Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Ironically, the girls ended up playing in the snow just the night before I finished this post. Such is life in the midwest. Just wait a few days and they will be back outsite in their shorts and tank tops!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Aliah has been begging me to teach her to sew for a long time now. Saturday, while shopping with Grandma, Aliah picked out a pattern for some shorts and top. I decided I had better get my machine out and teach her some basics first before she starts on some clothes. After a quick phone consultation with my Mom, I got everything ready for step-by-step directions to teach her to sew.
After learning the parts of the machine, she sewed on lined paper without thread:
After she mastered the straight lines, we moved on to curvy lines and curly-ques. Next was squares to learn corners.
After mastering back-stitching and learning to thread the machine she sewed her first seam:
Friday, March 18, 2011
Uncle Troy's Suos Chefs Annabelle and Ashlea:
Spectators Aunt Deidra and Charlotte:
another picture of Charlotte, because she is so darn cute:
Violet happy to have Grandma's full attention while having a book read to her:
Judge Annabelle tasting the food:
And the Winner is. . .
Her secret ingredient was cheddar cheese and some fresh chives, thanks Mimi for the suggestion!
A box of over a 1,000 foam stickers to keep little hands busy:
A fun hands-on curriculum to keep big brains challenged:
My temporal thermometer that so reliably checks this one's persistent fever for the past three days:
And a well-rested (finally!) Mommy who today has the energy to take care of these blessings.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
compose their own music.
Sorry for the lapse in blogging. We have been dealt a difficult hand the past month and Mommy is just too busy to blog. Life has been stressful and hard. Ricky found a creative way to deal with his stress- an Enigma Puzzle:
After about a half hour, he finally got it apart. But the trick was trying to figure out how to put it back together!
Some Haigh Girl eye candy: