Archive for March, 2008
Those kids actually let us sleep until 9 this morning, yay! It’s a good thing because Chris and I stayed up way late again last night. This time we watched “Blades of Glory” the ice skating parody movie with Will Ferrell. I don’t know why I wanted to see it but I had been waiting […]
I finally found that motivation yesterday and the kids and I had a lovely session of lessons. I introduced “the” to Miss Daisy but she never really did grasp it. But she did do very well with remembering a word that she already read and she’s getting much quicker at sounding out. I ordered the […]
Today is one of those beautiful days where I usually get a lot done. Not today. I need to get all this candy and junk food out of the house. It’s seriously weighing me down (probably literally as well). I’m eating too much crap and hardly any good stuff so I feel yucky physically. I’m […]
My sister is home on Spring Break, so yesterday she and my mom picked up Tabitha and took her to my grandfather’s house for a visit. I didn’t think Daisy would be welcoming to the idea, so she and I stayed home. Of course, that cheesed her off because she doesn’t like people to leave […]
Monday was going to be a rather cold day. As in highs in the low 50s, which I know isn’t cold for some places, but it’s cold for Florida and it’s cold for us Since the girls were going to be covered in jackets, I figured I might as well skip the customs […]
It is so amazing watching Daisy learning to read. It’s been a long time since I’ve done this with Tabitha and it’s fun to do it again. She’s really getting it and our reading lessons are going wonderfully. Since I’m working without books right now, what I’m doing is starting with one short vowel word […]
We had a lovely Easter today, if a bit too hot.
Tabitha asked me last night if she could wake us up if she was the first up. I told her no earlier than 7:30am and we put her clock in her bed with her. The child knocked on my door at 5 minutes til 7 […]
Today was pretty much “Get Ready for Easter” day. We’re hosting tomorrow so there was cleaning and cooking to be done. Plus coloring pictures and dyeing eggs and playing. Chris supervised the girls in that endeavor and they had a lot of fun. After the eggs were dry, they decorated the eggs with monkey themed […]
These arrived Wednesday:
Chris sent them for no reason at all. And they were delivered, not picked up in the grocery store cold case!
And this arrived Thursday:
So now the downstairs part of the house is like the garage.
Daisy wanted to pretend to drive her car for the photo
Sure she’ll only get to use it for […]
Chris is watching Lost, but I’m frantically trying to finish Daisy’s dress because I have it in my head she’s going to wear it to our Park Day Easter party tomorrow. Oh, and I have to sew the matching hat. Did I mention I still need to bake lemon squares? I sense a Red […]
All I have left on Tabitha’s dress is to hand-sew three buttons and then it will be completely done. The pattern went fairly quick and was easy to understand. That being said, I made a few mistakes that cost me a large amount of time with my seam ripper. I’m hoping to finish the buttons […]
Don’t let the long sleeves fool you, it’s a beautiful, cloudless day running a nice 71º.
Good thing Daisy’s cold is kind of mild, not only because I dragged her around town today, but also because I think I’m starting to come down with it. But regardless, today’s adventures were not in vain and we found sand for the sand table as well as fabric and notions for the girls’ dresses. […]
Last week Daisy was takena myriad of places whether she wanted to go or not; so today I offered her a pick of choosing where we go, or going nowhere at all. She chose a mall. But it had to meet her specifications. It had to have a Disney Store, toy store, Hello Kitty […]
This shows a close-up of the two fabrics. As you can see, the red has many different string instruments in the design.
The recital itself went just fine. Tabitha did well without any major mistakes. She had a good time and her teacher was proud of her. After the recital we went out to lunch/dinner with […]
Last night I went to Target to finish up everything I needed for the girls’ Easter baskets. Their baskets will be very simple this year compared to past years. I’m just so burnt on buying things as that’s all we’ve done for months. There was Christmas and both birthdays and then three trips which not […]
Today the girls and I went to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Our purpose was to see a Mary Cassatt painting in person as she is the artist we studied yesterday in our art program, Meet the Masters. She was an American Impressionist who focused on women and children for portraits. Our […]
Saturday morning Tabitha finally realized one of her long-awaited dreams and went to sell cookies at a booth sale. Though they didn’t sell a lot, she had a blast. She wore a Samoa costume and danced around and was chanting with another troop across the street. She cannot wait to do it again next year.
Chris and I went to see the Foo Fighters last night- great concert They were extremely high energy and played for over 2 hours. They hit all my faves save two, but those two aren’t really concert songs. They even played their remake of Prince’s “Darlin’ Nikki.”
Nothing has been going on this […]
I mentioned that we started a US History book a couple weeks ago. Just a few pages into the book talks about ancient Native American (including Central and South America) people. One group was called the Hohokam and they were located in present day Phoenix. Thanks to Google I found two places of interest about […]
I’m very into the idea of turning the house more child-centered, as I mentioned previously. Right now there are toys everywhere simply because we have a lot of toys. But I really want more themed areas. For instance, I want to get a play store to go next to the play kitchen and then […]