Saturday, February 28, 2015

John's Birthday

 Happy Birthday to my dear Hubby John.

 Keeping with tradition I made chicken parm. I've made it almost every year for his birthday.

 Last year I made an ice cream cake and so this year he wanted another one. It didn't turn out looking that pretty, but let me tell you, it tasted great!

Maddie, Daddy and Izzie.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Girls Bathroom Makeover

 So after we scraped up all the linoleum from the bathroom floor, I let the girls draw on the subfloor with sharpies. Maddie & Izzie.

 They started small and then kept on drawing.

 Floor finally all installed! Now to put the toilet back on!

 Poor Izzie got a small tummy bug. Neither of the girls have thrown up since they were one year old, so they aren't familiar with the feeling. Izzie came into our bedroom saying she felt all wiggly. We weren't sure what that meant but cuddled her for a bit and then she wanted to go back to bed. But she came back and said she didn't feel right and her tummy felt really wiggly. Luckily John quickly had the thought she might throw up and rushed her to the bathroom. Sure enough she threw up. She said it was the worst thing in the whole world. She spent the rest of the day on the couch being pampered, but luckily only threw up one more time before the whole thing passed.

 Snaggle tooth Maddie!

 Izzie in the light pink and Maddie in the multi colored gym suit.

 Izzie reading the Barbie book she bought.

 Girl Scout Cookie time!!!

 We had to deliver cookies at Daddy's work, so Maddie and Izzie put on their uniforms, delivered cookies and then we took John out to lunch.


 One of their Girl Scout meetings.

 Izzie writing a story for Creative Writing.

 Maddie looking at the back of a Little Men book to see how many she's read. I think she's read all of the ones in our library system.

 Maddie and Izzie created a Fairy village out of limbs at the park.

 Castle by Izzie

 Cookie booth, Izzie, Maddie, Madeline, Molly and Delia

 Momma and Maddie

 Izzie and Momma

 Homemade Pizza Night!

 My friend, Christina gave me this cute succulent... I hope I can keep it alive.

 Kitchen before... about to get new countertops!!!

 Bathroom after. I love the new floor! The girls wanted to paint the walls purple, but since Maddie at least, is already tired of her pink room, I wanted to paint it something that would last a bit longer. So we compromised with purple accessories. Although I still haven't found a purple soap dispenser. Anyway, I think it looks nice. Too bad, it usually has dirty clothes strewn across the floor.... but we are working on that!

 Maddie learning how to knit.

 Wall of library books. I love this wall.

 Izzie and Maddie exploring the electricity kit they got from Grandpa for Christmas.

 They got the light up fan to work and were pretty proud about figuring it all out!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Party

 I've been wanting to visit Art A'La Carte ever since we moved here and when I heard they were having a homeschool day, we finally made time for it! It was a pretty awesome place. It's a buffet of art supplies. You pay for your time and the kids get unlimited use of any of the art supplies they want. Izzie and Maddie about to get started.


 Izzie and their friend Brice.

 Maddie and Izzie.

 Izzie thinking about what her next project was going to be.

 Maddie learning how to use a hot glue gun... which was so much fun for her!

 Princess Maddie working on some creative writing before our Valentine's Party!

 Maddie, Izzie

 Maddie and Izzie. Izzie just wanted to hang out in her fuzzy socks. :)

 Valentine's Decorations.

 And guests! Sophie, Ella, Julia, Ethan, Izzie and Maddie. Brice and Bridgette came too.

 Handing out cards.

 We played several games. This one they had to cross the floor using two hearts. Hop on a heart, turn around pick up the one behind you, move it in front of you and repeat. I had them on teams and it was a race. They really got into it!

 This one was don't break my Achy Breaky Heart. I had a tissue paper heart and they had to make it down the line without ripping it, only holding it with very small clothespins.

 I bought a couple of bags of large sweethearts and we timed them to see who could stack them the highest tower in one minute. This ended up being the favorite game and they wanted to do it over and over. Then they just used the sweethearts like building blocks! I also had an art project planned, but by the time we were done with the games, they were ready to just go play in the girls' room for awhile. Which was fine because that gave the grown-ups time to visit! The party was a huge success, and as the kids left they all asked if they could come back again next year.

 The roses that John got for me and the girls on Valentine's Day.

Maddie and Izzie