Tuesday, September 30, 2008
M focused on bouyancy and L studied marine biology, tidal currants, and the effects of water on sand. It was tons of fun and we had a safe flight home! It'll take us a day or two to get over the travelling, but I have some more fun pics coming!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
L also had his first speech therapy session today, and had a great time. It's a very small group (which is what he functions well in), and Ms. F said he was wonderful, and did extremely well (following directions, staying on task, keeping focused, and being social), so much that it she said it was not like a first day at all (having experienced so many first days at my old preschool, I am really pleased with this)! Not only did I get to hear about how great he acted, but she was also shocked at how interested he was in trying to read their words for the day and that he was sounding out the letters.
We really have done so much with our little learning time! I feel great!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Note the Square: he carries it around tons! When driving, he either uses it as a saddle blanket, or puts it on the steering wheel like so:
L using my hand to make "indian" and other silly noises.
And here's M. He did this himself and found it hysterical! So did we!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The end of the day brought a fun surprise! The mailman tossed (quite literally!) a package from Nana on the doorstep! She made both the boys a little picture book, and threw in fun things like Jell-O and fizzy tabs for their bath! The books were a big hit, and here are the boys examining them...
Monday, September 8, 2008
Here I am getting a haircut (with a saw) and being a mountain road.
Sigh - a sweet moment. Don't I have handsome sons?
Okay, moment's over. Back in action!
The littlest knight has gone off to rest-time, and Sir L begged for some extra school time (as we had such an amazing time labeling things around the house this morning! L was sounding out words, and begging for more. Later he drug Lindsay around the house pointing out "buh-books" and "kuh-keys" as proud as can be of his ability to sound out the first letters from the labels!). So I indulged him and we went to starfall.com to do some more phonics. The picture doesn't quite cover the moment, but I adored it: sword resting quietly while boy brain whirs...
And here we are ready for bed, still bearing swords, but now riding his horse (which I went and found for him after he was trying to make other things into a horse). We got this cute thing at IKEA for $5.00 a long time ago, and had it packed away long enough that he was really excited to see Horse, gallop about the house, and shout "Neigh!"
Well, my little whirling dervishes are sleeping now, and I hope you have a peaceful night too!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
So, whenever L wears his shirt, M has to have his too, and invariably, someone will ask if they are twins. Two women asked at the grocery, and were rather embarrased when I explained, why no, and they're 4yrs and 16mths old. But looking at these two bubble shots, I can see why someone would ask, can't you?!
And here we are, playing school! M made the beautiful scribbles and then played with blocks while L and I did a "Go together" worksheet (easy as pie) and then played "Letters" for a while. He worked on phonics for the letters in his name (see the pile next to the computer), and then played the games where you figure what words begin with what letters.
Friday, September 5, 2008
And later that day Gramma & Grampa gave me my first shot at canning! We did peaches, and it was lots of fun! Now that I've had some experience with it, I'm going to try and find a good jam recipe, and drag Aunt Lindsay off for some berry picking at our first opportunity!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Okay, in all honesty, I didn't go much further than this... I had my chunky hiking boots on, and it was mossy & damp-ish, but it is such a cool picture, that I couldn't resist! I wanted to take my shoes off and keep going, but how do you explain that to a four-year old?
Here I did go off on my own, over a rock and down a crack that was too big of a drop-off for L , so he and Daddy met me on the other side!
We finished off the day with ice cream! L and I had chocolate, Daddy had peanut butter! Mmmm!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
We made it! Showing Gramma his Leapster!
A cuddle and a read with Gramma for M!
Isn't M looking very grown up here? My goodness, the minutes doth fly swiftly...
And L, begging for me to take one more shot of him and the funky thing we built!
As I post this, it occurs to me that I've been so busy with this blog, that I haven't ordered real photos in about 4 months (oh, dear, oh, dear, oh, dear). Whoops.