Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Me: "Hey hon, you ready?"
Toddler: "Where we going?"
Me: "To a fish place to see fishes!" with enthusiasm.
Toddler: "Oh! With guns on them?"
Oh yes, I have birthed Dr Evil.
A slide show of our awesome trip! (Make sure you turn on the captions. It is much better that way. :) )
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It looks like a children's book. Don't be fooled. This book is not really for children, but for the grown ups that children have grown into.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
It is a tradition that will not be broken any time soon. Cyan asks when it is for months beforehand. She has had this dress picked out since Summer. She had her hairdo picked out for the last month. She looks forward to it and I have to admit, these putting this post together got me a bit teary, seeing my love with our beautiful girl, as she turns to a little woman.
Off for an evening with the boys. Let the shooting and rowdy movies begin!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
A friend shared this on one of the Waldorf groups I am part of and I think that Logan is going to LOVE some of these finger plays. This collection is a treasure for babies and toddlers alike. :)
Swallows and Amazons is a book about a group of siblings that go sailing to an abandoned island to camp for the last bit of the summer. The four children (ages 14 to 7) have amazing imaginations and they enjoy pretending that they are on a island in the middle of the ocean, protecting their ship from 'natives'. The book has an amazing way of showing the children's vivid imaginations by transferring their ideas to the stories that are being read. For example, for an entire chapter in the book the author refers to their mother as "Queen Elizabeth". "Queen Elizabeth said 'Is the ship sound captain?'" and Captain John replied "Yes my Queen." In another chapter, their mother and the man who has rowed her out to the island to drop of supplies for the children are referred to as "natives" for the entire trip.
We are about halfway through this wonderful book and I cannot stop singing it's praises. It is adorable! The only drawback to reading this delightful story is my lack of knowledge of proper nautical terms. It took me quite a while of reading to figure out what 'tacking' was (the way to go against the wind when in a sailing vessel) or what 'duffers' were (untidy and unruly sailors, apparently). But with a short unit study of ships and their equipment, the kids and I fell head over heals in love with this story and can't wait to read the rest of this series.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Today was a day of firsts. It was our first day with our new curriculum (Live Education!), and it was our very first wet on wet painting expeirence. I had done it once before... but this time it was with the kids, and we had a lot of fun painting the first day of creation.
And God said "let there be light" and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and God seperated the light from the darkness.