Thursday, April 30, 2009

School work at home

This is Fashionista working on homework. She looks pretty happy here, but that's because she likes to pose for the camera.

Here is how she really feels about homework. This is one of the many reasons I would like to homeschool. I hate that she is gone all day, then has to come home and do homework for a long time. It drives me crazy!

This is a new math game I got at Mardell's for Superboy. He loves it! We've played it as a whole family, too. There are 4 different ways of playing. We have really enjoyed it. I like it because it doesn't take hours and hours like Candy Land seems to at our house!

We enjoy playing Uno together, too. It helps with number recgonition and reasoning skills. It is also turning Superboy quite evil - you should hear the laugh he gets when he throws out a draw four on me!

Water Day in the Family Room

Our family has been very busy this week, which is one reason I haven't had a chance to post for a whole week! Today is the first day Princess and I will be home ALL DAY!!! This morning I had a lot of catching up to do - cleaning, laundry, all that exciting stuff. I needed Princess to occupy herself while I worked. I remembered seeing a pouring activity on one of the Montessori blogs I follow (sorry, I can't remember which one). I just filled a big container with water and gave her a few utensils thinking maybe she would play for a while. She played all the way until lunch! It was amazing! She loved just pouring things back and forth. She really like the medicine dropper.

Notice her Superman pjs. She has really been into wearing her brother's clothes lately. Even his underwear! She is a mess!

When Superboy got home from Pre-K, I tried the same activity with him. It lasted about 2 minutes.

Everything was still laying out when Princess got up from her nap. She got right back to work.

When big sister got home from school, I left them alone to play. This is what I found when I came back into the room. Leave it to Fashionista to turn a simple activity into a huge production! Every towel stood for something different - home, office, doctor, etc.

Of course, now Superboy had to get back in on the action. They played until supper. Then guess where they went? The bathtub!!! It was raining outside all day and we were wet inside, too!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

For Earth Day, we made a bird feeder out of a milk jug. Princess was much more into it than Superboy.

Lego Math

We sorted the Legos by color and then graphed how many there were of each color. I got this sorting tray from Homeland, a local grocery store. It was filled with Easter cookies.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sorting letter sounds

Today Superboy worked on sorting pictures into the correct beginning sound. He did an awesome job with this! These cards came from our Hooked on Phonics set, but I've seen some like them at Walmart before.

Letter R

Today we are working on the letter R. We made an R with red ribbon. Princess wasn't too interested. We are taking big sis to the doctor today, so she just kept wanting to leave.

Our walk on the pathfinder

I have been trying to go on a lot of walks now that the weather is nice. On Saturday, I was walking on a part of the Pathfinder (a really cool 10 mile trail through town) I had never been on before. It was really pretty with flowers and a huge bridge. Mark and I took the kids on a walk afterschool and they loved it. Well, except Eve and the snakes!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

What we've been up to

This week, we are focusing on the letter G. We made a G covered with green grass and a giraffe puppet.

Princess Pout was working very hard putting just enough glue on each spot of the giraffe's neck. She likes to put glue on both sides to make sure it sticks. She even made up her on sticky song while gluing.

Our G words poster.

Princess Pout covering her G with green grass and showing off her fruit roll up that she refuses to unroll and just sticks the whole thing in her mouth every time!

I found Batman on our kitchen floor while I was getting supper ready. I have no idea why I found this so funny. He was the only toy out and he looks like he is so passionately protecting our kitchen.

Batman all by himself taking on the evil doers of our kitchen.

I have been trying to lose weight lately and have started to work out quite a bit. Princess usually watches me. Today she decided to get in on the action. Not sure how many calories she consumed today though, since it looks like most of her lunch ended up on her dress!

Superboy brought this beautiful piece of artwork home from Pre-k sometime this week. I love all the colors of the sunrise.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My crazy kids

This is what happened when I told my kids to put on their pjs after their shower. Yes, that is what you think it is on their heads!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter 2009

Daddy and the kiddos after service at church.

Mommy is trying to be in more pictures so my kids actually remember what I look like when they grow up.

Our beautiful babies. Superboy thinks he is so cool.

Sweet sisters.
Our pancake breakfast.

They love to find their full baskets in the morning!