I strongly believe play is the most important learning a three year old can be doing. That said, I have a kid who is endlessly curious about letters and writing (and books obviously). Claire quickly learned all the sounds in our alphabet over the summer (short sounds for the vowels) and now I’ve introduced the letter names. I didn’t follow any formal program — … Continue reading Lil’ Letter Caper
Not the most glamorous of snowballs, but it’s one Claire can call her own. You’ve been hit! Continue reading Gotcha!
All kinds of hysterical things seem to fly out of Claire’s mouth, I suppose it’s one of the joys of being around a three year old. Recently, all three of us were snuggled up in bed watching a movie and Claire said, “ooooh I’m making magic.” Dan and I turned towards her as she rubbed her eyes, enjoying the fireworks inside her eyelids and just … Continue reading Making Magic
We have a crawl space under our house where our furnace (and many families of cave crickets) live. It flooded in the wee hours of the morning and since we didn’t hear the alarm going off until 4 am, it continued to fill up drowning our furnace. I hope all of our early morning efforts getting the pumps back up and running help save the … Continue reading A Swimming Pool…in my crawl space.
Company picnic 2010, here’s our little head case. Elephants on the brain and count them: one, two, THREE tattoos. No shyness from this kid, she elbowed her way forward, flashed a grin and managed to get three different pictures on her arm. We’re guessing this fascination with “arm ink” is due to the nice hairdresser who cut Mommy’s hair the morning of the picnic. He … Continue reading Head Gear
There was too much snow to build a snowman in the backyard during our last storm. I had to carry the poor kid out to her playhouse because the snow was well past Claire’s waist and she couldn’t walk in it. This photo was taken about 3 days after the big storm, nearly 6 inches had already melted, it was insane! So we moved our … Continue reading Snow-MAN
Remember this post: White Hand Prints on Brown Leather Couch ? Problem solved. A little bit of elbow grease, water, a soft sponge and we were good to go (I LOVE leather’s wipe off anything your toddler can dish out reputation, it’s so true!) How did it happen? Well, I didn’t expect Claire to use her crazy monkey skills to climb into a cabinet, help … Continue reading The Couch is Saved!