Monday, November 28, 2005


Emmett has been talking about bones a lot lately (which explains why a model skeleton or anatomy book is on his Christmas list). David and Emmett were reviewing the bones in the leg, going through femer, patella, tibia, and fibula. Next, David asked "How many bones do you have?"

Emmett replied "All the bones that I need."

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Emmett and his rake.

Emmett and his rake., originally uploaded by sozenne.

Emmett and his digger.

Emmett and his digger again., originally uploaded by sozenne.

Emmett loves scooping snow with this new digger!

Sweeping the deck

Sweeping the deck, originally uploaded by sozenne.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


snowy lamp post, originally uploaded by sozenne.

snowy house, originally uploaded by sozenne.

It's been snowing for a few hours now. The snow is really dry. You can't see the grass anymore. The dogs didn't seem too bothered when we took them outside, but didn't want to stay too long, either.

Emmett got to see a little snow before bed and was really excited. He's going to have a great morning, I'm sure.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Do you want to know a secret?

For a long time, I've said to Emmett, "Do you want to know a secret? I love you!" For a long time now, he'll jump in with the punchline.

A few days ago, Emmett whispered to me "Do you want to know a secret? I love you!" I asked him if he had a secret for David. He turned to his dad and whispered "Do you want to know a secret? Goofy and the Goofed Up Pet Shop." (That's the name of one of Emmett's favored books right now.)

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Current reads

I read something that suggested reading chapter books to kids as young as Emmett, so I've started. Last week we read Stuart Little and Emmett absolutely loved it. This week we're reading James and the Giant Peach. It's got some grim bits in the beginning, but he's loving this one, too. I'm a little afraid he won't want to go back to the picture books!

I think Stuart Little and James and the Giant Peach are actually a little easier (as far as attention span is concerned) than Winnie the Pooh, which Emmett has been enjoying for at least 6 months already. But there is more description and novel vocabulary in Stuart and James to be sure.

I think I'll read Charlotte's Web soon -- anyone have favorite childhood suggestions for me?