Sunday, September 28, 2008

Funny Little Boy

Dexter followed me out of the house last night, I was going to put some things in the recycle bin. I knew he was there. All of a sudden, he said, "Whoa, that scared me."
I said, "What scared you?"
He said, "That scared Dexter."
I said, "What scared Dexter?"
He said, "That scared the little boy."
By, then I was laughing, because I knew I would never find out WHAT it was, but I sure have a funny little boy.

Two year olds that can speak clearly say some crazy things. Some things are so illogical that my brain rejects them, no matter how funny, because it does not compute, so I can't remember long enough to write it down.

One Sunday, we were leaving the baptismal room, heading toward the refreshment room and he said, "Mom, you're making me nervous." I tried to get him to explain what I was doing that was making him nervous, but he only repeated himself.

A few days ago we were driving through some winding mountain roads, on the way to the beach, and he said, "Oh no, dangerous curves." I think he got that from Thomas the Tank Engine.

He turns three years old next week and he already recognizes pretty much all the alphabet letters, thanks to this wonderful website:
The top link on that page with the ABC's is great. I would never try to teach letters to a 2 year old, but he learned them, nonetheless. He doesn't know the alphabet in order, yet, and he may forget the letters if we don't keep them fresh. He loves to be read to and has at least 3 or 4 short books memorized.
O.K. enough bragging for now.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Milestone

This school year is a momentous one:
We have a daughter starting high school and a daughter starting Kindergarten.
'Course it's a little anti-climatic because the high schooler goes to the same school as last year, since it is an all ages private school, and we are homeschooing the kindergartener.
Nevertheless, it is a milestone.

Note: this event will repeat in two years with our sons.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Ode to TJed

In Core Phase we learn good and bad, right and wrong
Our play is our work and our work is our play
Building a foundation so strong,
it will last our whole life long.

We love to learn
We're learning to lead.

In Love of Learning Phase we discuss, read and write
Following our interests wherever we might,
To marvel at the wonders of the world all around,
And find the hidden treasures of knowledge to be found.

We love to learn
We're learning to lead.

Then, we will be ready for Scholar Phase
Studying for hours in classics of every kind,
Learning to analyze, question and decide
Reading, thinking, laughing and crying
Struggling to exercise both body and mind-
Feeling, changing, becoming better than before
And then we'll go out and serve and change the world.

We love to learn
We're learning to lead.

We the rising Hero Generation.
We must work hard to earn our education
to become men and women of conviction
who will stand strong in the face of tribulation.

We love to learn
We're learning to lead.

Monday, September 1, 2008

New look

So, thanks Pyzam for making it easy to change the look of the blog.

But, the text color they had was a lighter turquoise than the background color and I thought it was unreadable.
So I figured out how to change the text color, all by myself!

Thanks to Little Einsteins... two-year old:

1. knows what an outrigger canoe is.

2. has heard of Machu Pichu.

3. thinks that hula dancing is for cooling volcanoes.

4. refers to speeds in musical terms. (my little backseat driver, "Mom, you have to go allegro!")

5. knows some silly words to some great classical songs.

6. thinks little pigs can fly airplanes.

I might add more to this list as I discover what else he knows.