Saturday, November 20, 2010

chalk art

I went into Claire's room an noticed she had drawn a little person on her chalkboard and asked her about it. Claire told me that she drew an angel. Then Emily went in and stood on the little red chair and started drawing an arch above the person and said. "I'm drawing a rainbow for the people." A few minutes later Emily says, "I'm drawing a dinosaur." and Claire says, "I drew a dinosaur. Mom, I made a dinosaur."

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Monday, November 15, 2010


The girls and I visited the Hollywood YMCA together for the first time today. We went to a Mommy and me movement class then the kids went to the "Clubhouse" and I used the exercise machines. We all had a good time. I got a 7 day pass so if we keep it up I think I'll join at the end of the week. I exercised by myself on Saturday and am still sore. They have a lot of classes for kids Claire's age.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Preschool activities

We actually did some preschool activities during the past two weeks. Veggie collage, math using buttons for counters and pennies on the hundreds chart, stringing beads, washing pumpkins, bathtub science projects. Making a mailbox and writing/ reading the letters in it. I have some photos of this on Flickr.


recent habits:
1. emptying things onto the floor from table tops, drawers, baskets--mostly mom's stuff. Argh!
2. playing mermaids-- she pretends that she is swimming all over the place and always is talking about the color of her tail (Very sweet.) Mom and Emily are also mermaids and today I have a pink tail. Claire has pantyhose braids and a shirt of mine and said that she is wearing her best mermaid clothes.
3. eating lots of good food including her favorite ground beef cooked with veggies mixed in served with ketchup.
4. arguing with her sister.

1. laying down on a pretend bed and being covered up with lots of small blankets by Claire.
2. sitting next to Claire looking at books and reciting the parts that she remembers.
3. closing all the doors in the house.
4. not a habit but interesting: she learned how to open the car door from the outside. (Claire has never done this...only Emily)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Emily likes

Emily likes...
to jump, take all her clothes off, look at books, play with sissy, play with flashlights, stack blocks, do puzzles, string beads onto pipe cleaners, put on dress up clothes, dress up her dollies and animals, sand play, water play and baths and hand washing, stirring the dough/ batter, playing outside, singing, story time at the library, kids concerts, cuddling with lots of blankets and pillows on the floor.
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