Tuesday, January 11, 2011

morning activities

Morning activities were as follows:
Write a letter to Nona Beth, Claire wrote her name fairly legibly for the first time. I only helped with the "e".
do a science experiment involving straws and blowing small objects.
using magnets to make a dangling chain of washers.
bouncing and catching/chasing a small ball
coloring the doll house with colored chalk
snacking on dry cheerios

The other day Claire sewed the eye and flippers onto this fish and started sewing it onto a pink felt bag. I helped her finish it. Click to enlarge and see Claire's writing.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

sisterly love

We were reading a book about a boy who planted seeds and earned $5.00. I asked Claire what she would do if she had $5.00 and she said she would buy a toy for Emily. A little while later we were doing math with unifix cubes and Claire made a long train and said it was a surprise for Emily when she wakes up.

Monday, January 03, 2011

tiny tea cups

The Girls are inaugurating their new tea cups ad saucers with roobois tea and jam on toast. A couple of small angels are joining the tea party on a blanket on the kitchen floor. Most of the tea parties at our house are "pic-nics" which means sitting on blankets on the floor.

Thanks for the new cups, Nana, they are very pretty.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Happy New Year toddler quotes

Emily quotes:

"I'm learning how to do preschooler." As she and Claire try to jump rope and make up games to do with the jump ropes.

"Little Mama is brushing your hair to get the tangles out." (11 words for those counting --her previous high was 9 word sentences.) I let her brush my hair after my shower this morning. She must've spent at least ten minutes brushing.

In church, we are all lined up kneeling reverently at the communion rail, which gives us a good view of the altar decorations --this time of year including poinsettia flowers and conical fir trees. Emily shouts out, "Christmast Trees!" then launches into an off-key toddler rendition of "Oh Tannenbaum" before we can shush her, barely restraining our own giggles.