Sunday, June 22, 2008

My little flapper.

I've not seen the famous Grandma Mary pictures so somebody else is going to have to tell me if there's a resemblance. I'm guessing Grandma Mary's dress wasn't polyester with sequins and if her dress had fringe it probably didn't get caught in her toes! The purple fringy dress is Rosie's favorite dress up dress of the moment so when she found the hat in the box of winter stuff she latched on and proceeded to pose while I was trying to get pictures of Miss E's toothless smile.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The tooth fairy visited again last night. Didn't he find the coolest suckers?
I am so glad that tooth came out! It was sticking out so far! If you watched Nanny McPhee, that's about what it looked like! I didn't want to show it close up because the gum looks so gross from the tooth being wonky for so long. The good news is that I do think I can see the other tooth coming in - whew! We didn't know for sure if that injury had damaged her adult tooth or not. It's funny how mothering works - I hated that gray, dead tooth but I'm still sad to see it go.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Just thought I'd share our plans for next year!

Sonlight 4/5

This is our main program, it's literature based so we'll be doing a lot of reading. Not really anything different than what we do now, it's just that this has a theme and a plan as opposed to me randomly grabbing books off the library or reading the same story for the 1ooth time. Because Rosie will be included if she wants I went ahead and got the 4/5 instead of the older one. We're going to supplement with outside stuff for art, reading, math and history to make it a little bit more than just reading. I'm sure I'm being the classic first year homeschooler and thinking that we can do too much but that's okay, it'll keep for next year!

Saxon Math
Singapore Math

I'm not entirely certain what we'll be doing for Math. She's only just showed an interest in clocks and writing numbers so I haven't researched a whole, whole lot. I'm going to see if our education superstore has them before I order, that way I can look at them. I highly doubt I'll be teaching math anyway, not with a Daddy like Nathan around! One thing I do know though is we don't like worksheets. She does much, much better with manipulative's but I feel like I need the structure of the program.

Encyclopedia of World History

And this is what we're going to try and use for History. I really like the idea of starting at the beginning and going from there. This is a linked book, which means that Usborne has set up a search engine on their site to type in the page number of your book and it will pull up links on the Internet that relate to the text on that page.
The one I viewed was a PBS page with an interactive time line. Very cool stuff.

Friday, June 13, 2008

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a dragon !

Mom got Nathan these Dragon planes for his birthday. They were SO FUN. We found them at TJMAx I believe and they were pretty cheap for the amount of entertainment they provided. They fly so far, it's kinda like kite flying crossed with playing frisbee. Definitely good for running children that can't really catch yet.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just wanted to let everybody know that we had to put JaqJaq down yesterday. A big dog got in the fence, attacked him and broke his lower jaw. He was so old that they thought it was the best thing to do.
Very sad obviously. I just keep telling myself that we gave him two very good years at the end of his life.
Just the other day Evie was pulling him around in the wagon, I so wish I had gotten a picture of it but this will have to do. From Christmas the year before last in all his furry cuteness.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Rosies Birtday Bash

This is our german sling, it's a didymos. Got that? It doubles as a hammock/swing when you tie it to the monkey bar and is super fun.

Can you tell she's saying "NO!"?
Fishing with Daddy, her pole already has a plastic fish on the end.
Playing with the fun croquette set Aunt Ali and Uncle Wes sent.
Mmmm, cupcakes.
Daddy caught a fish!
The very sad caterpillar cupcake. It was not made with travel in mind. And it got seriously abused on the trip to the fishing spot.
Love how she sat all dainty like with those little ankles crossed.
Check out that wrapping job Mimi did, Martha should be very scared.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

It's done.

Done, gone, over, outta here - the hair has been cut.
I'm sad and regretful but after all it wasn't my choice . She really is old enough to decide how she wants her hair cut even if that puts a little dagger in my heart.
So what do you think?
I don't like it. I think it added a good 3 years to her. She's always cute though, right? Even if she's looking more like a tween than a preschooler? right?
Oh and if you can check out how snaggled that top left tooth has gotten, it's adorable!

Monday, June 02, 2008

It's here!

The mail lady brought my charger about 15 minutes ago.... hooray!
Don't you just love our newest girl and her big sis?