Sunday, June 17, 2012

The latest from Mommy's cell phone

There may be some duplicates here and certainly some of these photos have been posted to Facebook sometime along the way.

These probably date back six months at times.

This first picture was part of Grady and Cora learning about Native Americans, North America, Wigwams, TeePees and model building too.
Family day for us at Magnolia Plantation.
Dr Jimmy giving Cora an adjustment.
A long board rocker at Pickney's National Park.

(A Declaration of Independence signer)
Cora doing a small household chore.  Nice to give out manageable responsibilities.
Grady pulled an all nighter with a Lego build of the Millenum Flacon.
The famous tires swings at Ambrose farms.
The results of a HS field trip to Caw Caw interpretive center to learn all about Indigo in South Carolina. I believe the memory of the smell will outlast the shirts.
Invited over for a Tie Dye project. Big old beach towels.
Out at IOP I believe early spring/late winter.
"Totems Poles" HS Project

Family HS Field trip to Washington DC and the Native American Museum.
Palmetto County Park, Grady taught Cora to climb the Ropes... teaching her the ropes, he he.

Our favorite restaurant the Glass Onion and a shared Ice Tea.
This spring we made a "Children's Garden" in our back yard and got it off to a fine start.
Cypress Garden with good friends.
We made Ice Cream three kinds of ways with our Friday School HS group and taste tested the results.

One day we also caught up with Nate and his family at Mellow Mushroom.  The kids got right down to catching up with each other... it was lovely as usual.

We have been enjoying our State Parks Pass with many visits to Charles Towne Landing.

And Chester has had a few visits to the dog park at Wannamaker County Park.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Say Cheese!

 Hunting Island is disappearing into the ocean, but we had a magical chance to visit it a few weeks ago and we grabbed some great family pictures while we were there
Grady found a box of Monopoly Junior and it has made a welcomed addition to Family Game Nights.  Great money and counting practice.... counting by 1, 2 3, 4 and 5.
 There is a Blueberry farm in the area that doesn't spray (Champney's) and all they grow are blueberries.  The kids and I picked approximately 8-10 lbs in about and hour for about $11.  We have bags and bags in the freezer now to get us through the summer, easily.
Grady plays in Cora's room, with her newest cardboard doll house.
 Cora is welcome to play in Grady's room and have car town time.

Grady READING to Tyler!  Tyler had his first sleepover here two days ago.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

April and May

The kids and I watched the garden grow and kept up with our Friday School Group.  It has grown to 18 children.

We had a great time catching a professional soccer game at The Battery and a River Dawgs game at the Joe. We've been to Maryland, and a Graduation (congrats again Jennifer).  Visited with old friends in Savannah and traveled to Hunting Island.  Grady had a special trip to Emerald with his daddy too!

Grady has begun to read, pre-readers and early readers.  He sounds things out beautifully.

Cora has worked really hard at counting and recently has gotten in her molars, the last 2 two year molars on the top.  She has also finished up potty training for the most part.  It is very refreshing. Of course we have spent a lot of time at home so...

the kids and I have kicked around the house a lot with the blocks,
new art easel, and
the reliable water table.

The garden began to produce carrot, onions (sort of) and cabbage.  By and by the Sunflowers started to bloom and bloom too.

Lately Cora has been giving me that last bite of most of her food... tonight I realized she was giving me what she had to give. Such a beautiful realization, so glad I saw it for what it is.