Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Croup Cure??


Is there anything a few baby dolls can’t fix? 

Our little ones have croup, poor babies!  But Little Ladybug is resting with a few dolls to help her feel better.  The funny thing when she was in a crib, she did not want any toys with her. But now that she is in her big girl bed, she has them shoved under her blankets and all over her.  I'm surprised she can even move!


Monday, December 20, 2010

MFW 1st Grade- Week #15

We had another good week.  Big Ladybug is almost finished with her Learning to Read workbooks and All About Spelling Level 1!   She told me should would like to finish them by Christmas.  I was very proud of her for initiating this goal on her own!

Bible:  Every work of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.   ~Proverbs 30:5

She is enjoying the Bible reader and not having any problems reading it on her own.  She read A Wife for Isaac and Jacob Leaves Home this week.




This is Abraham’s servant in  search for a wife for Isaac.  God led him to a well where he met Rebekah.  She was kind and offered water to the servant and his camels, so she was chosen to become Isaac’s wife.





The girls really liked making salt dough and water jugs.

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This is her picture of Jacob, sleeping on a rock, and dreaming.  His dream was of a ladder to heaven, and of God telling him that he would give his family land and they would be blessed.





We made some lentil stew for our Bible activity.  This has been an important food in the Bible lands for centuries.  The girls said they like it, but didn’t eat very much :) Little Lizard loved it !!!

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Science:  Well this is our last week using Things Outdoors.  Big Ladybug learned about measurement this week.  She had been using a ruler in math already, so we brought out Daddy’s tape measure.  She had fun going around the house measuring different things. 


We also reviewed how to use the measuring cups and spoons when we made our lentil stew. 

Did you know??? 

A pound of feathers weighs more than a pound of gold. Precious metals like gold are weighed using troy weights, in which a pound consists of 12 ounces (5,760 grains). Objects such as feathers are weighed using avoirdupois weights, in which a pound consists of 16 ounces or 7,000 grains.

Bye-Bye Crib….. Hello Big Girl Bed!



Well my Little Ladybug has been able to climb out of her crib for some time.  The very first ‘incident’ was when she was only 15 months old, and in the middle of the night of course!  We lowered the mattress and that held her off for awhile.   However, she eventually grew tall enough to carry on with her monkey ways. 

She was able to be redirected for a short while with the reminder that she would receive a spanking should she climb out.  Then she reached the point where she was able to climb back in.  So we decided that there really was no point in keeping her in a crib any longer.  Not to mention, it was a old rickety thing that we feared would fall apart.

So she has moved on to a BIG GIRL bed!!  She is very excited and so far, so good!  To our surprise, she is staying in her bed very well……so far anyway! 

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Now if we could just get her potty trained……………….. :)

Oh and Little Lizard seems to like the bed too!


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I don’t think she realizes that he is growing at a much faster rate than her, and he will be beating her up very soon!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Little Lizard’s 1st


Well, our little guy turned 1!  The last year has gone by so quickly and he is growing up so fast.  Here of some photos of him eating his cupcake, which he pieced on so daintily!   His big cousin turned 8 and they were able to share a party, which was fun.   As you can see I forgot to take extra clothes and a seat for him…oops :)          

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Thanks for sharing your party, big cousin! (By the way I love the tattoos!)




And Little Lizard got his first haircut!  I gave him a sucker to entertain him.  Needless to say, I don’t think he actually pulled it out of his mouth to swallow…..what a sweet sticky mess!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

MFW 1st Grade- Week #14

Big Ladybug really enjoys Bible time, and we are really enjoying the Bible timeline.  Big Ladybug absolutely loves to draw and color so she has really taken to her Bible Notebook activities. 

She read the Bible stories, The Tall Tower, and A Son for Abraham.

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The girls also made some towers out of toothpicks and play-doh, they had a great time with this activity.

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It didn’t take long for us to get off subject and have some fun building other things!DSC01982 DSC01980

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Science: This week we read about snow and ice.  We looked at some of the animals that live in it year round. 

Here are some of the books we got from the library this week.

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Big Ladybug also watched March of the Penguins.  She and Daddy also got so see part of a show on Beluga Whales on the National Geographic Channel.  I don’t know what the name of it was, but his intrigued her so she asked to read more about the Beluga’s.  I have requested some more books on them at the library.


For art she made some paper snowflakes with Grandma.

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Did you know??

Photo: Beluga whale swimming

Unlike most other whales, the beluga has a flexible neck that enables it to turn its head in all directions.

It also does not have a dorsal fin, they just have a dorsal ridge that helps them break through ice. 


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