Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dr. Seuss is a Genius

I say this because if it weren't for him we would be bored out of our gourd around here. This past week we have now done two Dr. Seuss related activities, Green Eggs and Ham and now today our newest activity Oobleck. Between the kids having colds and coughs and the crummy weather this is turning into a very long winter, Gabe however is at least at a fun stage where he likes to do new things and he is actually excited about them. When I was teaching I did a lesson with my 5th graders using Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss and then they each got to play with some oobleck at their desk and then did a descriptive writing piece about it, obviously Gabe didn't do the descriptive writing but he loved the oobleck(okay for those of you who don't know what oobleck is it is just corn starch and water, with some green food coloring) At first he was rather apprehensive but once I showed him it was okay to touch he went to town. He kept saying "I wike Oobleck, Mommy" Ty also experienced a new activity this week as well, sitting in a high chair. I had just been feeding him in the car seat, but yesterday my nephew, was at our house and he needed a high chair so I brought ours up from the basement and decided to try it with Ty. Ty loved it, I think he just likes being able to see everything from up there. He actually ate his cereal better from in the high chair so I think the high chair will be staying upstairs. Things are going well with the new house and the selling of ours. We have the home inspection on our old house this Thursday so we are hoping that everything goes well for that. We had some estimates done last week on the new house and we now have our fix-up budget. I will post a few pictures of the house, keep in mind all carpeting is coming up, as it is all nice hardwood floors underneath, pretty much every room in the house is getting paint(and if there is wallpaper, that is coming down), and the wood paneling is becoming a brick wall around the fireplace and we're going to sheet rock the rest, and the kitchen is getting a minor makeover, don't worry eventually I will post "after" pictures so you can get a better idea.

This will be our room
This is the fireplace in the living room
The next 3 pictures are the kitchen that will be getting rearranged with new appliances, countertops, flooring, The dining area, and the stairwell


Marti said...

Hollie and Carl, I am so happy that you were able to sell your home and move into a fun and exciting new Ames palace! You'll have a great time watching your new house transform before your eyes into the home you've been dreaming of. Looks like a very nice place...perfect for tailgating right??!!

Flip-flop Mama said...

Hollie! I've loved your Dr Seuss ideas, so I'm copying you :) We listened to Green Eggs and Ham on CD today and Porter said, "Would you eat them in my monster truck?" :) Now we have to make some green eggs! Wish we were closer, so we could play on these cold days! Am entering blogland, Emily