Monday, November 26, 2012

M is for marshmallow, N is for noodles!

Every week in our homeschool curriculum is dedicated to a letter of the alphabet, and every week we do a craft relating to that letter. Usually they paint with something that starts with the letter we are learning about. This is our craft from the last 2 weeks, for M we used the extra large marshmallows as stamps to paint on our M.

For N we painted with cooked linguine noodles (or as Vivi kept calling them, 'green beany noodles' hehe) I've been making these up as we go so I wasn't sure how they would work but figured the kids would have fun anyway. They turned out really cute! Jeb is always very focused and likes to fill in his entire letter carefully, while the girls just put paint everywhere-a sign of both the age difference and their personalities. In so many ways Jeb and Vivi seem so close in age, but in things like fine motor skills, concentration, and being able to focus completing a task, the 20 month difference really shows. She's also more of a free spirit while Jeb is more organized and detail oriented.

After the pictures dry, we put them in binders so they will each have their own alphabet book to look through.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Random happenings of November

Some daily moments, and some (thankfully) unique moments that are too cute not to share!

After quiet rest time we do school work

Everyone wanted a scar like Bapa

Family dinner with Eric's side of the family

Messy pancake making with daddy

Sticker boy

I got Journey out of the bath tub with freshly washed hair, put clean clothes on her, and then forgot to put the lotion high enough that Vivi couldn't get to it...

30 minutes past bedtime, when I went to check on my sleeping little girls...

"Mommy, I'm teaching a homeschool lesson to the kids about how to hold a baby" The adorable things like this really make up for the above pictures... ;)

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November zoo trip

We keep going to the zoo thinking it's our last nice day to go, and then we keep having more nice days!
Using the butterfly chart to try to find all the different butterflies

I think it's this one!

We got to see the big snake moving around, which was fun for most of us. It swam right up to Jeb and picked his head up to look right at him, that was a little creepy!

Vivi sat in the stroller to help protect Journey, who is still scared of most animals

Then they got a little goofy!

They've started to insist on a picture in front of the fountain every single time we go. I guess it's just not a trip to the zoo without hearing me yell "Hold still! Look at the camera! Don't put your head in there, it will get stuck!" ;)
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