Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Backyard Fun

The kids still love the swing set that Wonderful Husband built. I love these photos!

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Tale of Two Beds - Part 13

Once again, here are the links to the previous 12 tales. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Frustration, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12. The kids are in separate rooms, so how bad could this be?

Aww how sweet! She fell asleep with Barbaloot hugging her.

Wait... his bed is in the other room. They moved his mattress into her room. Then he slept on the pillow next to it.

So now not only is his mattress in her room, he has folded it before falling asleep. Look how cramped he appears!

Ok seriously. They worked together to move his bed frame out of his room, around 2 corners and into her room. This is not an easy task. We didn't even hear anything until they were arguing about where in her room they would put it.

Yes this is a different night. I guess they decided where to put his bed. Yet he still doesn't sleep on it!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Independent Work

We have time every day that the kids are expected to entertain themselves. This is a skill that many children don't have anymore. They expect someone to entertain them or tell them what to do. I believe all kids need to know what to do when they aren't told. My kids have also never told me they are bored, though I still expect that phase at some point. These are photos of some of the things they do when they are given no direction or instructions.

He wrote his first sentence! "i am hapy."

She is working with numbers.

This is one of the reasons I love Montessori work. The kids can do it independently after it has been presented. They think they are just playing and having fun, yet any adult can see why it is called "work" rather than a toy.