Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Little Gym Homeschool Class

We love, love this place! E's teacher was simply amazing with those kids, you could practically watch them bloom right in front of your eyes.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Schooly Stuff

International Day at our co-op. We did Slovakia. Papa's family is from there and Nathan's family is from Hungary so we able to include the region while learning. I was very hesitant  because I didn't think the girls would get anything out of it but I was wrong. I did have to dig up the info myself but they were really interested and engaged. We made apricot/nut rolls, watched some Pocahontas in Slovak, tried to do some folk dances and talked about flags, coat of arms and Saints. They did a wonderful job and we were very proud of them.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday afternoon down by the creek.

Finding crawdads with Daddy. Throwing Rocks. Pockets of glorious sunlight filtering through the trees.Racing like a horse. Sailing boats. Trying to catch the baby fish. I'm going to remember those bits instead of the heat, the bugs, the snake and juliana falling face first into the water while nobody was watching(for that split second we turned away - it was fine and indeed not a big deal). Good times followed by tasty burgers and delicious squash brought over by a sweet neighbor.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Slow service.

I wasn't quite fast enough getting Juliana into her seat. Good thing she has sisters to help her out.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Give. Me. MORE.

Pay close attention to the hands. We have a little friend that used to sign "please". And while he may have been signing a polite word  it was quite evident that what he was really saying was more along the lines of "more. NOW". It was amazingly cute and cracked up any adult that happend to catch it. Jules has figured out her own signs and this one is along the same lines. Only she's not quite as good natured about it. Look at that face, she's not even pretending to be polite! You can  tell she's saying "Just give me the cookie dangit!". Because eating 3 animal crackers at once just isn't enough.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Easy Street

Big girls went to the grands for awhile. I wish I could send a note back to my self and baby Evie about how easy life is with just one and to just enjoy it.
We spent the weekend cleaning out our garage. Two solid days and I'm sure any normal person would pop their head in and wonder just what in tarnation we had done. Since, you know, it's a 2 car garage and you still couldn't fit a cooper in there. Maybe a smart car. Maybe.  But it's major progress for us and it's all about perception, right?
Isn't she adorable on Rosie's old scooter? She climbs up and very carefully positions both  feet just so. Then she looks around expectantly for someone to push her. It must be nice to have everyone at your beck and call.