Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The last year has brought many hard things, but also 2 wonderful things(your sisters!). You have weathered them all with humor and grace and I thank you for that.
Happy Birthday my Sweet Pea.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Saturday night was movie night. We watched Alvin and the Chipmunks. The kids LOVED the movie even Jack who said it was the funniest movie he had seen in a long time and "that is a lot, I NEVER think movies are funny".
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
We loved the school. It's beautiful setting, and small size of 65 kids, kindergarten through 8th grade. Multi-grade classrooms, and truly amazing creative and caring teachers.
I am so proud of them, and so when they started bringing home, such good scores on tests...I took them out for a treat...
It may seem like a bribe...but we had a great time, and they felt really special, so it was worth it! And it was YUMMY!!!
So...zucchini was not a big hit for Lily. Funnily...whenever I tried to get a photo of her, she would stop crying and swallow.
So I took a LOT of photos of her, in order to get her to eat...
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I had my spring conference today with Travis' preschool teacher. We were talking about ways to discipline, and she told me that at the California Preschool Conference she took a class that suggested that instead of a 'time-out' mat, or spot, to have a 'cozy-spot'. A place that is comforting to the child. Because usually when they are in need of a time-out they need comfort. So make it comfy, with a blankets, pillow, stuffed animals, and even books, and they have an area that they feel safe, and can learn to soothe themselves. So not to even address the bad behavior, but to acknowledge that they need time to reflect, or rest. I thought this was a great idea! I've always found that when meltdowns, or other misbehavior occurs, it stems from a need for attention, and so to teach the kids how to sort themselves out, and redirect them at the same time is a really neat concept...because it's essentially what a timeout is, but in a positive style...I am going to try it with Travis...he is on the old side, but occasionally needs a 'moment'. Then I will have a plan when the girls are ready....
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
"The very first time a baby laughs, a fairy is created."
Thursday, April 10, 2008
And Husband...the light was so beautiful, and he looks so content.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Some other favorites are zucchini and apple, or carrots and yams, this is good with some yogurt and cinnamon as well. Alexa thinks it smells like pumpkin pie. Peas have to be mixed with something, anything. And now I've discovered this website...perhaps thru Arizona, Wholesome Babyfood that gives all of these great, and some kind of scary, combos as well!!!!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
I am loving the new camera!!! I am having a little trouble avoiding the shake, hence the blurry photos....I even like those! I'll just have to keep practicing! I LOVE that I can put it on the 'sport' setting, and take about a zillion photos a second,
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The current look