Thursday, June 28, 2012

One down...nineteen more to go

Isabella lost her very first tooth before bed and she was really proud...and then really emotional when she suddenly thought she had lost the lost tooth. But all is well and the tooth is tucked safely under her pillow!


Although the thermometer told us that today was outrageously hot, the kids didn't even notice. Their friend Allie was over for the day and they spent hours in the inflatable pool having a fantastic time. The kids were all fast asleep by 8 tonight so you know they had fun! ;)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Dance Party...

We've been going TV-less this summer which means there are suddenly more waking hours to a day than there seemed to be before. We are reading lots of books, playing, doing artwork, spending lots of time outside and going on excursions, but there are still moments where everybody gets restless and wanting some entertainment...and I have discovered that my little old record player is just the thing to bring on the distractions!
This evening the kids danced for the better part of an hour...which actually turned into boys wrestling rather than dancing. But hey! If they're happy, I'm happy!

*I apologize in advance that once the video is over YouTube has the right to advertise whatever videos they want. Unfortunately, to share videos with you from my iphone this is the only way I know how! If anyone knows how to share videos from a phone without going through YouTube please let me know!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Silas the artist

I love watching children develop as artists. Silas has recently taken an interest in painting. Today he sat quietly watercoloring for 45 minutes. He moves the brush with great intention, his little tongue stuck out in concentration :) It's hard for me to do anything else but watch him!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


We had a photo shoot to make presents for Father's are the final four :) Pretty cute, if I say so myself!

Friday, June 15, 2012


Isabella is so happy to have a little sister to dress up... Aren't they just the cutest?!

Monday, June 11, 2012

I realized last night that I have really been neglecting this blog. There is something about summer that draws me away from things like this. It is just temporary! I promise! :-)