Thursday, September 01, 2011

Back to School

I know I'm behind on blogging. You might think I have tons of free time now that both girls are in school but literally every minute of my day until they go to bed is accounted for. Matea's only at kindergarten for 3.5 hours and I work from home during that time so I can have more time available to hang out with them after school and in the evenings. Anyway, here are my kindergartner and second grader on their first day of school...

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer So Far

Backyard Picnic
Squeezing Baby Grace

New hair do's for all!
Writing in journals

Growing a fairy garden
Making homemade blueberry muffins
And eating veggies from our garden

Not too shabby, especially with a surgery and recovery thrown into the mix!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Feather Hair Extensions

Award Winning

Yes, shockingly, the girl who literally let the soccer ball hit her in the shins rather than kick it during a game received the PE award for her class.


Thursday was Matea's last day of preschool. She was really sad and cried as soon as she woke up because she was upset about not seeing Miss Sandy anymore. While she was at school, I got a text message from Miss Sandy telling me that they were reminiscing about the good times they had together and Miss Sandy told her she could come visit any time she wants to this summer. Then Tatey told her she could come to our house any time she isn't in school. Such a sweetie.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Almost Kindergartner

Matea had kindergarten roundup today which is when the teachers assess each student's level to determine which class they'll fit in best. She was so excited and spent a lot of time picking the perfect outfit. She's really in to pulled-up socks with dress shoes right now.

She was so independent at round up and seemed suddenly so much more grown up. I'm dreading August when my baby officially leaves me:(

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Bella presents her diorama today and decided she wanted to dress like Pinkalicious.

Can you see the resemblance?

Sunday, May 15, 2011


One of Bella's school assignments this week was to build a diorama based on a scene from a book. This is right up her alley since she usually spends her entire weekend doing some sort of major art project. In fact, a few weeks ago, she made this fairy house...

She did it all on her own. The idea was all hers and Steve and I didn't even know what she was making until she was finished with it. She scavenged through the trash can in my craft room and found other bits and pieces throughout the house.

Do you see the walk-in closet? So creative. And the shoe is the fairy's dog's bed.

So for her school diorama, Bella chose to do the page from Pinkalicious where she wakes up pink. Since all the page includes is a big picture of Pinkalicious, Bella looked through the book and used her imagination to improvise the rest.

We both think she did an awesome job and I'm confident hers will be one of the best. And I'm proud to say she did it all on her own...the one and only thing I helped with was the glitter on Pinkalicious' dress.

Of course, Matea had to do one too but she's much more easily frustrated than Bella and I believe, has lower creative standards.

Yeah, it's supposed to be an ice cream shop but Bella spelled it "ice crime". I earn extra awesome mother points for containing my laughter when I saw it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011