|This is supposed to be her "mysterious" pose!|
Saturday, March 8, 2014
I may still be snowing outside but we have purple flowers at our house! Grace loves her new outfit - especially the sneakers! And she allowed me to put a flower hair clip in her hair. Lately, anything other than a braid or plain barrette of "off limits".
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Noah's mom, Heather, took this photo a couple of weeks ago when Grace was at their house playing. She told me that a few days after that Noah had a playdate with some boys from his school. They were talking about the girls in their class. At first Heather was a little concerned that they are only 6 years old and are thinking about girls. But then she heard Noah say, "My girlfriend goes to another school. She's cool because she has the best toys!"
Friday, February 14, 2014
Here is my "100 year old" lady on the 100th day of school!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
The 100th day of first grade is coming up next week. Finally! The 100th day is a BIG deal in elementary school and with all the snow/cold days we have had this winter, it kept getting postponed. For the 100th day of school the first grade teachers asked parents to have the children dress up like they are 100 years old. I asked Grace what she wanted to wear and she said she wanted glasses, her hair in a bun, and some "old lady" clothes. She even practiced walking like an old lady.
What a goofy smile! That other top tooth is loose, too!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
As I got in my car to leave work on Monday, I looked out over a hilly field at our school. In front of me at ransom spots were what looked like snowballs. They were different sizes, scattered about, with no apparent pattern. There were no footprints any where near them. I thought to myself, "We have Stonehenge at Wilcox." It was weird like crop circles and unexplained UFO sightings. Little did I know at that point that they really are a weather phenomenon and they have a name - snow rollers!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Polar Vortex and Arctic Blast are two phrases that have become pretty common this winter. The view outside our back windows this weekend looked like this:
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Along with Grace's growing interest in American Girl dolls our collection of 18 inch doll furniture and accessories has started to grow. Kyle understands that building a giant dollhouse in Grace's play area is as much for me as it is for her. The American Girls come with may tiny items like mini books, bottles, and (what we affectionally call) "do-dads" that I prefer not to have all over the house. So, after a lot of searching we found a great house at www.mygirlsdollhouse.com. It ended up being 6 feet tall by 5 feet wide when complete. And even then, some of the rooms seem small when the furniture is put in. But Grace is very happy. She even said I was "super awesome" tonight when she went to bed. I don't get that kind of recognition too often.
The dollhouse is the creation of a company called Wicked Cool Toys. I am not sure what else they produce, but since there are no other dollhouses currently on the market for 18 inch dolls, they seem to have hit upon a good niche. A lot of little girls love their American Girl dolls and have no where for them to live! You can get house plans off the internet or Etsy, build your own version, or have a carpenter create a custom design for you but this was the best option for us.