Monday, August 31, 2015

Books and more books.

 Homeschool Storytime and Show and Tell. We had a big group this time. Esperanza, Ezra, Olive, Maddie, Izzie, Sasha, Kiran, Ilan, Treya, Soapie and Siale along with Maddie and Izzie.

 Olive, Izzie and Treya watching Kiran show off a little robot she made (the blurry thing) she also made a habitat for her robot (the blue box.)

 Splat Pug on a Rug.

 We went to visit Hanukkah on her "Acre of Nature." It's what she calls her acre of land that they are building a house on. When they first purchased it, it was really wild. After some clearing they put up a fort and a trampoline.

 Izzie doing flips.

Camera trick, it takes three pics and stitches them together to get motion. 

 Izzie sewing a little tote bag by hand.


 Hanging out in the backyard with neighborhood friends.

 Book time

 Maddie and Izzie hunting more books at the library.

 Izzie showing off her robe that Aunt Rhonda bought her.

 Izzie, a true Pacific Northwestener now. Tank top and rainboots!

 Maddie and Izzie watching to see where their books go at the downtown library.

Izzie and Maddie taking a moment to read a book before checking it out.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Chris's Bday on the River

 For Popo's birthday we went to play in the Washougal River. Popo had three celebrations this year, he must think he's important! We had movie night, river day and all went to a food festival together!
Here is Maddie and Izzie in the river.

 Chris took the girls exploring.

 Maddie eating some fruit.

 Izzie and Maddie.

 Maddie lost a tooth while playing in the river.

Maddie with her crooked smile.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Art and more art!

 I found this little harmless garden snake in my rock garden. He was perhaps a foot long.

 Took the girls swimming with my Mom. The water was WAY too cold for me, but they convinced mom to get in finally!

 Izzie jumping in.

 Sleeping Beauty, Izzie.

 Sleeping Beauty, Maddie.

 Maddie practicing lines for drawing class.

 And Izzie.

 Weekend art project. These chairs were theirs when they were toddlers but now of course they are way to small. I thought we'd paint them fun and funky colors and I'd apply some poly and hang them from my porch as art/pot holder.

 Maddie working on her chair art.

 Along with a Drawing class, the girls wanted more History this year so we are doing an Art History class. We mixed chalk (which would have been natural pigments) with egg yolks and a splash of water to make Egg Tempura Paints similar to how artists would have done it in the 1400's.

It was hard work grinding our chalk with the mortar and pestal, so our paint was a bit lumpy. Egg Tempura dries quickly so we had to use it fast!

 Maddie and Izzie painting with their hand crafted paints.

 I couldn't resist and had to paint something too.

 Izzie blowing a dandelion.

 Izzie modeling an upcycle, I made. The shirt was two small shirts combined and refigured and the skirt was a dress.

 The back is super cute.

 Chris's Birthday Lasagna!

 And we watched Avatar.

Movie night!

Monday, August 17, 2015

2nd Grade First Day of School Photos

 Maddie and Izzie. I made these shirts on their "first" day of Kindergarten, this year we started Second Grade!

Maddie was DONE taking photos at this point!

 The shirts are so big that they wanted out of them before we started actual school. Here's Izzie working on math problems and using her white board desk.

And Maddie.

For a stroll down Memory Lane... The link to their 1st Grade Pics in these shirts is here.
And The link to their Kinder shirts is here.