Thursday, April 29, 2010

2010 04 Printmaking

This was an idea from a magazine.  Take styrofoam and draw in it with ball point pens to create a design.  Paint over it with the thinnest layer of paint that a child can paint.  Then turn it over onto a piece of paper and voila!  Of course, as soon as I tell Hannah to try not to use words as they will be backward when printed, she did it anyway! My little rebel!

2010 04 Happy Birthday Gramma Kate!

Alyssa has been writing the letters of her name for some time now, and now wants to expand her writing skills.  This is a card to Gramma Kate that simply says "Happy Birthday".  She wrote each letter as mommy dictated them to her... and always using her left hand.  She will write with her right hand, when asked to, but only for a letter or two and then she switches back again.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hannah decided to have a tea party today.  She made the sandwiches, cutting them into tiny bits and poured the tea.  She was a perfect hostess.

Friday, April 16, 2010

2010 04 Alyssa Meets Jana

Alyssa was so excited about meeting Jana Alayra.  Like her big sister, she truly enjoys singing along with Jana and watching her videos.  The morning of the concert, Alyssa drew a picture to give to Jana, which she did.  Her only disappointment was that Jana didn't sing "Oooo Yea, Yea." 
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

2010 04 Noah

Hannah drew this wonderful picture so I had to ask her about it. 
Who is this about?
Noah? (thinking she meant her cousin)
Yeah, from a long time ago, when he was put in a boat and put into the water. 
OH, Moses... is this Moses?
That's his dad.
What is the expression on his face?
He's sad.  He's looking for Moses.

2010 04 Garden Center

We went on a "field trip" to the local garden center to learn the names of the flowers that we see on our neighborhood walks. After a snack, we set out to explore and sketch. The girls loved walking through the paths and discovering the pond with the fake plastic ducks.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

2010 04 Dakota and Hannah Paint

Hannah's friend Dakota came over the other afternoon.  He's into dinosaurs... Hannah was into supervising...

Sunday, April 04, 2010

2010 04 Is it Easter time?

So this story has a few dimensions to it.  First off, all week Alyssa has been asking, "Is it Easter time?"  The answer I gave was, yes it's Easter time, but Easter is on Sunday."  So when Easter morning finally rolled around we had two little girls bounding onto our bed at what seemed the wee hours of the morning... not really wee, but when I looked at the clock, I was terribly confused.  It was still dark but the clock said 7 am... or did it?  

Dimension number two... a few years back we were given a clock that automatically adjusted itself for Daylight Savings.  Really neat function, until the date of Daylight Savings changed.  We've had a few mishaps in the past with trying to reset the clock only to have it change again and again... so this year we decided to simply leave the clock go until it fixes itself.  (I know what you're thinking... why are you still using the clock?? We ask ourselves the same thing!)

So after realizing that the clock probably righted itself, we asked Hannah to go into the living room to see what the time actually was.  She wanders off and as I hear her turn on the living room light  I hold my breath... 

Dimension number three... the Easter Bunny had already been to our house and the baskets were on the coffeetable!  Hannah bounced back into our bedroom without a word about the baskets and announced that it was only 6 am.  Back to their own beds the girls went... though the office to avoid the Easter baskets.  We didn't quite make it to 7 am when the girls ran back into our bedroom squealing with delight.

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Moppets Easter Click here for pictures

Our Easter Click here for pictures

Saturday, April 03, 2010

2010 04 Hannah is clever

Unable to figure out the differences between the three Eeyores, Hannah drew her own...