Sunday, January 20, 2008

Pottery Barn Decorating Class

Today Sharma and I got up early and went to Pottery Barn to check out their decorating class. It was only an hour long, but was really neat. Of course I love anything that Pottery Barn does, so it was neat to see some ideas. Most of the tips I already knew, but the ideas were what I was there for.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Playdate at the Knepper's

This Sunday Colin, Kennedy and I were invited to a playdate over at the Knepper's house. Carrie Knepper is one of the Mom's in my Mom's group and has become a great friend. Unfortunately Colin is at school during the day so he doesn't get to play during the week like the rest of the kids. Having the playdate on the weekend was so much fun for us all. Astrid came over as well so it was 4 kids just running around having a blast.

Colin serving up some food.
Everyone playing together.
Colin having fun.
Kennedy with Sharma

Friday, January 4, 2008

Miss K

So the other day, I just had to get out the camera to capture some moments with Kennedy. She is getting so fast at crawling, that I fear walking is just around the corner.

I'm coming...
Hello Again!

Colin's Classroom January Newsletter

Happy New Year! From the Butterfly Room,
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. It’s always so nice to spend time with family.
December was an incredibly busy month. The children spent a lot of time decorating our tree. They also enjoyed the coffee grinding work. I hope you all liked the Christmas presents you received from your child. They were all very excited to make something special for Mom and Dad.
Thanks for helping your child with the gift exchange. The children enjoyed presenting their friends with a gift. They were all very excited with the gift they received too! Thanks again!
Our adopted family came to meet the children and collect all the generous gifts that were donated. We all went downstairs and the children sang several songs for the family. Thank you for all the support.
We have a new little girl in our class. Madison Wick started on December, 3rd. She is very eager to learn and has adjusted very quickly to our environment. The children have all been very helpful to her and they all like her.
This month I will be adding food preparation. Banana slicing is always very popular. I ordered two new BINGO type games from Scholastic. One is the five senses the other is puzzle or sight words. I think the children will enjoy them.
December was a short month but still full of a variety of work

Colin has been working on counting and numbers with the spindle boxes. He also enjoys letter tracing and number tracing sheets.

Here is what Colin's friends are up to at school:
Ana Maria enjoys the doll house. She has been working on letter sound cards and sounding out words with the moveable alphabet
Bryson had two lessons on the snake game addition. He has also been introduced to multiplication using the bead bars.
Hayden enjoyed a new lesson on the snake game addition. He worked on parts of the Reindeer cards and made many ornaments for our tree.
Jackson does a lot of expression. He cuts, colors, and paints regularly. He also enjoys memory games using different Sensorial Materials.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Years 2008!

Happy New Year everyone! Well the whole family rang in the new year over at The Johnson's house. I had caviar for the first time, but it was pretty darn good. Sharma made these things called Billini that were Buckwheat pancakes, with melted butter over the top, chopped onions a dolp of creme frache and caviar. I find that I prefer the "White Fish" caviar to the other kind. Colin and Astrid get a long so well, so while the adults were ringing in the New Year downstairs the kids were upstairs watching movies.

Sharma and Kellie
The kids!
The Caviar.