Archive for March, 2012
During spring break we were all so sick that we didn’t get a chance to get out and do many interesting things. That left us with finding things around the house that were fun and different. One night when I sent them up to bed I told them that they would be able to read [...]
On Saturday we saw Mirror Mirror through a special preview. It’s a retelling of Snow White starring Julia Roberts as the Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White. It opens nationwide on March 30th. Everyone in the family loved the movie. Mimi called it the “greatest movie” and Kimberly deemed it “awesome.” Annie was not [...]
Day 3 of spring break Annie and Paul continue to be sick. I start to get sick that evening. Day 4 of spring break I was laid out on the couch with a fever and chills. Day 5 Madeline is down with the fever. Good news is there is only one more person in our [...]
On the first day of spring break Kimmie had a fever and croup. On the second day of spring break Annie and Paul join her. What will the other days of spring break bring? On the upside we have been lazing about, watching movies and playing games. Not bad for a relaxing week.
I have recently listed my patterns on Craftsy. This site has so many great patterns and projects. Simply a wonderful community of crafters which also includes online crafting classes. Check it out! I am sure glad I stumbled on it.
For a long time I have wanted to go whale watching. There is something magical and unknown about the span of the ocean that amazes me. When Bill and I were planning our vacation this year I asked him if he wouldn’t mind going whale watching. He obliged but requested that we go to San [...]
It isn’t often that you get a chance to be around for such an exciting time in history so we decided that this warranted a party. We invited a couple of friends over for good times and good food. We served Mexican food and some delicious treats. I made a jello in the shape of [...]
Annie has been thinking about getting bangs for a while now. She finally made the decision that she would like to. We went down to the hairdresser and got her some bangs. When she first saw them she was not pleased at all, as this picture shows, but as time wore on she has come [...]
The other day we decided to teach the Girls how to play Monopoly. I love that they are getting old enough to play adult games. I have so little patience for the kids games like Chutes and Ladders. I find them mind numbing. They did a really nice job and were able to play and [...]
Annie and Kimberly have been studying Ancient Greece at school. In celebration of the completion of the unit they had a Greek day with Olympics, crafts and food tasting. Here are my little Greek Goddesses ready for the day.
Ever notice how gifted children are overexcitable or supersensitive? Many are generally impulsive and most have annoying habits. Annie has one habit that she just does. I would call it a nervous tick except that she isn’t nervous. It is just something her mind won’t stop doing. She whistles ALL THE TIME. She whistles when [...]
Seriously! If the back talk doesn’t stop around here I may go insane. Kimberly is maturing faster in her mind than she actually is. She seems to somehow think she knows more than her dear old mother and is willing to tell me at every turn. Mimi has always had a temper. As she is [...]
Paul is amazingly coordinated with large motor skills, so it comes as a surprise that he has low muscle tone. He is barely able to write his name and NEVER wants to color or draw. I had always attributed this to the notion that he just wasn’t interested. The Girls all knew these things before [...]
1. Kimberly 2. Annie 3. Mimi 4. Paul 5. family time 6. PTO 7. subbing 8. volunteering 9. Girl Scouts and Girl Scout cookies 10. taking a breath in between everything I have been so busy lately. I haven’t spent a full day at home since I was ill. I barely spend several hours a [...]