Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December so far...








This month is flying by.. the girls decorated the tree last week, last weekend we had rehearsal for their ballet performance of the Nutcracker. Ava also got to be in our church's "A Night in Bethelehem" where they recreated the night Jesus was born, she was a beggar girl(really cute)Last night they had their ballet performance and it was so good!Genet is done with dance for now, I may put her in gymnastics this winter. Ava will continue in ballet until the next Youth Theatre play starts sometime the end of February. It is soooo cold here and the girls are playing outside in the snow. The dog keeps chasing them and stealing their mittens so they come in crying and cold!We took down the crib in Genet's room and she is now in a big girl toddler bed. At first, she couldn't understand Why she has to sleep on the floor(the bed is so low) but now she likes it. They keep wanting to share a room but we try it with sleep overs but they just keep each other up and since I can't get Genet to take naps she needs ALL the sleep she can get at night. I have been looking for a cheap (but tuned) used piano for Ava to start lessons this winter. Schooling at home is going well. She usually argues at first but I am trying to make things a little more hands on and fun. Right now I just want the girls to play and bond. We try and do Math and language arts 3-4 days a week. She is learning the 50 states, capitals and abbreviations. She has started to learn a little French. Science we are going to do some fun kits I ordered. I am also just reading her good literature and having her narrate it back to me. So she is busy. WE are learning HOW to learn together and that takes some fine tuning. I have not regretted a second for having her home. until later....

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