Saturday, January 30
Princess A is a Finalist, Please Vote!
Friday, January 29
Jumping Birthday Party
The little girl is a friend of Princess A's but she was sweet enough to invite Princess G too!
Princess A and the birthday girls were in the same kindergarten class for the first 2 months and this year they are in the same first grade classroom.
Thursday, January 28
Girls Scout Cookie Orders!
We took one of the few daytime slots. I hope for her sake we sell at least 64 boxes but I doubt especially since she has to split the sales with another brownie so they really would need to sell 124 boxes in 2 hours.
Tuesday, January 26
Wordless Wednesday: Parfaits
Please vote for #11. Be Helfy (Healthy)!
Monday, January 25
Out to Dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory
Princess A does not like sauces in general, so we ordered her plain spaghetti with a meatball on the side. She loved the plain pasta but not the meatball so Princess G ate it instead. I got my old favorite, tortellini with Alfredo sauce as did my darling husband.
Sunday, January 24
Princess and the Frog Movie
We loved the movie. It was just so much fun! The music was lively and stuck in your head, in a good way. We requested the soundtrack from the library and have been listening to all of the songs over and over. We will probably buy the soundtrack or at least download a few from itunes.
Daddy and his girls!
The girls love when Daddy takes us because he always buys them a popcorn and lemonade to share.
General Mills Reduce Sugar in Kid Cereals
Saturday, January 23
Fairy Tea Party and Lincoln Logs
Since I was taking the pictures the girls wanted to make a movie. Princess A was so proud of her creation too! Usually she wants me to help her a bit but this time she wanted to do it herself. In fact the girls asked me to go upstairs and come back when they were done. They wanted to surprise me. When I did come down Princess A accidentally knocked down part of her creations. She asked me to not look until she fixed it. One it was done they both yelled surprise!
Friday, January 22
Then she recited her poem:
Chicken Soup with Rice--January
In January it’s so nice,
While slipping on the sliding ice,
To sip hot chicken soup with rice.
Sipping once, sipping twice,
Sipping chicken soup with rice.
Princess A did great, she made eye contact with audience, did not talk too fast and used a nice clear voice. After everyone was done we got to stay and visit for a few minutes. I took another picture of her in front of her drawing of slipping on ice while drinking soup.
Princess G had to give her sister a big hug. Princess G did well waiting for all of the poems. We were in the front so she started waving to all of the other students while wait for Princess A.
Princess A has a student teacher in her class and starting Monday she will be teaching the class for six weeks. Princess A had been worried about the change though it took a while to figure out what was upsetting her. Ever since school started again, after Christmas break, Princess A has been complaining she felt nauseous after school. It was not everyday at first but seemed to become a more regular occurrence the last week or so. I could not figure out what was the problem. I kept asking her what was wrong or if she was worried about something. She kept saying nothing was wrong. I got more subtle with her and started discussing it more with her teacher too.
Here is Princess A' teacher, she just loves her. I think Princess A was most upset that she would not get to see her all day. Princess A loves her teacher and likes knowing what is going to happen. Together with her teacher we thought that the changes in class might be what was upsetting her. Her teacher talked with the whole class yesterday about the changes and how everything would work. It did the trick. Princess A happily announced yesterday, when I picked up from school, "I don't feel nauseous at all!" Hopefully the next six weeks will go well.
Thursday, January 21
Art in the Mall
Wednesday, January 20
Adventures of Meno Review
The Adventure Of Meno books can be purchased at Borders.com for $9.99 each.
You can also try to win this set of books and a oh so cute Meno blanket (I so wish I could win the Wishi blanket) at Catch the Drift with Mama Snow.
Wordless Wednesday: Dressed as Twins
Tuesday, January 19
Be Helfy! (Be Healthy)
Princess G (age 4) wanted to draw a picture too!
As only one drawing can be entered this picture is not for the contest. Princess G wanted me to post it with her sister's and I did not have the heart to tell her her picture could not be entered too.
Monday, January 18
Tacoma Art Museum
Princess A was so excited to see what other artist have created, especially the paintings.
Photographs are not allowed in the actual museum but let me tell you it was wonderful. The museum is not very big but it was the perfect size for the girls. We saw all of the exhibits (we missed a few in the drawers but saw all of the ones out) in about 45 to 50 minutes. I loved the glass and the impressionist paintings the most. I love the Renoir of two girls. I have seen other ones of the same subjects but not this particular painting. Princess A loved "Ballet in the Park" by Everett Shinn. I tried finding a poster of it to hang in her room but no such luck.
After the main part of the museum we went to the hands on art room. The girls had a blast and we were creating art for over an hour! Princess G started with making a collage.
Princess A made a drawing with oil pastels and then added some umbrellas she cut out as a collage.
While Princess G still worked on a second collage with Daddy Princess A tried basket weaving.