Thursday, August 8, 2013

seven quick takes vol. 8

When you live in a country with no walmart or target, sometimes you just have to improvise.  Miss M loves her slightly getto baby play station. 

Speaking of Miss M, my very proper British mother-in-law was kind enough to watch the kiddos last week.  When she handed Miss M back to me, she said, "this little girl is very good at bringing up air."  Translation: your baby burps like a 13 year old boy.  Why yes, yes she does.

Just look at this deliciousness.  I do a monthly photo shoot with Miss M, and I think this shot is my favorite.  It didn't end up being the picture I used for her album, though, because she can't actually sit up yet (she is propped here) and apparently I have strong feelings about honest representation of baby abilities in monthly pictures.  I often find myself odd, too.

The Babes and I are still working in a few montessori activities each day.  His favorite right now is anything to do with transferring.  I am amazed at this little boy, who used to spend most of the day attached to my leg whining, and now spends large chunks of time fiercely concentrating.  He also spends large amounts of time fiercely saying No.

For example: the Babes-- water? Please? water?
                      Me-- here is your water.
                     the Babes-- no.  NO.  NOOOOOOO!

Let's just say the amount of wine being drunk in this house rises in direct proportion to the amount of time outs experienced per day.

#^*@* chickens. Yeah they look all cute and fuzzy and smooshy now, but wait till they are ugly scrawny teenagers who poo all over the yard. My husband might be a science teacher, but apparently we need to have a nice chat about rooster+hen = eggs = MORE CHICKENS.

I finished my mobile, and I love how it came out. 

My parents are coming to visit in a few weeks.  We will take a quick trip out to the Cayes where we are renting a house with hot running water, AC, and a pool.  You might never hear from me again.

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  1. I do love your 7 quick takes! And you're making me need to check out some Montessori activities. Any blog/source recommendations?

    1. Hey Jena!
      ok, so I was going to reply with a few links but then I realized I actually have a ton of useful links. So I'll do a blog post for you! I hope you are having a lovely summer with your beautiful girls :)

  2. I just love the Montessori Method! I work at Montessori preschool and am studying to become a teacher. Your activities sound like great fun!

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    1. Thanks Meghan! I got the pattern here:

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    1. There are lots of resources online for doing montessori stuff at home, I'll put a post up in the next few days with my sources.

  5. LOL oh chickens. mine are about to get the smack down and be confined in a chicken tractor. our crawling baby has been caught eating their turds...


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