Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter 2013 Part One

The kids and Momma dyed Easter eggs today!
We only have two wisks, so they had to take turns.

I am in love with this picture.

Jerry's first time dying eggs! 

Oh, Bee!

Videotape Week

Every year the girls' dance studio has a video tape week, when parents can record their child's dance to practice to at home to prepare for the recital. It was last week. 

Gracie's ballet dance: 

Gracie's tap dance: 

Bee was upset that Gracie got recorded and she didn't, so she put on her own show in the lobby. Her class is on Thursdays and Gracie's is on Mondays. 

Bee's ballet dance. She is only in one dance.


Spring Has (FINALLY!) Arrived!

Gracie Turned 5!

Getting treat bags ready for her friends.

Playing in the Burger King playland.
I had a bit of a difficult time getting a nice shot of Gracie with her 5 cupcake.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It's Good to Have a Sister. . .

. . . for those days when you really don't want to lift your own arms to eat.

Spaghetti Painting

I found a list of activities for children on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and took note of a bunch I plan on doing with my kids and/or students this spring and summer. One of those was spaghetti painting. The mom that blogged about it had left over cooked spaghetti and let her kids dip it in paint and rub it around on the paper. Sounded like fun to me, so when Daddy had left over spaghetti the other day, we did just that! 

Bee ALWAYS paints her tummy. 

I poured paint in rainbow order and put spaghetti in each color.  I showed them how to pull it out and drag it across the paper. 
Our set up.

This is what I got when I asked Gracie what she thinks of it.
One of Gracie's paintings. I'm planning on putting them all on Artsonia. Jerry has a pretty cool one too. 
Of course, after painting always comes a bubble bath!
The aftermath.

Boxcar Children

If you have children, perhaps you've seen the show, Timmy Time. It's a spinoff of Shawn the Sheep (Timmy is Shawn's nephew), but I personally like it even better than Shawn the Sheep. It's more for the preschool bunch than older kids/adults like Shawn. None of the animals talk, they all use their typical sound but can somehow understand each other. For example, the owl teacher said "Hoot, Hoooo-oot," to give instructions. Below is a video of the opening theme song. 

Cute, right? We've been watching a lot of Timmy. They have good morals and the girls giggle through the whole episode. In one episode, the kids learn about trains and Timmy pretends to be a train. The cat feels left out and tries to one-up Timmy by making a train out of a box and stealing the other kids for her own train. They go back and forth, one-uping each other until the other kids give up on them and play something else. 

Ok, that's the background story for our post. Daddy cleaned out JR's room the other day and condensed two diaper boxes and a wipes box. He put them by the door so the next person to leave could take them out to the recycling. The next thing I knew, Gracie pulled a box out, stepped into it and started walking around the room chanting "Mew Mew Mew Mew" (say it like a train!). I laughed and she asked for string to make it into her own train car. 

Of course, as soon as Gracie had one Bee and Jerry needed one too!