Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It's been happening at warp speed around here.  Schooling, working, messes, science projects, playing, stomach viruses, coaching, field trips, singing, reading, nature walks, resting, memorizing, re-evaluating, learning, growing, forgiving, trying to embrace it all and be grateful.

making craters on Mercury

making a mess

Briggs made a thinking cap to help with his subtraction

field trip about Japan, Max thinks he sees a "Japanese turtle"

learning their names in Japanese

seizing the day

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Just One More

New word for today:

Mind-defying glass:  an instrument used to make things appear larger.
Used in a sentence:  "It's not fair that Briggs has a mind-defying glass and I don't." 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vocabulary Words

Max has his own special way of saying words that we find pretty adorable.  Although I am working with him on saying his "L's" and "P's", it's still so cute when he says them incorrectly.  Here are a few vocabulary words we have noticed him saying lately:

Shefferds: guys that take care of sheep and went to see baby Jesus.

Mono Polly: although it sounds like a cruel playground nickname that some girl named Polly had to endure when she missed school because she had the kissing disease, these words actually describe a board game in which one tries to take the other player's money.  I have no idea how Max knows about this game because we do not own it nor has he ever played it.

Menja:  a Japanese assassin.

Baby Winestein:  Max's favorite movies named after the famous genius who derived the equation E=MC^2.

Coffing: when someone mimics another person, as in "quit coffing me."

Noah's Ark:  a small town in Alabama between Troy and Dothan, also known as Ozark.

Moat-zark:  a composer from Austria that Max LOVES listening to in the car.