Monday, May 30, 2011

Spring Fever

What do you do when it rains and rains and seems it'll never stop?

Rearrange the family room furniture (include a couch fort):
Sit in the bookcase and eat cookies with a friend:
Revamp the play space (theme: "alphabet obsession"):

What do you do when the sun finally comes out?

Go to a parade!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


For a couple of years, Ben has been addicted to, a phonics and reading website that I highly recommend for children of all ages. Lately his favorite bit is a video about "vowel pairs." This morning, without prompting, he spelled out with his letter magnets the words GOAT, MAID, and SPRAY. Check him out! I prompted him a bit in this video because he got shy for the camera.

I used to think stories about Mozart composing pieces at age 4 were outrageous, and now that doesn't seem quite so far-fetched. (Hey, I'm proud. Can't help it.)