Sunday, January 23, 2011
Gabriel got Saylor this Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center for Christmas. I highly recommend it if you know a kid who loves to write, erase, and write some more. It's great for Saylor to work on fine motor skills while PLAYING. And she's also practicing proper letter and number formation. She chooses this as an activity daily!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Noah got this Lego Sort & Store for Christmas. It has trays inside that allow the biggest Legos to stay at the top, the middle-sized Legos to settle in the middle tray, and the very smallest Legos to trickle down to the bottom. He is Lego-crazy and has this thing out multiple times a day!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Gabe got this little magnetic doodler in his stocking. (It was on clearance for less than $2.00!) One thing I love about Gabriel is that he doesn't make a plan as he sets out to create or draw something. Instead, he just gets in there and creates something, and then he decides what he thinks it looks like! (He's my little abstract thinker.) Today he was playing with this toy and suddenly said, "Mommy! A giraffe!!" I think it really does look like a giraffe, don't you?
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
If it weren't for homeschooling, we'd never have time for big brothers to read to little sisters.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
We recently decided to sign up for Netflix, so we can get instant movies through our Wii. Tonight while I was looking up recipes and researching various things on Paul's laptop, I watched a movie I've been wanting to see for the longest time...My Dog Skip. Oh, my. What a great coming-of-age movie! And, yes, I bawled my eyes out.
Friday, January 28, 2011
It's "Pizza Night" with homemade soaked whole wheat dough for the crust.
WHILE watching a fun, new movie. (Ha! We are always such serious watchers...)
And to top it all off...homemade ice cream!!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
My man scored some great complimentary tickets to the Symphony tonight. We have a really great orchestra and tonight was a special treat, as there was a solo cellist. She performed Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, accompanied by the fabulous Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. This gal had THE fastest fingers and THE most dramatic musicality I've seen or heard in many years. And she performed all four movements by memory. Wow. In short, she was extraordinary!!
Still no computer 'round here. (Boo!) But I'm trying my best to keep up with my pictures and my blogging. Trying. Sorry I've been so absent from everyone else's sites--linked up, by the way, over at Sara's. Hopefully that will change ONE of these days.