Friday, June 5, 2009

December 2008

December 2008

Books we loved – Getting to Know the World’s Greatest artists series, Magic School Bus series,

Lets Read and Find Out Science series

Baking Cookies and having flour fight

Playing in the Snow – Daddy pulling them in the sled during a heavy snowstorm for about a half mile pulling them along the River Walk, and around the yard

Making a Snowman

Brookfield Zoo – Hamil Family Play Zoo, Tropic World, and Swamp House – We passed by the outside of the house and Alexa said “the alligator is there,” and we hadn’t been inside that house in almost a year.

Doing some Science experiments

DVD series we loved – Bill Nye the Science Guy and The Magic School Bus

Christmas Books we Liked – Christmas in the Attic, Frosty the Snowman, The Christmas Pageant

Christmas Movies they Adored – It’s a Wonderful Life, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Charlie Brown Christmas, Muppet Christmas Special

Wonderworks – playing with the Brio trains, playing dress up with the costumes

Puzzles – Jared continued his puzzle obsession

Favorite Christmas CDs – Glen Miller Orchestra, The Gift, Charlie Brown Christmas

DuPage Children’s Museum – light pegs, floating paper ships in the water, listening to the quartet play Christmas carols

Caroling at the retirement home

Watching their cousin Sabrina’s play

Picking out the Christmas tree and helping to decorate it

Singing in the Children’s Christmas Play – Alexa was an angel and Jared a Shepherd

Chicago Children’s Museum – playing with nuts, bolts and screws, dressing up a pretend Frosty, hammering pegs, climbing the rope ladder and bridge, climbing in the ambulance, painting on a glass window pane, drawing with chalk

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