Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Claire in a boat

After Claire got in the box and sang "row row row your boat," Emily had to try it too. Then Emily grabbed a book and started looking at it and said that the box was her house.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chatty Emily at the basket

Emily plays basketball. Sort of.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Emily jumps

Emily just keeps getting more and more personality by the day.I really enjoy observing her. She loves to imitate Claire. Today she and Claire were taking turns jumping around in the wading pool and falling onto their bottoms which they both found uproariously funny. She does a hundreds funny or cute things everyday and of course when I finally decide to blog I can't think of them. She loves reciting 'ring around the rosie'. This is how the all the falling down started.

Monday, June 14, 2010

art update

Okay, so I posted about doing the 12 week workshop in The Artistic Mother and you haven't heard anything about it since. I've been so busy working on art and trying to find some discipline in other areas off my life that I haven't spent much time blogging.
I have been working on some poetry and decorated the cover of my poetry journal and have been working on some collages. (I also do not plan to finish all the projects in 12 weeks. Maybe 24 weeks is more realistic for my current schedule.)

Monday, June 07, 2010


On the heels of helping make pizza dough note flour on face and clothes. laire sings a song from a kids jazz CD we checked out from the library.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

library books

We checked out some fun children's books from the library. Claire has poured over them for hours and Emily has a new favorite author, Ezra Jack Keats.
Emily fell in love with Peter in the board book version of The Snowy Day so I checked out two more Keats books, A Letter to Amy, and Whistle for Willie.
Claire loves the illustrations in Big Book of Little Children by Catherine and Laurence Anholt and Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell.
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin have teamed up to write several hilaorios books about farm animals the one we chose this time was, Thump Quack Moo A Whacky Adventure. Claire's favorite of the bunch has been When Sophie Gets Angry-- Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang.

I also forgot to mention that we are about 2/3 through Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Claire likes it but not as much as she liked Little House in The Big Woods.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Bathtime quotes from Claire and Emily

Claire and Emily were bathing with a baby doll this evening and this is what they said.

Use a tin spoon or a tablespoon or a glass spoon
wishy washy
put the baby in
put the soap in
want it hair clip
I'm shaving the hairs off
now you have a bubbly soap
I put some soap in now you can have it
this is for you
it has sudzies zudzies wudzies
baby's floating
that's mine baby
washy baby
please turn it on
soap off
I'm a boat
I'm a boat
you can sail me
I am a boat
I'm a boat row row row
I see toes

You can guess who said what and what they were talking about.