Thursday, March 31, 2011

Egg carton to Caterpillar

It was one of those days were the littles were climbing walls and my patience was thin. They just needed to do something. So we turned egg cartons into caterpillars.
I love watching these two work they are polar opposites. Emma gets into her work full body. Claire is more precise and orderly.

Hurray for caterpillars! Now if only King Winter would just go away so we can go caterpillar hunting!

Naptime Prep!

Today it was a great afternoon for some of "woody's round-up." So we snuggled in and put on Toy Story 2. I think it is my favorite out of the trilogy. Jessie's song "When somebody loves me" pulls my heart strings every time.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Going to the Dentist

Prepping the night before making sure all the sugar bugs are out of their caves.

She did so well! Usually she is very afraid of the whole dental cleaning and exam, but this time she was so very brave.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Emma!

Emma has been wanting a daffodil to bring in ever since they started blooming. She woke up to her very own in a vase.

We made some yummy delicious banana split cupcakes

Friday, March 25, 2011

Looking back

Five. Five is so big, but still so little. Five years is half a decade, and that just seems crazy.


Oh my look at how much you have grown. Every day you make me so proud. Happy Birthday my bean now sprout!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Woohoo! The luck of the Irish brought us a beautiful day today. We spent our morning at the St. Patrick's Day parade Downtown.
Emma was so excited.

Claire was not really sure of things, and was sheepishly eating her yogurt.

There was a lot of people watching to do, and Emma needed a higher perch.

Claire finally figured out what parades were all about, the candy.

Happy St. Patrick's Day.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
That stay with you all the year long.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday adventure

Today we went on an adventure. Patrick was asked to jury an art show, and we tagged along for fun.
We happened to find a Rural King while we were out. We watched the baby chicks, and found Papa some new boots. They even had a coloring contest set up and free popcorn.

We then moved on and found a park. It was a rather blustery day, but that didn't stop us from having a good time.

When we got home the ladies were worn out. Let's hope they sleep well tonight since we spring forward an hour!

Friday, March 11, 2011

More Ballet

Thanks to Michelle of 2 Pedals Photography and her fabulous photography skills, we have some more pictures of Emma in ballet. Michelle's son Noah is in class with Emma so we were fortunate to have her and her super lens power take some shots of our Emma. Take note that there was no lens envy there (said in a sarcastic tone.) Thank you again Michelle for sharing your talents!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tiny Dancer

Emma did another session of ballet. While she isn't the most coordinated or graceful student in the class, she loves dancing.

I love how they are all lined up so organized yet so chaotic. I also love that they still lead with their bellies at this age.

The little girl behind Emma is her friend Ella, she is such a character. We love that girl, and Claire has a huge crush on Ella.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

More Park Adventures

This gal could sit here for hours. She still calls them "wees", because we say wee when we swing. We can't pass by a park with out her saying "Mama wees?" We have had another cold snap, and I have had a lingering ear ache, so there hasn't been any wees since this picture early this week.

Oh Miss Emma is still so timid on the structures. I bet by the end of the summer she will be more agile and willing to go to the bigger parts.

However Miss Claire is practically fearless and will climb anything. Peek a boo, it's another heart palpitation. I don't want her to become afraid, so I just have to do some deep breaths and let her experiment.

Monday, March 7, 2011


I moved the easel upstairs. It was lonely and unused in the playroom.

They seem to enjoy it much more up in their room, and work happily side by side creating.

Saturday, March 5, 2011


We found two of the twelve dancing princesses in our living room the other day. Thanks to some fabulous hand me downs our ladies have been twirling about the living room leaving trails of glitter and laughter. I love to watch them run in circles.