Friday, November 14, 2014

Fall is an understatement

Yeah, you could say it was fall. We couldn't believe how many limbs fell down in the windstorm we got. When we bought the property, we loved the decks, but they have proved to be a bugger to maintain.

Maddie at the library.

Since Izzie learned how to ride without training wheels she doesn't want to ever get off her bike. Because it was still a windy day, I made her bundle up tight and put protection over her ears.

After riding she came in to cozy up and read for a bit.
Part of first grade is lots of fun projects, right? We decided to make these pockets that ladies used in the middle ages before they invented sewing pockets straight into an outfit!

I doubt pockets from the Middle Ages was pink, but that's how my girls roll. Here is Maddie sewing her pocket after cutting out the pattern.

Izzie .


Izzie modeling her pocket, with a belt that she finger knitted.
The front deck looked marginally better than the back deck, but only just barley and the roof was pretty covered too.

Izzie curled up funny in the chair while we watched a documentary on the Middle Ages.

Getting ready for my Moms Night In Craft Party. I made a really awesome Sangria and a caramelized onion dip that was insanely good. I think we all ended up visiting around the food almost more than crafting, but we did get some of our crafting done!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Riding Bikes in the Fall

 Well, it's definitely fall in this photo! Izzie riding her bike in piles of gold.

 Quads! Nope, just playing with a funny camera feature.


 artsy shot.

 Maddie making a bouquet of leaves.

 Izzie at our friend Sophia's birthday party.

 Maddie and Izzie

 Maddie showing off the guitar we made while studying sound.

 Maddie's bike had a hole in her tire so I learned how to replace the tube.

 Daddy helping her ride without training wheels.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Homeschool version of Chopped (like the Food Network Show)

 Went to Costco and saw these HUGE bears. "well kids, you can choose, do you want a bear or a bed?" I mean, I can't imagine anyone having space for this thing!

 Taking advantage of a nice day at the park.

 I got some reading in while the girls got some playing in. It is SO nice to be able to go to a park and not have to follow the girls around. When they were three, I thought days like this would never come.
 Izzie and Maddie

 Izzie hugging Teddy.

 Izzie used some of her own money to buy this 9 in one Barbie book. She was SO proud of her purchase and excited when the mailman delivered it.

 Checked out a Choose Your Own Adventure Book, but the girls were not as impressed as I thought they'd be. These books were AWESOME when John and I were kids.

 Closing circle at a girl scout meeting.

 It's "sorta" warm... and mostly dry, so lets have a picnic!

 Homeschool group met up at Renita's house for a game of "Chopped" The kids all had a crazy good time. Renita was crazy for donating her kitchen for the chaos.

Izzie and Maddie decided to watch the proceedings instead of participating this time around.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

 On a whim I bought some press on nails for Halloween night. They were clearanced down to just a few dollars. I completely forgot how annoying fake nails are. But they were fun too, and didn't last that long.

 Maddie and Izzie at the Homeschool Halloween Party.

 Olivia and Paige

 Izzie working on a spider and bat craft.

 Izzie and Maddie.

 The WHEEL OF GLOOM. You spin it and you might get a piece of Candy or you might get to read a DOOM card. We all laughed at the one that said, "You have to start going to Public School." Although some were super sad fortunes like, "Your best friend moves away." The kids had fun making up new DOOM & GLOOM cards.


 Did I mention that I also bought some purple hair extensions and some glow in the dark horns for Halloween night?

 John took the girls around the neighborhood dressed up like a lumberjack and I stayed back to hand out candy.

 checking out the loot.