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

Mardi Gras in Maryland

Posted in Celebrations, Family outings on March 22nd, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

It was no Mardi Gras parade, but we had a nice time exploring many newly reopened shops while hunting for masks and collecting beads during Mardi Gras on Main St. the Saturday before Mardi Gras. Sadly, the promise of beignets was a bust. :( Chocolate treats had to substitute.

Mardi Gras on Main St.

You may have noticed Jen’s snazzy shirt. Jen may be a Marylander now, but she still hangs on to some of her Louisiana roots! She made a new shirt for Mardi Gras before baking four king cakes and making jambalaya.

Mardi Gras Marylander

Maple sugaring

Posted in Family outings on March 21st, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

For a fun outing, we joined Grams and headed to Brookside Nature Center for their Maple Sugaring days. They taught us about the process of making maple syrup. Here they are cooking down the sap to make syrup.

Maple sugaring

At the end of the activity, we all got pancakes with maple syrup (of course).

Pancakes

Maryland doesn’t create much maple syrup. While Vermont creates up to 2 million gallons a year, Maryland comes in with a total of 0 gallons. But that doesn’t stop Brookside Gardens from creating a little bit from their 5 sugar maple trees. We even got to taste a little of what they’d produced by dipping a popsicle stick in this little jar of it.

Maryland syrup

We picked up a couple of maple treats, including this cotton candy made from maple syrup.

Maple cotton candy

After the maple fun, we headed to Aunt EA and Uncle Scott’s house to hang out. Leah was happy to read Charlie a book.

Reading to Charlie

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

Star Wars Lego girl

Posted in Leah on March 17th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Aunt Caroline and Uncle Charles brought the girls Legos from their visit to the flagship Lego store in Denmark. Leah got Rey’s speeder from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She was excited to build it, but made sure to grab her Rey quarterstaff from her Halloween costume and sling it across her back for the build.

Star Wars Lego girl

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.

First Grade Bumble Bee

Posted in Leah, School on March 15th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Leah participated in the First Grade Bumble Bee at school. It was impressive how well these kids that haven't been spelling for long did in such a stressful situation. It was a standard single-elimination style spelling bee, and Leah did great, making it to the 5th round (which was when the words got hard, knocking out all but 3 students).

Here is a compilation of each of her words.

She did so great. I was worried when she stumbled on the first word, but she conquered her nerves.

First Grade Bumble Bee

Happy Birthday Grampa

Posted in Celebrations, Family visits on March 14th, 2017 by c-had – Be the first to comment

Since his birthday is on New Year’s Eve, Grampa was in town for his birthday. Jen made Grampa a chocolate lava cake to celebrate his birthday.

Birthday lava

Happy birthday, Grampa!