Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Name Writing

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I thought it might be fun for Little Boy to learn to write his name. I'm not really concerned about writing the rest of the alphabet right now, but writing his name is a nice party trick, right?

We started with the first letter:

{His name starts with E.}

He did better with E than I thought he would. And he does like it. I taught him the next letter in his name, and he said, "Ohh, let me try the uppercase too!"

So I'm glad he's enjoying it. We've done about half the letters in his name so far, and it's sort of legible. Kinda. LOL We've still got a loooong way to go.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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"I bear witness that parents who consistently read and talk about the Book of Mormon with their children, who share testimony spontaneously with their children, and who invite children as gospel learners to act and not merely be acted upon will be blessed with eyes that can see afar off (see Moses 6:27) and with ears that can hear the sound of the trumpet (see Ezekiel 33:2–16)."

~David A. Bednar

Friday, July 23, 2010

Target's $1 Bins

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I gotta tell ya--I'm not a frequent Target shopper. Walmart is half a mile closer, and yes, I'm that lazy.

But when my rockin' friend Sharline told me that Target had some school-type stuff in their dollar bins, I sucked it up and drove an extra half-mile. And boy, am I glad I did.

This was a week or two ago, and at that time, about half the stuff in the dollar bins was school-related, and about half was summer stuff. I'm hoping they'll clear out the summer stuff soon [they probably have by now, actually], and then maybe they'll have even more often stuff. How many times can I stay "stuff" in this post? Five so far.

Anyway, I only picked up a few things.

A dry-erase writing board (it has lines on one side, and it's blank on the other), a "perpetual calendar," a planner, an activity book that Little Boy picked out, and some pom-poms (the pom-poms are kind of weird, but good enough for my purposes).

This was actually $2.50. But still a good deal. (Sorry about the weird glare--the plastic was still on it when I took the picture.) I'm not sure Little Boy is really "getting" the calendar concept yet, but I figure that he'll at least learn the vocabulary for now.

[No more "stuff"! Except for that one. That makes six.]

Sunday, July 18, 2010

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"Your life is carefully watched over, as was mine. The Lord knows both what He will need you to do and what you will need to know. He is kind and He is all-knowing. So you can with confidence expect that He has prepared opportunities for you to learn in preparation for the service you will give. You will not recognize those opportunities perfectly, as I did not. But when you put the spiritual things first in your life, you will be blessed to feel directed toward certain learning, and you will be motivated to work harder."
-Henry B. Eyring

Thursday, July 8, 2010

We'll Be Back After a Brief Message from Our Imaginary Sponsors

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...because, you know, we don't have any sponsors.

We've been taking a little bit of a break from school. No surprise, since we've moved and most of our school stuff is still packed...in a box...somewhere...
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