G and C are play Rory and Amy from Dr Who while G eats a sandwich with Tapenade on it. Who are these kids? too Much Dr. Who and the Robots in a hotel room for G to get much sleep, that is for sure...
These two are really enjoying our Newused IPAD and playing with a marble run game.
We've traveled a lot in the last three weeks, seeing both Cincinnati and Atlanta. The Georgia Aquarium was a huge hit. Seeing real Manta Rays and Whale Sharks won't soon be forgotten. I only wish we hadn't seen the dolphin show (see "Blackfish").
We also saw the Cyclorama, which was a real treat. It is a 360 degree oil painting of the battle of Atlanta, complete with diorama foreground and rotating viewing stands.
EnterTrainment was also good in Cinci, with a chance for C bird and G to see the time period we are reading in the book On the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
We have begun Delving into Roman history and our first use of Singapore Math. I am loving the math. After much looking into thing I decided to go with the Common Core addition. Very happy so far.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
These kids did something new this summer. They have had a very patient teacher too at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Ashley. The instructor wanted to me to know that Gman is not calling the dance outloud and that he can lead and she is following naturally.
There are other videos but they were taken sideways. They learned moves to Rumba, Cha Cha, Swing, Waltz and this Fox Trot. They learned the most steps to the Fox trot it seemed.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
We turned Easter up a notch this year. First we made natural food dyes and dyed free range local eggs, which started off white, blue or brown, and made our Easter Eggs. We got some really vibrant yellows and pinks. We had no success with carrots, but we had to give it a try. We even did a scientific write up, so we turned the whole thing into a great lesson. Beets, blueberries, and turmeric/tea/onion peel were really the best.
We went to the Unitarian 9 am service and the 9:30 group breakfast, which was a great chance to meet new people there finally. Easter activities and egg hunt, usually in the beautiful overgrown, floral graveyard, because of rain it was held in Gage hall classrooms. Mark was with us and we all really got a full tour of the grounds together.
At home the baskets were pretty simple, but each kid got a new wrist watch (to practice time on).
Friday, March 21, 2014
|First they didn't xray . then they did and said 2-3 weeks, sent us home.|
|With an $80 splint.|
|Because in fact it was broken. Buckle Fracture of the Ulna.|
|She smacked the ground with her face and shoulder.|
|Then they said this was a 6 week injury.|
|Changing the cast...|
|Unfortunately a new cast had to go on for 3 more weeks.|
|Tree weeks with a crappy cast is about 20 days too long...|
|This is where the doctor said... three more weeks of caution. It is a nine week injury. Yikes!|
Sunday, February 16, 2014
|Learn how to play Chess with Friends|
|Get someone (your Mommy) to braid |
your hair every day
|and Enjoy the smell of it brewing.|
|Buy beads and share jewelry making |
with you brother.
|Know what you are made of, even in a dress.|
|Wear hot pink...|
|Wear hot pink head to toe on the same day as your friend... without planning to.|