Why the Tree of Life?


Helping With Saturday Chores

Who needs a maid when you have a K?



Not One, But Two!

D actually has two teeth poking through! Poor baby.


First Tooth

D's right bottom front tooth is just beginning to poke through! We've been suspecting a tooth since he has been a little fussier lately.


Getting Closer

Update: Caught him with the camera! We had a very near 'crawl' this evening.
D is getting up on his hands and knees and rocking and lunging forward. I don't have a picture of him yet because I haven't figured out how to make him do it on command. As soon as I catch him with the camera, I'll post a picture. He's also started dragging his body forward about an inch at a time. He can't go where ever he wants, yet, but he certainly doesn't stay put anymore.



We've chosen to do an advent calendar with activities this year, and K has really been enjoying it so far. I made up 24 red and green envelopes with a different activity written inside, and K gets to open one each morning to see what we get to do that day. Here's our schedule:

1. Decorate Tree
2. Big Band Swing Christmas Concert
3. Winter Fair at the Waldorf School
4. Make cookies for garbage collectors and mailman
5. Put out cookies and listen to Christmas cd
6. Shop for Angel Tree
7. Read The Polar Express
8. Make grandmothers' gifts
9. Make grandfathers' gifts
10. Take rawhide treats to Animal Shelter
11. Christmas Cantata Concert
12. Make chocolate pretzels
13. Make decorating cookies
14. Decorate cookies
15. Make popcorn balls
16. Decorate, fill and deliver goodie bags to neighbors
17. Make glitter stars for tree
18. Decorate gingerbread house
19. Decorate oranges with cloves
20. Make suet in a coconut shell for birds
21. Take food to Food Bank
22. Pick out animal gift for Heifer International
23. Sing Christmas carols and drink cider and hot chocolate
24. Read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' and leave out cookies and milk


Poor Geena

Can't they at least let me have my dignity?

A, B...V?

We were supposed to learn 'C' today, and for some reason, K said, 'No, let's not learn 'C', let's learn 'V' instead.' For a moment, I thought, no, we have to learn 'C' next, but then I realized, no, I guess we don't; it would probably be better to go with the letter of interest. So, ok... K now knows A E I O U B and V. :)