Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall, '09

First picture is Parker shelling pecans. The pecan cracker is a nice wooden apparatus made of olive wood. Nice to hold and use.

The middle picture is Lochlan doing a very impressive job of coloring a world map. We traced the continents first and then he colored them in. He is a very active child and to sit and do this was, for him, a great accomplishment. He did it very willingly also - no coercion. :)

Alyssa is folding clothes and repacking them into the bag. Notice how nicely she has laid out the items from the bag. She obviously watched the demonstration very well.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sweet Kadan learning how to set the table

Our Kim

We had a shower for Our Kim who is having a baby boy in August. We are very happy for her and her family. I thought the pictures of Gerry showing Madilyn and Alyssa the presents were very cute. They were so excited, and listened so intently, while she explained what the present was.

Rylan is our second to newest student. He is full of life and spunk. I will have to take more pictures of him doing the things he loves to do- like cutting bread, "reading," pouring, working with the magnets, setting the flashlight together and "hanging" monkeys so his Mom and Dad know how busy he is during the day.

sweet sweetums...

Little Joel - our newest and youngest, loves the bird on a string. He reaches for it and giggles so sweetly when he pulls it, making the bird's wings flap.
He is just learning to crawl and heads toward the little fence and pulls himself up. It is the perfect height for him.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

summer, '09

summer, '09

John Andrew, John Sebastian and Tanner of the Musketeer brigade....this was taken on the day they were determined to find a way to go to the other side of the earth by digging through it. When I told them they wouldn't be able to get through the center, they planned on making some kind of capsule that could not only dig but could insulate them from the heat.