Friday, February 29, 2008

February Preschool

Andrea and Abby had two themes for our preschool this month.

They first learned about Valentines and tea parties. This was the perfect time to talk about love and the different ways we can show love to others (hugs, kisses, sharing toys, kind words, giving gifts etc.). They invited our preschool friends over for a Valentine Tea Party. The girls had a great time decorating hats, singing I"m a Little Teapot, Ringing around the Rosie, marble art and of course having cucumber sandwiches and "tea."

The last two weeks in February, Abby and Andrea learned about Doctors and germs. Their theme Bible story was the Good Samaritan. They had a great time acting out the story, we took turns being the hurt person and the Good Samaritan. Abby also had pink eye this month, so there was a great opportunity for talking about germs and hand washing.

There were so many fun activities.

For those of you who are interested, you can view the details of Abby's Daily Preschool Program for the month of February.

For more pictures go to my February Preschool Picasa Web Album.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Movie Night

Well we decided it was time to have our first movie night with Abby and introduce her to the wonders of Disney & Pixar.

Before showing the movie Andrea and I did some internet research about the sea creature names and made a matching game for Abby.

Andrea and Abby made popcorn and I pulled out the gummy bears.

Abby loved watching Finding Nemo, as do many young children. To be on the safe side, we made sure to fast forward through the scary parts (shark attacks, etc…).

It was a great time had by all!

Do you have good ideas of how to make a movie night an educational experience as well?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Birdwell Family

Our good friends, the Birdwells, took a mini-vacation from Arkansas to Nashville.

We were honored that they wanted to visit with us during their vacation.

We enjoyed catching up and sharing our hopes, dreams, and talking about the wonders of parenthood.

Even though we hadn't seen them for over 2 years, we talked about how nice it was to pick up with friends right where we left off.

We love you Birdwell family. God bless...