Saturday, November 21, 2009

Nutcracker Time!

The most tedious part about being a performer's mother is to practice the hair every class & rehearsal in the month of November, so as to be perfect for the performances. With 30 rollers and some wonderful recommendations, I must say that I have mastered it finally!

A wanted her hair done like sister's, so here she is in all her posing glory!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

October 31st - Halloween

Buzz Lightyear and Kate Wetherall are making their candy rounds. Old Mill District here we come!
WOW - what a haul! Good thing they received new toothbrushes!

Bread Making 101

While learning about how yeast works, our tummies were getting hungry. So we put our knowledge to the test and the girls each mixed, kneaded, waited and baked their own loaves of bread. There is something extremely comforting about baking bread. Mmmmmmm.

Autumn Fun - October 24th

My pumpkins with their pumpkins!

Both of them are so excited to get the goo out! Daddy had the knife duty and I was on pumpkin seed extraction/roasting duty. Below you will see A's wolf and C's bats & ghosts.

Autumn leaves are so enchanting. I made it a goal this year to be sure I got first jump into the pile. Boy it looks more fun than it is. Pth pth leaves in mouth. . . and ouch that ground is hard!
It was worth every bit of it to see the smiles on the girls' faces though.

Pumpkin Patch

October 23rd was spent at DD Ranch petting animals, bouncing along on a hayride, playing and picking out our pumpkins. Both girls were delighted with the sweet donkey.

This little calf was enjoying the sucking of fingers and A was enjoying it too. Afterwards she came to me to wipe the slime off her hands onto my jeans. What a thoughtful daughter. . . hmmm.

Now with wagons in tow, C & A were off to pick out their pumpkins.

As you can see, C went for the size. A went for "cute" and I had to remind her we were only picking out one for her, not the four she kept pulling around.

Sparks Lake

On September 24th we went on a nature hike with Nana. We enjoyed the frog, freaky bug and many other treasures along the way. A stopped several times for snack refueling, but we made the 2 1/2 mile loop in good time.