Monday, March 30, 2015

september 2014

Levi made up this little song for Emily and did it pretty much every time he saw her for several weeks. I thought it was pretty adorable.

First day of preschool at Miss Gina's house! Levi attends preschool at a friend's home. She has taught preschool for each of her 5 children when they are 3 and 4 years old and Levi was lucky enough to get a spot this year. He loves class. He loves learning Spanish from Nanitzi, Thomas's mom, who says he's reading and pronouncing Spanish well. He can now count up to 20 and know his colors and body parts. He loves creature features and rhyming words and reading books and learning about holidays. His friends in class are Allison, Garrett, Thomas, and Zachary, so it's a nice small group. Gina is an amazing teacher who really gets Levi and what makes him excited. 

Happy babies are so cute!

Fun with photobooth

Naked babies are so cute!

We bought this castle in May for Anna's princess birthday party and had it upstairs all summer. I was ready for it to go, so I suggested we take it outside and paint it. The kids had a great morning painting the castle and rocks and plates and paper and grass. And then the rain came a couple days later and, woops! time to throw away the castle.

Sleeping babies are so cute!

When the kids made their detective headquarters in August, I gave them an old bed sheet I use as a paint drop cloth and when they wanted to write on it with their markers, I told them it was fine. So another day when we built a fort indoors, I went to take a nap and woke up to find one of my nicer sheets written on with red marker at the "front" and "back" doors of the fort. I kept my cool, laughed, took a picture,  and thankfully they'd used the washable markers and there was no permanent damage. And I told them never to do it again without my permission.

Monday, March 16, 2015

august 2014

August was all about relaxing and playing before school started and loving on Emily.

Matching sisters

This was a common occurrence. Anna really got into chapter books last summer. It's been fun to see her love for reading blossom.

The kids playing with a castle building set we bought in Germany. 

The Cosby kids detective headquarters (and trap!) The kids played detectives for this whole day and then off and on for the rest of the week. They made cases and took notes on clues in notebooks. They built the whole fort. It was so cute. This was also the day they snuck the jar of nutella outside with two spoons while I was feeding Emily.

The kids put all our soft blankets on the stairs and slid down them. Then Anna decided it would be fun for all kids and made a welcome sign and rules. I love that they have time to do these kinds of things in the summer time.

(This was posted on our front door)
Fuzzy Stairs grand Reopening! owned by Cosby kids. A Fuzzy fun stairwell. Fun for kids. 1 at a time.

Boys and girls welcome to Fuzzy Stairs a plase (place) for fun and kindness. We are the Cosby kids. Now I will tell you the things you can do. 
1. be naked 
2. eat anything 
3. play in play-room 
4. be kind
5. play outside
6. watch TV cilectronics (electronics)
7. play ipad
8. have fun!

Levi took these two photos

One morning Anna used her scrap fabric to design this dress for her doll. It is a wedding dress for a wedding in Hawaii.

Grandma Becky brought these fairy wings, crown, and wand from Germany. 

First day of school!!!!!! First Grade!

Second day of school! I just thought her outfit was cute. 

And here's lots of Emily cuteness from August