Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The girls absolutely love picking flowers. I told them they could pick anything not in the flowerbed. This is the bouquet they came back with. Edith especially enjoyed cramming the flowers down into the vase.

I do need to amend my flower picking instructions though. Pick anything not in the flowerbed that is not an endangered species. The girls each got a lady slipper. Luckily we found one more in the woods so that I could show them and say "don't pick this!"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Grouchy Girl

Well I figured out why Edith is a little grouchy and only wants to snuggle most of the time. She is finally starting on her 2 year molars. Right on schedule for her (6 months beyond the average) she is getting the lower on one side and the upper on the other side.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Fashion Design

I was inspired by a blog I read (who was inspired by a blog she reads) to have Addie draw some clothes she would like to have and then make something. At first she just recreated her favorite shirt. It has grown too small and she is sad that she can't wear it anymore. After a few more drawings including Mary and Joseph costumes I finally found something I thought I could tackle. A gray skirt with purple ruffles along the bottom.

We went downstairs to look at the fabric stash. Addie picked out her favorite purple, but I didn't have any gray. So she picked out camouflage. I didn't think camoflauge matched with delicate purple flowers so I just used the back side which looks gray! I traced one of her skirts and improvised on a ruffle. An hour or so later she had a new skirt. Not too bad. No one was injured in its making either considering both girls were simultaneously trying to help me pin the ruffle on.

Addie was super excited grabbing it out of my hands and putting it on as soon as it was done. Perhaps tomorrow I can make something with Edith. And I do have to say sewing without a pattern is lots of fun. What a time saver to not have to do all that extra and exact cutting and marking.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SEE Science Center

I took the girls to the SEE Science center in Manchester. They had a good time. Their favorites were the submarine and periscope, the gear table, lego exhibit and toys, and the pulley chairs. They spent quite a bit of time in the pulley chairs. Addie loved lifting herself up and then dropping down. Then she pulled Edith up over and over. Edith happily rode up and down. Overall a nice day.
Addie is very impressed with the Statue of Liberty made of legos as well as the "whole country of Manchester" made of legos. It was pretty neat. We'll probably head back here again. It was pretty empty when we arrived although it did fill up with field trips later on. That was a little too loud and chaotic so we hit the road then.