Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We took coffee filters and cut big hearts...then made some little cuts (like snowflakes) on them. We painted them with watercolors and hung them in the window. SO cute! These pics don't do them justice because the lighting wasn't right.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sometimes we need to back off and let dads be dads...and play as they will. Beautiful lessons are learned from Dads ~ especially those who truly engage their children, as mine does. Embrace dads' differences and let the kids (and dads) have fun!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
and he painted shells he found on the beach...
He drew pictures on his "cards" and wrote the words all by himself!
I also included the typical "personalized gift" from me and a gift card to a nice restaurant, but what I'm sure really warmed their heart were the great presents my son made! He grew so much over the year and they were partly responsible for that growth. To see how he draws, writes, and thinks now is awesome. I'm sure they were as excited -and proud- of these gifts as I was. AND my son is learning the valuable lesson of showing appreciation for his teachers.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Have you ever noticed how much joy BIRDS can bring? We see all sorts of birds every day - cardinals,blue jays, chickadees, geese, ducks, seagulls, swans...and even hummingbirds! (Sure beats the pigeons of NYC!) We have a couple of bird feeders, but this year my husband had a genius idea: to put a bird feeder just outside our kitchen window. Not only do we all get uber excited to see a bird while enjoying our breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner...but it works marvelously at distracting the kids, redirecting them back to the table, summoning them, etc. LOVE it! And our sand/water table (now holding just rain water) makes a lovely bird bath :) Birds are all over our property. And while I might not appreciate their 5am wake up calls, I am delighted to share my land with them.
I'll try to take some pictures this Spring/Summer of ALL the different bird we see!
Go get a feeder and see how many bird you attract!!