Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Our last week before the holiday break was full of fun and celebratory activities.

We found marshmallow snowmen around the room...

We pinned the star on the tree...

We decorated some pretty cookies...

and ate them...

The sprinkles were extremely popular.

Our holiday gathering with the families was lovely.  Thank you for being there!  (I transferred the pics from Amy's email, sorry they came out smallish) great shots!

We made "edible snow" by whipping our own heavy cream.

We continued to snuggle by the "fire".

We had a very special treat when Andy, Joy's dad came in and sang some songs with us on his guitar!

He also shared some instruments...Thank you Andy!

Summer's mom brought us some new white board markers, thank you, Margaret!

And we made snow people out of lots of cut out circles...

At this, sort of halfway point of the school year, you should all be so proud of the wonderful progress your children are making in all realms of development.  Congratulations!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Real Snow and Making Gifts for Loved Ones

We finally got a bit of snow.  It was SO happily anticipated that the girls, below, avidly donned their gear to play in our 1/4 inch or so on the playground.

That little bit was all we got this week, so we did continue to make our own pretend snow...


On Friday, the "snow-making" evolved into "gunk-making" - just add water!

Below, we decided to work on our cutting skills some more - These girls are really getting the hang of it!  Summer has the scraps to show for it!

We worked on making some gifts for our families...

Noe wraps hers with custom-made paper...

Left, Jane worked for a long time making our stuffed animals a home with the blocks and right, Nabil shows us his favorite book.

The kids are loving playing house!  Below they cuddle together in front of our make-shift fireplace.

We endeavored to make our own "Gingerbread Houses" too.

This took a bit of architectural prowess.  We decided the triangular design was more sturdy than the traditional square design.

We got some new crayons to encourage our pencil grip!

At the end of the days this week we went around and labeled things in the room - the kids LOVED this - as a matter of fact it's a great and easy activity to do at home!

Noe really likes the custom labels with her name and picture!