Sunday, September 20, 2009

Isabelle's Halloween Costume

Isabelle wants to be Laura Ingalls from "Little House on the Prairie" for Halloween. We had a dress made for her, and on the day it arrived, it was like Christmas--she was so excited. Here she is all dressed up. And, she went to the grocery store with me all dressed up too--I so admire her confidence! What a fantastic little girl!

Ladybug Farm

Isabelle earned this ladybug farm recently. Here she is setting it up:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Visiting with Uncles

Uncle Mike visited us Labor Day weekend and Uncle Harvey came this weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Isabelle's New Skill--Braiding!

Isabelle has wanted to know how to braid for a few months. I have shown her a few times, but each time it has seemed like she just didn't have her coordination down for it yet. Well, she got it down this week. She has been braiding her hair like crazy and is now using yarn to make all of these tiny braids. She is so proud!

Montessori Activity

Got this Montessori idea from this blog
awhile ago and decided to try it. It is a matching activity. Each balloon contains either cornstarch, rice, pinto beans, or popcorn kernels, and the idea is to match them by how they feel. A little too old yet for Melina; she just wants to play with them and put them in her mouth. And now there are 2 balloons missing. Oh well, will find them soon and will just put this project away and pull it out in a month or two.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Gift From Jeff

At 36 weeks pregnant, I was a little anxious for Jeff to meet his brother in Las Vegas this weekend. But I did fine, and as a thank you for letting him go, Jeff presented me with a dozen red roses and some new Black Hills gold earrings! Thanks, my love!