Wednesday, August 06, 2014

John 13:14-15


14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama, {this moment} is a single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Theme of the Week: Clothes, Fabric, and Sewing

Matt's mom has been teaching sewing lessons forever and I still make things, so it was only natural we had a clothing and sewing themed week around here.  Cadence is particularly interested in making things; I think partly because she sees sewing and knitting in her Montessori classroom.  She practiced hand sewing this week...we'll get around to using the machine eventually.

Reading: Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback, Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine, and Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

Piper is rocking her dress-up clothes
Playing: Dress-up of ourselves and dolls and Nina Ballerina Magnet Doll

Our fabric decorated letters
Making: Sewing Shape Cards (see below), Fabric Letters, Beaded Wands (we threaded pony beads on chenille sticks), and a purse for Emma the Doll!

Friday, July 25, 2014

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama, {this moment} is a single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


Sunday, July 20, 2014

{this moment}

Inspired by SouleMama, {this moment} is a single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Theme of the Week: Cars, Trains, and Trucks

We got Piper this train set awhile back (for her 2nd birthday, I guess? - and Matt's parents gave her some extra train engines and cars in cool shapes) and it has been getting a lot of play action here lately.  The girls haven't been playing very much with their little cars and trucks, so I thought we could combine the two for a nice theme of the week.  This way, some ignored toys become fun again, and we get to have even more fun with a toy that's particularly beloved.


Making: Shape and Sticker Train and Car Track Painting



Experimenting: After our car track painting, we did a fizzy car wash with baking soda and vinegar, inspired by this one.  And, her tip about adding peppermint extract to the vinegar was genius!  It smelled peppermint-y, not like salad!



Read: Freight Train by Donald Crews, The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper, and Go, Dog, Go by P.D. Eastman

Watched: Dora: Choo Choo (Season 1, Ep. 6) and Barney: Planes, Trains, and Cars (both available through Amazon Prime Streaming Video)

This week it's fabric and sewing!  Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I still make things: Doll Gown

I love that during the summer I have extra time for reading and making stuff.  Cadence and I collaborated on this lovely gown for her doll, Emma.  I used this tutorial from A Steadfast Life for an American Girl doll sundress, and added length and sewed up the back of the skirt.  

Cadie found the fancy sash in my ribbon box and it had to be part this outfit.