Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Visiting Sage

Today we spent time with Sage, TJ and Aunt Sandi. The kids did Mega Bloks and little people together. We had chicken tacos for lunch. Declan and I had so much fun!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September Zoo Day

Tuesday we took Elias and Declan to the zoo! We had a beautiful, sunny day! There was hardly anyone at the zoo which made it even more fun! The boys really enjoyed being together. We got to see baby Yola playing with a burlap sack. We saw her once during the summer but there were so many people we could barely see her. We had an up close view this time. 

Checking out the penguins!

Looking at the Orangutans. 

Visiting the Komodo dragons. 

We visited the lions, too! 

Of course we checked out the animals of the African Savannah including Lupe and Lily, the hippos. 

Two baboons

As we were driving out of the parking lot Declan asked Elias if he'd like to go to Spud for fish and chips. Elias enthusiastically said yes! It was delicious. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

First day of preschool

Since Declan has a November birthday he's too young to start 3 year old preschool this fall. Declan and I decided to do it at home together. Brad and I reorganized our office into a little play and preschool room. I've been busy organizing materials and getting ready.
Today was our first day. Declan loved it. We started off checking the weather and doing the calendar. Next we sang the days of the week, months of the year and the ABC train song he loves. This involved a lot of dancing and clapping too. Then we did our abcs, numbers, shapes and colors. We practiced spelling and writing Declan's name. Then we read Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom.
Our letter this week is A. We looked at the letter a, talked about it's sounds and then  we tried using our dot markers to make the shape. This turned into a little bit of play time with the dot markers. Next we traced and  colored the letter A and looked at a paper with items that started with A. We sang our apple poem and Declan danced for me while we sang.

For math we did an apple seed count and had to find numbers 1-5. Then we read a couple of more stories and did our counting bears.

Last we talked about what day tomorrow is and cleaned up our supplies.

We had a really great first day!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Thursday morning we met Jessica and Sydney for a walk in the Bellevue Botanical Gardens! We'd only been there for the Christmas lights so I was surprised at how huge the park is. We really enjoyed the Ravine area. I'm sure we'll go back to explore more. 

Walking on the suspension bridge