Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fairy Houses Part II

A Fairy House isn't complete without a little glitter.
Annabelle and I glittered her house while Ariel took a nap.

The finished houses
Ariel did decide to work on her house a little more.

Annabelle wanted to hang her house in the tree.

We saw this on pinterest and are hoping to create this soon for our fairy friends.
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden

Richard Dawkins


Fairy Houses Part I

We bought these Fairy Houses awhile ago and yesterday seemed like a good time to paint and sparkle them.

These little houses were only $1 at Michael's!

Annabelle worked very carefully to create the design she wanted.  She did a really good job.  She definetly does not get her artistic abilities from my side of the family.  James sister Michal and his mom are both really talented.

Ariel wanted to take a break from her house and decided to do some finger painting.

She left us a little present on the house:)

Whenever the girls paint they always end up wearing it - today was no exception.

Ariel said, "I am getting as dirty as I can!"

Good Morning

This morning I ate my cereal outside and it was so nice.  So when the girls got up I asked them if they wanted to eat outside.  Of course they did.  I dragged the little picnic table up and we enjoyed a lovely morning outside.

Ariel thought Arianna might like to try her cereal, but she wasn't interested.

Bubble Time!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Soaking Up the Sun

Every single day we go to the pool.
We swim, eat popsicles, relax, and get our vitamin D!

Not every little girl can say they float around
the pool with their Great Grandma!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Week 2 we focused on being Kind.
I think it is so important for my girls to be kind to everyone.

This week's verse

The girls got to put a sticker on the poster when they were kind.

We talked about how we need to be kind to people who aren't nice to us (Luke 6:27-36), how Jesus loves the children (Mark 10:13-16), and a few other stories of kindness in the Bible.
I find that when I read right from the Bible it is a little over the girls' heads so I like to go to Youtube and find the story on there.

We filled two bottles with water and added dirt to one.  Once the dirt settled to the bottom we talked about how the bottles look the same and people look the same on the outside, but once you see inside you learn they may not be kind (the dirty water).

We tried to think of kind things we could do for others, but this was a little hard for the girls.  They kept coming up with sharing their doll or snack while I was thinking making cookies for someone.  Since I didn't want to discourage them we just kept talking about being nice to our friends and sisters.
I'm sure as we keep talking about it and as they get older they will begin to think about what we can do to help others.

Do onto others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:31

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happy Father's Day

This is a little late.

James is such a great daddy to the girls.  I wanted to get him something great, but he really doesn't go for presents so I wasn't sure what to get him. 
And then it hit me!  James loves the Tigers.  James loves his girls.  How about the girls in Tigers gear?!

I took the girls to have their picture taken wearing sparkly Tigers t-shirts and jean skirts. 
(I do wish the shirts showed more, but the girl kept having them lay down.)

We also gave him a new Tigers t-shirt.

The girls love their shirts.  They wore them to church on Father's day, which I thought was super cute.  A little different then pinky pie clothes.

Happy Father's Day to a Daddy who loves his girls more than anything!


Awhile back I was browsing pinterest and found a site by Focus on the Family Canada called Kids of Integrity.  I really liked the site and wanted to do some of the things that I found on there so I decided to focus on one quality each week throughout the summer.

Week 1 we focused on obedience.
Each week we are memorizing a verse and then on Friday the girls tell me the verse and I have a little prize for them.

This week's verse

Whenever the girls obeyed (the first time) they put a heart sticker on the poster.
The feet represent someone doing exactly what they were asked to do.
I really liked this verse because I could remind the girls that when they obey us they are making Jesus happy and showing Him that they love Him.

We talked about Jonah, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and Moses.

Whoever has my comands and obey them, he is the one who loves me.
John 14:21

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Date with Mommy

James went to play paintball on Saturday night so I decided to take the girls to Russ' for a little treat.  The girls ended up with lots of ice cream because I ordered the "small sundae" not the world's smallest sundae."

A ton of ice cream for a little girl.

Digging In!

Bite for Bite

This was Annabelle trying her first bite.  It was a little cold. 
See how much ice cream they had?
Ariel was able to eat all of hers and then tried to sneak what Annabelle couldn't finish.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Growing Up

I took this picture of Annabelle the other day.  She got herself ready and I thought she looked like she wasn't so little anymore.  This little girl will be going to school all day in just a few short months.
(5 years)

Where did this little peanut go so fast?
(3 weeks)