::: We've charted our course for our trip to Florida and I'm SO excited. We'll be staying in Knoxville, TN on the way down and in Lynchburg, VA (to visit my brother in college) on the way back. I'm not crazy about the windy mountain roads on our route home, but at least will be scenic. I'm just hoping for no major fog or snow.
::: Jack can now identify (at least) four letters of the alphabet. This came as a shock to us over the last week as he started pointing these out on our shirts, water bottles, etc. We couldn't figure out who had been teaching him this . . . certainly not us. And then we realized, it's this toy:
My aunt got him this magnetic letter set for Christmas. Jack pulls our step stool up to the refrigerator and plays with it multiple times daily. When you put a letter in the base and push it it sings a little song like this:
"D says duh,It also has a button that plays the whole alphabet song. It's amazing how quickly he's picking up the sounds that the letters make as well. The best part? They don't scratch the refrigerator and when it comes to magnetic letters, that's hard to find. This toy comes with my highest recommendation.
D says duh,
Every letter makes a sound
D says duh."
We also have these refrigerator letters, which he played with quite a bit until he received this gift. They won't scratch the fridge either.
::: I officially am the sole shareholder of "Less Ordinary Designs, Inc." Setting up an s-corp will hopefully spare me a little more tax-wise in 2009.
::: I love new etsy shops. I think this one could grow quickly. I'm waiting for them to post some of the pears that they had on their blog last fall . . . I love the little beads on those!