Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Goof balls of the Day family

We attended a Young Women fundraiser/spaghetti dinner/silent bake auction. They also offered face painting.

Nathan was into it too...with a nicely done octopus.

Rachel decided upon the Harry Potter glasses/scar design.

Anna's playtime

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.

Leah's newly painted room

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.

Either too bright, too hot (on south side of the house), or "oh no" wrong color.

Nathan was in charge of the top parts of the wall. Leah did the middle and Monika painted the bottom. The trouble we had was making sure we overlapped enough.

Anna's fun kindergarten day

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.

Finally, after almost 4 years, the bedrooms are painted!

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.

Here is Aletta with her fish creation. They ended up making a whole school of fish on that wall.