Monday, July 16, 2007

Teaching the kids


The digestive system (review for Sarah)
Cellular structure and function
Combustion engines
Light spectrum


Vitamins, proteins, carbs, sugars
Telling time
Money - coins, fractions...

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fourth of July

We drove up to Nana's house and watched as various teenage boys (mostly my brothers) lit things on fire. ;) Nana came back from Utah with a carload.

The kids started out watching, Sarah outside, Noah from the safety of the front couch:

Then Sarah got a little bored waiting for sparklers,

and Noah...

Family Resemblance, 8mo.

Funny...they look more alike when they're just sitting there. For example: opposed to the differences that appear more pronounced when their individual little personalities shine through.

At this age, there's also a more pronounced difference in physical achievement. For 8 months, I have pictures of Sarah on hands and knees, Noah standing up holding something, and Karen...sitting. She doesn't get as much floor time, what with siblings running around. Unless I'm watching, I worry she'll get stepped on. (Or jumped on. Or fallen on. Or hit with a projectile...)

Karen - 8 months

What a cuddly-boo.

Kind of artsy, but I like it.

A lot of the special prints they put together are kinda generic, but they're getting better with the switch to all digital at Penney's. I actually really like this one. If they weren't charging an arm and a leg for them, I'd probably have ordered one.

You know the funny thing? With all digital pictures, they're taking more shots per session...but I'm spending less money. See, before there would be 8-10 shots or so, and I'd think, "Well I don't like this one as much, so I'll just get a sheet of smaller pictures." Then I'd order some larger pictures of my favorites. Now there are twice as many pictures, so my mind set changed. I just know up front that I can't order everything, so I just pick my favorites and order those. They also raised the prices on the extra prints they offer when you go to pick them up, so I'm not buying those anymore either. Yay for aggressive, money-grubbing marketing that saves me money!