Monday, March 30, 2015

Box Fun

I recently ordered something that came in a big box. We kept the big box around for a few days and let the girls play with it. It was so funny to watch what they did with it.

One morning all three girls were entertained for a good while just hiding each other in there. They would tell me that I had a special gift, I would open the box and then they would scream and laugh. Variations included different combination of girls inside and the addition of blankets and pillows.

Andrew got to open a special gift when he came up for lunch that day.

All 3 were cozy inside.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Solar System

Malia's last unit of Science this year focuses on the solar system. While reading through her material one day, I got out my solar system box and let the girls explore it.

 Davey made up her own solar system.

And Malia enjoyed trying to put the planets in order by memory.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Charlotte's Web

 Last week I took Malia and Davey to see Charlotte's Web. It was a really fun show at a great little theater.

Afterwards we explored the park outside which included a giant, sprawling serpent that the girls enjoyed climbing on. Here they are (with a random girl) at the top/head.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lollipop Park

Last week I took the girls to Lollipop Park (a local indoor amusement park for little kids). Naomi had never been, so it was fun to watch her experience the rides. She said the train and the teacups were her  favorite. I took some bad, blurry pictures on my phone...

These couple I took at the very end as we were leaving are my favorite though. Good old distorting mirrors.

Monday, March 23, 2015


I started conditioning Malia about 2 years ago. Sometimes I would offer her a treat or a quarter to brush my hair while I read to her. Now she just does it. 

Her latest thing is not just brushing it, but also styling my hair. And she likes to take pictures of my dos so that she can show them to me (and walk me through the steps of what she did.) 

I have been tempted to cut my hair short again, but Malia's consistent hairstyling keeps persuading me to keep it long.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Options Art

We love the Options program that Malia is a part of. She gets Language Arts, Science, Music, Physical Education and Art while she is there. Here are a few of the art projects she has brought home this year.

 I love that she gets to paint and create and I don't have to clean it up!

These were family trees.

And there is something about this fox I just love.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Face Paint

We have had this set of face paint crayons in our junk drawer for years. Periodically the girls find them and ask to use them. Most of the time I say no. One day last week I said yes. It was hysterical. Here's what they did with them.

 Tiger/leopard nose and whiskers

 Minnie Mouse nose and ears (she has a Minnie Mouse dress on)

Angel Halo

Note: I was a little paranoid after they had it on that it would get smeared all over the carpet, pillows etc. which reminded me why my default it to say no.