Thursday, February 4, 2010
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Today I read a story about the wise men to the boys. "The wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and ... " I paused to see if they knew what came next, and Jair chimed in - "Murder!"
Friday, November 20, 2009
A Cup and Lip - by Jair
Here's a cup
Take a drink
And then I'll take it
Back with me
The Moon - by Ali
The cow and dog
The fiddle jumped over the moon
And the cat laughed
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
In August, I signed up to be an Usborne Books Consultant. I didn't do it because I like to sell things (I don't.) or because I needed another activity to fill my days. (They are already full!) I just love the books and wanted to take advantage of the great discount I can get on purchases for my family.
To pass some of those savings on to my friends, I am running a little Christmas special. You can browse my website to find books and other educational products for the kids on your Christmas list, but I always love personal recommendations, so I thought a list of my own kids' favorites would be fun.
Jonah (21 months) loves Rog, better known as That's Not My Frog. It's one of a whole series of touchy-feely board books, including some fun seasonal titles (That's Not My Angel, Snowman, Reindeer, Penguin, etc.)
My 3 1/2 year old's favorite is Under the Sea, from the Beginner's Reading Series. J.D asks me to read the page about the puffer fish over and over. I can't believe that these high-quality, 32-page hardcover books with beautiful illustrations and photographs are only $4.99 each!
Some of the other Usborne titles featured in the Sonlight program we're using this year are Stories from Around the World, Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?, What's Under the Sea?, and First Thousand Words. (First Thousand Words comes in several languages; the Polish version will probably show up under our Christmas tree!)
and a few titles I have tucked away for Christmas:
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009
Julie is thankful for a fun week including Jair's 5th birthday and children's literature camp for Ali, Jair, and J.D.
Alis is thankful we could have a water balloon fight today.
Jair is thankful he could play with the Volkswagen Beetle from Grandma and Grandpa's house.
J.D. is thankful we could get all these construction books from the library.
And Jonah is thankful for his dada.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Julie is thankful for a husband who loves and provides for his family.
Ali is thankful for going out to eat.
Jair is thankful for going to Arby's and having a sucker.
J.D. is thankful for that milkshake at Arby's.
And Jonah is thankful for his first-thing-in-the-morning banana and milk ritual.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Julie is thankful for the ultrasound that gave us a peek at the adorable fingers and toes of the little girl who will join our family at the end of October.
Ali is thankful for swimming.
Jair is thankful he could look at The Little House (by Virginia Lee Burton) tonight.
J.D. is thankful for going swimming.
And Jonah is thankul for bears and blankets.