Friday, February 15, 2013

other blogging.

I'm doing some blogging on the Women of St. Raphael blog, which you are welcome to read. The children are featured!

Lent Countdown and Intention Chain

Lenten Meal: Bean Cakes


Friday, February 1, 2013

Life is fun and learning

an amazing thing is happening at our house...
our kids are growing!

Clark is learning so much, and has become such a ... boy... a child... 
he's not a baby anymore
he's not a toddler
and sure, he's a preschooler, but he's.... learning so much!  

He can trace letters and write words when he does it. 
He can read the words

The kids LOVE it when Tom gets home from work. They climb all over him, and he doesn't disappoint. He picks them up, throws them around, lets Clark (and often BOTH) sit on his feet as he walks around the house.

They are constantly looking for physical challenges like climbing, balancing, hopping, jumping, hopping, and twirling (is that a challenge?) 

except, I don't like jumping off at the end! 
Being the best parents in the world, we let them jump on the bed - and climb on the head board - and often into the window frame to jump off of it onto the bed. 
One day, these monkeys will be bumping their heads, but so far, they've been pretty injury-free. 

Here's some more climbing. 

And on icky days, trapped indoors...
we learn in other ways. 
I recently went outside of my comfort zone and made a sensory bin. 
Its rice, and there are things hidden in the rice...
you can see a pile of hidden treasures in the middle bottom of the picture. 
They scooped, poured, and moved the rice around for hours one snowy afternoon. 

it is a wild ride... this parenting.. but these kids are simply awesome.