Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Busy Bees

Yesterday we experienced our 1st snowfall of the year. When the weather turns bad, I like to do crafts. So we made bees. First start with two strips of yellow paper and have the kiddos draw a bee face on them.
Then have them make stripes.
Or whatever designs they choose.
Then cut out the following shape which will become the wings.
Either staple or glue the strip of paper in a circle.
Then staple/glue the wings. (I found that the staple will hold the wings better than glue.)
Put a dab of glue on the back where the stinger will go.
Glue the long side of the stinger onto the bee.
Fold the stinger down so it sticks out.
Ahhh....buzz, buzz, buzz.
Then we stapled on some string to the top of the bee. For the next hour, the kids chased each other buzzing through the house.
And I ate white cheddar popcorn watching them. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Almost there

This is me. This is my belly at 37 weeks.
I can't wait to meet him/her!

1st Day

Every mom has a picture of her kid like this.
On his way to his first day of preschool, year 2. The backpack is still huge, thank goodness. Glad he hasn't grown into it yet. :) He's a pro! Finding his name, hanging up his backpack, and getting some supplies out for his teacher. He's ready. That's his "I'm not sure, I'm a little nervous, but I'm going to try" face. Here's his teacher, Mrs. Kerby. She's seems to be the perfect preschool teacher....kind, gentle, she even has the preschool teacher "look", doesn't she?
Have a great year Treyton!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


She's all about comfort.
Galina is a cuddler. She LOVES, loves, loves being cozy and cuddling up. A very affectionate girl. Her love language is physical touch without a doubt. Maybe that's because I held her so much when she was a newborn. I couldn't get enough of that newborn-ness!
She wakes up and often says/orders, "Wrap me up, Mommy," before we head downstairs.
She can find the most comfy nook and crannies to cuddle in. Kinda reminds me of a cat. Has her own agenda, rarely comes when called, and seems to think she's the boss.....hmmmm, maybe I hung around Polly too much when I was pregnant with her!
Here's what melts my heart....cuddling with her brother. So sweet! "Mom, get off the computer! I'm ready for my pedicure now!!!!"