Friday, January 28, 2011

28 January

{this moment}
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this week, i am grateful for...

• the happiness of ballet starting again

• knitting something for me

• toddler sighs

Sunday, January 23, 2011

23 January

The girls are getting a room make over! So they needed a temporary residence.
Patrick hard at work and a sneak peek at the room.
Room IP
This baby was made for tents, or was it caves?
Cave baby
You can't camp at an electric site with out party lights.
Temp residence
Checking out her set up, and considering she fell asleep shortly after laying down I think she approves.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

19 January

Work in progress Wed.
I made a batch of cornstarch clay
We have had lots of fun sculpting. With Claire's birthday coming up I made a miniature cake for their doll house.
Fairy birthday
And I have been working on spring figures for an Easter exchange.
Cornstarch figured

Sunday, January 16, 2011

16 January

When all else fails, take a bath.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

15 January

Renewed crayons.
One morning Claire dumped the crayons out. While I was cleaning them up, I realized it was time to condense the shabby color collection.
I happened to have a disposable mini muffin pan that I picked up on clearance. So I chopped the crayons into small pieces, and placed them in the muffin tin.
Renewed crayons
Then I placed them in the oven at 275* for about 7-10 mins. Long enough for me to make the beds, and almost forget about them. I pulled them out and they were nice and melty and swirly.
Molten crayon
I let them cool and popped them out of the muffin tin.
Color wheel
Hurray for new crayons!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

12 January

Work in Progress Wednesday:
WIP Wed1
I am testing a knitting pattern for a friend. This will be a doll cardigan when it is done.

Monday, January 10, 2011

10 January

Music Monday

Sunday, January 9, 2011

9 January

Silent Sunday:
Goodnight book

Saturday, January 8, 2011

8 January

Saturday, do you not realize you are a day of regrouping. Children are not supposed to be sick on saturday. It is just cruel! But alas I awoke to the sound of a stomach trying to remove it's contents at 4 am. The up side was I caught power yoga on at 6, and did the entire show. That was some what rejuvenating, and managed to settle me back in sleep mode. Which ended way to quickly.
Our morning progressed as Saturday mornings do, lots of errands and a bit of saving Hello Kitty.
Saving HK
Claire is in that beautiful stage of where she thinks she doesn't need a nap. It is torture me
Fighting sleep 365-8 #fb
Claire got to exchange a double Christmas present, and picked out a pack of ponies. She loves to tend to her ponies, and brush their hair.
Claire then helped Dad do some lesson planning.
Lesson plan

Friday, January 7, 2011

7 January

This morning was a slow going morning. Claire was up most of the night with a fever, and congestion. Thumb suckers and congestion are not really cohesive, which magnified the sleeplessness from the fever.
Good morning
Emma then realized that she was prepared for naughty pigs if they were to invade our house.
Angry Bird prep
After aiming the bird at the target you release to kill the pig.
Fire that bird
The spectators were amazed to witness such an outstanding sport.

Thank you angry birds for teaching my eldest about the fine art of catapulting.
Catapulting is a tough sport so it requires rest afterwards.
Sleeping Beauty
I wish I could say we then took a fabulous winter walk in the lush snowflakes that fell today, but we enjoyed them from the window.
Then it was time for some yatzee! I was surprised how well they picked up the game. They were like yatzee pros.
Of course they had to be, because Claire took it upon herself to be rule referee.
Rule Ref
I think Claire took her position a little to seriously, because she became a little diva on us.
We ended our nice Friday with a picnic dinner in the living room, with kids' choice sub sandwiches and chips.
Picnic dinner

Thursday, January 6, 2011

6 January

Emma's drawing "Tiger stuck in the red sun"
Tiger stuck in the red sun
Thanks Aunt Julie for the scented pencils. Claire is permanently sporting a smelly pencil mustache.
Smelly pencil mustache
Today's morning motivational music rang hits such as Call Me and Heartbreaker.
Morning music
These songs are perfect for Claire's main twirl moves.
This afternoon King Winter reminded us that it was still winter, and gave us a snowy scene for the littles to enjoy.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

5 January

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

4 January