Monday, February 10, 2014

Places to Go in 2014

Places we need to go in 2014. Maybe if I make a list we'll actually get to them this year...

One of the Great Lakes while it's frozen
AA Children's Garden
Impression 5 in Lansing
Waterford water park
Domino Farms

Monday, January 7, 2013

Round and round

Decided that part of cleaning my craft space was using materials. Made these strip blocks and finally got them pieced, and I'm quilted them in a circle; got a tich dizzy, though. Girls seem to enjoy the blanket (although Jane has kind of claimed it as her own!).

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Low Key

Decided that low key holidays are kind of nice.  Enjoying chilling the day after Christmas.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Hair

Jane has been dying for a haircut for about forever now.  I've been getting so stressed with all the screaming that hair brushing brings on, that it was definitely time.  Jane has also been hinting that she wanted substantially shorter hair.  I do love long hair on little girls...but I've also been trying to take the stance that to a degree, it's her body.  Same reason I tell her that I didn't pierce her ears as a baby--it's not my decision to put permanent holes in her, she gets to make that choice.  She has, of course, told me that 'hair grows back, ya know'.  Anyway, we got to the salon and she kept pointing higher and higher til our awesome stylist said, ummm, we're just going to donate it, okay??  I took a deep breath and said fine.

 So, it's pretty short and she's flipping ecstatic. She's so incredibly happy about it, that I don't think I'm even that sad.  Except for the part where my little six year old looks like she's 10 all of a sudden!

Penny also got her first haircut.  She's got these crazy wavy curls that have been a bit of a pain.  Luckily, they don't appear to be just baby hair; even though she cut off almost 2 inches, it's still quite curly, whew.  She did great, and was happy she got a haircut after watching her big sis.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Not School Girls

Public school started yesterday; Jane is super excited that we can now visit the indoor play spaces (since they're not insanely busy). We went to a homeschooling storytime at our library and got a couple of not back to school photos. Cutey-pies!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Last Days

I'm kind of refusing to believe that summer is over.  When you don't 'start' school after Labor Day, you don't have that defined end of the season.  Especially the last few years, it's been warm into October.  However, all the local spray parks and such shut down after Labor Day weekend; we got in our last visit of the year by hitting the one at Indian Springs (can't believe we were only there once this summer!). 

The girls had fun with friends, until Penny hit her wall...she almost fell asleep in the wagon ride back to the car.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

How much wood could a rented splitter split?

Mike's brilliant plan for the year: rent a wood splitter and process as much as possible in one day.  Mom came to help with the girls, and Dad came to help Mike and I with the wood.  It was pretty fun running the splitter, and we will be warm this winter!

Jane also lost another tooth tonight.