new sisters

new sisters
Penelope holding 10 day old Violet

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fun with the Fan

I remember doing this when I was a kid. Singing and yelling into the fan to hear my voice vibrate and sound all strange. The girls spent forever doing it the other day. It made me smile.

Monday, June 10, 2013

First Dip in the Water

Not too long ago we walked down to our little beach for a dip in the water. Penelope was the only one that actually went in. She is my little seal. It is never too cold for her and she is happiest in the water. Next time I will be brave enough to join her. It was still just too chilly for me, and Violet too. We built sand castles instead, and laughed at  happy Penelope having the best time in the waves.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Story Time for Violet

She was shy and sat in the back most of the session.

Penelope wore her pajamas too, and Miss Molly let her help with the parachute.

Violet throwing a ball onto the parachute.

Sitting under the parachute.

Sweet girl.
Violet began story time this spring. I was going to wait until the fall to sign her up, but she asked me to do it so we gave it a try. She had a bad experience at one of the first story times when another child took her floor mat, it upset her so much that she spent the rest of  the story times sitting by herself in the back and not participating in the games or little group things they did. She preferred to just watch. But on the last day the parachute came out. She couldn't resist and finally joined everyone in the fun. It was the last story time until the fall. If she wants to we'll sign her up again in September, I think she'll be more ready for it by then. I am glad her last story time ended positively though, with her joining everyone and having fun. The kids are all wearing pajamas because it was pajama day. Soft lullaby music played while they sat on a big blanket on the floor and they were read bed time stories. They got to wear pajamas and bring in their blankies or stuffed animals they sleep with too. It was very cute.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe

The whole gang very busy at work.

Sevy working on his landscape.

Pen working on a flower.

Penelope's animal skull.

Pen's flower.

Violet's piece.
 One of the mothers in our homeschool group had a fun idea for us over the summer. There will be four artists over the summer that we can teach our kids a bit about, and then have them do a piece of art inspired by the artist. Then we will post photos of their art so all the kids can see what everyone did and in the fall we'll have an art show. The first artist was Georgia O'Keeffe. The girls and I looked at lots of her art and read about her online, then we went to a friend's house and brought our supplies to share. One other mom and kid joined us too, and the kids had lots of fun. We actually have a pretty good group of kids who homeschool here in town, and the kids are all between 2 and 7. We have been getting together regularly for playground time and playdates. Not all the kids came for this art project, but there were five kids, which was just about perfect. It was a perfect way to spend the rainy day we woke up to. The kids painted for a pretty long time, shared snacks, and played after. The moms drank tea and chatted while adoring the newest little one, only six weeks old. As soon as we get our next artist to learn about and explore I'll share what we end up doing.