I've been asked a lot recently what I do with Beatrice while I am homeschooling the others. To be honest I am still trying to figure that out...some days are better than others. She has a lot of naps and snacks! But one day I gave her a squishy bag (shaving cream and food coloring) taped to the table, and she sat with us and played for quite a while. As long as she feels included with the big kids, she's usually a happy camper! Any other ideas to keep her included/occupied/not eating Legos? Please share!!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
For Beatrice's "bee" party, Violet and I decided to make some wrapping paper. Here is what we did:
|Cut a potato in half and pour some yellow paint on a tray.|
|Make little yellow potato prints across the paper.|
|When dry, draw wings, stripes, faces and little flying lines to make bees.|
|Wrap up the gifts in the bee paper with yellow and black yarn. Voila!|
We took the kiddos to get birthday pictures taken this week. Always a fun activity..in a glad we did it, glad we don't have to do it again for a while way! I'll start with the good ones in no particular order, and leave you with my favorites at the end!
|Violet Jayne, 3 years old|
|Beatrice Mae, 1 year old|
|Matias George, nearly 5 years old|
And now for my "favorites"...
|woah...crashing into the background|
|woah...crashing into the background|
|tip your head, raise your shoulder, cross your hands, look here, smile, now look natural|
|the camera...it loves me...I was born for this moment|
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Last week I had the pleasure of celebrating the upcoming arrival of Janet's baby, Rebecca, with some wonderful friends. Third babies need some anticipation too...even if they don't need all the stuff. According to the interwebs, a shower for a subsequent child is called a "sprinkle." So we had a sprinkle (though we all decided it sounds like something that happens after the baby is born- particularly if it is a boy). We went to Carnivale and had some ahhh-mazing Latino food. Luckily, we left room for dessert. Now we are just waiting for the little lady to arrive so we can get our baby snuggle fix! My baby is getting altogether too big too fast...can't wait to cuddle a newborn again!
|The five of us...no, the diaper cake was not our dessert.|
|THIS was our dessert!|
|A little outfit for Rebecca...ravelry notes here|
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Beatrice Mae- you are one year old today! What a year we have had...you had a rocky start, but have grown into a healthy, happy, sweet, sweet, sweet little girl. We are so thankful to have you. You are our snugglebug...there is nothing better than you sleeping in our arms with your blankie in one hand and your thumb in your mouth. You adore your brother and sister and follow them around. You have learned to crawl and pull up to standing, and you love to wave to everyone and say "Bah Bah!!" You've met tons of people and traveled the world this year. Though it is hard to believe you've been here a year already, we also can't imagine life without you. Happy Birthday baby girl! We love you!
|Beatrice Mae, September 2011|
|Beatrice Mae, September 2012|
|Honeybee cake...one for us, one for her|
|Gifts wrapped in paper made by Violet|
|Chilling with Grampa Griese|
|Snuggling with her great grandma|
|Lots of wonderful friends came to celebrate|
|It was a beautiful Fall day|
|She had almost NO help with the presents...|
|Lots of fun toys...and crazy momma face in the background|
|Time for the main event...the cake!|
|I can't believe I ate the whole thing...|
|Is there more momma? No problem, I'll just eat the plate.|
|That was great!|
|Like my new hat?|
|My first pair of "big girl" shoes|
|We ended the night with the first fire of the season.|