Thursday, October 23, 2014

Milkweed Seed Pods

We spent time opening milkweed seed pods last week. The pod is not that impressive but the inside is  really beautiful and fun to explore. The girls all enjoyed blowing the seeds and watching them float away.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Naomi in glasses

Naomi loves glasses. She was excited about the pair that Davey found on our recent hike. She sported them to story time at the library last week which cracked me up.

Monday, October 20, 2014

First tooth lost

Malia has had her first loose tooth for a couple of weeks. Last Monday while at school she finally lost it. I got a text from a mom who was supervising lunch that day. "Malia just lost her tooth when she bit into her pizza! I think she swallowed it. We can't find it! She doesn't seem too concerned."

Her new smile.

 I suggested that she write the tooth fairy at note since she didn't have the tooth to put under her pillow.

Her face was beaming the next morning when she came downstairs with a dollar bill in her hand. Good old tooth fairy!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Do-A-Dot Markers

Naomi explored our do-a-dot markers last week. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Pre-K Hiking

One week while Emmie was out of town, I took the two Pre-K cousins out for a hike. 

 As soon as we parked, Davey found a pair of glasses and Graham found a glove by the parking lot (not pictured).

They really do love each other.


 We stopped as the wind blew and watched the leaves fall from the trees. They had talked about leaves the week before at Pre-K so we talked a lot about leaves (texture, size, shape, etc.) as we hiked.

 We saw this little Downy Woodpecker too.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

School Days

Everyday of school looks different for us.

 Somedays we do school in our (backwards) pajamas at the table.

 Davey has the freedom to play or listen while I do school with Malia. On this particular day she was working on a tape art picture.

Somedays we actually get dressed and may move school to the family room floor.

On this day, Davey whined for the first part of school because she didn't know what to do. Finally she settled into the 100s board. I encouraged her to get to 30, but she ended up doing the whole thing.

Friday, October 10, 2014


I recently moved our easel downstairs (it had been exiled to our bedroom upstairs for over a year). Naomi enjoyed coloring on it with markers - she is really into drawing "snakes" right now! We also brought out stickers and let her put those on her picture.

 I asked her to stand by her picture so I could take her picture this is how she posed.

I encouraged her to come forward in front of the picture and got this face!

I should note that since the markers have become more accessible to her, she has drawn on her body several times, including some great black marker all over her face yesterday.