Thursday, October 24, 2013

An Educational Symphony

We had the pleasure of taking our first field trip this week. We were entertained by the Johnson City Symphony during an educational symphony for students.

I was pleased that Lily remembered the instrument families and her favorite, "the conductor." Those living books are paying off!

JJ and Grant waiting for the music to begin
And how do I end up with concerns about going to the symphony? Lily has been upset about the very scary "March to the Scaffold." She actually had problems sleeping last night! Note to conductor, it may not be a good idea to tell a room full of kids, many who were six, that Berlioz had a dream his head was cutoff and that we can hear his head rolling down the steps being played by one of the instruments. Especially MY very attentive and imaginative six year old!

Either way, it was a memorable experience!

Monday, October 21, 2013

What we are doing

My sweet momma wanted to know why I haven't updated lately. My response...we've been busy.

We've been busy being sick.
We've been busy learning math facts.
We've been busy babysitting Guinea pigs.

And busy learning to read!
We've been busy dancing!

We've been busy buying good books...

and reading good books.

We've been busy having a mother-daughter night out...

and seeing Little House for someone's first time in the theater.

We've been busy being Spiderman.

And someone has been busy moving and crawling and climbing!

We've been busy taking pictures with sweet sister.

And we've been busy learning about sourdough!

And truth be told we have a busier season ahead. Hopefully, we'll find time to share for you, Mammaw. (And even more hopeful...we'll see you soon!)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Nature Study: Pets

We're babysitting our cousins Guinea pigs. Mommy calls this built-in nature study.