Friday, July 25, 2014

Letters B, R, and P

I've found us slacking off more in the month of July.

I chose the letter B for baseball and the beach and Adeline made a stained glass butterfly. She also did a Beauty and the Beast coloring sheet and lots of letter worksheets.
 
 
 
 
Whenever I get out the contact paper (which was used for the butterfly), Adeline wants to make a rainbow on the window which is why I chose R as the next letter. And it was the week of the Robin Hood Festival.

This week she has been doing summer camp at preschool so I chose the letter P.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preschool Summer Camp


This week Adeline has been learning all about science during her preschool summer camp, "Sizzling Science".

On Monday she learned about volcanoes and wind as she blew through a straw to spread paint around on the paper. She said she didn't want to do the volcano because she "didn't want to smell that yucky stuff".
 

Tuesday she discovered bubbles and she blew bubbles of paint out of a cup that her teacher then caught on the paper plate.

Wednesday was about finding things that were magnetic and also building structures with toothpicks and marshmallows. Her marshmallows didn't make it through the ride home though. 

Today was her last day and they learned about water and what floats or doesn't float. She brought home a sponge boat and a painting of a boat. But the thing she was most excited about was the tornado making device. She explained it all to me how we have to get 2 bottles, fill them with water, shake them up, and make a tornado. I also noticed that she had her teacher write her name and the name Violet on her paper. For the past week she has been saying her name is Violet (from The Incredibles) and she says our family is going to dress up as The Incredibles for Halloween this year. If she can get her dad in a Mr. Incredibles suit that will be a sight to see. Lol.
 
At the end of the week Adeline was saying, "I'm a big girl.  Teacher says I'm getting so big".

Monday, June 30, 2014

Week 2: Letter S

I found us already slacking off by the second week (June 22-28) but I still tried to fit in some letter "S" activities. We talked about it being the first week of Summer and started with a picture of a Snowman (Olaf) who loves summer, the sun, and everything sunny.
 


The crafts were a snake and decorating the S with stamps and stars.

  

She also made a Seahorse

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Brought to you by the Letter D

With summer and Adeline not being in preschool I decided I want to try and work on a letter of the week with her.  This week I chose the letter "D".

We started out with Dad's Day on Sunday.  She and daddy went to see the movie "How to Train Your Dragon 2". Then we tried to do a different "D" craft each day of the week.

I was impressed with her capital letter tracings. 
 

And all week Adeline had been asking to make a cat so at the end of the week she did a "C" cat.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

In middle school I had a project where we had to write our own version of the children's story, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". Well yesterday was that day for me.

It started with Christopher falling down 3 stairs onto the hardwood floor while I was in the other room. He has figured out how to get up the stairs and onto the landing. Adeline was in the room with him so I expected her to let me know if he was on the stairs but I learned that I can't trust a 4 year old to babysit.

A little bit later Adeline touched the toaster oven while it was on, burning herself on her fingers.

My day slightly improved while I was able to go for a walk after dropping Adeline off at school. I did forget the library books at home though and they needed to be returned to the library.

Then Christopher woke after only a 30 minute nap in the stroller. 

I was late getting things ready for work and late getting out of the house. I was trying to make up for lost time by driving a little faster on the freeway when the worst incident of the day occurred. I first noticed my alignment felt a little off and then it was getting very noisy but I thought it was just a truck or old car beside me. When the car started feeling really funny and it sounded like parts were falling off the back I realized I had to pull over. There I was on the side of I-5, in the middle of rush hour, with a flat tire. I sat for a couple minutes smelling burnt rubber, unsure what to do. Who do I call? How am I going to get off the freeway? Do I even try to get out of the car? I called work knowing that I was going to be at least a few hours late. I tried calling Jake, no answer. I crawled over to the passenger seat to safely get out of the car. I hesitantly went to look at the tire...it was completely shredded and there was no way I was driving anywhere.
 
 Then I remembered that USAA has a roadside assistance number. I called it and went through the process of requesting someone to come change the tire. It would be 40 minutes before someone would be out. So I waited. They arrived right on time, changed the tire in about 10 minutes, and I was on my way to Les Schwaab. Another 45 minutes and $200 later I was leaving Les Schwaab with two brand new rear tires (it turns out the other rear one was bad and needed replaced also).
By the time I arrived at work I had gotten a headache and didn't have any pain meds so I just tried to drink more water hoping it would go away. I thought my bad luck had ended but when I went on my lunch break I discovered I had forgotten a key piece to my pump at home so there was no way I could pump. I was already beginning to feel sore....there was no way I would make it all night. I ended up leaving at 9:45pm with the excuse that I had a migraine (my headache was getting worse and turning into a migraine).

I was so happy to get home. I had some snacks and took some meds to help my headache and pumped for a little bit before going to bed. That's when my final piece of bad luck hit. I went to brush my teeth and my electric toothbrush did not turn on.

It had been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Good news was tomorrow was a new day and hopefully things would go smoother.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Look who's crawling!

For a few weeks now Christopher has been able to move around the room by rocking on his hands and knees and pivoting on his hips. On Saturday he took his first "steps" at crawling, actually lifting up his knees.  Yesterday was the first time I saw him pick up his hands and knees repeatedly in a crawling motion. I guess we better do some baby proofing. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

First Easter

Christopher celebrated his first Easter and of course I had to make sure we took lots of pictures of him looking adorable.
At the Molalla egg hunt on Saturday
With the Easter Bunny at the egg hunt


With mommy and the pretty trees

After the egg hunt we went to G&G Cochran's house

Christopher had to try out Nate's big dog

Two bunnies and their Easter baskets
Christopher with his basket on Easter morning

What a handsome little man!