Molly’s solo with the band

Posted in Church, Molly, Music on April 26th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment
Singing with the band

A few weeks after Leah sang with the band in church, we did the same song again. The girls decided it was Molly’s turn to lead with me, so she took the solo that week.

Molly’s actual birthday

Posted in Celebrations, Molly on April 24th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly’s actual birthday was a school day with evening activities for both girls, but we still managed to do a little bit more celebrating. Before opening presents, I tried to get a picture of the birthday girl, but Leah was too quick for me. Sometimes you have to move quickly to photobomb a picture.


Ah, there she is. Lovely, Molly.


Leah got Molly a bunch of pairs of Shopkins earrings.

Lots of earrings

Molly is a big Harry Potter fan. She’s read all the books, and taken the Sorting Hat quiz (she’s a Gryffindor). So, we got her a Gryffindor robe.

Gryffindor robe

Molly’s also a huge Percy Jackson fan, having read the entire Olympians series, Heroes of Olympus series, and Kane Chronicles. So I came up with the idea of getting her a Camp Half-Blood shirt (what all the demigods there wear). Jen did some research and made one. Molly was ecstatic.

Camp Half-Blood shirt

Cupcakes were had once again (this time full size ones).

More cupcakes

Happy birthday, Molly!

Molly’s 10th birthday party

Posted in Celebrations, Molly on April 23rd, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly had a slumber party for her 10th birthday, and she decorated for it herself. Here’s a tour of the event as the party gets started.

When the girls arrived, they got to decorate a pillow case with fabric markers (Jen had made the pillow cases ahead of time for them to use).

Birthday crafting

Jen played Spoons with the girls while I ran to Ledo Pizza to pick up dinner. Everyone had pizza for dinner (well, 2 of the girls didn’t like pizza so they chose to have cereal instead). Then we opened presents.

Opening presents

Opening presents

The girls played a version of Spin the Bottle with nail polish. Each round, they each spun the spinner and then painted one of their nails with the color it landed on. They all ended up with a rainbow of colors on each hand.

Spin the bottle

Nail polish

Next we did cupcakes, which was both a craft and a treat. Jen baked a bunch of mini cupcakes, made some icing, and put a bunch of toppings on the table. The girls then got to decorate 4 mini cupcakes each. It was tough holding them back from eating them until we sang to Molly.

The final activity of the night was to watch a movie (Trolls).

Movie night

The girls didn’t exactly go to sleep right away, and there was some trouble when some were trying to go to sleep while others were trying to prevent that, but they at least all got to sleep around 11:00.

The next morning we had Krispy Kreme donuts for them. They were from the grocery store and convenience store, sadly, as we have no Krispy Kreme near us any more. They were still delicious. Then two of the girls went home, while the other two and Molly all went to karate together.

Finally snow

Posted in Leah, Molly on March 25th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

We thought we wouldn’t get any real snow this year, but we finally got a small snow storm. It was a very icy, but the girls said that meant the sledding was faster and more fun. Here is Molly headed down.

Finally snow

Leah wanted me to take a video of her, and she kindly showed off a bit.

The girls still love penguin sliding in the tracks created by their sleds. The icy snow meant they could slide even faster.

Penguin sliding

The girls made a cute little snowman by the front door.

Little snowman

Cute little snowman

Choirs in March

Posted in Church, Leah, Molly, Music on March 24th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Leah and Molly both sang with their choirs again in March. This time, Leah got the earlier service while Molly was in the later one.

Ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss

Posted in Celebrations, Leah, Molly on March 23rd, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss! Jen made the girls Dr. Seuss themed shirts for Dr. Seuss spirit week. The decals are just vinyl stickers so she could put something more permanent on the shirts later - unicorns.

No way

Ready to celebrate Dr. Seuss

With hoods

Choirs in Feburary

Posted in Church, Leah, Molly, Music on March 20th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Both the girls’ choirs sang on the same day in February (Molly at the 9:30 service, Leah at the 11:00 service).

School Talent Show

Posted in Molly, Music, School on March 19th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Molly played her viola in the school talent show, and did a great job. She was the only violist, and showed everyone how awesome she is.

Decades Day

Posted in Leah, Molly, School on March 18th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

The girls had Decades Day at school, where they dressed in attire from their favorite decade (or decades). Looking good, girls.

Decades Day

Decades Day

Decades Day

Day of service

Posted in Church, Crafts, Leah, Molly on March 16th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Our church once again took part in the day of service on MLK day. There were lots of service activities, but the girls were most excited to sew pillowcases for kids in the hospital. So, we headed there first so the girls could use their skills.

Day of service

Molly sewing

Leah sewing

Completed pillowcases

We also made braided jump ropes. They took unwanted T-shirts and cut them up into strips, which we braided together and attached handles to.

Braided jump ropes

Braided jump ropes

We did some other things as well, but I apparently only got pictures of the crafty projects.