Randoms from the end of September

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

 Random school finds from September... A really neat Solar System measuring tape for us to use at CC, a C2opoly game (CC Connected download), and The Tales of Tiptoes Lightly, new book for Kenley. We played C2opoly once and it was a bit too much for the girls (and my patience) but it will be a great game for next time we go through this cycle when the girls are older!

Blob mapping with watercolor pencils. I bought a pack of Crayola watercolor pencils on clearance at Target and we love them! They glide so much easier than traditional colored pencils and the color is more vibrant. Sometimes we go over our pictures with water to get the water color effect and sometimes we don't, either way they are great.

CC review Jeopardy

Wet on wet watercolor is the best way to start a day! 

Defeating King Harold of England in 1066...

Kenley made presents for the Carruthers kids for James birthday. She made little pipe cleaner dolls for each of them with sleeping bags. She had a little bit of help from me with the hot glue gun but it was mostly her! I think they turned out super adorable!

Since the 5 grandkids were spending the night at Grandma and Grandpa Ronk's house the day after James 7th birthday we decided to throw him a surprise party. We basically bought everything  Spiderman that the Dollar Tree had to offer. I let the girls (mostly Kenley) take full reign on it and they loved it! Obviously they are my children so the love of birthday parties runs deep!

I love these kids! Have I mentioned how great it is that we live near them again?!


Monday, November 14, 2016

 (Angela and I's faces in the mirror is cracking me up!)

On September 23rd we got haircuts! It was Claire's first haircut and Kenley's second haircut. I LOVED Claire's long flowing hair but it was time for a cut to help it be more manageable. I'm so glad that we could get an appointment to have Angela cut our hair since she is moving to California soon! She did my hair for our wedding and has been cutting my hair for the last 11 years!