Saturday, January 23, 2016

Blizzard 2016


I am not sure how much snow we have gotten, 18 inches? 20?  Not sure, it is a lot.  They indicate that we are in this 25 to 28 inch band but then they keep moving it north so I am not sure.  I guess tomorrow morning we will know.



Notice where it comes on Audrey!  This is the first time we have broken out the snow gear this season and Celia's snow bibs are huge.  I got them at a consignment sale and they said size 8 to 10.  Well they lean more towards the 10 to 16 range.  Audrey has Celia's old snow pants and they either stretched out or she is slimmer then Celia was at this age.  So they are both well padded.


We are hoping to do some longer outdoor snow fun tomorrow.  We didn't last more then 30 to 40 minutes today because I guess that playing in an actual blizzard is not that fun.  

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Long time

I just have not had the motivation to update the blog even though I should as this is my scrapbook/journal for the girls.

We are back into the swing of things after Christmas break.  I enjoy Audrey's laid back schedule of just school and gymnastics.  Celia has 2 spanish classes, choir, and fencing each week.  Choir and 1 Spanish class are in one afternoon so that is a busy evening.  I know that many families do more but there is something nice about just having the freedom to relax some afternoons.  I think that now that it is January we have the homework routine down and it isn't really taking us that long.  Time management is the key and at age 8 Celia has no idea, that is a work in progress.  Word Study could take 1/4 of the time if each word was not sung several times…..

Audrey sometimes does "homework" when Celia is working too.  I give her random pages and she usually complies.  If she doesn't then she has to at least leave her sister alone during that time.  Last week she was completing a page in which she had to color in lower case letter i and she missed seeing one.  I pointed it out and she said "oh my teacher has failed me".  Celia and I lost it.  Not sure who she was referring to, her preschool teacher or me.

The girls are all about American Girl dolls and the good thing is that they are content with Celia's one American girl doll.  Now all of our dolls are referred to as American Girl Dolls so we are likely set!  Celia has made some clothes for them and the dolls have sleepovers in different rooms.

Twinnies (Celia has to be in the right mood for me to dress them alike)

I thought she looked so cute in her outfit.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Some Quick Christmas Highlights


 Dressed up for church, I think this is the 2nd, maybe the 3rd in these dresses..



































The Girls went on a Christmas eve scavenger hunt and part of it was opening gifts from my sister.  The main highlight were these mermaid tales that she made.  The girls love them.



Celia made many hats this year!  Audrey loved hers


Celia's big gift this year was a sewing machine.


Their twinny fox dresses

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Santa


This is the first year that Audrey sat on his lap without freaking out.
Pete kept trying to get her to smile and I was right next to her hand saying, just take the picture, 
she is just about done!!

It was a pajama Christmas party if you are wondering about the outfits.



By the way this was Audrey last year



And the year before



She is really not sure about him.  She gets a little nervous if there is a discussion of Santa coming.
But that is okay because she has more exposure through school and Sunday school and home (hopefully) about the real reason for Christmas.  

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Headboard fun

I ordered a headboard around Black Friday/Cyber Monday.  It was a great deal and the first head board that Pete and I have owned on our bed.  I guess it was about time.  To be honest, I was so sick of pillows falling behind the bed and the girls standing behind our mattress on top of the box spring and squishing the pillows even further down.  Anyhow it came in a huge box and Audrey was beside herself with delight.  First she found out that we could keep the itty bitty tools that came with the headboard and then she found the stupid styrofoam stuff inside the big box.  You know the stuff that gets everywhere.  She shredded it and made it into snow, I know, it clings to everything.  But it was too late once I got to her so for quite some time now the playroom is likely going to have styrofoam clinging to every crevice.




Not sure how the kitty hat fits in