Monday, March 16, 2009

Catching Up

Here's a quick catch up of our normal, everyday, boring, wish-you-were-here-to-share-them-with-us activities around the Choate house lately:

Last week, we made cookies (chocolate chip and snickerdoodles) to say thank you to the workers at the post office who sort all of the care packages we receive.

Each of the kids made their own version of Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" using paint, construction paper, glue and glitter (thanks, Gayly!) from the book "Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters" (I can't wait to try out Mary Ann's newest book about American artists!)

When Telecom came to fix the internet, they left a spool for a bunch of happy kids.

One day this week, we made pinwheels to help us understand our science lesson better. Katherine has been fascinated ever since!

Benjamin found a friend outside and enjoyed him for a few minutes before he made a spectacular getaway over the porch rail.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the "wish-you-were-here" file...Wish I was too. They make me cry...but I am so excited to see happy healthy children enjoying the simple things.

Did the box that I sent with art paper, etc. every arrive?

Love off to Bible study this a.m. Have just finished working for Connect One AR this a.m. too. Busy days.

Hugs and kisses all 'round from us.

Christy said...

We were in Arkansas a couple of weeks ago. Ali found a pinwheel and had a great time learning about wind and how pinwheels only spin when they meet the wind!

Love the starry nights. Beautiful!