Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Here is the original photograph that I used...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Today, we talked about Capitols and looked at pictures of the capitols in Washinton and Austin then I had the kids make postcards of whichever one they wanted. Joseph's has some major detail!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Roald Dahl describes Frobscottle as:
And oh gosh, how delicious it was! It was sweet and refreshing. It tasted of vanilla and cream, with just the faintest trace of raspberries on the edge of the flavour. And the bubbles were wonderful
The recipe for Frobscottle, should you want to try it, is:
1 cup of milk
1 1/2 cups of Sprite (we used Ginger Ale)
1 T. Raspberry sauce (we used a Triple Berry ice cream topping and I used more than the recipe called for)
1 tsp. Vanilla
We put it in the blender and added ice.
Joseph also decided we needed to add green food coloring since it was supposed to be pale green.
Dear Mr. Obama,
I think you should send the soldiers back home.
Joseph R. Davis
P.S. I can't wait 'till you write back.
Dear President Obama,
Help the world! You can do it, we can help.
(Apparently, Caroline's world can be fixed by Home Depot.)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Today marked the day that the official "Take Flight" curriculum started at Scottish Rite for Libby. The last nine weeks they have been working on phonemic awareness. Her homework up until now has been only to read to her for 15 minutes per day.
Now, though, she has to practice her cursive handwriting, do her RAP (which has nothing to do with the music genre ;)) and practice her sight words (but they have a different term for them). Today, she practiced writing lowercase p's and b's in cursive. She is very proud of herself for learning cursive before Joseph. ;)
Oh, on the way to SR this morning, Joseph vomited out of the blue with no warning. Luckily, we were earlier than usual so we had time to stop at Target at Cityplace and buy a new tshirt and blue jeans. Joseph's comment, "I never knew that something so cute could come from something so gross." (He liked his new Madagascar 2 tshirt.
Friday, November 7, 2008
The girls love them and they got TONS of compliments today.
Miss Madeline Peasant Dress
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Can I just tell you how much fun it is to have a 6,7 and 8 year old?! This morning, Ken had to leave REALLY early (6:30 maybe?) to attend some scout training all day long. When the kids got up, they asked what we were going to do today and I had nothing. I checked some of my email newsletters to see what events were scheduled for today and remembered that the Nasher Sculpture Center has free admission on the First Saturday. The kids got dressed and we headed down...totally spur of the moment.
The Nasher had all kinds of things for the kids today. They had a Scavenger Hunt (which was a huge hit with my guys especially since it involved a prize when your turned it in at the end), activities, demonstrations and it was a gorgeous day!
The kids RAVED about the museum. We haven't been in a really long time and I guess it was all "new" again. Joseph loved Lichtenstein's "Head with blue shadow".
The girls declared the four Picasso pieces (2 sculpture and 2 paintings) their favorites.
It was really fun to take them today. They had thoughtful things to say about the art and really enjoyed going.
Friday afternoon we had a class at the Heritage Farmstead about the history of Halloween. Joseph told the class all about the Celtic history of Halloween (courtesy of Brainpop).
When we got there though, Joseph thought he would try out making gravel angels.
Listening to instructions about making a Celtic noisemaker.
Caroline making noise her own way (along with every other kid there)
Joseph and his best buddy Cameron doing the Victorian Apple Fortune Telling Game
Then they went into the house and listened to a 1920's Halloween radio show which they said was "boring". ;)