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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Our first Snowfall

We woke up early one morning to a beautiful surprise. A blanket of snow had fallen gracefully upon our yard. Now, I’m calling this Mya’s first snowfall because last year we barely got an inch of snow and Mya was much too young to notice.

Mya enjoyed looking at the snow from inside more than anything. She did manage to put up with about 30 mins of outside time in the cold while we built her a snowman, but she refused to take even one step while standing in it. Maybe next year it will be more of a hit….


A walk in the park

I’m proud to announce that Mya is finally walking! It’s so great! I think she enjoys exploring her world in a slightly different manner now being upright. We took her to the park on Sunday, she wasn’t interested in anything but walking around and picking up leafs or pieces of bark on the way, and much to her delight, discovering puddles…

Clean Up Play

I put together a tray of “toddler friendly” cleaning supplies for Mya to play with and help learn to clean. Unfortunately the spray bottle is still too difficult for her to use and I will keep my eye out for one that is suitable for her to use on her own. She really enjoyed wiping and drying up the water her cousin Abby sprayed for her. I also added a small broom and dustpan for her to sweep with.

Montessori practical life training involves preparing children to care for themselves and take an active, independent role in their own health, hygiene and well being. It also helps them become active participants in their households from a very young age.
Carole Vansickle

The tray includes a spray bottle with a small amount of water, a sponge, a cloth, and a dust pan with mini broom.

Abby helping by spraying the water for Mya to wipe with her sponge.

Mya drying up the water.


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November starts

I love November. I love that Christmas is just around the corner and the excitement is building. I love that we can still wander outside and enjoy the crisp cold air the fall brings us. I love getting warm and cozy on stormy November evenings. Happy November everyone!