Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Santa was very good to the kids this year and they were so excited! Katharine got a ginormous (54") teddy bear - which was exactly what she asked for. Matthew got a big boy bike. And, of course, there were the many other exciting toys from grandparents, etc. They enjoyed an adrenaline filled couple of hours tearing off paper and shrieking over each new thing. And, then they noticed that Santa had turned our never used dining room into a play room and that was the cherry on top - Best Christmas of Katharine's life!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
We are officially in full holiday hype in our household! This week we got our decorations up and Friday night we went to see the lights at the county park. Nanna was here and loves taking part in our family traditions. Katharine thought the lights were about the best thing going and shouted over and over how much she loved it all.
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Mom: "Matt, are you talking to God?"
Mom: "Well, what were you going to tell God?"
Matt (face up to the sky with a loud shouting voice): "Sharks are mean!"
Matt (after a pause): "and stingrays sometimes bite too!"
Katharine had a great Birthday weekend. Grandmomma and Poppa came to visit and took us to a yummy breakfast at Lost Dog Cafe.
Katharine had over 20 school friends come to party with her at Ready, Set, Rock 'n' Roll (a party place full of jump castles and this humungous blow up slide that I was more frightened of than any of the kids). Katharine, her school friends, her littlest buddies William, Marlee, and Milo all burned off lots of steam and had a blast (despite a brush burn here of there). Everyone shared in some Carvel Ice Cream cake (a favorite of mine when I was a kid) and you can see that Katharine didn't like it one bit! Then she held court in her blow up throne while she opened presents. It was a great Birthday weekend!
Monday, November 21, 2011
The Butterflies have been quite busy over these past few weeks. We've enjoyed making our own puppets out of wooden spoons, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, feathers and much more. We welcomed puppeteer Becky Becker into our classroom for a workshop on how to use them. She was fantastic and had all the children captivated!
We've also been on two different field trips recently, the first to Wannamaker Park. The children explored the lagoon, ran up and down a HUGE hill, and had a blast on the fun playground there. We set out for Kiawah Island this past Friday, toughing out the chilly weather to do some exploring. The children found interesting shells, creatures, and plants and got a brief lesson on how the food chain works. Ask them to show you how clams eat their food!
It's hard to believe that it is almost Thanksgiving! Of course, for us, that means we are gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving feast. Our kids will be helping to cook some of the food in preparation for the meal. We wish you all a great holiday and look forward to being back on the 28th!
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Today we headed out to rural John's Island for a hayride and a visit to the pumpkin patch. It was a beautiful, crisp autumnal day and it put us in just the right spirits for some outdoor activities. We saw the usual assortment of farm animals, played on the playground, and took a hayride out to feed some very hungry cattle. By the way, one of the local restaurants we go to serves "grass-fed beef fresh from Legare farms" and I couldn't help but think I may have just petted my next burger.