December 2014

Merry almost Christmas! Here are some of the events that have been keeping us busy the past few weeks:







Puppies and robots and penguins and owls,
Cupcakes and chocolate, edamame and carrots,
Crab sticks and udon like fat little strings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Pretzels and popcorn and even more chocolate,
Turtles and chicken wings and cheesy omelets,
Dinosaurs who stand on wide chubby legs,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Hot dogs all wrapped up in cute little blankets,
Projects and artwork and writing and beading,
Silver white snowmen that melt in the spring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the doll drops,
When the food falls,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

I set up beads at the dining room table with some pipe cleaners, and the kids and some moms got really into making ornaments in the shape of candy canes, Christmas trees, and wreaths. Pop-pop played some Christmas carols and then "Happy Birthday," and we all had a great afternoon.


At three, Samantha knows lots of letter sounds, can write and spell her name, can count to thirty, can recite several score of books by heart, can draw a decent human figure unprompted, and can sing pretty much any song she has ever heard me or Pop-pop or Marcus sing. She loves puzzles, "reading," and, of course, acting out Baby School.


Robert tried to lose another child into the exhibit in the zoo, and the kids loved watching the gorillas (nowheres near as scary as Santa, by the way) attacking their Christmas present popsicles (juice, food coloring, and bananas--yum).


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