Saturday, February 27, 2010

My Little Doll

Here is my sweet little AnnaBeans just before leaving for church a few weeks ago. She is 7M old now. She just got her first two teeth and she is growing by leaps and bounds. It is like she blossomed overnight. She is on the move. Not crawling yet, but she gets herself around in her own way....spinning, and rolling, and pushing and suddenly she is across the room in the blink of an eye! She is starting to be able to sit unassisted...especially when sitting at our little toy piano. She is fiesty when it comes to Ben and fighting to keep possession of a toy. At her recent well check-up she was 27inches and 14lbs3oz (could be wrong on the oz...can't remember). This put her in about the 50% for height and below 5% for weight. So she is another petite little critter and perfectly healthy. She is a sweet sweet little thing and we all adore her.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The New Cast

All went well with Cla's ortho appt yesterday. He had the staples removed from the incision and new xrays done and everything is healing nicely. They removed the plaster cast and put on this nice new fiberglass cast.

Claudio got to pick whatever color he wanted, but he went with the purple since we are entering a penitential season in the Church. He wanted to be liturgically correct ;)


What We're Learning

Well, Ben is at that delicious spongey age where he picks things up so easily and loves repetition, drilling, and learning in general. So we decided to try and direct him a little in his learning. We are working on a very simple preschool curriculum. You can see the areas it covers each week below. We are doing each unit for two weeks though.


We are learning all about cows this week. Reading about cows, coloring cows, learning what cows say, looking at pictures of cows. And Ben already knows his letters but this lets us really focus on one at a time. We are coloring pictures each day to make a letter book.


We spend however long Ben is willing to sit and do any given activity. If he loses interest then we just move on and come back to it later.

He loves sitting at his new little table and chairs and keeping busy with all of his important work!
We are also trying to learn how to look at the camera for pictures...and maybe even SMILE at the appropriate time!! Here are the results of that lesson LOL..