Monday, December 12, 2016

AC Christmas Recital, Nora reading

Hobby Lobby had all their Christmas stuff for 50% off, so I went and picked up some stocking hangers. I ended up getting 8 hangers for $30. I love that these hangers are not heavy, so if a small child pulls one down on their head, they won't require stitches :). 
Charles and Annabelle had their Christmas recital last Monday night and they both played beautifully. Annabelle played Frosty the Snowman, and Charles played Angels we Have Hear on High.

We got this keyboard for the family a couple of Christmases ago, and I'm so glad we did, because we use it often. Having three children who play in the home means someone is often playing on this and our upright piano, when they're home from school. And I love that you can plug headphones in this, or turn the volume down low because when we're super busy (like December with all our recitals), they can get up early morning and play or stay and play later at night without bothering those who are still sleeping. 

Nora doesn't have her preschool class anymore, she really only had it for a couple of months and she probably only made it half the time...and she was with kids a year younger than her so it was more fun play time. But anyway, we have hours alone together every day and usually the first few hours in the morning we spend cleaning and prepping dinner, and sometimes making a snack as well. So she is often found here, on top of the counter, helping measure ingredients, stir etc.
Jane was proud of the way she set up this lego nativity set and asked to capture it in a picture :). Nice job jane! 

Also during the morning, Nora and I do our own preschool time. We usually do around 15-20 minutes and we often go through a lesson on this book that we checked out from the library, "How to Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons." We'll also do some numbers, shapes etc. She's currently on lesson 39 and is already reading tons now! I'm amazed at how well this book is working for her!

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