We went to the Indianapolis Zoo for their annual Zoo Boo on Friday and had a wonderful time. MJ had a lot of fun. She was a dragon, one of many costumes she has this year. We just love Halloween and go to so many events that she gets to dress up as various characters. It was cold that day and had to pick something warm this time. [Read more...]
JEM started learning to really draw well at 4 and 5 when we started “Drawing with Children” by Mona Brooks. We started using the book as suggested in “The Well Trained Mind” and have had great success because it has helped her and I to learn the five elements of shape which gave us a way to see the shapes in a photo or graphic even still life that we were drawing. [Read more...]
The Amazing Bubble Truck was at the library for the Summer Reading Program “Make a Splash Read” kick off event. And what a kick off. Bubbles, kids even adults all in the parking lot having a great time.
JEM had a knack for making huge bubbles. She will even be in the Reporter Times our local newspaper because she kept producing such large interesting bubbles.
She said the trick was to go slow as you pull the strings out of the bubble solution and not to open them too fast, then just let the wind or body movement blow through making the bubble.
After she explained it to the other kids, everyone got the hang of it. They had so much fun making all kinds of interesting bubbles. Even MJ (below) who is only 3, had a few good ones.
AL had the best large bubbles in my opinion. As I was taking a picture they grew and popped all over me.
I got so many wonderful pictures.