm and cozy. 
Important Dates to Remember:

  • Monday, Jan. 18th - Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Thursday, Jan. 28th - Graduation @ 5pm for Anna & Mila

I came through as I promised. I made sure to take pictures last month to share with you. It was a pretty short month as we had a two weeks off for winter break, but that did not hold us back. We made so many cool things for the holidays that will surely last for years to come. Here are a few of them:

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

This project was a work in progress. We made sure to begin at the beginning of the month to allow plenty of time for each child to sew and stuff their snowman. We couldn't resist playing the song from Frozen (you know the one, Do you want to build a snowman?) over and over again as we took our sweet time to build a snowman. The children worked with a real needle and thread! I did all the knotting for them and sewed each ball of snow together after they had sewn them. The kids did the rest.

First we started from the bottom up and sewed two pieces of felt together.
We left a small opening and stuffed the snowball with cotton balls.
They each picked out the colored buttons for their snowman and arranged them.
After sewing the buttons into place it was time for more stuffing.
Then it was time to arrange his face and sew the pieces on.
And there he is!
 Juliet Teaches us how to count to 6...I mean she learns how. LOL

Me:" Juliet, how many do you have?"
Juliet:" Well....."
What happens when you add Borax to water and let a pipe cleaner sit in it? Icicles!!

First, you measure out 3 tbsp of borax per cup of HOT water.
Pour the borax into the water, careful it's HOT.
Then stir it really well.
Curl a pipe cleaner around a pencil and allow it to hang in a glass cup or jar w/o letting it touch the sides or bottom. It can sit for as long as you want it to, our's sat overnight and then some. See for yourself what happens, they are beautiful.

 Snap Shots!

Taking turns playing Dr., Patient & Nurse.
There is always a book open at Little Foot.
Luna taking over Anna's bed to get his cuddles in.
The moment you stand back to look at what you just did.

Apple Cinnamon Ornaments in the making.
Saparya and Dylan, Sienna's baby brother.
Lavina and Dylan on one of the two days he was visiting with us.
Our Star Project.
Lavina's first lunch, Avocado.
Play time at Peek-A-Boo Factory.
Theresa never gets enough of Lavina.
These girls can accomplish anything they put their mind to!
Peek-A-Boo! Can you find Juliet?
They say peace and love make the world go around.
Happy New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December's 2015 Pictureless Newsletter

It's that time of year again, that busy time of year, with just one month left before 2016. We focused so much of our time being crafty here at Little Foot this past month, we were so busy that we forgot to take pictures!! Can you believe that!? I know, I know. I wish we could share some snap shots with you but we promise to snap some pictures to share with you this month. Instead of snap shots I would like to share some upcoming news with you.

First, I would really like to thank Elizabeth for all of her hard work and dedication to Little Foot. She stepped into Little Foot ready to steer into bumpy terrain and cruise into calmer waters and that is just what she has done these last months. The children truly adore her and I am so grateful for her time and energy. While I was on Maternity Leave and juggling new baby and business at the same time, Elizabeth took hold of the newsletter and did a fantastic job. I looked back at all the newsletters and she really did a fine job of keeping you all informed and she shared some great moments with you. Thank you Elizabeth!

You should all know that we have a set of early graduates. That's right. January will be the last month for our friends Anna and Mila. Both girls have been with Little Foot for over and just about 2 years. They have grown and learned so much while with us and they have taught me so much in return. We will really really miss them and are so happy that their baby siblings will or have already joined us. I am also really excited for the girls to begin their next journey at Preschool. I am proud to say that they will both be attending a preschool that I taught at for 5 years before opening Little Foot.

Our group of kids will be changing. The next generation of Little Foot kids will be forming in February. We are still working on schedules for Baby Casper and Baby Spencer, who will be with us 2 or 3 days a week. We will also most likely have some graduates later this Summer. If you have tried to get through our phone line, I apologize, we are having some phone difficulties that should be resolved soon. Please e-mail us at for inquiries. We will be enrolling children 2 years or older this Fall. Stay tuned!