Tuesday, September 25, 2012


James magically learned to count to 10 several months ago.  We had never worked on it he just all of sudden counted to 10 one day.  I'm pretty sure his little phone he played with when he was potty training was the teacher for this skill.  We decided since he could count to 10 we would work on counting to 20.  We have counted with him several times and now he can basically count to 20. He often gets stuck on 14, skips 15 and never says 19 but he's 2 so I figure that's still pretty good.  The other day Lee counted with James up to 30.  The next day I heard him saying 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 (we also heard a 20-14).  I think it is so neat that he seems to have figured out the basic pattern of counting.  I had Kindergartners who couldn't do that!  His little mind amazes me in some way every day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Bible verse for September

Colossians 3:20

"Children obey your parents, in the Lord, for this is right."

Monday, September 17, 2012


James likes balls and sports.  He has previously been obsessed with football and basketball.  He got his hands on a tennis racquet recently and was hooked.  We decided we needed to buy him his own racquet.  We have done very little besides play tennis since he got his racquet.  He has really improved and can hit the ball pretty well sometimes!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bible verse for August

For the month of August James' Bible verse was Genesis 1:1.  I modified the verse to make it more toddler friendly.  However, James learned the verse really quickly and loved practicing it so I think in the future we'll try the real verse!

Genesis 1:1 "God made all things!"

Monday, September 3, 2012

Two-Year-Old School

Our theme for the end of August was camping.  We set up a campsite in the playroom and read lots of fun books about camping.

the campsite

We made s'mores for snack one day!

F is for fire

We went on a nature walk and the boys had binoculars.

nature rubbings from our walk

We learned about nocturnal animals and made owls.

1-using magnet letters to make their names
3-making our letters for the month from foam pieces
4-concentration with letter cards

1-sorting paper clips by color and putting them on the paper
2- sweeping beans
3-putting lanterns in order from largest to smallest
4-golf tees with marbles on them