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Monday, May 24, 2010

Great grandpa Pete and Dagmar

"Tell me more"...
"Oh! Really? Ha ha ha....""I have a secret..."
"Isn't that funny?!"
"a good one...I know..."

Stories with great grandpa Pete and great grandma Dagmar.... So nice to see them yesturday...

Let's go fly a kite...up to the highest height...

Elle was a natural! This was her first time flying a kite, it was comical! Michael "flew it" first...with no luck at all... and then she "took over" and was a pro! She was swinging her arm back and forth. She'd "judge" the wind and tell Michael when to let go of the kite and it never failed the $3 kite would fly! She could keep it in the air for a long time, stear it back and forth, miss trees and even run with it! She had so much fun!

Reading and writing

Elle is now learning her reading and writing. My mom got her a book that had foam peices that she could use to construct all the letters of the alphabet. She now uses whatever she can to make the letters she knows... here she used  watercolor brushes!
For anyone looking for a good tool for teaching kids to read... 100 lessons to teach your child to read is the book we are using. We are just 10 lessons in and Elle is reading words like see, am, sat, mat.... it is really incredible! My friend Heidi used it with her son, and he is a remarkable reader and isn't even in school yet! Elle loves it and asks to do her lessons. (We wouldn't make her do it if she wasn't so on board... since she is just 3 years old.)

The "color princess"

 I found face paints at JoAnn Fabric. She loves getting her face painted, painting mine and her own....She was a butterfly the day befor and in these photo's she's the "color princess".  These were really inexpensive and look like they'll last a long time. I highly reccomend for anyone with young kids!=)

It's "all fun and games" until I leave the house forgetting I have paint all over my face! =)