Isaiah is 38 months old
We're getting back into the alphabet where we left off before starting with Isaiah's name. We had done C a little bit, but not as thoroughly as I would have liked because it was around Christmas, and I got very distracted. So, here's what we did with the letter C.
C is for....
Our verse for the week:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
We enjoyed celebrating Daddy's birthday on Tuesday! He had a yummy chocolate cake, which Isaiah also really enjoyed. Unfortunately I can't get the picture off my phone to show you, so you'll just have to trust me on that one.
We only made it through the first day of creation this week, but I think that we can easily continue this theme with the days of creation for D week next week. We really only had one official day of Tot School this week, but I have all the projects ready for all the days of creation, so we should accomplish more next week.
Isaiah helped me glue our creation circle for day 1: Light and Dark. We cut out the circles in light and dark colors of construction paper, then glued half of one circle onto the other. Here Isaiah is clapping after we finished the craft.
I found some small plastic containers at IKEA when we were there with friends on Monday, so now I don't have to keep borrowing from the kitchen and running out when I need them! I found some cotton balls, and Isaiah really enjoyed moving them from one container to another, no big surprise to me.
But then he realized that he could pull them apart, and that was even more fun!
And if you missed this other post, you can now know that C is for CRAWLING
We are super excited about Isaiah being able to pull his knees up under his hips and get around a little bit at a time. There's a video, too, if you would like to see him in action!
Cutie in a Cap
We had a nice family day on Wednesday when we were able to go visit Pushkin. We were outside almost all day, which thrilled Isaiah, of course. The weather was not cold, which thrilled all of us! But here's Isaiah looking oh so cute in his Durham Bulls cap, a wonderful gift from North Carolina.
We visited Katherine the Great's palace in Pushkin. There were lots of neat clocks like this one in the entryway.
Almost all the rooms had ceramic furnaces in the corners like this one. Be sure to notice the cool blue footies that Isaiah's Daddy is wearing. :) Any time you go to one of the palaces or other historical spots in Russia, you will usually need to wear these over your shoes to protect the floors. Thankfully our Russian has improved so that we could talk the administrator into letting us use Isaiah's stroller throughout the palace so we didn't have to carry him the whole time!
Ok, so here, these are actually called palaces, but they're really like castles, too, don't you think? It was really quite beautiful.
We really enjoyed God's beautiful creation!
We enjoyed lots of singing again this week: If You're Happy and You Know it, Clap Your Hands; Consider it All Joy (written by Isaiah's Daddy from James 1:2-4) and lots of other songs that aren't related to C at all. :)
We read lots of books (especially since we went on a short trip the end of the week, but that's another post, this one is already long enough): Corduroy; The Cat in the Hat; and some Russian books that Isaiah really enjoys, but don't start with C necessarily, just the hard sound that's written with what looks like a latin K.
We ate crunchy nuts like almonds and cashews and not so healthy things like chips and chicken nuggets, too, and of course the aforementioned chocolate cake, which was by far his favorite food of the week.
So that's our short Tot School week. Check out the other creative ideas at 1+1+1=1.