Thursday, February 25, 2016

Clara's First Symphony Concert

Clara was so excited to see her first symphony concert!

Grace has been, but Clara had not because I was too afraid to take two kids on my own. Since Clara stopped taking afternoon naps some time ago, I had no more excuses!

I'm glad we did it! Clara enjoyed waving to Daddy and clapping wildly after every piece.

A pre concert selfie!

Grace enjoyed it too!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Valentine's Day

We started Valentine's Day celebrations with a party at Preschool.

Grace worked hard on cutting out and decorating them all.

I think they turned out pretty cute!

Grace was proud to hand them out. She also wrote everyone's name on the back.

We were presented with these after preschool! She made the hearts out of salt dough.

Proudly modeling my first piece of mom jewelry.

Next we headed to the Kids Art Studio for a Valentine crafting party!

Clara LOVED gluing these hearts on paper. I was moving between the two of them, and every time I came up to her and she would say "it's not done yet!"

The finished product makes me smile so much! It is so great.

Next we had a playdate with Ethan, movie night, and sushi takeout for mom and dad. It was a lovely day!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ode to Joy Progress

Grace is getting ready for the recital in March!

She had a major goof up at the end, but in general she has made lots of progress and she will be ready! She practices it all the time.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Snow Day

We had a snow day today!

There was a lot of media coverage about this event, and the schools announced closures a full day ahead. I don't think it was nearly as bad as everyone thought, but I think the whole area decided we'd all like a day off and so we took one. The garbage pickup was cancelled. The mail didn't come. Even the zoo closed, and the zoo never closes!

Grace and I played outside. Clara stayed outside for about 30 seconds and then decided it wasn't for her.

We made a great snowman!

We made sugar cookies! We started with the dough.

So excited!

As you can probably guess, we got flour and dough all over the kitchen.

Decorating was fun too! Clara probably ate more sprinkles than she put on the cookies.

Grace took her job very seriously, of course.

What are we going to do with all these cookies? Grace wants to deliver care packages to our friends!