Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Care package

A family friend sent the girls' a care package. It was so sweet, and full of craft supplies. The way to creative young girls' hearts is by sending them craft supplies. To top it off send them notes with confetti inside, because that truly is awesome.

Thank you Mrs. Julia!

We want pretzels

"We want pretzels" does not mean the children want a snack. It means it is yoga time, specifically yoga pretzel time.

This is the partner bridge. Are they not the cutest? I love my little yogis.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Lid brilliance

I am a genius, and maybe it is only in the eyes of my two year old. I have seen in the blog-o-sphere using jam jars as straw cups. But most often they involved things like drilling holes in the lids. I was not a big fan of the idea of drilling into the coated lids, creating a sharp surface, and well most of all I am lazy. The process required way more effort than my "Veruca Salt" channeling toddler would allow.

1. Get a lid from a child's to go cup.
2. Cut rim off so that it fits in your ring.
3. Place inside your ring.
4. Fill you jam jar with your child's favorite beverage. Screw on lid. Place straw in and enjoy.


Saturday, August 20, 2011


Claire is an official acrobat groupie. We saw the Stars of the Peking acrobats at the State Fair, and let's just say we went a few times. Some days we even watched them coming into the fair and then again on our way out. She learned how to say " Xièxiè," which is mandarin for "thanks."

They were so cool. We will miss them after tomorrow when the fair is over. I think we may have to go one last time to tell them "zài jiàn."

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hot Air Balloons

"The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mule Races

Off to the races. Mule races that is! What a sight, it was quite silly actually. Claire really enjoyed it. I am glad she is my State Fair buddy!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Left behind

With Emma away at school Claire needs someone to keep her busy. Unfortunately that someone is me. Hello neglected blog, I am sorry I haven't been around. Claire believes I am her source of complete entertainment. Well that is until she met The Peking Acrobats.

Now if only I could get them to perform in my living room.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Iced Tea

This summer has been quite hot. Iced tea seems to be the perfect beverage of summer. I like to get up in the morning and brew my tea so that it is cold by lunch time. I really love the bottles the Argo tea comes in, and if finances were infinite I could live off of the carolina honey tea. However, re steeping in the bottles seems perfectly fine for my frugal green mind.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Kindergartener

Emma is in kindergarten now. She is so grown up, but still my little babe. I love her teacher dearly, and do not mind sharing my Emma with her. However, the unbalance of life right now is tough. I hope we find our new rhythm soon, because by the end of the night I am exhausted.