Wednesday, August 06, 2014

John 13:14-15


14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama, {this moment} is a single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Theme of the Week: Clothes, Fabric, and Sewing

Matt's mom has been teaching sewing lessons forever and I still make things, so it was only natural we had a clothing and sewing themed week around here.  Cadence is particularly interested in making things; I think partly because she sees sewing and knitting in her Montessori classroom.  She practiced hand sewing this week...we'll get around to using the machine eventually.

Reading: Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback, Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, and Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

Piper is rocking her dress-up clothes
Playing: Dress-up of ourselves and dolls and Nina Ballerina Magnet Doll

Our fabric decorated letters
Making: Sewing Shape Cards (see below), Fabric Letters, Beaded Wands (we threaded pony beads on chenille sticks), and a purse for Emma the Doll!

Friday, July 25, 2014

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama, {this moment} is a single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama, {this moment} is a single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Theme of the Week: Cars, Trains, and Trucks

We got Piper this train set awhile back (for her 2nd birthday, I guess? - and Matt's parents gave her some extra train engines and cars in cool shapes) and it has been getting a lot of play action here lately.  The girls haven't been playing very much with their little cars and trucks, so I thought we could combine the two for a nice theme of the week.  This way, some ignored toys become fun again, and we get to have even more fun with a toy that's particularly beloved.


Making: Shape and Sticker Train and Car Track Painting



Experimenting: After our car track painting, we did a fizzy car wash with baking soda and vinegar, inspired by this one.  And, her tip about adding peppermint extract to the vinegar was genius!  It smelled peppermint-y, not like salad!



Read: Freight Train by Donald Crews, The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper, and Go, Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman

Watched: Dora: Choo Choo (Season 1, Ep. 6) and Barney: Planes, Trains, and Cars (both available through Amazon Prime Streaming Video)

This week it's fabric and sewing!  Stay tuned!