Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Alice as Anna

I know there are already a million videos of little girls singing the songs from Frozen, so this is mostly for Grandmas and Grandpas. Elsie and Alice are right in line with the rest of the world and love the movie to pieces. They have identified with the characters and Elsie is Elsa and Alice is Anna. They have "their" songs memorized (mostly) and sing them all the time. Here is Alice singing part of "Do You Want To Build a Snowman". (She didn't want me taking her video, so I had to be sneaky)


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Birthday Elsie

Elsie turned 5 years old this year. Her birthday was a busy day full of school celebrations, friends, music class, and Red Robin. We made cookies together and sang to her that night.

The following Saturday she had her first ever birthday party (we don't start having friend birthday parties in our family until age 5). Five little friends plus one sister made for a very energetic party. She had an ice cream cake that she helped me make and had lots of fun.

Here are Elsie's birthday questions for this year:

1. What is your favorite color?
- I like every color

2. What is your favorite toy?
- The trampoline

 3. What is your favorite fruit?
- Strawberries

4. What is your favorite tv show?
- Frozen

 5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
- Nutella and jam sandwiches

 6. What is your favorite outfit?
- Jeans and a t-shirt

 7. What is your favorite game?
- Starfall

8. What is your favorite snack?
- Fruit snacks

9. What is your favorite animal?
- Kitties and dogs

10. What is your favorite song?
- Let it Go and Do You Want To Build A Snowman from Frozen

11. What is your favorite book?
- Piggie and Gerald

12. Who is your best friend?
- Stella and Alina

13. What is your favorite cereal?
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
- Play on the trampoline and plant plants and do hopscotch

15. What is your favorite drink?
- Root beer

16. What is your favorite holiday?
- Christmas

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
- Kitty

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Cereal

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
- Red Robin

20. What do you want to be when you grow up?
- A Mom

Friday, April 11, 2014

Five Months

Clark turned five months old yesterday. His current obsession is all things toes, as seen in the pictures. He is always grabbing his toes now, especially if he is not wearing socks. Every time we lay him on the floor to play he immediately flips over on to his tummy. Since he hasn't figured out how to roll back yet, he gets really, really mad about it. He is still chewing like crazy, but no teeth have come through yet. He chewed on his fingers so much that one of them got infected. We had to put a prescription ointment on it and he had to wear a big puffy mitten on his hand for a while to keep it dry. He is almost 18 lbs and super tall. I have to sort through his clothes and pull out the next size since he is growing out of all his pants and it's getting hard to button his onesies. He has just started to give big, sloppy, wet kisses and loves to pull hair.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Four Months

My little buddy is four months today. Clark has slowed down on his weight gain, but still gets taller and taller every day. He is getting slightly more coordinated and is starting to reach out and grab toys. He has started drooling a lot and constantly chewing on his hands just adds to the slobbery mess. I am not 100% certain, but I suspect he might be trying to get his first few teeth. It still seems early to me, but all of the normal signs are there. He had his first cold and spent about a week all stuffed up with a runny nose. Despite it all, he still is very easy going and is always ready with a smile and a giggle. Clark's favorite song right now is "Do You Want to Build a Snowman", which is often sung around our house. We love our little man!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Flower

The real story of how Alice found a teeny tiny fake flower is we were walking out of the fabric store and she found it by the door. Later, when she was asked how she got her flower, this is what she said:

How did you get your flower? - Once upon a time it was in the dirt and water and growing and then it was going to open up so big and beautiful then a whale gave it to me. Then the whale danced with me. The whale got my crown for me and put it high on my bed on my computer desk. Then it throw it and breaks it.

How did you get your flower? - Don't tell me!

How did you get your flower? - Someone was in our house, looking looking, E-I-E-I-O.

How did you get your flower? - Well, my flower got from the beach. It was hiding in the sand and the water. The flower was stuck with Clark in jail. We were in the jail too with all of us. We were visiting someone else in the jail and the flower was there at the farm. We was all looking out the window.

How did you get your flower? - The flower was with Alice hiding somewhere. It was in Zoe and Elmo's tummy with Cookie Monster and Big Bird. They were the honeys, and the mom, and the dad. The daddy is in his bedroom. I just found three spinning things. But I can't reach them. And they found four right here.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Alice's Quilt

I thought I would be done trying to quilt for a while after Clark's massive blanket, but then I got some sewing supplies for Christmas and the next thing I knew I was starting another one. This one I actually followed a pattern for instead of just making it up myself, and it came together a lot easier. I machine quilted it myself, and I spent about a week on the couch wrapped up in it while I hand sewed the binding on. I'm pretty proud of it, and even though she was being grumpy for the pictures, Alice is very excited about her new blanket.

I guess I need to make a quilt for Elsie now...