Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lemonade -- 25 cents!

Caroline wanted to have a lemonade stand during the neighborhood garage sale, so Elizabeth was her assistant. She did great, staying in her spot more than the older girls did, even. At one point, I was inside getting a wet rag to cleanup a spill, the two six years olds were running around the yard, and Elizabeth was on her own when a customer stopped. The lady told me she stopped and asked how much for a cup, and Elizabeth said, "Um...four dollars." She values her product. She drank as much as she sold, I think.
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at the car wash, yeah

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Little Gymnast

Elizabeth did a month-long tumbling class at our Y and enjoyed it. She'll start at Capital Gymnastics next week.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Little Prairie Girl

We went out to Pioneer Farms today for a Girls of Grit tour. Elizabeth immersed herself in her character and introduced herself to our tour guide as "Carrie." I wish I had let it go, but I was caught off guard when he repeated her name, which she said so clearly, that I laughed outloud and told him her real name is Elizabeth.
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Insecta Fiesta

What a fun Austin day! Elizabeth held a tarantula, explored a butterfly garden, rode a butterfly bike, and petted and help lots of other insects.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

A painted gymnast

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bass catcher

Elizabeth hooked it; daddy reeled it in.
10 inches -- baby's first bass
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Friday, April 13, 2012

Playdough fun

When you're stuck at home sick (but thanks to ibuprophen, feeling well enough to play!), you have to make some playdough. We made the whole rainbow! Elizabeth dug out straws to make some creations.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012


After Easter Sunday's clinginess and a low fever that night, Elizabeth had a full-blown 103+ temp by noon (at Costco lunch with Poppy and Nanna and Mrs. Ross). She and I rested and hung out at home all week, and she was fever free Thursday.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

More Easter

We had another egg hunt before church and then flowered the cross, which we brought home (and daddy decided to put in the front yard.) I should have predicted based on the clingy behavior shown in the family picture and her wanting to be held all through church what would come...she's in bed now with a 101 temperature. :-(
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Happy Easter!

Since we'd had a regular egg hunt with the neighborhood and would have another traditional hunt at church in the afternoon, and we'd had a cousin hunt Saturday, I decided to give the girls a scavengar hunt with eggs to find their baskets this morning. Caroline read the clues and the girls went off in search of the egg and next clue. The candy was a big hit as was the bubble blowers.
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Friday, after Noon Good Friday service, we arrived home and the girls found notes on the door to "Check the back porch." Our friend Colette had left their baskets on the porch. What a fun way to find them!

Then, we dyed eggs. I let each girl pick four colors from the Paas egg dyeing kit and gave them each four mugs filled with vinegar and water. I told them to drop the colors into their mugs. And then I blinked and turned to hear "It's yucky!" and spitting. This is what I found.

We had the cousin egg hunt Saturday. Each girl found six eggs with numbers in them. They then got to choose a prize from the prize basket in order of the numbers in their eggs. The twist was that they got to keep three of the prizes but had to give away three -- either to an adult or a cousin.

Nana brought the girls just what they've been asking for! A chicken to lay eggs!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Montessori-at-home: Model student or class clown?

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Her life is a song

Elizabeth sings. All the time, she sings. She makes up songs. Sometimes she uses familiar tunes and uses her own words. Here's this morning's performance:

Elizabeth on Buckaroos at Six Flags

Uploading new videos, I found that I had never posted this one from spring break.

Watched bread never bakes?

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Neighborhood Bunny

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