Nov 29, 2011

Away for awhile.

It's so nice to get away from the daily routine for a few days!
We were able to pack up the minivan and visit both families last week.

First in Topeka,

then in Bern.
Josie is sitting next to her cousin "twin". 

And today we finished our year-and-a-half-long school project.
It began with Malia cutting out pictures that started with each letter of the alphabet.
It later became more of a project that fit Josie, but Malia kept at it with us because she enjoys cutting and gluing. :)  I actually like doing a project that took that long because it teaches the girls to stick with something and encourages long-term vision and perseverance, rather than immediate gratification.

It wasn't complexity that made it take so long.  Craft projects at this house are rarely flashy.  It was just something we would get out here and there whenever we remembered it.  We used things we had.  The paper is recycled, so the printed words you see are not part of the project.

The girls are having fun "reading" it. :)  Love to see them excited about something they accomplish!

1 comment:

  1. What fun pictures! Loved the one of the chairs with all 3. Can't wait to read their book!