Saturday, October 22, 2016

Kids Right Now

15 months old now. 
He has 8 teeth.
He loves candy. 

He is my little buddy. He wants to be with me at all time. 

He is waving hi to himself in this picture. 

He loves to drive. 
He loves cars.
He loves trucks. 

The many expressions of my brown eyed boy:

He is babbling a ton these days. He is "taking turns" talking. He is at the phase where he will look at you and "talk" to you. And I just say, "Yeah buddy? What else?" and he just keeps on "talking" to me. 
This boy! I just love him!!

She is LOVING school. 

She is starting to read. She knows tons of sight words and loves to read with me. 
Her favorite books to read right now are Elephant and Piggy, Splat the Cat, and these funny little Hello Kitty books. 

She loves to "make art"

She is loving the halloween season and is enjoying all of our fall traditions. 
I freaking love this girl. 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Playdough and Van Gough

Today was the first day of fall break which means NO SCHOOL for Mirah until Tuesday!
So I have planned a few fun activities.

Today's activity brought us to BYU.
As we approached campus we saw this hot air balloon. 

Fall colors are in the valley in full force and it is just lovely. 

We were able to get spots at the VanGogh and Playdough program. 
Lucas is too young. But he was SO good, and enjoyed watching the other kids. 

We started with an Eric Carle book. 
Learned about the work Medium in art. Meaning different things you can use to create art. 

Then we went to the blanket stack. 
This artist used blankets as her medium. 

They gave each of the kids a crazy straw and pieces of felt to creat their own felt stack. 

Our next stop:
This installation is made of metal. 
This became a science lesson of finding metal with magnets. 

The next piece we talked about was the rainbow thread installation. 
There is 81 miles of thread here. 

They gave the kids rain clouds, and talked about the rainbow. 

Still being an angel. 

Our turn to make some art with different mediums. 
We gave a turtle a colorful shell with yarn.

We decorated a letter M with all dieereft kids of beads and beans and sparkles. 

Meanwhile Lucas played with blocks in the corner. 

He was having so much fun playing with these other little boys. 

Our last stop:
Making a hot air balloon with tissue paper! 

She did it! What a great job! 

After a super fun outing, we got home and had an awesome gift from Grandma Pippy.

A lovely day of art and fun. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Maybe Farm Costume Debut

Our first outing with the kids in their costumes was to The Action Team event. 
It was at the Maybe Farms in South Jordan.

The evening is was lovely. 

Lovely and FREEZING. 

Mirah got her prize for wearing a costume. 
She wanted a whistle. Oops, that is a Chinese finger trap. 
Lucas got some sweet shades. 

He put them on Karl when he got tired of them. 

Did I mention that it was freezing? 

I wanted to take a picture of the two of them together. 


I tired again. They wanted to snuggle up in a wagon. 
Tear from the cold. 

Me and my babies. 

The most normal picture where they are both looking sort of toward the camera. 

Sassy whistle. 
Pumpkin as big as a baby. 

Waiting for dad to come and pick us up. 

Dinner at Chapolte. 

Mirah looks so punk rock with her blue hair. 

Lucas is always happy to have some beans. 

Cool guy.