Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Our little violinist graduated from Suzuki Book 1 and we had a home concert to celebrate! She played through every song in the book and I captured them all on video so we can look back and reminisce someday. This is Minuet 1, by Bach, it's towards the end of the book. She's had a good fall semester of violin, even with all day school getting in the way of practice time. We started morning practice early in September and it's been so nice. Now there's no tiredness and complaints, it's just what we do right after breakfast, and we usually have 20-30 minutes. Her favorite thing to do is to figure out by herself how to play her favorite songs, lately it's been Silent Night and Jingle Bells. One morning last week I was in the kitchen and I heard her directing her brother where to stand and when to come in, and when I came back in the room, he had his little jingle bells and they'd put together a duet. :) I'll have to video that one for you!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Here's all the little girls in their finery!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
These are my little elves helping.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Isn't this bat creepy? He's about 12 inches tall, and his wing span is between 2 and 3 feet wide!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Thanks girls, for the great time!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I just have to share my yummy gluten-free apple pie! We had people over for dinner a couple of weeks ago and I made an apple pie with a wheat flour crust and I didn't have time to make myself a gf pie, so after they left and I had cleaned up the kitchen, I went back to work on a little mini pie for myself......and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Friday, October 2, 2009
This little house was entirely E's idea. We were at the dollar store getting stickers for violin practice charts and she saw these wooden craft sticks and immediately knew what she wanted to build. She told me she also needed a bottle of glue, so for $2 she had hours of fun puting this together. The sticks are glued right on top of eachother, and she used an entire bottle of glue, so it's not going anywhere! (When she first started the project I tried to explain how the sticks could be glued together log cabin style, but nope, this was the plan from the start and I let her run with it!) Once dry it was coloured and now it's a favorite little house for dolls. So fun!