I love the look on her face in this picture! We had a scavenger hunt around the room to help the kids get to know where everything was and find their own spaces and things to do. Lilly did great and found all of the places including the treasure box at the end. (:
One of the little boys in the class asked to have his picture taken with Lilly. This is what happened. Ha! A cute story about Lilly. There is another little girl in her class named Leah and when Lilly went to find her name she found Leah's name first (because they both start with L)...well, later when I was asking her the questions to this questionnaire it asked who her best friend is and she said, "Leah!" I said, "Honey I don't think you have even met Leah!" She put her hand on her hip and said, "I have met her. I do know her. And she IS my best friend!!" It was so funny. And, as things have shaken out, they are pretty good little buddies. ( :
Reid and I.
In Reid's room they got to create their own barn scene and he loved that and looking at all the farm books. This boy LOVES the farm and farm animals.
They had all kinds of fun activities in the lobby of the building including stick horses and cowboy hats! (:
This is Lilly on the first day of school. She was pumped!!
She is still loving it after a month--so that is a good sign!
Reid. Okay all that is in his backpack is his sleeping bag and then his lunchbox is clipped on his backpack. When he put his backpack on for the first time he just fell right over. I am so glad he laughed at himself because I was cracking up! It was precious.
He stood at my door (I teach the class right next to his and there is a door that the two rooms share) and yelled for me a good chunk of the first day but after that he has loved it. I am glad!
I made these trees for our room. I got the idea when we went to the Hands-On Children's Museum. I just cut a tree shape out of a cardboard box, painted the trunk, and added green felt as the leafy part. Then I added Velcro to the apples and peaches. My co-teacher's husband actually used a saw on the foam board for the corn because we couldn't cut it so I would recommend just regular poster board for that next time. I love these because they went with farm and they go with Fall, too.
We have done lots of fun, hands-on learning activities in our room this month! One of the things we did was make butter using baby food jars and heavy whipping cream and we did the butter boogie to make it. I got the idea from here. We are all having a blast with KDO this year!!
I snagged Matt up out of the dating pool and we got married 8 1/2 years ago! He is an amazing husband to me and awesome father to our two little ones. We are just a couple of Christian people trying to get closer to God, reflect Him better, and raise our children in His Word and His Way!! We are loving every minute of this busy/fun/blessed life!
This little princess is a mixture of sweet and sassy! She keeps us laughing with practically every word that comes out of her mouth. She can melt your heart with a smile and a giggle and then turn right around and keep you on your toes with some mischeviousness! Her facial expressions give away her every thought and we just couldn't love her more (but somehow tomorrow we will)!
This is our boy with the magic smile! He is a perfect mixture of sweet and snugglie and ALL boy. He is laid-back like his Daddy and full of energy like his sister. He is happy climbing and dancing or curled up reading a book with Mommy. He is always learning some new trick and we can't wait to see what he is going to do and say next!
My handsome man and I have been married for 7 years. We are the extremely blessed parents of Lilly and Reid. This blog documents our lives, allows the grandparents and other family to see regular pictures of the little cuties, and helps friends and family stay in the know about us! Overall, we are simply a God-loving family of four!