Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ella the creator



This is Ella. She is our little "creator." Everything from a paper house for her stuffed animals, to checkerboard dance floor the size of her room. A couple of days ago it was hats. Not just one or two, but a set of 10...in case a friend came over. So, here is her little brother, who gets to benefit from her creations. I love that he plays along so well. In the picture he is on his "pirate ship" looking through his "telescope."



Today, while stuck inside all day because of rain, she decided to create once again. This time, she chose to leash some of her stuffed animals with pipe cleaners. Here she is taking them for a walk...or a spin.





We'll see what tomorrow brings...

P.S. Yes, she totally dresses herself...today was one of my favorites :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Math

It has been almost one year since a family post, and in light of that, I (Angie) will try my hat at this whole "blogging" thing. I have been waiting to post about something deep and meaningful, however, anything of great significance has eluded me. Instead I will write about our bedtime ritual. Our routine is fixed, filled with the usual stories, teeth brushing and prayers, however, we have turned a new corner and included a new piece to the bedtime puzzle: math.

Somehow in the transition to Kindergarten, Ella has become addicted to math. All the time, she is counting to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's...first in English, then in Spanish - in the car, at the dinner table, in the park, and now, in bed. In her room, she has a little scene on her wall of a doll house including some flowers, clouds and trees. She thought this would be a perfect way to do math in bed. The problems began small...adding the flowers to the trees, the windows to the doors, etc. However, she grew tired of the same questions, so we have moved away from the cute dollhouses scene, and into some higher numbers (yes, still addition and subtraction, but by that time in the day I really don't want to think about the answer to 83+17). But that was still not enough. I am now making up word problems about turkeys and Christmas, and have just thrown in money. Maybe we'll move onto fractions next...all I know is that by 1st grade, she will have outsmarted both of us!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

2009 Family Slideshow

Here is our video for the year... Well it doesnt actually contain video this year. Our video camera died right after Christmas last year, and we have been saying since January that we will get one next month... now we are saying we will get one next year...

So this year we only have pictures for your enjoyment! Here is perfect chance for you to waste 18 minutes of productivity...



video

Friday, November 06, 2009

Massive Photo Update

I haven't had time to post many photos for the last 6 months or so. It has been a little hectic for a number of reasons.

1. I have 3 kids.
2. The house has been under construction since March (it is now finished and will get some pics up soon.)
3. I have 3 kids.
4. It was summer and we were having fun.
5. It was fall and life was hectic.
6. I have 3 kids.
7. I like to keep you in the dark.

But, all that has changed now, so here comes some serious photos from May till now.

I am not going to bother with any fancy photos to entice you. Here are the links. Enjoy.





Sorry no pictures of the fun Sam was having while staying with the grandparents.

Enjoy all of the pictures.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Almost done!

There are a few small details left on the house project... I will give you a full slideshow update of the project when we actually have a clean house. So once the kids go to college i will get that up...

Till then here is a before and after of the front

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

School's Baaaacckkk!

Since we have been on summer break since May, we are now jumping back in to the fall! I know it is only August, but the beginning of school is supposed to be in the fall...

So this week:

Ella started her first day of her second year preschool...


She joined her good friends Miriam and Grace at the school.

Nate made his first gift for an elementary school teacher. A picture of stars for h


Pretty much all of the little apprehension he had evaporated when he saw his best pal, Ben, walking to school as well. They are in classrooms right next door to each other.
Ben and Nate on the first day of Kindergarten.


Sam for the first time will be the king of the castle while Nate and Ella are away! He is very excited...


Friday, July 03, 2009

Nate and Sam


Everyone thinks they are clones... here is a pic of Nate and Sam at the same age for you to decide.



And here is the whole clan of monkeys for your enjoyment...