My dictionary from college makes me happy.Owen learning how to use a table/butter knife to push his food on his fork (instead of his thumb). You can't see the knife, but he was doing it quite well. I was surprised at his coordination! I can't believe my baby's going to be 4 in a couple months!
It makes me sad that my dictionary from college is finally falling apart -- I've had it for 27 years! I've always been big on using the dictionary. I remember growing up, my younger sister would ask me how to spell a word or ask for a definition. I'd always tell her to look it up in the dictionary! It probably made her mad, but I think she was learning more when she looked it up herself. I'm teaching the boys the same thing. I use it myself pretty regularly. That's why we have dictionaries in the kitchen (on the homeschool shelf), in the living room bookcase and in the older boys' bedroom. Sometimes I use definitions on scrapbook pages. You can buy them pre-made, but you're limited. It's easy to make your own -- just copy what a definition looks like in the dictionary, and type it up in your word processing program!
I have SO MANY page ideas in my head. Now I just have to get them down on pages!!!! When I'm sitting waiting for something -- while the boys are outside playing and they want me to sit outside, or last summer when I was waiting in the hospital for my father to have knee surgery -- I like to make journaling notes -- childhood memories; favorite things; things I DON'T like; etc. Sometimes I'll start a page with the journaling and then look for a picture -- sometimes it's the other way around.
Our new favorite song: Today is the Day! by Lincoln Brewster
until next time...