Thursday, September 29, 2011

Playing with goop

Today we played with goop.  Ours was made by mixing 2 cups cornstartch with 1 cup water.  It was pretty lumpy at first but I knew the girls would mix it better as they played with it.  I also added red food coloring to one side and yellow to the other...they discovered making orange.  Good fun!  Here's a before and after picture.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Zoo Adventure

We spent Saturday at the zoo to wrap up zoo week in preschool.  I also arranged to meet Danielle, one of my college roommates.  It was so great to see her and meet her family. I felt like we hadn't missed a beat...even though it had been quite a few years.  It was so nice to catch up.

The girls enjoyed seeing all the animals.  We kept asking them what their favorites were. Lily's answer changed every time we asked and Claire said her favorite was the Okapis.  We didn't see any okapis.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Alki beach

Jeff took me on a sweet date to Alki Beach on Friday.  What a fun place! It reminded us both of San Diego.  We took our bikes and rode up and down the coast while enjoying the sunset.  Then we pulled out our camp chairs and admired Seattle's twinkling skyline and listens to the gentle waves in the Sound. How romantic.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day at the fair

Today we went to the fair.  Before the fair was a parade and a small cattle drive.  It was fun for the girls to see "real" cowboys.  We enjoyed the parade then went to the fair.  At the fair we enjoyed some Celtic fiddling, dancing, and singing.  Afterwards we ate some mediocre hamburgers, saw lots of cows, and checked out the 4-H exhibit.  By the end we were all hot and tired!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lily's spelling

Lily has started trying to write words phonetically without any prompting from me. Its neat to see her put together writing letters and the sounds they make.  Here's an example with colors:
Purple - prpl
Yellow - yelo
Pink - pec
Black - blac
Blue - bloo

Saturday, September 3, 2011


We've been learning about cowboys at home in preparation for the fair and rodeo next week.  What fun!