Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Following the adventures of two little girls and their mommy, as they learn and create together!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dollhouse Building!

I got this dollhouse building kit for my birthday when I was 6ish... so that makes it 25 years old!  Wow!  It's time to start building it!

During the initial part inventory I noticed that there are a few missing pieces, so we were on a mission to replace or rebuild the missing pieces (the company that made the kit has gone out of business).  

Day 2 construction
 Tower pieces
Tower panels

Day 3
 Tower construction.

 Banisters for the stairs.
Handrails for the porch

January 2012, Week 3!

What a busy week!  {as if any weeks aren't busy}
 Over Martin Luther King weekend, the girls, the grandmas and I went to Wenatchee to spend the weekend with my brother's family.  Jason owed me a ski trip from my birthday, so we went up to Mission Ridge.  It's hard to tell in this teeny tiny picture, but the Columbia River is in the background, I think my ski pole is pointing at it actually :).  We had a nice day, there wasn't very much snow, but it was so nice to spend some brother-sister time together.
 The kiddos really like playing together, and it is so much work that Abby fell asleep on the floor :).
 Tuesday was another ice skating day, but we didn't get to skate the whole time.  A storm was on it's way into town and it was super windy and there was a ton of sand and dirt on the ice.   
 We worked on telling time.  I thought this was supposed to be a hard concept but Selena picked it up really quick, Abby can even do whole and half hours!  Later we colored the Shrinky Dinks that the girls got for a Hanukkah gift.


We did some more subtraction practice (sorry the picture is sideways...) and worked on our space unit handwriting practice.
 By the end of the week we had over a foot of snow and we had fun playing outside . We shoveled, looked at some wild rabbit footprints, shoveled, built a snow hill, shoveled, made a snow fort, shoveled, oh yeah, and shoveled some more!  

Our space unit is going really well, the girls are learning SO much, and we are having tons of fun, too!

 We've read a lot of books from the library, watched some great documentaries, and hung up our poster board planets!  The other thing we've done is....

Watched Star Wars (not technically school work, but thematically appropriate)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 2012, Week 2

Week 2 of 2012 was just as exciting as the first!
Our first ice skating lesson of 2012!
Addition and subtraction practice, Valentine's themed.

Fun color mixing game, and some copy work.
Reading our favorite books, and a Pizza Hut Book It party!

Our first sewing project with the new sewing machine, sleeping bags for Kit and Julie!

January 2012! Week 1

I seriously cannot believe that it is already the 24th of January!!!
I haven't posted a single thing for the whole month!
We have been doing lots of things, and I'll get caught up with just a few posts. 
 Our Amaryllis finally bloomed!  And on the first we planted some seeds to watch grow.
 We started our Solar System unit study! 
 Selena got a Kit (American girl) doll with her book set for Christmas,  she drew a very nice picture of Kit.
 Beautiful sleepy girls, big sister reading to little sister!
  Drawing pictures and doing some subtraction work.
 Playing out on a sunny day then warming up with some hot chocolate. 
Selena with her favorite book!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Last Week of 2011

After some hectic days before Christmas, and a wonderful sinus infection (sarcasm), this week brought some relaxation and some fun school work. 
 We had JUST enough snow to build a short snowman (it melted very quickly!)
 We had some fun free painting.
It was the last day of Hanukkah.
Free play with the bunny wearing wings and a barrel hat :).
 We are gearing up for Selena's sixth birthday (can you guess what the theme is going to be???)