Maus and Cub wearing party hats…in a boat.
“When Brother gets bigger I will teach him to run… and jump… and pick up sticks… and throw them… and pick blackberries… and eat them… and walk my dog.”
– Said the Maus about the Cub.
Adding her own touches to her cousin’s art
Modelling behaviour is a tenant in teaching our children. Household chores, caring for animals, respecting others, making music…and making art. Mausi’s papa’s cousin is staying with us for a bit this summer, and his hands are rarely still. With […]
Words are tumbling out of little Mausi’s mouth…but they do all seem to be English! And I must admit, at times I find myself sliding more and more into English as I speak to her. English is by far the more comfortable language for me to speak, and I am much more expressive in it. […]
The days are getting just a little shorter, the nights are cooler, apples are hanging low on trees, and the slow ripe smell of autumn is creeping into the woods…
Happily we are still a little way from frozen streams and blowing snow, and with its sometimes warm sunny days and […]
We seem to be stuck between two puzzles at the moment. Simple peg puzzles just don’t seem to cut it anymore, yet more complex puzzles are still just a smidge out of Mausi’s reach.
After watching Mausi fly through her two peg puzzles again in the middle […]
I have a love for wooden toys…there is just something about them. The ‘organic’ (organic as natural, living) feel of the wood, the way in which the natural colours glow, the satisfying weight of the toy in your hand. When I came across Manzanita […]
I can hardly believe little Mausi is already 18 months old! I seems like just yesterday that we were just getting to know one another…
She really seems to be coming out with something new language-wise every few days! Most of the words are in English, some could be understood in either language, some are […]
Mausi is now just about 17 months old, and the last 10 months or more have been fairly evenly split between English and German. I try to speak to her exclusively in German, while her Papa speaks to her in English. He and I speak English to each other, so she hears that as well. […]
Now at a little over 16 months, Mausi seems to really be taking off with talking, and some of the words are even starting to become intelligible! What a fabulously exciting time now that she is starting to communicate with words as well as signs. As we continue on in our quest to raise our […]
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