...and we're only half way through January!
A lot of our recent schooling has involved "real life" experiences.
We've measured furniture at furniture stores.
We've counted money from piggy banks.
We've been counting backwards.
And counting by tens.
And reading like reading machines.
We've been going on undercover missions at grocery stores.
(These missions involve reading signs, matching coupons and wearing super hero capes!)
I present to you: "The Green Owl" and "Super Ashton."
About two weeks ago the boy's dresser fell on top of them. (True story, super yikes!)
I've always been cautious about tv stands and dresser; in fact, I'd kept their dresser in their closet until recently.
I asked B to get some socks, assuming he'd find some on the floor.
(We kind of have a sock swamp 'round here)
For some reason, B decided to climb the dresser instead.
I heard a loud crash and found both of the boys pinned underneath.
The dresser was so heavy, I couldnt even lift it by myself.
Amazingly enough, neither boy received any real injuries. (Praise!)
We replaced the dresser with a plastic storage shelf.
If you have kiddos, please make sure your tv stands, dressers, etc aren't a safety hazard.
You can never be too safe!
Here is a photo of Mr. A following directions and building the new "dresser."
Boy Danger! Besides the dresser tipping incident, he also stuffed a large plastic heart shaped piece of confetti up his nose.
True story which resulted in a LOT of tears and a trip to the doctor's office.
I can only imagine what the other parents were thinking when they heard me say,
"Its okay, the doctor is going to make you feel better. He's going to get the heart out."
I'm definitely going to tape a piece the of the confetti in his baby book.
(He's watching me type this right now... captioning the photo above in the words of boy danger himself:
"That's me cutting my eye."
I think "The Green Owl" may have to rethink his super hero name!
Mr. A officially turned 6 years old!
I was so excited to eat the cake- I starting cutting it before I snapped a photo. D'oh!
Who doesn't love a cookie cake?!
And he lost his first tooth the day after his birthday. :)
Isn't he cute?!
I was quite excited when a cashier handed me this dollar bill:
Wheresgeorge.com?! Um, awesome!!!
It's been YEARS since I've seen a wheresgeorge bill.
Have I ever mentioned my love for them?
Well, I love them.
We mapped it.
It's made quite the journey from Ypsilanti, MI.
This particular George has been traveling since July 30th, 2009.
I was the first person (after the initial tracker) to post about its location.
I wonder if the initial tracker still checks forupdates.
I think it's interesting. And fun.
And a good learning experience too.