The boys had their first experience with class photos! I’m not sure how the photographers did it but they managed to get a few of the boys together that turned out really adorable. We ended up purchasing all 10 photos so we can hang them in our home until next years photos.
I love the picture of the boys holding hands…
Speaking of school, the boys are loving it. They are learning a ton and do a new craft project almost daily. Here’s a summary that the school emailed about about their current activities:
We had a fun week discussing explorers & exploring new things last week. We made wooden boats, paper boats, spotting scopes, a boat decorated with spices (new things to smell) and a collage of new textures. We also read some books about exploration to find new places and animals, and some books we could feel new textures.
The children heard us talk about our 5 senses as we discussed the smelling of the spices, seeing with the spotting scope, feeling the textures with our fingers, hearing songs in music class and tasting
We were very lucky to have such beautiful weather for outside play. We tried to squeeze in as much time on the playground as possible. The next 2 weeks we will be making some Halloween decorations and learning some new poems about pumpkins and ghosts. Most of the class has already caught on to a fun song about a “witch with a pointy hat on her head,” which we are singing with the entire school at Opening Exercises.
Now that the weather is cooler and more of our students are wearing jackets to school, please remember to label them. We encourage the children to be independent when removing their jackets and getting them into the cubbies. You may have heard talk of the “jacket flip,” a technique we use for more independence putting on their jackets. Remembering to push up long shirt sleeves when washing their hands is also being encouraged.
Yesterday we took the entire family in the mini van to Glen Burnie to take some family photos with the girls. Erin Morris Photography. We were about 8 minutes late because of traffic and generally getting the kiddos out of the house and then when we got there both girlies were wide awake so they had me breastfeeding them so they’d fall asleep. Once we started going, we got some really great photos of the girls. Here’s one of the sneak peek ones that the photographer shared on her facebook page:
On the way home it seemed like everyone in the car was talking at the same time. Then all of a sudden Anthony says “Daddy, stop talking”. Followed by “Mommy, stop talking”. Then “Only I talk!”. To which Grandma said something and was told “Grandma, stop talking”. We were all laughing uncontrollably. Anthony has definitely come out of his little bossy shell ever since starting school!
Anthony knows how to use the iPhone. It is that simple of a device. He will eventually move up to more complicated devices like Android phones…
Yesterday Ann called in sick with Bronchitis (feel better Ann!) so I got some quality time with the boys. At lunch time Nathan was throwing food so he went to bed early and I got to spend some time chatting with Anthony. He was putting on all the charms. Who can resist a smile like this:
On Sunday we happened upon Bank’s monkey costume from Halloween in the basement so we of course had to try it on Anthony.
Anthony is my snuggle bug.
My new phone allows you to take a picture that shows the front facing camera and the rear facing camera at the same time. So here is one of Anthony looking up at me:
These are a couple weeks old but still worthy of sharing!
On June 8th I showed some pictures and a video of Nathan planking and Anthony has just started doing it about a week or so ago. Here’s a video of him holding himself up on his tip toes.
It seems so much harder for Anthony because he’s got thunder thighs! He is so determined to figure out how to crawl like his brother. Look at this determined face: