Monday, September 22, 2008

Something New and Fun!

Grani and Papa saw this ball pool - is that what you call it? - at the toy store and thought it looked like a lot of fun!

It was!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Violinist Hannah

I think I"m going to have to buy a little bitty violin. (They make them in all kinds of tiny sizes.) Hannah loved playing my violin the other day. She actually called it her violin. And she's sooooo smart, I think she could learn in no time at all.

When I was in college a took a course on teaching violin using the Suzuki Violin Method. They start children at 2 and 3 years of age using 1/8 and 1/4 size violins. I think I remember them even having 1/16 size. They don't read music at that age, they listen to a CD (They were LPs back when I learned the method. If you don't know what an LP is then ask someone old to explain it to you.) and then just play what they hear. Moms come to the lessons too so that they can work with the child during the week. It really works! We may start that on Bear Hollow real soon.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Water Color Painting

Hannah and Benjamin painted with water colors today.

Friday, September 05, 2008

The Duck Game

Yeah! Hannah and Benjamin spent the evening with us and it looks like they're going to spend tomorrow and tomorrow night with us so they can go to church with us Sunday.

Tonight we played The Duck Game. And the cool thing about this game is that whether you play the way it's explained on the box or make up your own way to play, it's still a lot of fun!

Monday, September 01, 2008


Holiday weekend.
5 grandbabies.
Grani and Papa spent the day cleaning out a closet and cooking BBQ ribs.
They love each other's company, but they have each other every day.