Monday, February 27, 2012

Making something

He never specified what he was 'making'...:)

Richard's first Blue and Gold Banquet

Richard earned his Bobcat Award at our first pack meeting/Blue and Gold Banquet. We are really enjoying cub scouts!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Duplo Dog Translation

Maybe a translation isn't necessary, but just in case...Spencer says "gotcha" as the Duplo dog saves the other. Then "thank you" and "you're welcome". Then the dogs say "I love you" to each other.

Valentine's Day remembered

I was happy to see how grateful and pleased the boys were to receive valentines from their little classmates. It warms my heart that they didn't just dive headlong for the candy; they actually read who each one is from. :) 
The baby is Sam, a little guy we watch each Tuesday afternoon. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Piano lessons and such

We recently made a new chore chart in which Garrett and Richard can earn a sticker (which they can later redeem for prizes) for playing the piano and other chores that they are fully capable of doing themselves. (making their bed, brushing their teeth, clearing the dishes to the sink, playing with Spencer, reading, etc.) I supervise most of these activities, but the point to some of them is so I don't have to be hanging over them. Piano is one exception. I am trying to formally twice a week really sit down with them and help them improve to a new song, or if I hear that they need help I'll come to teach. But I've been blown away lately where they'll just go over and start playing all by themselves. (I'm sure the chore chart has nothing to do with it, it's solely intrinsic. Ha!) But the best part is is that they do seem to enjoy it. Which makes me VERY happy.

Playing "kanks" = Pocket tanks

Brushing Teeth