This fall Sara has started to play the clarinet. However, with the move she found herself far behind her new classmates. She began to practice for at least an hour every single day and caught up. Her teacher even remarked that "if everyone practiced as much as Sara then we would be having 'fun friday' every other day!" She has since caught up and is learning to play very well.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
For Leah's Birthday Cake she called upon a lady in the ward who used to make cakes professionally. They worked together for an entire afternoon to build a beautiful cake. However when they arrived home, the cake had slid in the trunk and been ruined. She was able to return the next morning (the day of the party) and rebuild it the best she could. It turned out great! The top layer was completely strawberry, the second completely vanilla, and the third completely chocolate.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I had tried to download the pictures a couple of weeks ago, but it wouldn't seem to do it. Then Leah, being more resourceful and after not being able to either, told me check the batteries. The camera batteries were dead, so we charged them. So that's why the update is late.
Anna was a spectator in the tire changing...I told her to get shoes and she grabbed some size 10 rubber clogs.
One Friday morning, Nathan discovered that his left rear tire was flat. I drove him to work that day and spent time trying to find out the price of tires. The next morning, Nathan gave Leah and Monika a lesson on changing a flat. We had found a place with good prices. Thankfully, we were able to get by with a patch.
Anna lost her first tooth over Spring Break...last week of March. She worries if she can eat right with out it. Today's dentist appointment revealed she has more on the bottom that are loose.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
It was a sunny day and we went to the neighborhood park. Anna loves to swing, but she hasn't figured out how to do it herself.
During Anna's patching time (1 hr a day), we encourage her to do close up work like computers, looking at books, drawing or in this case creating a house for her animals/toys. She recycled a yogurt box and another box to make fences, and furniture inside the house. Anna has become quite good at using scissors.
At this angle, the color is tolerable...she wanted to match her bedding. Just need to get around to purchasing her a bed frame and headboard.
Anna had a money scramble/ fundraiser at school. Then the money that was collected by the kids was spent at the sweet shop run by the parents. The children had fun buying candy and learning about money at the same time.
On this day, Anna had P.E. She doesn't always like it. They were participating in "Hoops for Hearts". The high school girls' basketball team came and helped out. Anna played at a couple of stations, like hula hoop, over and under relay and dribbling a ball. At home, we couldn't find the basketball, so she practiced with a soccer ball.
We took 2 Saturdays to do the painting. Ours and Leah's were done first, then the other two rooms. They were the messiest to get ready. The girls were usually waiting for Mom and Dad to catch up. We painted the master first and then Leah's room, the one shown above. Leah and Rachel had fun putting everything in the middle of the room and taping. Aletta and Ann just wanted to hang out with their older sisters.
Anna and Aletta did help some, but just by adding their creative touches to the walls. Anna loved to make pictures.
Friday, February 5, 2010
We scraped off Nathan's car and "came " upon this nice chunk of ice. The night before it alternated between snow and ice. There was about an inch of ice on the car.
Aletta enjoyed the snow, but would get cold quickly and was always the first to ask for hot chocolate.
We made homemade facials and even Monika did too. All of the recipes used were found on the internet. They happen to be edible also.
Anna didn't want to put stuff on her face, so she had her nails done by Rachel. She did stir all 3 of the facials together in the end and even wanted to keep it in the fridge. Fyi, there are probably 30 different nail polish colors in the house.
Of course, Leah chose the facial mask that had chocolate in it. Rachel chose the one with oatmeal and honey in it.