Hi Guys

Going private has been a great thing. I feel like I’ve gotten to know everyone a lot better through facebook, blogs, emails, and flickr. I love that.

I have so many pictures from this week that I think I might just not blog them to save myself time!
With blogging gone I spent that free time working on blurb books. I’m SO excited to print them out! I haven’t scrapbooked or printed a blog book since 2007! I’ve missed holding a book and flipping through pictures that way.
I’ve also been journaling a lot more. So the blog break was a good way for me to start good habits for record keeping!

I’ll probably get back into regular posting starting Monday.
Here’s just a snap from the other day. We were all playing outside. Brooklyn was practicing casting while pretending to be pregnant.

She obviously carries her babies really high. Like, in her boobs.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Today we did some activities to go along with the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. My girls love Eric Carle books (does any child dislike them, really?) so I’ve been meaning to do this for a while.

First thing we did was play with some flannel board stuffed pieces while reading the book.

My mother-in-law (who you all know I LOVE) brought these pieces for the girls one day recently. My mother-in-law is a first grade teacher and always has books, games, ideas and tips for me and the kids. We’re really blessed to live by her ๐Ÿ™‚

Next we made some caterpillars out of toilet paper rolls.



Then the girls colored some coloring pages I found free online.
They loved this first set: Hungry Caterpillar color pages


They liked this coloring page, as well: Butterfly Life Cycle coloring page

I wrote the days of the week on index cards and then had Brooklyn put them in the right order.


I also took a couple videos.
Sierra reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar while Brooklyn puts stuffed pieces on the flannel board.
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5737076&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
Then Brooklyn reads while Sierra does the pieces.
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=5737943&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1
We did a couple math and reading activities as well but I didn’t take pictures of those. Maybe we’ll do them again tomorrow and I’ll photograph it.