Sunday, December 2, 2012

Oh! week

This week has started out great, both really and sarcastically. Mr. Robbins FINALLY got a crew to come tear off our existing multiple layers of roof and replace it with the beautiful architectural shingles I picked out two Falls ago. YAY! NEW ROOF! Also, ugh! new roof noise and inconvenience - luckily Tara's brand new baby, Carson, is a super sleeper and the days that Javin naps, he's out cold.

Library day! Once we get to the library Javin never wants to leave, I had to bribe him with a different I Spy book and an Orange (he loves Oranges).
We read: The Friend by Sarah Stewart
Ocean Babies by Hiroe Nakata (great)
WOW! Ocean! by Robert Nuebecker (LOVED)
Otis by Loren Long (LOVED)
Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long (LOVED)
Oh, No! by Candace Fleming (good)

Niece/friend Brit came over and color/trimmed my hair - she did such a good job! Needless to say, it was an indoor day. Javin snacked on Fruit Loops because they look like little Os.
We read: A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis
Hands Off, Harry! by Rosemary Wells (great)
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood (great)
Owl Howl by Paul Friester
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell (great)
White Owl, Barn Owl by Nicola Davies (great)

Really Great day! Started early (7:30 am), made great breakfast (pancakes), stopped by Smith's for some last minute ingredients and some snacks on our way to the zoo. We say the River Otters, they were so cute and playful.
And the Orangutans never disappoint :)
 Even when all they do is sun bathe.
 I don't know if you can tell, but this Owl was totally giving me a crusty.
We came home from the zoo after only a couple meltdowns and two timeouts to make Ornaments. My mom gave me a recipe for homemade cinnamon Ornaments:
1 C. ground Cinnamon
3 Tbs ground cloves
3 Tbs ground nutmeg

3/4 C. applesauce
2 Tbs white glue

Combine dry together, also combine wet - then slowly add dry to wet. Roll out dough to 1/4" thick and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. I also made holes in them with a straw while wet, dry them on a wire rack for a day or so, then color/paint if you want to. They smell divine!

We read: Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
Little Otter's Big Journey by David Bedford (great)
Utterly Otterly Day by Mary Casanova (LOVED)
Stop Snoring Bernard! by Zachariah O'Hara
Little by Little by Amber Stewart (great)
Utterly Otterly Night by Mary Casanova (great)
And I wrapped the 24 Christmas LIBRARY books for Javin to open everyday til Christmas, he is SO excited. He's been grabbing one from the pile and walking around the house with it saying, "This is my surprise. What is it? Can I open it?"

Brit and Danny came back over and took some super cute pics of us, here's a little preview:

We read: My One Book by Jane Moncure (good)
The One And Only Marigold by Florence Heide (weird)
My Penguin Osbert by Elizabeth Kimmel
Inside, Outside Christmas by Robin Spowart (great)
One Two That's My Shoe! by Alison Murray

We made an O Octopus because Mr. Robbins was suppose to take Javin to the Aquarium later to see one, but the Aquarium didn't happen - maybe it'll happen tomorrow.
We read: We'll Paint the Octopus Red by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (not what I expected)
Cowboy & Octopus by Jon Scieszka (good, but weird)
Octopus Hug by Laurence Pringle (good)
Follow Me! by Bethany Roberts (great)
Ollie the Purple Elephant by Jarrett Krosoczka (great)
Tickly Octopus by Ruth Galloway (great)

The Aquarium HAPPENED! They got to see the Otters and the Octopus, he was actually moving around the tank, usually he just sits in the corner.

AND we opened our first (and second, without permission) of the 24 Christmas books today - Christmas Oranges by Linda Bethers, Gram was here for the unwrapping :)

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