Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thanks, Parker :)
Ok, this is just me being a proud momma. I know lots of kids her age are reading, but...I'm so happy! Her preschool teacher realized she was trying to sound out words and could actually read quite a few of them, so she gave her "Bob" books to me to use with Samantha to help her learn to really read. Bob books are just the ones you use for beginning readers. They're great. There's 12 books in the first set and Samantha can read all of them. Good job, Samantha!
Checking out her goodies when she got home.
Hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day!!!
A few weekends ago we decided to take a little drive out to a small Bavarian village called, Leavenworth. It's a couple hour drive, but we thought we could do some sledding on the way. We stopped on Snoqualmie pass to sled, but realized you could only sled in a designated area that cost $20 to use. We knew our kids wouldn't last long, so we decided it wasn't worth it. Instead, we continued to drive towards Leavenworth and stopped at the Ensign Ranch that's just right off the freeway to let the kids just play in the snow. We figured it was better than nothing and the kids would at least get some time in the snow. We ate our lunch that I had packed and after a while of playing and being pulled around in the sled, we continued our journey to Leavenworth! Our stay wasn't too long, but it was a lot of fun and just a great family outing. We shopped around a bit and got a pretzel to snack on. The kids each got to pick out a toy at the toy shop and we took some time to enjoy the scenery and take some pictures. It was a spontaneous trip, but turned out wonderfully! Here's some pictures we took of our outing.
Monday, February 8, 2010
It does accentuate his cheeks a little, but I think he looks quite handsome!