Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

Speaking of hair, my creative little girl fashioned her very own hair-do for Crazy Hair Day at school. 

Here she is sporting what she calls "pencil hair"

Even after six years, it still amazes me how this little human I created has a mind to create, write, think, and dream all her own.  So cool.  Can't wait to go along with whatever crazy hair do she comes up with next year!



M and I thought curling her hair would be fun to do.  I'm not much of girly-mom.  I was raised like one of the boys, among four brothers...  So, easy is my thing when it comes to this sort of task.  I had heard of rag rolling, but never tried it.  So, we looked it up and went for it! 

 The rags are in! Ready for a good night's sleep!

The morning results. Amazing! And the curls lasted all day.

I liked it so much I even did my hair the next day!

Curly girls.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Say "Ahhh"

"is my tongue blue?" is the question every time suckers are brought into the eating equation.  And the answer is usually "Yes!"

I also love his fluffly-just-cleaned-out-of-the-bath hairdo.


Monkeybar Milestones

M has successfully learned to navigate the monkey bars!  She's so proud and I'm so proud of her!

Monkeying around at Clark Park

Showing off her monkey skillz at Southridge Park.  You did it, girl!



Someone around here has babylust. 

M holding baby J, born March 12, 2012

M holding baby E, born April 21, 2012

M holding baby A, born May 9, 2012.

M is in babylust heaven. Just like her mama. :)


A Poet in Our Midst

While M and I were reading this evening, she brought her My Poetry Collection to the couch for perusal.  I was so impressed! I don't remember having read any of it before (which doesn't neccessarily mean I haven't!), so it was really refreshing and inspirational to see her creativity coming out through her poetry.

Joy Makes Me Feel
joy makes me feel like happy
joy makes me feel like a birthday party
joy makes me feel like holding hands
joy makes me feel like a nap

A Bed Is Like
a bed is like a stuffed pig
a bed is like a trampoline
a bed is safe
a bed is like sitting by a fire

Peace Makes Me Feel
peace makes me feel like a nap
peace males me feel a river
peace makes me feel like a tree
peace makes me feel like a house 

This one's my favorite!

A Car Wash Is Like
a care was is like a washing machine
a car wash is like a spook house swimming
a car wash is like a water slide
a car wash is like a shower


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Lone Snow of Winter

This was the third warmest winter on record in Illinois.  In fact, we rarely had any snow, and only once did it blanket thick enough to build a snowman.  We took full advantage!


Christmas (in July!)

Here is a quick recap of our first Christmas in the new house:

The halls were decked.

The tree was bright.

The children were full of sugar and spice.

Santa arrived singing jolly creepy songs.

 Time was spent with those we love. ♥  Here are the kiddos showing off a few of their cherished gifts.


New House, New Playroom!

When toys sit in the same spot for a long time, they tend to be ignored and overlooked.  It's amazing to me how a change in location can create a whole new found love of the same everyday toys.  Today the playroom at the new house became an airport - those are the run ways!


Fall 2011 and Halloween Fun

Yes, yes, I'm still playing catch up on my blog.  I'd like to get back to doing short non-picture posts about all of the cute things my kids say and do.  But the constraints of life leave me doing photo bomb posts for the near future.

We had a crazy fall, mostly because we bought a fixer-upper in January 2011 and it was finally ready to move into in October.  Much of our happenings were put on hold during the renovation and move, but here are a few snippets of that chaotic time.

Pumpkins were carved.  Mason jars were painted.

For C's birthday we went to the Monticello Railway Museum and rode the Ghost Train. 

M was terrified of the train ride.

We moved into the new house on October 29th, just in time to celebrate Halloween in our new neighborhood.  M was a princess-witch.  C was a cowboy-monster.

The cowboy-monster story originates just after Halloween 2010.  I purchased a few costumes on clearance after the holiday, to use for 2011.  Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, C had already decided he wanted to be a monster for Halloween.  I had purchased a cowboy costume.  Hence the cowboy-monster!  I added some white face paint to make him pale, and some red hair spray - done!