Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween!

Yes, it’s blurry and it was taken with my low pixel camera phone- but I love this image. There’s something about the blur of the image that conveys the brisk determined pace with which the girls walked to get more … Continue reading

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Princess Stella Turns 3

…and a royal celebration was held! What Royal Ball would be complete without a fancy Princess dress? Since Stella’s birthday fell so close to Halloween and she wanted to be a princess anyway, we splurged on a dress that she … Continue reading

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Gobbling Gator- A Greater Than / Less Than Game

For last Friday’s Math-Play-Day I introduced the greater than/less than symbols to Mira. I made symbol cards that included a “gobblin’ gator” on the corners of the symbol to show how the gator’s mouth always gobbles the larger number. He’s … Continue reading

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Sewing 101

I recently mentioned how talented my mother is with a sewing machine, and showed pictures of some of the awesome things she has made for my girls.  Since my genetic makeup sorely lacks the “sewing” gene my mother has been … Continue reading

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An Out of this World Book

Continuing on with our prehistory lessons, we recently took some time reading Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox. Due to the author’s use of repetition my girls were able to recite large chunks of it from memory.  Their spontaneous and enthusiastic chiming in … Continue reading

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Update on Song School Latin

We started Song School Latin earlier this year but altered it a bit since my girls were so young.  We basically just skipped the workbook entirely since Mira was still focused on learning how to write.  We used the CD … Continue reading

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Quilted Learning

My mom rocks.  She’s a crafty one, she is. You can tell that Nanny’s girls are well spoiled pampered by their lovingly-made coordinated dresses they wear all summer.  Literally all summer.  I didn’t have to buy any clothes these past … Continue reading

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Ecstasy in Math

A couple days ago my daughter, Mira, was working on her phonics workbook when she suddenly stopped and exclaimed, “LOOK Mommy! It’s your favorite thing!” This is the page she showed me: I quickly scanned the sheet and thought bath? … Continue reading

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Leo the Lion

Here is Mira’s latest drawing  from her most recent Drawing With Children lesson.

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Dilution

We do a lot of reading around here.  If I’m not reading to the girls you’re just as likely to catch Mira reading to Stella.  Or Stella attempting to read to Lyra.  Or Lyra chewing on a well-loved book. We … Continue reading

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