Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wouldn't it Be Nice

if the only thing we absolutely HAD to do each day was play and have fun?
It's nice to just pretend for an hour :-).
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Addie tells Preston all day, "Good pointing Preston!"
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It was pajama day at Ella's school and she felt like a princess in her new Tiana nightgown :-).
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Addie's "I have an owie" face...are you fooled?
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All 3 of the Little Crazies Together
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(some Sunday pictures, nothing spectacular)
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Mike surprised me with some pretty tulips and the girls thought it only fair for him to get some flowers too. They picked these the next day and told me, "These are just for daddy since he got you those flowers."
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Fun Easter goodies from Nana and Meema.
(we especially love our bunny banner from Meema!)
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School day at our house!
(Addie was SO excited for all her friends to come to our house for school)

We are spending the next few weeks talking about the world and travel.
Some of our activities included reading books about children in other countries, dancing to African music with maracas, coloring maps of the world, eating hummus and Pita chips for a snack and making "African" beaded bracelets.
(yes, some of these are stretch, but they are only 3 years old :-)
(and can I just tell you, I spent Monday night's TV watching time super-gluing plastic Easter eggs filled with rice and dried beans shut for the maracas, thinking each girl could take home one of each. My fingers were covered in super glue. During school 2 of the eggs busted open about 2 minutes into the girls dancing...rice everywhere and I had mutilated hands for nothing...live and learn)
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(and a big thanks to Nana for helping me...I needed it!)

For All My Twilight Fans

I'm getting pictures uploaded to post, but while getting bored decided to check out Stephenie Meyer's site. There was a load of goodies on it!
FYI: I'm in no way as obsessed with this all as I was after first reading the books, but this is still fun!
The first trailer for Eclipse was released earlier this month...

And Stephenie is releasing a short story that goes along with the Eclipse movie apparently.
She explains more about it on her site, but it will be available to read for free between June 7th and July 5th on breetanner.com.
I'm curious!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Beautiful

I just loved Natalie Norton's most recent post and had to share.
It is so beautiful and so touching and so honest.
Read it here.

Carried Away Cutting

First, let me just say I survived teaching preschool today...barely :-).

Saturday after our park adventure, we got home in time for Mike to head out to work and the girls decided they wanted a picnic lunch. I love having them eat outside...no crumbs in the house! I'm so glad it is finally warm enough to do this often. I send them outside to eat anything crumbly now :-)!
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Then I finally remembered that I wanted to cut Addie's hair at a time when I could actually do it and ran to get the scissors. It has been looking scraggly in the back for quite awhile now, but whenever I think about cutting it, we are running out the door or tucking her in bed or out and about.
The before pictures (don't mind the big tangle in back)...
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My plan had been to even the back up with the front strands and I didn't quite realize how short that would make it until I was done. At first I thought I had really messed her hair up, but today it actually looks really cute and she looks quite grown up with her little bob. And it's hair, so it will grow back...and hopefully it will look much thicker and healthier when it does!
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I know the bow doesn't match, but it happened to be outside from the day before :-).
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I had given Addie a popsicle to eat to encourage sitting still during the cut, so Ella got one too and Preston became OBSESSED (Ella was kind enough to share with him). After Addie's hair was done I went and got one to share with him and he was getting so frustrated with it. He wanted to hold it SO bad, but he wouldn't hold the stick, just the actual popsicle, so then his little hands would get cold and he would get mad again...it was a love/hate relationship.
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Then it was Preston's turn for a hair cut...because nothing cheers this little guy up like me making him hold still while I mess with his hair :-). The bottle did help though. I really need to invest in some clippers stat. Poor Preston...I gave him that same little nerdy straight line, too high up his neck thing again. The hair was hanging over his shirt though and I can't ask him to look down and hold still please while I trim it nicely. He'll just have to wear collared shirts to hide it until it grows in a little :-). The top and sides look good though, so they should take the focus away!
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(these pictures are before I got carried away)
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