Saturday, February 28, 2009


When I was at the kids' school, I came across some work Chloe had done. These were hung up on the wall and I had to document them. I am so amazed at what the kids are capable of.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Aren't they cute? I swear I could eat every one of them up.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday Funday

Raita had the day off so we went outside to do a little playing.

There is this great wooden playground that I have heard lots about. We finally found the darn thing. The kids were so excited when they saw it!

And here is a video of Suki going down the slide. She loves to do it and doesn't need much prodding. Once she knows there is a slide, it is hard to keep her away from it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine Tea Party

Freya and I had a few friends over for a Valentine Tea.

We had so much fun.

Real berry flavored tea was served although the gingerbread tea was very popular. Then we had some mini cinnamon rolls, little muffins, fruit and heart shaped cookies.

Valentine boxes

Here are a few boxes that were made to receive Valentine cards.

Some were made by 4th graders, some were made by 2nd graders and I am sure many were made by their parents!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Freya's Valentine

Here are a few pictures from Freya's Valentine party at her school.

These little owls were her Valentines to her classmates. Super cute.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Make the world a better place

That is part of the Girl Scout Law

The troop's goal was to do something to make the community a better place.
So, the girls wrote a letter to the MUD that takes care of a local park. They thought that the park should have recycling bins there instead of just garbage cans. What a grand idea, maybe it will happen!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Run? Run!

I had to talk myself into going for a run today. Sometimes I just don't feel like it. But the weather was great, the kids were all in school, I really needed to run so I got dressed. I told myself just two miles. Two miles isn't really worth it for me to change clothes for. I have been running on the weekends with a friend and we go 6-7 miles. However, 2 miles is better than 0 miles.

So, I change into shorts, got my music on and headed out. Suki couldn't go today because she had her shots and they recommended she take the day off. The vets did comment on her muscles and how athletic she is. That made me feel good, atleast someone is benefiting from my running.

I'm trudging along on my run and I get to that point where if I turn, it will take me back home and will make it a two mile run. If I keep going on the trail, it will turn the run into about four miles. The great thing about running is that once you get out there, your blood starts pumping, the music is making you feel happy, all you have to think about is, "right, left, right, left" and the weather is undeniably influencing the need to keep going.

I miss the turn and keep on going down the trail. About 5 minutes after my decision to keep going I start to second guess myself but it would be silly to turn back. Ten minutes after my missed turn, I am half way done and now happy I kept running. I am feeling pretty good but this runners high only lasts so long.

Now, I did run 6 miles Sunday, took a spin class on Tuesday then I did some weights yesterday, fatiguing my legs to no end. Needless to say, when I'm about three quarters of a mile from home I'm really having to force my legs to go. I pull out the big guns to help me run, music is my friend. Even with my legs screaming, I can always muster up the energy to make them go a little higher if the Ting Tings are playing. I dare you to pop this on your I-pod and NOT pump your fist in the air every time she yells, "Hey!"

And if the Ting Tings are at SXSW again this year, you won't be able to keep me away.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


We went to Belinda's house today for a play date.

The kids made some V-day cards but they really just wanted to play. There was lots of electricity in the air as you can tell from the picture.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009


We used the wax resist method to get artsy today. The directions can be found at Art Projects for Kids.

I like that both Freya and Chloe were able to do this one. Chloe was so mesmerized with the wax resist. I had to tell her if she kept adding watercolor to it, the paper would start to fall apart.

I can see us doing this many more times with different themes.

Monday, February 02, 2009


February! It's the month for pink and hearts and sparkles and all things cute. I'm so excited.

We started the month off by making some fancy cupcakes. The kids had fun using the candy that I supplied to decorate with.

I am saving most of it up to make some fun sugar shacks. If I can find the sugar cubes that is. Are sugar cubes even made anymore?