Monday, April 22, 2013

Texas Wildflowers

On our last trip to East Texas we stopped on our way out to get some pictures of the kids in the wildflowers.  Unfortunately, we weren't at a bluebonnet patch by these flowers were still pretty.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Kalyn's Rock Star Birthday Party

We had a great time rockin' out at the park for Kalyn's birthday celebration.  Even Logan got into the music spirit and sang a few bars.

Colored Hair Accessories

New Karoake Machine
Too windy to light the candles...
But still pretending to blow them out.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fun with Sophie Rose

Sophie and I have had some fun filling our days.  I'm getting some ideas from Pinterest and also from my Productive Parenting emails.  Here's some of the ideas:

  • I still had nuts left from Christmas so we broke them open, although I had to do most of them.  But Sophie did like using the pick thingy to get the nut out.  Of course we sorted the nuts and counted them first.

  •  We used the bathroom scale to weigh objects in the house.  THe hard part was finding things that were heavy enough to move the scale pointer.
 We weighed the milk jug, stack if books, firewood, and bucket of blocks.
After marking the weight of everything, Sophie was still the heaviest (and the cutest).
  •  We practiced our balance by walking with a small pillow pet on our heads.

Sophie then upped the ante by not only balancing the pillow but also a spoon on her nose.  The spoon trick is her favorite and she beats me at it everytime.
  • We attended a surprise birthday party for Ms. Peggy the Chick-Fil-A storytime host.  Sophie was so excited to give her the birthday card and gifts she had picked out.

  • Sophie has been practicing her gymnastics, taking every opportunity to stand on her head or do somersaults.

  • We prepared for our first ice skating outing by "skating" on shoeboxes.
  • I re-used the baking soda from the fridge by letting Sophie explore all that it can do.  She really enjoyed using colored vinegar to create fizzy art.
  • We had one last activity with the Easter eggs before I packed them away. We sorted them by type (plain, animals, insects, etc.) then by color, counting along the way.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Soccer Star Matt

While we were visiting my sister, we  went to the fields to watch Matthew's soccer game.  The little girls mostly just ran around but Logan enjoyed seeing the game. He says he's like to try soccer.


The Best Shot of the Day

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Bucket List

I saw a list similar to this and decided to do my own.  Most of these will be done with the kids but there are a few just for me (well, maybe me and another adult).
  1. Eat jellybeans.
  2. Pick strawberries.
  3. Mix up a pitcher of margaritas.
  4. Plant something green.
  5. Visit a farmer's market.
  6. Fly a kite.
  7. Steam whole artichokes.
  8. Have a picnic in a park.
  9. Bake cupcakes with pastel frosting.
  10. Look for 4-leaf clovers.
  11. Jump in rain puddles.
  12. Eat a ripe apricot.
  13. Get dirt under your nails.
  14. Blow bubbles.
  15. Swing on the swings.
  16. Feed the ducks.
  17. Make sidewalk chalk drawings.
  18. Skip stones in a pond.
  19. Listen to the rain.
  20. Sit outside at a cafe.
  21. Watch bumblebees at work.
  22. Notice trees budding.
  23. Spot a rainbow.
  24. Listen to birds singing.
  25. Feel the sun on your face.
  26. Go bare legged.
  27. Leave your windows open to catch a spring breeze.
  28. Pet a bunny.
  29. Send someone other than your mom a Mother's Day card.
  30. Visit the zoo.
  31. Play ball.