Monday, May 30, 2011

What We're Reading Lately

I am always interested to hear about good books, so I thought I'd share what my kids are into lately.

Kai's favorites are "Heads" and "Tails" by Matthew Van Fleet, "Biscuit" by Alyssa Satin Capuculli, and "My First Wild Animals" by Bettina Paterson (which I don't have a picture of). He loves these books almost to the point of exclusion.

Kai likes the Van Fleet books because of all the fabulous illustrations, textures, and moving parts. He loves the Biscuit book because it has many repetitions of "Woof! Woof!"

Jack is not picky, but his current favorite is "The Greedy Python," by Richard Buckley (illustrated by Eric Carle).

Jack likes this book because it's pretty darn funny. I happen to agree and it's one of my current favorites as well. It helps that it's fairly new so I've *only* read it 100 or so times.

Alexander is working his way through two chapter books concurrently, a habit he could have only picked up from his father. I usually have him read one chapter aloud and then I'll read him one chapter. He is reading a Star Wars book, "The Fight for Survival," and an A to Z Mysteries book, "The Missing Mummy." (No, you cannot click to look inside but I am too lazy to look for different pictures!)

The Star Wars book has some pretty challenging vocabulary for a kindergartner, but Alexander pushes through because he is so interested in the story. And just when I'll start to worry that it's going over his head due to the vocabulary, he'll start into one of those, "Mom, do you remember in my Boba Fett book when...." and perfectly describe a scene we'd read several days before. The mystery book is one that he picked up at the book fair and is better matched to his actual reading level.

What are you and/or your kids reading lately?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Almost Summer!

The boys (mostly Kai) experienced their first backyard sprinkler romp of the season yesterday! Kai was simply in heaven, loving every minute. The older boys were more cautious, Alexander avoiding it altogether because he couldn't find his goggles. Silly boy.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


For Mother's Day, I asked my dad to scan some photos of me with my mom. He's sent me some great ones. Here are a few of my favorites. Thanks, Dad!

My Little Rascal

Kai is really becoming a BOY. No more Baby. An adorable, mischievous, rascally little boy! He is independent, social, and adorable. Oh, did I say adorable already? He is also extremely adorable.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Alexander's Mother's Day Song

Alexander just sang me a lovely song, with guitar accompaniment, which he says he will sing to me every Mother's Day.

"I love you, I love you, I love you"
I love you.
I love you.
I love you.
I love you no matter what!
I'll always love you and you'll always love me just like I'll always love you!
And whenever I'm sad you'll come right up to me and I will say please give me a hug.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Big Picture Post

I haven't uploaded photos in a while, so here ya go!

Over Spring Break we made some Spring/Easter themed sugar cookies:

We went on an Easter Egg Hunt with friends:

We decorated tee-shirts:

We got goodies from the Easter Bunny:

Kai continued to be cute:

And today my little ones showed some spirit for my Alma Mater! Future Terps?