Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Days




Walking Time!

Monday we had a fun walk next to the beach! We saw probably 30 dolphins, but they are camera shy, so here are a few pics of our little hikers.

Hope took the easy way!

Learning

I pulled out some ABC flashcards the other day just to get an assessment of what Jubilee knew so that I could make sure I give her activities that are challenging, but not too frustrating. She totally surprised me with both her knowledge and enthusiasm for flash cards. We worked on them for a week and she knows most of them now. I also pulled out an alphabet poster that she use a dry erase marker on. She requested to do this 3 times today! (It was rainy, and I had quite a bit of baking to do. She kept herself quite busy inside!!)
I made cakes for a marriage seminar that a friend of ours is running, and I tried out a new technique- flowers! I hadn't attempted a big rose out of icing before, but I liked the results- what do you think?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

This week's expidition- Kommetjie and the Light House




New Painting

This ladybug painting was given to Hope when she was born by a friend here. It has her name on it. I think it is so cute, I decided to make a similar style painting for Jubilee. I hung them over the girls little table (they eat snacks there, and sometimes do some activities there).

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dance Time!!

Here is the long awaited video of Hope's new trick
video

Party cuteness




Cake pics



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Birthday Birthday!!

Hope's birthday was just a few days ago. Here is a peek at her morning full of presents!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Little Nature Exploration

Today, I ventured to a national park- just the girls and I! How brave was that? We had a blast and here are a few favorite pics from the day

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Craft night

I went to a ladies craft night, and here are the creations I came home with

A new dress

I made a new dress for Jubilee. (My first project from a fabulous book called Carefree Clothes for Girls) It made one little girl very happy!Unfortunately her hand could not fit into the adorable patchwork pocket very well
How sadDon't worry, I still feel happy about my new dress Mommy!!!