Monday, March 31, 2008
He also likes to make words in the bathtub with his foam letters. Here are some of his creations from last night.
First he decided he needed to make the word "big."
Then he made the word "cat." I let him know he had the letters backwards, and he fixed it immediately.
Then he decided to make even more words. Tad is the main character in the Leap Frog videos.
This is what Katie thought of the word-making!
Sammy made even more words.
Seeing these two together gave me an Idea.
I moved three of the words he made together, added 2 more words, and voila! He was able to read the whole sentence. And was quite proud of himself for doing so! He must have read it about 15 times!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
The 2008 Rocky Mountain Catholic Home Educators Conference has Early Registration rates through April 30. The discounted rates at the Colorado Springs Doubletree Hotel are only good until April 7. Visit www.rmchec.org for the schedule and information about speakers and vendors who are coming to the conference.
Friday, March 28, 2008
This started (at least on a verbal level) about a week or two ago. Sammy got a backbone about 4 days ago, so now at least 12 times an hour I have to go stop the ever-loudening tyrade of "Mys!" "No, Mys!" "No, Mys!" "No, Mys!" "No, Mys!" "No, MYYYYYS!" and remind them that "We share." and show them how to. (I also think it's hysterical that while I'm pretty sure Sammy knows the word "mine," he says "mys" like Katie while they're trying to rip whatever it is out of each others' hands. Does he think she knows how to talk better than he does??? Is he trying to talk to her on her level to make sure she understands???)
We're hearing a lot of "No, my do-id it!" from miss independent Katie. And the beginnings of complex sentence structure. And today about 4 "No, Mommy!"s before I finally presented a dress she thought was worth wearing.
We're also seeing a lot of good logic and problem-solving, and 3-letter-word reading from Sammy. And a lot of practice using good manners, and helping his sister and other things that "make God so happy." (He really likes it when everyone is happy. Especially God and Mama.)
And they play with and by themselves for 30+ minutes these days! Wow! I never thought I'd see that day!
At any rate...
The Book Meme:
1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
1: Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood (Not technically the nearest because I had to walk past my bookshelf to get to it. But it is the one that was on my nightstand waiting to be read.)
(My note: What happens next is pretty funny! And if you have young kids, this book it totally worth checking out!)
...She used a different strategy for dealing with restaurant rampages. Susie was having a very bad evening, so bad that she began spreading mashed potatoes in her hair and wailing, "Yucky 'tatoes! Yucky 'tatoes."
Mom picked up her cell phone, dialed a number, and said, "It's time!."
5: Kerry, Elle, Ander's Mom, Mamaebeth, and Aunt Sharon
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I really should have clarified what I meant, but I couldn't stop laughing! This is definitely my child! We are going to have to work extra-hard on helping her form her conscience, or we are going to be in for some BIG trouble later!!!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Everyone had a great time on the playset!
Lilly is a sweet, sweet girl!!!
Grammy and Grampy came up, too. And Aunt Julie, Julian, and Emily came down. It was so nice to see everyone and spend some time with them! And play with new toys!
We brought Lilly a Beco baby carrier that we bought from Baby Cotton Bottoms. (Have I ever mentioned how happy I am to have a cloth-diapering store that I can drive down to and browse???) Brooke and Lance tried it out, too. It is pretty sturdy and I want one for myself! (But I can't justify spending that much money on a baby carrier when neither of my babies want to be carried much any more!)
Someone had bought Lilly and Brooke some adorable "Little Sister" and "Big Sister" shirts. Lilly was much more cooperative about letting me get a picture of her shirt than Brooke was.
Lance is as handsome as ever! And so much fun to play with!
MawMaw was visiting us from Louisiana. She did not know she came all the way to Colorado to drive 2/3 of the way back home (and then back to CO to catch her plane home!). We didn't even plan the trip until after she got here. She was a good sport to agree to the trip!
Grammy, as usual, brought bags of stuff for the kids, and we came home with a lot more than we went down with. Their favorite has been the set of Dora the Explorer books.