Sunday, October 04, 2015


When we left Alli and Chris's house, we all borrowed something. Naomi borrowed Des's stuffed dog, Scout, whom she renamed Douglas, in honor of her lizard roommate. Douglas wore baba, (her sleepsack/blanket) for a few weeks and went everywhere with her. At about the third week, Des was coming to our house, and I mentioned that maybe we should give Douglas back. She was surprisingly willing. I asked to take a picture of them together before we returned Douglas and this is what I got.

Thursday, October 01, 2015


I have been trying to add more toddler focused activities into our week lately. Partly to combat behavioral issues, partly because she loves it (and usually the big girls don't mind the activities either), partly because it is good for her development and partly because I have materials for so many toddler activities already in my house.

Last week we did these little painting activity where you just wet the paint at the bottom of the page. Naomi loved it. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Big Box Fun

The girls spent a good part of one morning last week decorating a huge box we had. I love simple things like this that keep them entertained for large amounts of time.

These were their supplies... a CD player (so they could listen to Chronicles of Narnia), markers, scissors, glue, crayons, water and a How to Draw book.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


We got to have a pet for two weeks while staying at Alli and Chris's... Douglas, the lizard. We all enjoyed him. Naomi got to sleep in the same room as him (and somehow her usually sensitive nose was not bothered by his reptile smell). And Malia and Davey enjoyed catching bugs, usually grasshoppers, in the backyard to feed him.


Malia, who by the end of our time there, had perfected the grasshopper catching and transportation process.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

During August, we spent two weeks living downtown at Alli and Chris's house. I tried to take advantage of living close to so many Denver attractions. One that we explored was the Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys. It is a very unique place, but we had a good time.

In front of one of the largest doll houses they had.

I enjoyed seeing several toys from my childhood in the museum. In one room, they had an original Nintendo set up. The girls enjoyed playing and I was amazed at how much detail from those early levels came back to me.

Friday, September 25, 2015

First Day of School

In mid-August, Malia and Davey both started school. (We are still homeschooling but also taking advantage of our school districts' Options program which meets all day on Mondays.)

 The four kiddos before heading off to school.

 Davey told me that she was the opposite of nervous on her first day. (It probably helped that she already knew a couple of the girls who were going to be in her class.) She picked out her dress for the first day which happened to be the dress that Malia wore on her first day of kindergarten.

 Malia is in second grade. She is taking art, music, PE, Spanish and science this year at Options.

Naomi is not in school yet but wanted to pose anyway.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Naomi's hair is so curly and I have slowly learned how to manage it (although if you stop by unannounced to my house, she will look like Don King). Recently we decided to try pig tails. While the pig tails are small and easily fall out, she was excited about them.

And for some reason the sisters decided they needed a flexing picture.