Madeleine began her morning with cutting.
She had made shapes with glue and glitter yesterday, and the first thing this morning she remembered them, and went to fetch them - sure enough, they were dry and ready!
She cut them out (her first time, really) and hung them
and made what she called a lollt. A Christmas Lollt. Evidently, it's something that you toss into the air, and watch it fall.And then you hang it on the tree.
After her lollt, she decided that she needed to have a tea party, so she started making invitations.
I remembered that Marina had inspired the thought of putting scrabble tiles on the little trays, to show Madeleine how to spell things if she was interested.
I offered her the idea, and she took me up on it.
Amazingly (to me), Maddie wrote her first real words today.
She was quite pleased with herself.
Trev fell out of bed :) and began his day somewhere around here.
He started with Mario for a minute, and then Walking With Beasts.
He grabbed the zoobs (he's been building with them a lot the last few days), and started off on some adventure or another.
Then Madeleine conducted Tea while Trevy and I played JumpStart.
Trev is doing well with punctuation, now. He's starting to understand commas and quotations. He also did alright with finding the patterns with larger numbers (such as 373, 378, 370, 375, 367..__...). Interestingly, he did well with the direction games, too - (the blue house is north of the fire station... the blue house is not next to the super market....) something that took him a long time to do a couple of months ago. Other than that, with the multiplication facts he needed help, so we shouted them out. ("6 x 7 is 42!!") Looks like it's a good day for Multiplication Vacation to be in the stereo today while we venture out! We do love it.
And we completed the next level, and kept playing.
Music is a part of every day right now, and as usual, when her Daddy got home, Madeleine handed him the guitar to accompany her.
I managed to string some popcorn and cranberries for the den,
and Trev spends the rest of the evening telling us that he'll do anything for - must have - A-Silver-Nintendo-DS-Lite-With-New-Super-Mario-Brothers for Christmas.
Which means I get to take back the thing and trade it for the right color. sigh.
And now today we've got plans to play, and be out of the house for most of the day.
Prob'ly we'll see you tonight.