This is our last harvest of vegetables for the year. We pulled in everything that was left in the garden and cleaned up all the beds. I remembered to take a picture on Sunday morning when I went to put in a roast with all of our homegrown veggies.
It was costume day at Kindermusik, and it was a great trial run for Cece to wear her zebra costume. She loved it, and especially loved taking a picture with Miss Leda.
There is a mom in this class that is white and her husband is from Haiti, and her daughter has hair that is similar in texture to Cece's. She has given me great hair care tips. The best ones were to get the widest wide tooth comb I could find, and to only wash her hair once a week.
We didn't get enough playing done at the museum last Friday, so we headed back to do some of the inside activities. Lynlee spelled her name for the marquee, which is difficult because you have to do it backwards. Then the girls spent a long time building an awesome lego wall of giant stairs. We took it down before we left, because some adventurous kids (including Ellie) wanted to try and climb it, but it was rickety.
The weather was gorgeous and we played outside at the Museum of Natural Curiosity. I don't remember doing much, if anything, inside that day. We played on the playground and hiked all over, did the hedge maze, and found some new paths we had never explored before.
Ellie stayed home from school because she was sick. We have a "rule" that if you are too sick to go to school then you are too sick to do anything but lay in bed or on the couch all day. Staying true tot the rule, Ellie set up practically every doll she has on the bed and played all day. She told me that she was staying on the bed...
Lynlee has always had a hard time going to her church classes. Her teachers this year have worked really hard to cultivate a trust with her. She loves them and enjoys their class. But sometimes she still freaks out and goes to class with Ellie instead. Her amazing teachers brought her over a note and some cookies to show her that she is missed.
To beef up my volunteer hours this school year, I joined the Lost and Found committee. Every 3 weeks, Cece and I get to go to the school and organize the items in the Lost and Found. We throw out the food in the lunch boxes, hang up the coats, and things like that. Then I take pictures of the lost items and post them to the FEC's Facebook page, to show parents what is there waiting to be claimed. This Friday, Ellie had a Wonder Day and her class came in the gym. Cece quickly abandoned the boring sorting and went to sit by Ellie. Ellie took her when they rotated to the next spot back in the classroom, and they had a great time.
The girls love to watch videos on the YouTubeKids app. Lynlee found one where a tub was filled with Orbeez and then a little girl went "swimming" in it. She talked me into letting her having some Orbeez in the tub with her, and it was pretty much a disaster. It was fun to play with for about 2 minutes, and then it took us 10 minutes to clean them all up and drain the water from the tub.
Our neighbors across the street are awesome. We sit with them during Sacrament Meeting, and the girls have started taking them treats after church. Then they get invited inside and play for a while with Kabe. Shana is nice and sends me pictures of their adventures.
Ellie wrote up her schedule for the day. She is a busy girl!
(with mom edits)
* wake up * get dressed * brush hair * eat breakfast * brush teeth 2 times * go to find my book * go home * wait * go to school * learn * fun Friday * clean up * go home * eat lunch * violin * piano * play * come home * eat dinner * shower * get pj's * snack * brush hair brush teeth * 1 or 2 vitamin * read * go in bed * go to sleep * Done :)
Ellie could not find a homework book that she had worked very hard on and needed to turn in. We searched every where, and she was convinced that she left it at school. Greg drove her over at 7:20 in the morning to try and look for it, and they had to wait until someone showed up around 7:30 to get in the school. It wasn't there. We eventually found it under one of the van seats.
Cece and I have a routine in the morning. We get the big girls off to school, and then we finish eating breakfast. Then we play speech therapy. Right now we are working on identifying colors and saying the 24 sounds on our flashcards (ahhh, buh buh buh, mmm, ssss, oooo, ow, uh oh, shhh, bee, moo, eeee, shoe, duh duh duh, eye, weee, neigh, choo choo, hi, and etc). Sometimes Cece is really engaged, and sometimes I have to be more clever to get her to repeat sounds while she is going what she wants. This morning she took the initiative to sort all of her colors. I was impressed.
Cece insists on doing her own hair lately. She does a great job, if I can get it wet enough. Otherwise she creates a tall mass of frizzy fuzz. She likes to brush it flat across her forehead and over her ears.
Oatmeal has always been Ellie's favorite food. Even as a baby, she tolerated rice cereal and gobbled up her oatmeal cereal. So when she had this sample sentence on Imagine Learning (an interactive reading program she does everyday as part of her homework), we had to take a picture.
The girls are going to be playing in a Suzuki violin event in a couple of weeks that is Star Wars themed, and costumes are encouraged. So I made this Princess Leia wig/hat for Lynlee during General Conference to be part of her costume. It was a fairly quick project. I got bulky yarn thinking it would make it go faster, but it only made it really thick and heavy. It is a substantial, super warm hat.