Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Own Girl Band!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tikki Tikki Tembo....



My favorite children's book is Tikki Tikki Tembo. I first bought the book when I was in elementary school through Scholastic... It has been my favorite since then... I even bought a set of dishes because they reminded me of the illustrations from the book!

All of my kids have had to endure countless readings of this story set in a far away village in China. I have to say that Abby and Lilli just love the story! The photo above reminded us of the story...

Sounding Things Out

We are all about 2 things in our house these days... University and Phonics. University as Joey and Holly are making some very important decisions about their futures and Phonics as Abby is learning to read... and Lilli is learning her letters.

Abby's kindergarten uses a phonics based program - YEAH! She sounds out everything and reads letters constantly... she is doing fabulous. Tonight at dinner, she was sounding out "lemonade". Yesterday, she told me she had a new "H" word.... I was expecting "H"ot or "H"at or "H"am or something simple... nope... her new "H" word was "H" olligram. WOW!

Well, Ms. Lilli is never one to like her moments out of the spotlight... so while Abby was busy sounding out lemonade, Lilli confidently told us all that she had a "G" word. With a huge smile she proceeded to share that word... Jesus... "Isn't that good mom ~ "G" and then sus... G-sus" HUGE SMILE. That is good sounding things out! I don't have the heart to correct her!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

64 and Sunny






























We have been waterlogged lately. Looking back over the last month, there were only a couple of bright and dry days. Last week that all changed ~ and we had 2 back to back glorious days.... then the rain came back in full force. Well, today it was 64 and sunny! A PERFECT day if you ask me. The girls and I headed to the Botanical Gardens... and oh my goodness... it was spectacular! As Abby always (and I mean even when a single drop of rain falls) says, "The trees and grass are happy mommy!"