Archive for January, 2010

31 Jan 2010 Grassy Snow Angel

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Despite a meager snow fall, Sam was undeterred.

30 Jan 2010 Aunt Maureen Visits

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Aunt Maureen gets acquainted with Bicycle Dorbie (left) and Queen Dorbie (right).

29 Jan 2010 Sparrows

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Highs in the 20s today. Too cold for us but not for sparrows.

28 Jan 2010 Scootering

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

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.

27 Jan 2010 Olympic Medalists

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

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.

26 Jan 2010 Miss Faith

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Miss Faith reads a book at the Middletown Free Library preschooler storytime.

Wishing She Were a House

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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 […]

25 Jan 2010 Alphabet Jump

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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 […]

24 Jan 2010 Gloomy Sunday

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

The house in the back of the photo belonged to the town undertaker in the 19th century.

23 Jan 2010 Laurel Brooke

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Sam, Mom-Mom and I went to work with Granddaddy at Laurel Brooke. Didn’t sell any houses today.

Kitchen Ballet

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Sam performs a nightly show while the grownups clean up after dinner. This one allowed me to play some more with iMovie.

22 Jan 2010 Invoice

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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 […]

21 Jan 2010 Foil

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Mom-Mom got a tin foil hat today. And some highlights.

20 Jan 2010 High Bar

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Miss Judy helps Sam get into the “basket position” on the high bar.

19 Jan 2010 Buff Laced Polish Rooster

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Guess where we went again today? My daughter is obsessed with chickens.

18 Jan 2010 Chicken Feed

Monday, January 18th, 2010

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.

17 Jan 2010 Finger Puppets

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Monty, Bertie, and Gil. Monty’s ears didn’t take kindly to glue so he got stapled.

16 Jan 2010 Pizzas

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Homemade pizza tonight. Sam shaped her own mini pizzas and bread sticks, which she called “bread crusts.”

15 Jan 2010 Bobby the Hamster

Friday, January 15th, 2010

An old friend’s daughter (hi, Emma!) introduced us to Bobby, her Chinese hamster.

14 Jan 2010 Make a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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 […]