Sunday, January 29, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Our town has a free outdoor skating rink, so I thought it would be a good idea to have the kids take lessons. I wasn't sure how to teach both of them at the same time! Malcolm seemed kind of stunned and took it slow, and Jane kept falling and getting up and not wanting help. She wasn't upset at all, though.
Here's a quick video:
This winter the kids are taking an art class at the local playspace, so that means we get to go whenever we want to play without paying extra. We found after lunch is the best time to go because most other children are taking naps. :)
Jane's in a fire truck and coat way too small for her, but she still had fun!
They have legos different from ours, so that's fun!
Here they are at art class on a different day.
(I didn't really change Jane's name to Maura, the name tag was stuck!)
"Mommy never lets me do this at home!"
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
We were having a problem getting out the door on time. I felt like I had to stand there and dictate: "Put on your hat, put on your mittens," etc. every time we had to leave the house. I wanted to take myself and my frustration out of the equation, so I made a chart for the kids to use.
It's actually working! We've cut down our getting-ready time from about 20 minutes to 10 minutes.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
We gathered all natural materials from the yard.
Waiting to see if any fairies came:
A few additions: birch bark blankets, a swimming pool, some dried crab apples and chives for a snack!
Later Jane made an indoor fairy house in her room. Our kitty Westie actually took a nap in it!
The swimming pool: