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Counting Crayons

We had been studying our colors for awhile and I decided to switch to numbers.

I pointed at the crayons on the table and said to the child, “Will you count the crayons for me?”

He said yes, then began to count:










He paused for a moment then touched the last crayon:

“And that one’s gray.”

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Mumma — most days OC can count past ten.

    Polona — I think he knows the name of every color in Crayola’s biggest box!

    Nessa — cute, too!

    Betty — yep, he’ll have his numbers soon, and the crayon was indeed gray.

  2. Too cute, our Daughter just turned five and we had the “eleventy” not so long ago ourselves. She has really picked up on so much during the last few months – it amazes me.

    Anyhoo, I haven’t stopped by since Dr. John stopped having blog marathons – but am today to remind everyone:

    “Roasting Dr. John Comment-athon”.

    It’s nearing Dr. John’s birthday and this year it falls on Thanksgiving! (November 22nd)

    Last year we Roasted Dr. John and I’ve been thinking, what would be the perfect Birthday present for him this year?

    COMMENTS!!!! Lots and lots of them! From those he knows, to those he doesn’t know. From all over the world and throughout the blogosphere. Let’s fill his inbox with Happy Birthdays.

    How to do it: Be creative, he loves creativity. Post a blog on his birthday (Thanksgiving 11/22) dedicated to Dr. John and wishing him a Happy Birthday. Make Dr. John your “link of the day” and encourage your Bloggy Buds to stop by and leave him a comment and a Happy Birthday wish.

    Perhaps, even getting them to join in on the fun! Create your own Pigeon Falls photoshop as you imagine it, a post on trains, design and describe the perfect fortress or dare to post your entire blog in Finnish.

    Leave a linked PS note when you visit other blogs this day to guide peeps over to say Happy Birthday to a super fantastic guy.

    Use your imagination and have fun with it. See ‘ya next week!

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