Sunday, February 10, 2013

A Moment

Peter and Homer enjoying a moment.  They are best buddies!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Life of Peter

Peter found a stack of index cards today when we were cleaning out the closet under the stairs.  He told me he was going to make a book out of them.  It was going to be a book about his whole life.

Here's the first card --

First he drew himself inside my tummy.  Then he added the red blood inside both of our tummies.  He said he would do the next card tomorrow.  He seriously amazes me.  He is always thinking outside the box.  We have never done any type of activity that he could have modeled after for this book he's making.  I'm interested to see what happens next in the story of his life...

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Danielle Says...

Andrew has been pumping the kids up for the Super Bowl all week.  He tells the kids the teams that are playing and lets them choose who they want to root for.  This year's game was the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Baltimore Ravens.  We don't really have any allegiance to either.  Danielle and Andrew picked the Ravens to root for, and Peter and I picked the 49rs.

I ended up spending most of the game at the grocery store, but the kids hung out with Daddy and watched some of the game.  There was a loss of power in the middle, so the game was delayed and lasted longer than normal.  Peter fell asleep on the couch.

The Ravens won.  I got Danielle ready for bed and got her tucked in.  She turns to me and tells me that she was glad her team won.  I find that funny in itself because I really didn't even know she was paying attention. Then she tells me that she was happy that the Raymond's won.  She knows another Raymond.  I ask her who that is.  She proudly tells me that it's the Raymond that tutors with me.

The whole time she thought that the team was called the Raymonds, just like one of my tutoring students.  Too funny!!  Well, I'm glad her team, the Raymonds, won.  :)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Peter the Lizard Catcher

The weather here has been beautiful lately.  Cold in the mornings, but beautiful afternoons in the 60s and 70s.  The kids are enjoying playing outside again.  Andrew and I were just relaxing in the living room today when Peter burst inside, yelling for us to look at what he caught.  In his hand was a little, squirmy lizard.  He was so proud!!!  A few seconds later, he was holding the tail in one hand (still wiggling - ew!) and the rest of the lizard in the other hand.

Of course he wanted to keep it, so I found a little plastic box with a lid.  Peter gave the lizard some grass, a couple of rocks, a roly poly, and a piece of cantaloupe.  The lizard joined us for our bedtime story, and now both are now fast asleep in Peter's room, lizard in his box and Peter in his bed.

Home Depot Day

The kids love the first Saturday of the month because it's Home Depot Day!!!  Andrew was working, so I took the kids up this morning before my tutoring session.  Today's project was a Valentine's Day Mailbox.  It was a really cute project.  We're going to hang the mailboxes in their bedrooms so they can receive mail.  I'm hoping that will encourage Peter in his quest to learn how to read.

They did a great job of waiting patiently while I helped each one with the hammer.  They both did about half of the hammering before letting me finish.  Then they painted their mailboxes.  They both enjoy actually building the project, but I think painting is their favorite part!!

Peter's on the left and Danielle's on the right

Another successful Home Depot project. :)