Monday, October 24, 2011

imageOct22_BPSaturday started with a morning birthday party in Pump-It Up – always a big hit for kids of Anna’s age…

Oct22_FriendsAnna’s first girl friend – she looks so much bigger than Anna even though they are in K together.Oct22_OperationPresents are unpacked and sorted into “play now”, “re-gift” (have doubles), “art projects”, and “play later” piles. Anna’s favorite so far is Operation game!

Oct22_KeyboardOn Sunday we unpacked the presents from German side of the family. Oma and Opa (with our help) gave Anna a mini-keyboard. It transpired rather quickly though that she is as beat-deaf as I am. Any suggestions to help us feel the beat?

Oct23_ParkWe also had time to go outside and enjoy an unseasonably warm weather we are having. We drove to a different park, and Anna really enjoyed getting out her sand toys and making all kinds of yummy salads and ice creams for me.

Oct23_Ghosts

We don’t decorate for Halloween as wildly as some of our neighbors, but my husband was feeling playful, and drew some ghosts (each of them is slightly different than all the rest). Anna and I helped cut and draw faces on them. I think these 10 little ghosts look great in our kitchen window.

9 comments:

MaryAnne said...

Those ghosts are cute!

For feeling the beat, clapping along to recordings of songs you know helps sometimes...

Ticia said...

I love the ghosts in the window.

Listen to music with a definite beat, rock and roll, or something in that vein.

Dedra Rainey said...

Some times large motor activities help for the beat. Pat your knees to the beat while singing a song or walking to the beat helps for some. Since she likes reading, you can have her read a word to the beat. You could even watch the clock and pat each time the second hand changes.

Debbie said...

I agree with the others as far as getting the beat. I don't know what else to add. I am thinking about Operation for Christmas. Love the birthday pictures.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Looks like a very fun birthday.

Mom and Kiddo said...

My halloween decorations consist of an uncarved pumpkin! Thanks for linking up.

Autumn said...

Looks like Anna had a fun weekend. Love the ghosts in the window.

Joyful Learner said...

After throwing home parties and trying to be creative, K said she wants to have her next party at Pump It Up! We may have it at Bounce-U which is a similar venue. And the reason why wants to have it there? The BIG chair! Kids are so funny.

Looks like she got lots of great presents. As for the beat, keep working at it. I thought K was tone deaf too but it turns out she's quite musical now! Don't give up!

And oh, cute ghosts!

Kim said...

Great birthday weekend! I desperately want Sam to learn to play piano so I can learn with him. I'm not musical at all though, so it could be a disaster... Love your kitchen ghosts!