Friday, May 22, 2015

Japan, Church, Mornings

Each grade at Celia's school studies a special unit that they then present at the end of the school year.  Last year Kindergarten did Africa and this year First grade did Japan.  They presented a special song in Japanese with hand motions.  Celia and another girl lead the hand motions.  They then set up different tables in the classroom.  

The students wrote goals and made these little things.
They are called Daruma dolls

They also showed off the print making

Celia's table had the special socks (tabi) with traditional footwear in Japan

The students did a great job!

If you can see her little head, Celia read the opening and close prayer for our Children's Sunday last weekend.  She did a great job.  She also sang as part of the choir.  Audrey sang too.  They honored the pre-k teacher at the church's daycare center.  We have used our church's center since Celia was 1.  The pre-k teacher is amazing.  I can not wait until Audrey has her next year.

This was this morning.  Celia has no school today and she was dancing and hopping around her room.  Audrey acted like normal human beings do in the morning and was chilling in a bean bag, relaxing.  Notice "fluffy".

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Art Show

 Celia's school had an evening of the arts tonight.
Samples of the artwork from the year was showcased at her school.
It was a quick walk through of the school however it was absolutely amazing.

It was very cool to see her art work

We also enjoyed looking at the artwork from all the other students

This little peanut got in the photo action too

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mothers Day Photos

Audrey was the first child to wish me Happy Mother's Day.  She wondered into Celia's room, plopped herself on Celia's bean bag and grinned and said "Happy Mother's Day Mommy".  I thought, how sweet and I gave her a kiss.  I thought incorrectly that this would be a nice morning.  I was incorrect….

This pretty much summed up 75% of our day and I have no clue why.
It just was NOT her day.  We have not had this in a long time.
She went to bed with reflux symptoms but that is not new.
She went to bed a little late 2 nights in a row, maybe that.
She is Audrey, that could be it.

Yes, this one was in a good mood.
She has spent the last few days in a pony tail.  
The child that has fought my attempts at putting any part of her hair up just decided Friday that she wanted her hair in a pony tail.  So we went with it.  I think it is her frustration with having curls, even though they are beautiful.  When she takes the pony tail out her hair is a big huge poof ball and it is hilarious.

So overall Mothers Day was nice.  Pete did some extra cleaning and laundry and grilled tonight.  I could have done without Audrey's mood, but we all have those days.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


 Celia's school has a club that makes baby hats for newborns at a local hospital.
On Monday we are walking to the hospital (Audrey will be in the stroller, she has made me promise that) with the baby hat club to deliver the hats.
Most Mondays have been spent with a loom and yarn making baby hats.
This is one of her master pieces.
I think it's pretty good.

Time is running out at this sweet little school.
Celia and I are going to miss it..

We made the decision around the time that we moved
that Celia would go to our local district elementary school.
We are going to give it a try.

It will be ok.
She loves this school so much that she 
wants me to promise that Audrey will go to school
at that school.  My oldest is sweet.

As for baby hats.
We will still make them and deliver them to T. Michelle.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Scenes from my phone camera

Talking to me 5 seconds prior to this.  I left the room and did not hear her... Not even her room!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Happy Easter

 Pete caught some pictures on his phone

 The Sunday school classes added flowers to the cross.
The girls were very proud of their flower cross.
So I was left with literally 5 min to get dressed after Easter baskets, feeding these two lovelys, dressing them, and doing hair.  Then the older one decided while I am not yet dressed that she wanted to have Easter pictures taken outside.  When I said not now but maybe later she began the pout.

Audrey began to pose

So I zoomed in on her as Celia persisted with her pout

Yup, cuteness on all levels
The older one could be cute but she chose not to be.

A little bit of cute peeking through because she thought her sister was funny.
By the way do you notice the look of love for her cat?

The girls made out quite well with their Easter baskets.  The bunny was heavier on toys then candy this year.  Audrey got a dreamlite and some awesome sinkers for the pool along with a toothbrush that can't tip over.   Celia got a dohvinci kit, crazy loom watch craft, Peter Pan (book), and a toothbrush that does not tip over.  There were some candy treats included too. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Aunt Vickie's Hats

My Mom came back from her visit with my sister with hats that she made for the girls.  They really liked them.  But no offense to my sister, I hope that we have no use for them until next Winter!!