Thursday, September 04, 2014

Piper is 3!

Last week, our littlest girl turned 3. She requested a chocolate cake with vanilla frosting (I did a variation on our favorite friday cake and simple buttercream).  Piper is so...herself.  One of our friends was watching her at the girls' birthday party this weekend and commented on how she just doesn't care what everyone else is doing.  She was going to do her own thing and have fun.  On the other hand, she usually lets her big sister have her way and is happy to hand over a toy or a snack.  I have her here next to me to answer some birthday questions.


Favorite color: pink (this is new)
Favorite food: chicken and fries, like at Chick-fil-a
Favorite book: Little People Zoo Book
Favorite show: Dinosaur Train


Favorite Toy: Applejack pony
Favorite song: Dinosaur train song
Favorite activity: drawing and "playing with my toys when I'm a big girl"
Favorite movie: Frozen "I'm not scared of Marshmallow. I'm not scared of that guy...Marshmallow turns out to be a good guy."

"That's me with a sticker on my face."
She got some special things for her birthday.  Cadence gave her this green toys flower building set and you can see the $3 she got from her buddy GrandDado.  She also got a suitcase from Nana and Dadder (which she had really been wanting) and a really cool Princess Anna costume, made by Dassa.  In addition to a few little things from Matt and me, we took her to Walmart and let her pick out a present.  We weren't sure what to expect, since she'd been saying she wanted everything from "all the headbands" to "another yellow snake."  She examined a lot of things in the princess/dolly aisle, under the supervision of Cadence, of course.  But as soon as she saw Applejack pony, a stuffed version of this My Little Pony, she didn't even want to look at anything else.  



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}

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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.