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February 24, 2010

The letter C...

has been kausing lots of problems. Why kan't we just stik with the letter "K" or "S" instead of letting "C" make those sounds when it wants....well, I'll keep it just for "CH." Olivia has been having a hard time with it. She's been writing so much lately, but all phonetically.

We've loved having all this snow. Spending hours outside...learning about the science of snow and temperatures, watching it melt and move. It was fun to watch the snow melt and under the trampoline was LOTS of icycles. Today the girls cleaned off the trampoline. Going down the back deck, we have a few steps and turned it into a ramp. It was wicked fast to slide down, Hannah, Olivia, Rob and I each took turns....we threw snowballs at each others.

The girls have been enjoying reading Shel Silverstein's poetry and have each memorized a poem by him. His illustrations are so funny. While Rob and I were dating, he bought me a Minka fountain pen...I have been buying ink to refill it and just love using it. It's my favorite pen. Do you have a favorite pen? I think everyone does. Tell me about it...or what kind.

5 comments:

Michelle M. said...

My husband and I have commented how the letter "C" is pretty pointless.

I do not have a favorite pen, probably because I never write anymore. But I do have several that I am fond of. :)

Zoya said...

A lot of things about the English language seem pretty pointless but maybe you can use it ( c and other oddities) to introduce the history of our uniqully flexible and adaptable language. Gram was always going on about how this is from the Latin... that is from the German... Bill Bryson's book English and How It Got That Way is a fun read. (now I'm going to have to spell check all this)

PS I really like my refillable brush pen for sketchbook work.

Zoya said...

OOPS! I posted before fixing uniquely!

Chrispea said...

I don't really have a favorite pen, but the pens I like should write smoothly and not be scratchy. I prefer a med. point over a fine point. I also don't like my pencils too sharp. Weird, I know. ;)

Stacey said...

I LOVE Shel Silverstein's poetry too!