Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas train ride to see Santa

Traveling by Rail to meet Santa was a new adventure for us. We took the Big South Fork Railway to have a chance to chat with Santa. She really enjoyed the train ride, and was especially excited to have a chat with the jolly old elf:)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ski Date

Opening Day at Perfect North was just lovely. With my sister visiting, it was nice to get a little date night squeezed in:) We hadn't been skiing for 10 years. How fun it was! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shopping with some silly girls

While we were out at Hobby Lobby today we saw Santa and a Reindeer. They seemed to be in jolly spirits.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snow Angel & Sledding

What a wonderful surprise the snow was for us!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tunnel Vision

Exploring what you have at hand. Time to be creative is so important. I've been enjoying recently using the availability for free thinking and using one's imagination.  She came up with this all on her own. The last one is a snow castle complete with many original snow flakes.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Native American Village

For November we have been learning about different lifestyles of the Native Americans. Lola made a great example of a village with a  creek and fishing net and horse from scratch, based on the Nez Perce tribe. It's fun to see how creative she can be with the time available to her for social studies. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014


How exciting for The Doll to take care of a real live doll. She has made lots of arrangements and sorted out some of her old toys for her little cousin to play. She is really happy to see her again!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ballet Parent's Observation

 Growth and grace are evident in the changes these darling ballerina's have made. It's so fun to get to watch their class.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Girls Scout hiking -bug scouting

 It was a great fall day to go hiking for some bug spotting. The spotting took  awhile to find the first one but we did seem to find our share of mysterious little bugs. Fall seems to have set some of the bugs into hibernating:)

Monday, November 10, 2014


 time flies like the air we breathe each day
find a chance to catch each changing play:)

She said she fixed her hair today
She made it in a stylish way
She combed and parted and twisted too
to pull it up in a two part do

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Parents Night Open House for Third Grade

We noticed at the local elementary school they were having an open house for parents and decided we should have an open house too:) 
It was fun to plan things for Lola to show her Dad and Aunt Nichie. We did a brief explanation of our day. We showed some art she made and a science report. It was really fun to see what she chose to talk about from her learning perspective.  I think we will do an end of year open house too:) It went really well. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Happy Half Birthday

Happy Half Birthday to you!! 
It was a lovely time to watch little Lynora have some birthday cake and open her gifts. She seemed so joyful about her new dolly. She just smiled and kissed it:) The little girls dressed up and made the party so sweet!
I love playing the part of Auntie:) It was just a treat to make her a half a cake:)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Helping in the Kitchen

Lola's new favorite dish to help make is roasted potatoes. 
first wash some little yellow potatoes
second slice in half or quarters depending on how big they are
third spray a glass pan with Pam
fourth turn the potatoes in olive oil
fifth sprinkle with season salt
sixth place in 400 degree oven for 35-45 minutes
then enjoy!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Aunt Nichie and Lynora visit the Aquarium

Lola sure likes the chin strap penguins. Lynora liked it all:) She really is a happy girl!