Archive for January, 2008

Brenda likes Starfall

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Here is the link to a great website, www.starfall.com. Brenda loves learning the sounds of the letters of alphabet at this site. Designed to help children read there is plenty to learn at Starfall.com. It is designed primarily for first graders, but is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and second-graders. We make good use of the sight so far. It is also great for home schooling. It has work sheets you can download too.

Yesterday Brenda did the letters T, S, U, X, Yand D in that order. X and Y where hard sounds to make for her, but she will get them.

January Birthdays

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Two of Brenda’s cousins have there birthday’s in January. Happy Birthday Ray and Karina.

Here is Karina with her Aunt Anne.

Anne Giving Karina A Birthday Hug

Wagon Rides

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Brenda got a wagon from Aunt Anne and Uncle John  for Christmas. We use it to put all our presents in the day of Christmas. The Wagon came in real handy. Thanks Anne and John.

Now we use it to go on walks with Brenda. The second time Lisa went to take Brenda out on a walk a lady stopped her and said she had a little add on trailer for the wagon and asked Lisa if she would like it. I went to get the wagons trailer as soon a Lisa got home and told me about the offer. We put some of Brenda’s stuffed toys in the back of the wagon. They represent some of the biggest names in kids educational Icons: Dora the Explorer, The Cat in The Hat, and Blue of Blue’s Clues. They are all star toys and Brenda like them all.

Here are some pictures that came out nice from one of the walk we took.

What Is Brenda Thinking About?

Brenda Takes a Wagon Ride

Brenda and Her Friends

These pictures of Brenda came out pretty good for once in a long time. She is getting so active it is really hard to get any picture that aren’t blurred. In the wagon she has to be sit still.

Or at least she should sit still.

Brenda Sit Down

Brenda Needs To Sit Down

OK Daddy I’ll sit down

Brenda Smiles Enjoying Her Ride

 To look at and get your own wagon you can go to Brenda’s aStore and get one there.

Brenda Loves Her Little People Friends

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Some of Brenda’s favorite toys are Little People by Fisher-Price. For her birthday we got her the Alphabet Zoo set. Here she is having a great old time with it.

Brenda PLaying With Little Peoples Zoo

Brenda plays with her Little People most everyday. She also has a Touch and Feel Farm, a Service Station and a House. Brenda and I highly recommend the Little Pepole. They really stimulate the imagination. In a way the Little People have become some of Brenda’s friends.

A lot of the Fisher-Price Little People come with DVD’s. Brenda really likes the DVD’s. She calls DVD’s DD’s. She also has a First Look and Find Book with the Little People in it.

You can see the Little People Brenda has or would like to have at the Brenda’s Friends aStore.

Brenda Had A Very Nice Christmas

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Christmas was very nice this year. Brenda got all kinds of great Christmas presents.

Brenda's Christmas Tree

We spent Christmas Eve at my family’s long time friends the Monty’s. Brenda ate a lot of shrimp there. Shrimp is one of her favorite foods. Pasta is one of her others and the Monty’s make great pasta.

I talked to the Monty’s son Chris about my idea of Brenda’s Friends and he seemed very interested. He had worked on a kids cartoon in the past. Chris had some good insights. Thanks Chris.

When we got home Brenda went to sleep. I let her know she needed to get to bed so Santa Claus could come. Whether she understood or not she went to sleep like an angel. I put out a few more presents and went to bed myself.

The next morning Brenda, Lisa and me were all surprised at all the presents under the tree. Santa brought all kinds of great stuff for us. Santa brought Brenda some kick balls, a wooden train tracks, a Thomas the Engine, and a guitar.

Of course we got her some toys too. I will be placing listings of the toys in Brenda’s Amazon aStore in the near future. I will let you know what she got and will try to give our feed back on how she liked each of them.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Brenda and us want to wish all her friends a Happy New Year in 2008. May you find sucess in your new year resolutions and the results you desire.