Once again, weeks have gone by without me posting. I'm doing a little better on my preschool blog, but I really intend to post here on my family blog at least 1-2 times per week...ha! At least this time, I know where some of the time has gone: my sister and her kids spent a week with us before we rented a "big car" (as Harry called it) and drove to Phoenix for my brother's wedding. I plan to put up a few road trip and wedding pictures soon, but today's "Wordless Wednesday" will be a neighborhood adventure we had with our cousins before the big trip. The "forest" is about two blocks from our home, and on the other side is the "duck park." Kaia and Harry were both very excited to share them with their cousins, and I just can't ever get enough pictures of kids and ducks!
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We started doing piano lessons for Kaia (and all the other kids...as their attention spans last!) with My First Piano Adventure by Nancy and Randall Faber. It's been a lot of fun, and everyone looks forward to it. We usually have three lessons a week, but I make the lessons pretty short...about ten minutes (or less!).
Kaia was very happy (and very proud of herself) when she learned to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. She usually performs this for us at least once a day now! If the video won't enlarge, click here to see it on YouTube.
Harry, of course, can play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star too! We have some very talented kids! It's pretty hard for this little guy to wait his turn when his sister is playing the piano, but he sure does enjoy his moment on the camera. Here's the YouTube link. Sorry about the background noise...
I think the kids' other favorite song has been the Monster Truck Driver, but I don't have any videos of that one...yet!
I meant to put this up yesterday when it could have been a Wordless Wednesday post, but since I didn't get to it until today I'll just have to include some more words.
We made Curious George Pancakes for breakfast! They were a huge hit, of course, and the kids asked for them again today (haha!). They might, however, become a weekly treat! Or maybe we'll find something else cool and easy to do with pancakes...
I was inspired by Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons, but I did make a few changes. (You really should peek at her post too, though, because her pancakes look more Curious George-y than mine. Still, my kids were thrilled.) I made whole wheat pancakes for the heads, 1/4 a marshmallow for each eye, and carob chips for the pupils, nose, and mouth. I have nothing against mini-chocolate chips for the mouth and eyes, but I didn't have any at home.
Here's the Curious George crew:
We added strawberries, milk, and homemade syrup for breakfast, and the kids seriously thought they were in heaven...or at least they acted like it for the whole meal!