Rice Krispy Treat Houses 2012

For the first time, the girls got free reign on their Rice Krispy Treat houses.  They did a great job, and had a blast!  🙂

Festival of Lights

Classroom Helper and Holiday Parties

Every other Wednesday, I have the pleasure of going to the girls’ classroom for an hour or so as the classroom helper.  Most weeks I man one of the centers for their learning rotations, or occasionally I help with a paint project or something instead.  Almost every week, I get to go to chapel with the class, too! Some of my favorite days in the classroom, though, have been the two holiday parties thus far!  I’m the class photographer, which {Read More}

Pumpkin Carving

This past Halloween, Elise and Avery wanted to carve a jack-o-lantern face instead of anything more elaborate.  Can I just say that we’re going to do this every year until they can choose and carve their own?!  It was so, so nice and quick – and very cute! But first things first, the goop.  If you’ve been around for a while, you know that some years have not fared so well when it comes to pumpkin goop scooping.  You also {Read More}

Halloween 2012

Just before Halloween (last year, now) we took the kids once again to Lakota Hills for their harvest party.  That night, we had a Belle, a Rapunzel, and a sweet little Dinosaur in tow. The bigger kids played games, decorated cookies, went on a hayride and ate s’mores. The littlest one crawled around a bit, and smiled at people.  As he tends to do. Then when Halloween day actually rolled around, the forecast was miserable – temperatures barely out of {Read More}

Christmas Eve

A Charlie Brown Christmas… Chocolate Peppermint Pancakes… Board Games followed by a 2.5-hour nap… Traditional Lasagna and birthday cake for Jesus (+ “Ice Cream that doesn’t melt” (astronaut ice cream) – which the girls jokingly asked for, never imaging such a thing exists)… Christmas bedtime stories… and now Christmas Vacation with the world’s best husband (who had such a title before surprising me with a home studio lighting kit). Just what the doctor ordered.  Today was a good day.