Skip to main content

Playing School

Yesterday Finn asked me to play school with him. We went through everything he does during a typical day at school.  We spent quite a long time playing "my favorite."  He explained that Mrs. Raymer asks them what their favorite [insert category] is, asks them to write it out and then to draw it (she helps them spell the words).  Finn explained to me how important it is to play this game because it helps him with his printing skills.

This first picture is of Finn's "favorite food."   Do you see the top line?  This is Finn's illustration of his favorite food.  He was gravely hurt that I couldn't recognize that this is mashed potatoes, broccoli and pizza. Oh, and when did Finn start liking broccoli????

Next was Finn's "favorite song."  On this day he chose the song "Alexander Hamilton."  Below is a picture of our Founding Father's jamming out with a guitar, a trumpet and drums. 

This is Finn's "favorite show;" wrestling, of course.  He drew a picture of Brock Lesner and commented on how much his picture resembled the real Brock Lesner - bless him. 

After it got dark we took the boys on a walk around the neighborhood to look at Halloween decorations.  We made about a half mile loop.  Some of the decorations were pretty frightening, but the boys had fun. 


  1. Oh how I love children's printing and drawing! Great job Finn, I identified the pizza before I read the description.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog


Finn and Sam give Will absolutely NO personal space whatsoever.  They are always in face yelling and grabbing on him.  For a few minutes he will tolerate it.

Then he gets mad and starts swinging those arms.  I have warned both boys that they deserve whatever Will dishes out. 

Last Thursday was Finn's field day.  He wasn't too excited about it because he didn't get to participate at all.  He was even more upset by the fact that he only came home with a "participants" ribbon.  I guess Finn expected to get a ribbon for "Best Score Keeper."

Mexico Beach

Today I embarked on my first ever “girls’ trip.”  I have always had friends that went with their other girl friends on beach vacations, but I have never been on one myself. 
The trip started at 6:30 a.m.  I kissed the boys goodbye (Finn woke up to make sure that he got a hug) and hopped in my newly cleaned van to head to Robyn’s house. I had originally intended to meet Samantha and Karen in Hendersonville, but I spent a little too much time with the boys and got behind.  Instead, we met at Robyn’s house a little after 7:00.
Once we all arrived, we packed up the van and set out for 109.  The van has really come in handy.  We were able to get all of our suitcases, bag, pillow, etc. packed neatly into the van with room to spare.

We officially hit the road at 7:30 – the destination – Mexico Beach Florida.  Samantha’s mom has a condo that she graciously let us rent at a ridiculously low price.  The crew consisted of Samantha, Robyn, Karen and myself.  Samantha sat up front with me; Robyn an…

Gatlinburg 2.0

In mid-June Finn and Sam accompanied Grandad and Gigi to Gatlinburg.  This is their second annual trip so will refer to it as Gatlinburg 2.0. Michael, Will and I were at home, so outside of some awesome pictures and few sweet phone calls, we don't have a great deal of knowledge about the trip. What I do know is that the trip started with hot Kristy Kremes.  Upon arriving in Gatlinburg, Finn asked if the "hot sign" was on.  Seeing that it was, they stopped in for donuts.

They also went back to Clingman's Dome.  They went last year, but I didn't pack long pants and jackets so they were pretty chilly.  It was also really foggy last year.  This year went as planned; the air was clear and the boys were warm.

One of my favorites!

Another favorite.

And . . . another favorite.

They went to Dollywood later than evening and then again the next day.

It amazes me how pop culture "savy" kids are at 5.  I was never that "in the loop."