Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another Ethan first: He remodeled a Lego forklift.

Ethan asked me to make a forklift for him out of Legos. He wanted a roof, so I added one, leaving the sides of the cabin open. Ethan was concerned that the operator might get wet in a rainstorm with high winds. The next time I saw the forklift, it had doors to protect its interior.

Ethan remodeled a forklift

Sunday, March 18, 2012

An Eliana first: She picked up her toys while being held.

Eliana likes holding onto toys at church, and of course dropping them too. Today we were both be entertained while I lowered her down hands first, while she picked up her toy.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

An Eliana first: She pulled a ball off a stone ledge.

Eliana uses more a careful and steady style than her brother. This served her well when she reached up on the fireplace ledge to pull down a block puzzle ball.

Eliana pulled a ball off a stone ledge

An Eliana first: She put a ring on a spindle.

Eliana put a ring on a spindle

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Watching the trees shake

Ethan has learned that if he shakes his head, it looks like the objects he sees are shaking. He was watching the trees outside a window “shake” this way and wanted to share his excitement with me. “The trees are shaking! Do you see it?”

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Literary bedtime request

Ethan’s bedtime stories tonight came from a different bookshelf than usual. One of the characters was the Abominable Snow Monster. When Ethan asked what abominable meant, I didn’t know well how to describe it. I told him that I should look the word up. Then I subsequently forgot all about it, but half an hour later when I was walking by Ethan’s room, he reminded me from his bed, asking if I could look up abominable and tell him about it when the sun wakes up.

Saturday, March 3, 2012