Thursday, April 29, 2010


"Pasta making is fun...It is like play dough that you eat!" Lily

On the bright side..

About a month ago, we had some flooding in our part of the woods. Roads were closed, basements flooded, school canceled. Most were pretty down about the damage and hassle. But, the kids really make the best out of things.
Here are some pictures I took during the first week of flooding. About a week later, we got a second record storm that made the water even deeper in our back yard.

On a warm day, the kids even put on their bathing suits and splashed around in our "pond."

We even had ducks visit!

Town Egg Hunt

Our town has a fun egg hunt. Here are a few photos from it.

Shower Preparations

On Easter weekend, the girls spent some time helping their Nana prepare for their Auntie Heather's bridal shower.

They love being at the center of all of the preparations and excitement.

Their Nana gathered the wonderful materials for the favors...yummy chocolates in fancy boxes. It was heaven for the girls.

Aren't the covers so very pretty?



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spanish Night

Father- Daughter Dance

Each year, Charlotte's school has a sweet father- daughter dance.
Charlotte and some of her favorite classmates dancing.


Dad and Charlotte


One Saturday morning, the girls woke up ready to sew. So, much to my delight, out came the sewing machine, needles, thread, fabric...

Both Charlotte and Lily decided that little pillows would be a good project. They rolled up strips of felt to create fabric roses, and stitched them to fabric.

Lily preferred to use the machine, while Charlotte stitched by hand. Lily has become quite comfortable maneuvering the machine. She confidently presses the peddle with her foot, while feeding the fabric through the machine.

Charlotte really surprised us with her sewing skills. She used a real, albeit, sharp needle and thread. Without knotting the thread, she sewed along the edges of the stem in straight lines, and then proceeded to whip stitch the whole pillow together.

Lovely, aren't they?