Friday, May 31, 2013


That's okay, James. Sometimes Mama falls asleep reading, too.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pictures from School

Here are a few more pictures of Amelie playing and working at school. The ones from her first semester are here.

Amelie's class got 2 chicks for Easter from one of the other students, whose parents raise chickens.

Here is Amelie petting one:

It looks like she employs the same method with the shape-sorter as school as she does at home. (i.e., it's quicker just to take the lid off.)

Collaborative painting:

They celebrated Amelie's birthday at school, too.

This makes me think I should add glue to our repertoire of activities at home, as well.

They line up in pairs and hold hands, which I think is pretty cute.

More collaborative painting, this time outside.

These smocks are pretty fantastic.


These must have been from earlier in the year:

Decorating a mask for Mardi Gras.


So serious, working sorting colors and using the glue stick: 

Play dough:

Planting with her teacher:

This is the painted flowerpot and flowers they gave me for Mother's Day.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Park

After the photo op, we walked down to our neighborhood park. I've mentioned before that we get a lot of use out of it.

Amelie walked and James rode in the stroller.

Ah, now that's better. 

Walking along the retaining wall is also a fun park activity:

I thought for sure she'd blow this dandelion:

But no, she left it alone. I remember wearing a romper like this when I was little.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Photo Op

Reasons my child is crying: The blanket is in the wrong place.

The unreasonableness only lasted for a second.

Sophie the Giraffe:


Look! A bug!

James was more interested in Amelie than in the camera.

To be honest, it's hard to get either one of them to look at the camera.

Getting close to the elusive sibling picture:

Ho hum:

I am not quite sure what they're looking at here:

They took turns closing their eyes:

Amelie's turn:

Did you notice that by the end, big sister wound up with the Sophie Giraffe toy?

We went to the park later in the day, and I have pictures I need to post from then, too.