* Miller moths, argghh!!! So these pesky moths are supposed to migrate to Colorado but some of these annoying moths decided to take up residence in our kitchen ceiling fan. After swatting about 30 of them with my hubby one night before bed we resorted to the plastic wrap your ceiling fan method. We also set up some moth drowning stations for a few nights. Fill a large bowl with some soapy water and set up under a lamp overnight and in the morning you have a bowl of drowned moths. I thought about taking a picture of it for the blog, but it icked me out too much. Of course dealing with these for a few nights led to some poor nights of sleep, but I’m happy to report we have won and the moths are gone. I’m not sure how soon we will take the plastic wrap off the ceiling fan, its a nice converstation starter.
* Jude left for camping with his cousin and Aunt and Uncle so Annika and Zane had a slumber party. Annika has wanted Zane to spend the night with her for a long time since they have never shared a room. I told her that when he was 3 we would let them do it. They started the evening with watching a movie in Annika’s bed and enjoying popcorn and chocolate milk. Then there was playing and dancing on the bed. The plan was for Zane to sleep on the trundle bed but he ended up so wired that we put him in his bed, but they had a fun evening together.
*Annika created these roller skates by taking the lego duplo wheel pieces, some string, and her flip flops. I guess it might be time to buy her some real roller skates.
*Zane and Annika got to play in the sprinkler for the first time of the season. My kids absolutely love playing in the sprinkler.
Annika working on her letter “E” Do-A-Dot. The kids are really loving these markers.
Zane also enjoying Do-A-Dots. I think Zane may end up being a lefty like his big brother.
I introduced block 1 of the Montessori Cylinder Blocks to Zane. Look at the focus.
Brandon working on putting buttons on our number elephant cards for “E” week.
A field trip to Botanica, we had to visit the butterfly house one last time before it closes for the season. Annika has always had a way with butterflies.
Cute sibling picture.
Annika loves to keep the crayons sharpened.
Jude spent about an hour one afternoon drawing illustrations in his Jedi Book.
The past month has kept me very busy with first planning for our school year and then starting our school year. Zane has been cutting all 4 of his 2 year molars and he is miserable when he is teething. I have been spoiled by his great night sleeping, which went away with the teething. There have been lots of night wakings and early mornings for us. Then plenty of “mommy uppy” during the day and lots of melting down for the sleepy boy. The only nice thing about this is that I know this is only temporary and we are in the home stretch, YAY! I have a few other posts I am working on about our school year. I am really looking forward to all the learning and growing the kids will do this year. Since it has been a month since my last post I thought I would share a slide show with some snapshots of what we have been up to.
If you ask Jude or Annika they will tell you that they are best friends. Here are a few pictures of them having fun together.
They were doing some imaginative play here, something about the sea I think. Maybe he was rescuing her.
Then there was wrestling.
Then there was chasing.