Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hop Hop Bunny Bunny

 Aunt Rhonda sent fun Bunny Masks in the mail for Izzie and Maddie for Easter.

 A bit sick, so can't run around, but still wanting to enjoy some of the sun filtering through the trees, the girls found a comfy spot to play their nintendos outside.

In the middle of a backyard remodel (saved for a separate post) the girls exploring what work has been done already.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Rewild Portland Spring Break Camp

 Rewild Portland Day Camp! The girls LOVE this summer camp and they did a Spring Break one this year. They had a few open spots so the director called me a day before and asked if I wanted to fill empty spots with a buy one get one deal. We jumped at the chance! Izzie and Maddie. One big difference is that Rewild Spring Break camp was a lot cooler and wetter than summer camp!

 Pics that were taken at camp and shared with the parents: 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Random Photos




 Gardening Class. Ezra, Esperanza, Izzie, Maddie, Treya and Hanukkah.

 Izzie and her new guitar!

 Teddy and Bunny on St. Patrick's Day.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Art all around!

 Seedlings are growing in garden class!

 Izzie playing with the new baby chicks that Hanukkah got.

 Maddie and Treya.

 We are watching drawing videos and doing the exercises in the video. Today's lesson was to draw a shoe. Here's Izzie's sandal.

 I drew my boot.

 Maddie drew her flipflop and made sure to include the shadow.

 Maddie snuggling with Jake while reading a book.

 They got these rainbow looms I think when they were five but they weren't quite coordinated to use them. Even at 8, it's a challenge for some of the more difficult patterns. Izzie made a couple, but Maddie really got into it.


 Storytime at Janet's house.

 Maddie with her double buns.

 Maddie working on some math problems before bedtime.

 Art history today was talking about printing. We painted a thin layer of acrylic paint in a cookie sheet. Working quickly so the paint doesn't dry, we scratched out a picture using a toothpick. Then we pressed the paper, smoothed it out and peeled it up. Some results came out great and others, not so much. We want to try again after I get a smooth roller. The paintbrush left streaks.

 One of the better prints.

 Maddie made a rainbow's worth of loom bracelets.

 Homeschool group! It was raining, so we were stuck inside doing art.

 New dresses!

 To continue her rainbow theme, she painted her nails rainbow like.

Last indoor fire of the season maybe??

Monday, March 7, 2016

Boxes are still fun

I got a couple big boxes and asked the girls if they were too old to play in them. They said, "No way!" and proceeded to come up with lots of fun stories to go with their boxes.

At the park Maddie found these two feathers and I told her I'd try to identify them. I lucked out and figured out they were feathers from a Northern Flicker, which is also a bird that comes to our feeder! 

 Photo of a Northern Flicker.

 I haven't done a complete revel of the table that I stained, mostly because I still have to finish up the other two chairs!! But here is a sneak peak corner and the new buffet I bought with the pretty flowers John got me for my anniversary!

 Izzie and Maddie did all their school work this morning in boxes. It was fun and different.

 "Hey sissy, can I come over??"

 Izzie practicing her guitar.

 Maddie doing some reading homework with Jake.