Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Waitress - her very favorite game at the moment. She particularly likes to tell us we can't have what we ask for. She pretty much serves only coffee and hamburgers! I enjoy her self dressed outfit, I think she's got most of the animal prints covered (the under shirt has zebra).
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Sorry buddy, Mama forgot to take your 3 week pictures on the right day. And on 3 weeks & 1day, we were leaving for your first big roadtrip. So yes, I kind of just threw you on the rocker and snapped a quick pic. But look! I themed you up. Does that count for something? We had to document, no matter that Daddy and sisters were already in the car. Because you GREW SO MUCH. I swear you doubled in size overnight.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Friday, November 04, 2011
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
When you wake me up by popping up an inch from face with a a loud and cheery "time to get up" how can I not? And when you bring me a handful of toys and ask "you play with me mama?" - really, I how can I say no to that? Or when you jump out and yell "purprise", don't I have to give the obligatory hug that follows? I have no idea what I'm going to do with you come November. Because it's not that you are the rotten sort of two, it's just that you are so, so much of everything. And it's going to be mighty interesting to see how that mixes with a newborn
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
So, how do celebrate back to school when you're not feeling good and while trying to be responsible about spreading your germs around? You head to a state park and have a picnic dinner that you picked up from the subway drive through. You skip rocks and you roll down hills, staying out till bedtime because you don't have to get up at the crack of dawn to catch the bus!
I know everyone is always curious about what we do so I thougt I'd share, we tend to do a mix of different curricula at whatever grade I feel is appropriate. I'm toying with the idea of adding a couple of things but first we'll see how this goes.
- History - picking up at Greece
- Science- new approach this year with premade lab sheets, previously Nate had been doing it but I needed something a little more um, non science person friendly so I could tackle it
- Phonics. Handwriting and Math are done with workbooks from the same company
- grammar - finishing up from last year
- Evie reading
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This is how to entertain yourself when Mama hasn't unpacked your toys but has unpacked the art room. Note, it also helps to have a patient dog (yes, the same dog the neighbors think is vicious). And I have no idea what was up with that face, she was obviously telling me something and I either wasn't understanding or was telling her no. Possibly she was wanting another victim and I wasn't cooperating? Regardless it's a look I get quite often. She could learn little about patience from the dog.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
It's true. In the midst of my blogging hiatus, somebody turned 8. I need to hunt down her birthday pictures as it's been so long they're not in my current folder! Life might be a smidge more difficult for her but she is my ever sunny child. Unlike a certain sister she never complains and if a whine is heard from her we know something needs attention. She is ever faithful to her favorites and ever so patiently waiting for those lessons and one of her own. School is still the enemy (not necessarily learning though) but with the help of this mamas patience and Rosies peer pressure I would say she's not too far off track. And we did finally find a book series to draw her, although why I ever worried about reading is a mystery (I'm trying to remember this about spelling!). It's an interesting road we're traveling ... a fine line to keep to as we enter these tween years. I'll admit I thought the whole tween thing was bogus but as always I'm having to alter my opinion. We've been accused of sheltering our girls and still ... things they are a changin, as they say. But with her? It's fun. A joy to hear her opinions as we prowl the stores and witness the pride she find in accessorizing every day. She is an amazing help to me and any other Mama she happens to be around ... she is so, so beyond excited about this new little one and is adamant that it's a boy. Her creativity is still endless and thank goodness she's keeping to her tomboy ways. I'm sitting back and relishing the changes as my horse loving, nature girl dons her gaudy shades of choice and finds her way.
Pile of 5 or so downed trees. That yellow thing in the middle is a little tykes slide.
Smallish tree in backyard.
We are so grateful everything fell away from the house!And really, this is so, so soooooo minor to what you see when you drive around. If you were comparing it to the mess left in a stadium, it might qualify as an m&m on the ground, or maybe a piece of salt off a pretzel. Nothing really. All we really suffered was a few days of inconvenience.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Monday, February 07, 2011
A month or so ago we moved Juliana into the girls room. We finally put (almost all of) the finishing touches in there this weekend. Adding a crib and moving beds around necessitated quite a bit "stuff" rearranging and "stuff" putting away. The point? Well, their room is finally clean and pretty and they let me take pictures of them up there! These were all taken in a 15 minute span of them basically just enjoying their room and hanging out up there, no candy bribes, no melt downs, and no pouts. Remind me to clean more often! And I just realized I didn't include the of stuff that needed so much work. Whoops. Right now, they love sharing a room, we'll see how long that lasts!