Thursday, September 29, 2011

Random Happenings

Baton practice has started again for the year.  This year Abby is taking baton as well as Allie.  This is much to Allie's dismay.  She wanted Abby to take tennis but I waited around too long and all the classes were either full, to late in the evening. or did not have enough kids to form a class.  Maybe in the summer since she has committed to baton till May.  Here are the girls with their coach Ms. April.  Abby & Allie are the only 2 in the class so far.  

Wonderful Wednesday's at church have come and gone for September.  The first week was Mr. Nick's Magic Show, followed by bouncy house inside since it rain the second Wednesday.  The third week was Happy Times Farm and the final week had the bouncy houses again.  The first round of bouncy house did not go over well with the girls since one of the house fell while they were on it.  The girls and 2 of their friends were happy to play in the game room until class time.  Horseback riding is always a hit with the girls.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blog update

I really don't have much to update....I have been really bad about keeping up with my Project Life Picture of the Day and have been very busy with work.  Back in March I started working at Highland Day School (at our church) as a 2 year old aid.  I worked 2 days a week and continued to work through the summer.  The girls got to go with me this summer to the day camp that was for the "graders" (K-6th grade).  I became one of the lead teachers for the 2 year olds when school started last week.  I have enjoyed it more than I thought I would.  I am getting to plan what we teach the 2's with help from lesson plans from years past.  I also started working 3 days a week as well.  I am also getting busier with my embroidery machine and sewing, but mostly embroidery/monogramming.   I have found lots of sites with embroidery patterns and it is very hard not to purchase everything I fall in love with :)

I have also discovered Pinterest.  It is place where I can "pin" projects, sayings, design layouts, recipes, craft ideas and projects that I find online or that my friends have pinned.  It is time consuming but i have found lots for great ideas for crafts, school ideas and home design.

The girls are busy with school and both started taking baton/twirling lessons tonight.  It was a real struggle for Abby to decide what she wanted to do; baton or tennis.  Allie did not want Abby to take baton lessons.  I think she wanted something that was totally hers for a while longer.  We will see how it goes, although we are committed through December.  Maybe a little sibling competition will make them both better....or maybe not.....