Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Hey, Becca, can we switch places tomorrow? You can take care of a sick almost two year old and I can pretend like I know something about insurance. :)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Afterwards, we were able to meet Rachel and get photos with her. We even got an autographed photo and the WVDSA gave us a free video for helping them out! It was so nice of them; they said that we were an answer to prayer. It felt good to do something good for someone else. (I will post more photos when Dave gets them edited and rotated) Plus, keep looking at Signing Time's blog for pictures at http://www.signingtime.com/blog/.
Ethan loved Rachel's tape on her fingers.
The only way to take a photo of Ethan when he is tired. :)
Friday, September 26, 2008
1. Fred Girod's State Senate sign fell down. "A-Oh!"
2. A grasshopper was sitting on top of a blackberry bush's leaf.
3. A rock.
4. Another rock that was better than the first.
5. Trucks sometimes make noise that is very loud. (At least the ones that are steam cleaning the house it's parked next to).
6. The fire station's sign has letters. "C-H-I-L-I A-N-D B-A-Z-A-R-R S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y 9-27"
7. "A-Oh" A Pacific Telephone Company truck pulled over on the side of the road so that the driver could go across the street to the market. It was not a good thing that there were trees laying down on the back of the truck (telephone poles).
8. It's ok now, and he yells across the parking lot to the man, "Bye! Bye!" while waving.
9. The man is nice but his truck can make loud noises! (The man pulled his horn to say "Bye!" back)
10. The man at the thrift store has red and green lollipops.
11. A decaying leaf is cool but hard to hold with a lollipop.
12. Candy can make your fingers sticky.
13. The sign by our house has letters too. "S-T-A-T-E S-E-N-A-T-E!"
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Since the new season has arrived, I can't help but get excited all over again. This year will be Ethan's first pumpkin patch, leaf kickin', hot cocoa drinkin' autumn! For the next couple of weeks we will be looking at leaves and Fall. Today we started our morning with a nature walk. We usually take our daily walk down to the lake to feed the ducks, but today we made a stop first. On the way we stopped on a trail and I got Ethan out to collect "treasures" for our bucket. At first, all he was collecting were rocks. Well, we were standing on gravel! I took him over to some trees and showed him the fallen leaves. He then said, "Wow!" and began his hunt. He did a pretty good job although we still got quite a bit of gravel. At one point he found a huge rock and started to try and put it in the bucket. I laughed because he was picking it up while struggling! I finally convinced him it was too big for the bucket!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
8 medium sized apples (a medium apple = about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons margarine
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Peel, core and slice the apples. Try to keep the size of the slices even.
Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl.
Stir in apples.
Pour into pastry-lined pie plate.
Dot with margarine.
Cover with top crust leaf.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
She just sent us the design for our blog ad. What do you think? Becca and I have been working hard the last few days trying to get product done to sell soon. We will keep you updated on when our grand-opening will be.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Then, to the kitchen floor.
To the fireplace floor tile.
To the masterpiece in the living room. There was crayon on the side tables, windows, and windowsill. I heard that Magic Eraser removes crayon and so it does! I love you Magic Eraser!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Well, this week Ethan has kept me going! He surprises me every minute of the day. As a teacher I know that "boys are wired different than girls." I also know that "school was made for girls and not for boys." I also have experienced the "boys are more active" scenario. But it is different when you have an active boy ALL DAY LONG! I mean come on! On some days it was great to send the kids home at 11:30am... and there were a few times I would go back to my classroom and collapse on the floor. Wake up call! Moms don't get time to even make it to the floor to sit down let alone collapse.
The problem is that I would be expecting Ethan to play like an 18 month old. I honestly think that he was born late and I really have a 2 1/2 year old. All he wants to do is read letters, color with crayons, read numbers, read colors, and throw a ball here and there. I have to get over it and realize that Ethan needs more. So, I am trying all of these activities to keep Ethan busy.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I began washing the apples and he had to wash his piece too!
We did an experiment called "Smiley Apples" by cutting a face in the apple. I hung it by a string. We will watch the face shrink in the next few weeks. I love how he pointed out where the apple's eyes, mouth, and nose were.
He helped put the cut up apples in the crockpot to make applesauce.
He painted with half an apple to make an "apple star." We took the seeds from the apple to save for the next craft.
It's hard to believe that he made this by himself!