Friday, May 30, 2008

Sesame Street, Old School

*updated with link- apparently he's mostly retired and was one of the main monsters in the late 70s, which is exactly when I would have been watching. :)*

I dug a big box of puzzles out of the attic this week for some variety. Most of them are at least twenty years old, some are thirty. I remember owning them as a child or watching my sister work them. One is called "Four Monsters" and it's Herry, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Oscar the Grouch. I'm not sure if this group of kids doesn't watch Sesame Street at all, or if they've changed it so much since I watched that they only know Elmo and Zoe. We don't watch newer episodes of SS around here- the only time we ever have it on is the video of the 25th anniversary special, and I think it's been on 40 years now. So I have no idea.

But anyway. None of them recognize Herry and most of them think he looks mean and scary. We've had a lot of discussion about his name and his shaggy eyebrows and his agenda. Snow White has done this puzzle about 30 times today and she keeps saying, "Who is this again? Why he looks like that? Where you get this puzzle from?" I tell her it was mine when I was a little girl and she says, "OH! That's so sweet!"

Friday, May 23, 2008


I can't believe it's been SO long since I posted. Lots going on around here~ and no time to document it. :)

We've been spending lots of time outside lately since the weather has been nice. I'm really enjoying this tiny window where it's not 1000 degrees yet, so we've been hanging out in the yard most mornings and sometimes in the afternoons too.

I despair of ever getting a decent sibling picture of Ariel and Sebastian.

Sweat + Sand = Nasty on Flounder

Cheesy Grin- too bad she isn't at all photogenic, right?

Our friend is back! She graduated to a new preschool last fall, but will be here through the summer before she heads off to kindergarten. I'll have to come up with a princess name for her too- I'm sure that's what she will want. I guess we'll call her Belle for now.

And here's Marie, looking annoyed that I dragged her away from what she was doing to make her look up and take a picture.

Happy Friday, and have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Let me know if you need me to give you names of providers who do drop-in care since I'll be closed this Friday. Thanks!