Dec 20, 2013


I wanted to catalog some of the cute things CJ is saying these days. 

Biper is her word for diaper. She says, "I don't yike it!" A lot. Mostly about clothes. She's a nudist at heart, apparently. 
She also refuses to allow easy diaper changes. "CJ, you are wet. Let's change your diaper."
"No change biper! MY wet!" 
I'm not exactly sure what to do with that one, frankly. 
For being my third child,me sure have had a lot of firsts. 

Yesterday, she told me, "I. Go. For a WALK!!!!!" Repeatedly. And with great gusto. It was interesting to see her little brain work at putting together such a complex sentence for a 23 month old. 
In case you were wondering, we did go for a walk. 

She is very sure anything that has to do with the kitchen should include her, so we do lots of pouring and measuring and stirring together. The other two also think they belong in the kitchen and we have the occasional squabble over whose turn it is to pour or mix. 

All the pillows belong to CJ. "My pallow! It's mine pallow!" And also all the gankets. Otherwise known as blankets. 
She is my very favorite child (ask any of my kids, they ALL think they are the favorite), even when she never sleeps. We did some lab work recently and have spent a decent amount of time at the doctor trying to figure out WHY she won't sleep. Still no real answers but having an almost two year old who still doesn't sleep makes a daddy think we don't need a newborn. Mommy agrees. Oi. 
I'm looking forward to her birthday and the magical blanket I got her that is supposed to make babies sleep. 
Oh, please, sleep guardians, let the sheep blanket work. 

School, week of 12/15/13

We took it easy this week. Mama had a cold. 

And money math using chocolate coins. 

We also built a farm from duplos and practiced money math by buying and selling farm implements and animal byproducts. 
We finished up the week with a trip to the Discovery Center. I think this place will make a regular appearance in our lessons. S was facinated by all the electrical experiments.  
The girls really enjoyed the wind simulators. 
All the kids got to make a kazoo out of three rubber bands, two Popsicle sticks, and a drinking straw. 
I took video of us doing the experiments but I apparently can't upload that to blogger from the iPad. Oh well. 

I'm looking forward to Christmas break and reorganizing our structure a bit. When we start back in January, I'm going to do a unit on electricity, since S is so facinated. 

Dec 10, 2013

Tuesday, December 9th, 2013

Playing with clay at the end of our day. The kids finally won the battle on "Nephite Facepaint" today. Thanks, church activity. Now my kids think this is ok. Ah well.

S spent most of the morning tearing through a money math activity book.
 He really loved the pages that gave the cost of an item, and he needed to decide what coins equaled that amount. 
Six months ago, he didn't want anything to do with this type of math so we shelved it. Now, it's like cake. His brain just needed those few months to develop the synapses for money math to make sense. 
We also spent quite a bit of time on Spelling City and another app dealing with money.
Mom was feeling under the weather, so we phoned it in on science and watched a Bill Nye you tube on the properties of air. We've done quite a bit with gases so it just reinforced stuff we've learned previously, but there's nothing wrong with spiraling occasionally. 

Heres another Nephite playing with clay. 

And a kitty saying, "cheese". 

Can you tell I learned how to blog from my iPad? My only complaint is the horrible pictures, but since that's no different than before, I decided to roll with it. 

Dec 9, 2013

Book Work Day

We don't love book work days, but practice is how we get better. Journal writing!

Today we also did money math, spelling city, reading, and a time telling worksheet. 
It's amazing how we can fit a whole day of school in an hour or two.