Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Said at lunch today

A: "When Daddy gets me a husband then I can live by Aunt Stacie and walk to your house"
N: "Yah, and you can come over for dinner"

Sounds good to me!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Naomi and her phonics tool box all decorated and ready to be filled with tools!

Naomi is so excited to finally be in Kindergarten! Its only been 11 days, but she'll tell you that she's a "mathematician" and a "diligent worker." Its amazing to watch her learn! Already she's writing the entire alphabet in lowercase and knows all the single letter sounds. She might even sing, "q is always written qu," if asked. Today we started learning our power tools (sound that have 2 or more letters like ir, er, ur, or, ear). Keep in mind that Luke's usually napping though a good portion of this and Ava does Circle Time with us and then has her own preschool activities to do till she's ready for free play. Here's what a typical day (2.5 hours) looks like:
Circle Time
~pray for missionaries & elders, etc
-recite memory verse
-recite our address or a phone # (home or daddy's)
-yesterday was ____, today is ____
-days of the week
Weather Graph
-she checks outside and fills in a box on her graph
Phonics Road
-memorizing 3-4 new sounds by writing and dictation
Saxon Math 1
-count to 100
-teaching time using manipulatives
-2 sided worksheet each day
Story Time
-I'm reading Storytime with the Miller's, a great little book that teaches Godly traits through the characters' adventures.
-once or twice a week we do a quick art lesson from Art with a Purpose, but mostly Naomi likes to create on her own, which is great.
Naomi also learned to ride her 2 wheel bike with Daddy. I'm deeming it P.E. :-) There's a great little video here.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

9 Months

While we were enjoying Hume Lake, Luke passed the 9 month marker. It was really amazing to see all he learned in the 2 weeks we were there. He learned to pull himself up on anything and stand without assistance (wish I could do squats like that!). His vocabulary tripled with the addition of "dada," and "mo" (more) to his very cute "Ha" while waving his hand. He'll also give you 5, if you ask.
What a blessing and delight!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hume Lake 2009

As you can see, we had a great vacation at the cabin. Its amazing how quickly two weeks can go by! It was a great blessing for us to relax together and make some great memories. Steve wrote emails to document our adventure and I've finally(!) added them all to the blog. To find them all you can continue to scroll down or click on "Hume 2009" under Labels in the column to the right.
Looking forward to lots more great memories at my favorite place on earth with my favorite people,