Monday, September 19, 2011

Week B and C

B and C week came and went so fast! B week was awesome, C week kind of petered out, but I have high hopes for D week...

The kids helped make Brownie Bites and we mailed off a big one to Uncle BUMBLE.
Then we made handprint BUTTERFLIES which I took no pictures of, but here's the inspiration:
Charlie continues to take naps like a champ...
so that we can do things like this:
We made BEANIE BALLS which were awesome. 3 balloons trimmed up, layered and filled with beans. Lots of ball tossing games that week.
Another special thing for B week was when Chelsea came and taught Wallace and Skyler about BARCELONA. They learned about the buildings, the language, soccer, and this guy (Messi). Thanks again Chels. Such a treat to have you do geography this week. ;)

Loving our neighborhood, all the kids, and the final warm nights of summer.
Been visiting the magic kingdom here and there.
For C week we made CATERPILLAR prints with balloons. We invited Wally's neighbor friend, Emi, over to join.
Then they did homework books out on the sidewalk before Emi went to her school (she's a "late bird" so they don't start until noon... fun for Wallace to have her around in the mornings this year).
For C week, we also went and visited these guys at the Centennial Farm with my friend Sarah and her little Scarlett (born a week before Charlie) and her oldest, Finn (born a month after Skyler).

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Preschool -- "A" week

Wally's first week of "preschool" went great. He loves it. We studied the letter A. This included a trip to the library to get our "A" books, many discussions, letter writing, Bible Stories, drawing & painting, visiting a pet store to look at Aquariums, and making our service project for (A)unt Bri.

Letter writing practice
Painting the Aquariums we saw.
Wally showing Skyler how to do his computer game.
Skyler doing her weekly chore.
Apple prints
Apple bread for Aunt Bri!
Wallace was so proud to have his verse memorized by Friday. "As the deer..."

Quiet Bags

I did it. I made the quiet bags that I should have made 5 months ago. Here they are with the names given to them by W and S.
"The Matching Wheel"
"Curly Q's"
"Marker Bag"
"The Clothesline"
"Felt Flower Making"
"Number Matching"
"Paperclip matching"
Click on the wheel and print if you would like a matching wheel of your own. I glued mine onto cardboard for extra strength. Enjoy!

More of Summer

I love the boys softball tradition each summer and the warm nights hanging out with old friends.
So many mornings on the bay.
Charlie wanting to get out on the board.
Rian and Wally exploring through the boats.
Ready for Liv's Princess (and Prince) Party!
With the birthday girl.

Lake Arrowhead

We were invited by our friends Shin & Sarah to spend Labor Day weekend in a gorgeous cabin on Lake Arrowhead. There were kids running around, delicious feasts, lots of time in the water, beautiful nights with games and great conversation. It was perfect.
Out on the deck.
The girls out for a float.
Sarah coming back from a paddle.