Tuesday, September 27, 2011

27 Sept 11

At PHD we have a compost bucket and a garbage can under the kitchen sink.  Calvin likes to unwrap the dishwasher tablet and throw the wrapper away, then load the tablet into the d/w and start it for me.  We have been working on what goes in the compost bucket (to make "food dirt", thanks Maise!) and what goes in the garbage can.  I love when Calv asks me if something goes in the "bargage"!  I still hate to correct when they are so funny!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Last night for one of Calvin's night night books, we read a favorite (of both kids) which was "Ten Little Ladybugs". On about the third page, I decided to test him on the colors of the remaining bugs, and the number we had left. He got all six right! Yellow, red, and orange, and 1, 3, and 4. Nice! Will have to test him on the race car book, too. Another favorite. The others he always asks for are "Cat" and "Dog" both by the same author. He is really loving having his entire book collection back at his disposal, instead of the small assortment we had left at the farmhouse while we packed up our belongings to come to PHD.

Maisie is reading "Little House on the Prairie", (well, this is what *I* am reading to her at night) and any number of other books she can find at school that we don't have or have never read. She is doing great in reading at school, is already reading and testing in AR books.