Archive for October, 2011
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Despite having a mostly warm Fall so far, we were greeted by snow falling yesterday. Yes, snow in October - crazy. The ground was way to warm for it to stick at all, but it was coming down pretty good for a little bit. Very wet snow so it was falling fast. Here's a short clip of it from our front door./p>
I chaperoned Molly's class field trip to Clark's Elioak Farm this week. The kids started off the morning with a hay ride, keeping an eye out for silly-faced trees. Molly must have spotted one!
The hay ride ended at the Pumpkin Patch. All the pumpkins were the perfect size for preschoolers.
Molly picked up at least 4 pumpkins stating, "No, that's too heavy" before she settled on one.
Our tour guide brought out several animals for the kids to pet. Molly is always hesitant to pet animals, but she took a chance with this baby chick.
If petting the baby chick was a stretch for Molly, feeding the goats was definitely out. However, her classmates had a fun time handing out the snacks.
The line up.
Cinderella and her Prince(ss)
What could they be saying…Molly: "What was your favorite part?" Taryn: "Hmmm, let me think about that…"
And finally…16 bumps on a log!
As the season has changed, we've had more indoor play. Leah's jamming and dancing, with the hat on backwards and Molly's boots on the wrong feet. Note that this was not staged at all, but rather just what Leah decided to do (which is why the hat is pulled down so far).
Foam stickers provide lots of fun and creative stories.
So, Leah joined in as well.
After the stickers were applied, the girls moved from the table to the counter to draw in some more details.
Molly's really enjoying her science kit. It clearly takes a lot of concentration when mixing colors in a petri dish using droppers.
Since Leah hit the big two year mark recently, we decided to have a little photo shoot around Lake Elkhorn. It was a bit shorter than we intended as we underestimated how much sun was left in the day, but fun regardless.
Molly had a haircut at the same time as Leah. Here she is sporting her new look.
Walking hand in hand
Leah, on a bridge
The girls decided the bridge was excellent for dancing. Not excellent for looking at the camera, but excellent for dancing.
Who's over there? They must be very entertaining!
Molly, Queen of the Rock! Leah? Not so sure.
We have been unable to tame Leah's hair lately, so I decided it was time for Leah's first "official" haircut. She did great (yes, we love Cartoon Cuts), and her hair is now a bit more manageable and even curlier than before.
You can see her new 'Do from our time at the playground on Saturday. To our surprise, we had the "dinosaur playground" all to ourselves. Leah loves the swings, as always, and has now learned how to run and swing by herself.
Leah enjoyed being 8 feet up in the air and stepping out onto the first rung of a curved ladder. Yes, Chad told her to avoid it as she's not old enough to handle it yet. Yes, that's probably why she's smiling.
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Now that Molly's four, she's old enough to join the Cherub Choir at church (consisting of preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids). Today was her first performance, and I even got to join in accompanying them on guitar. There's quite a few kids, so I recommend watching in HD to see them a bit better./p>
While I was at the grocery store on Sunday, the girls had some fun playtime with Daddy. First, a bit of coloring. Molly decided that she needed to finish coloring her Sunday school paper.
Then some dancing. Maracas are fun, especially if you can dance around an alphabet mat with one.
And then smiles from behind the couch,
and from hiding under a blanket. Surprise!
If you've been following us the last few weeks, you'll recognize these alphabet dresses. I searched high and low for cute ABC fabric to make them for Leah's birthday party. Leah's is the Brynne dress from Brynnberlee Designs.
Molly got double use of of hers and wore it on the first day of school too.
I used the same Simplicity pattern as Molly's to make a dress for her friend, Caroline.
I'm starting to transition the baby bedding out of Leah's room, so I made her a new window valance. It matches the twin quilt that my aunt is working on for Leah.