Despite a meager snow fall, Sam was undeterred.
Archive for January, 2010
Aunt Maureen gets acquainted with Bicycle Dorbie (left) and Queen Dorbie (right).
Highs in the 20s today. Too cold for us but not for sparrows.
First time on a scooter. After completing the 1/2 mile loop around the park, Sam declared that uphill was “a lot of work” and downhill was “scary.” Flat was “just right.” She is the Goldilocks of Scooterers.
Today was the last class of a semester-long gymnastics session at The Little Gym. Even though Sam has been with the class for only 4 weeks, she was included in the closing ceremonies. I don’t think she’s ever going to take that medal off.
Miss Faith reads a book at the Middletown Free Library preschooler storytime.
Sam shows me a picture she drew. Me: “Are those houses?” Sam: “Yes, but they’re falling down.” Me: “And that’s a tree?” Sam: “It has blackberries on it. And it’s falling down too!” Me: “And is that little girl thinking about something? A house?” Sam: “She’s wishing she were a house. This is a picture […]
Rain. Cooped up inside again today. I made up a phonics jumping game. One person makes the sound of a letter and the other one jumps upon it. I guess it was a success with Sam because I got tired of the game long before she did. I took a much needed break from jumping […]
The house in the back of the photo belonged to the town undertaker in the 19th century.
Sam, Mom-Mom and I went to work with Granddaddy at Laurel Brooke. Didn’t sell any houses today.
Sam performs a nightly show while the grownups clean up after dinner. This one allowed me to play some more with iMovie.
Sam knows a couple of sight words, including “Yes” and “No.” She delights in pointing these out on the page when I read to her. Not since her toddlerhood has the word “No” been so interesting to her. Yesterday and today Sam spent a couple of hours doing “work” at her grandfather’s office. She loved […]
Mom-Mom got a tin foil hat today. And some highlights.
Miss Judy helps Sam get into the “basket position” on the high bar.
Guess where we went again today? My daughter is obsessed with chickens.
On this sunny winter day, warm for this part of Pennsylvania, we went to Linvilla Farm for their 50% off vegetable sale and the wooden playground they have behind the store. But we stayed for the fowl. There’s something so peaceful and calming about feeding chickens individual kernels of corn.
Monty, Bertie, and Gil. Monty’s ears didn’t take kindly to glue so he got stapled.
Homemade pizza tonight. Sam shaped her own mini pizzas and bread sticks, which she called “bread crusts.”
An old friend’s daughter (hi, Emma!) introduced us to Bobby, her Chinese hamster.
Or several. Birdhouses courtesy of Tyler Arboretum. I hadn’t been to the Arboretum since I was a kid. I took Sam there today for a “Tiny Trackers” class on birds. We saw Chickadees, Robins, and White-throated Sparrows who say “Canada Canada Canada.” Sam loves that. “They say where they’re from!” We didn’t come across any […]