Tuesday, January 31, 2012

preschool science: our bean sprouts

penelope and i are learning about how things grow. we planted a bean in a cup of dirt and put another bean in a plastic bag with a wet paper towel to keep it moist. we put both of our experiments in the window and we will be logging their growth. penelope checked on them every hour and was suuuper disappointed that they weren't doing much. ha ha.

Monday, January 30, 2012

our weekend

we went to the zoo again. bryan got to come with us this time and we has tons of fun. we also did a whole lot of hanging out at home. 

 on the skifari
 penelope got to sit in the cockpit of a helicopter, after  she told me she wanted to be an astronaut and go to the the moon. i am hoping she doesn't plan to take the helicopter to the moon...

i can't believe how big these chicks are getting. gasp.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

what we've been up to

oh, hi! i feel like i've been a little bit disconnected from the internet lately. sorry about that. we've been kicking back and having a slow january. 

i've been reading...a lot. i've been really into young adult fiction lately. if you are on goodreads, we should be friends here's my link. here are a couple of books that i've enjoyed recently: divergent, matched, clockwork angel and the help. what are you reading?

i also started an afghan that i've been wanting to do for a couple of years now.

penelope and i have been doing preschool. penelope is so fun these days, she is learning so much and is super imaginative. i love listening to her tell me stories and sing songs all of her own creation. i am hoping to get another fun preschool project together to share, but we've mainly been doing printable packets found on the interwebs and i haven't been using my creative bone as much as i would like.
isla is just great. she has 2 new teeth and is getting closer to scooting around....

we went to the zoo last week with my bro, his wife and their 3 boys.

 penelope loves playing with her cousins.
 isla rode in the stroller and was a total champ.
oh, and penelope fed a giraffe...nbd.

Monday, January 23, 2012

balls for miss isla

here is another handmade gift i did for christmas. i wanted to make isla a crocheted ball at some point. i made p some fabric balls for her first christmas and so i decided to do the same for isla may. she really likes them...score!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2011 in review

i love looking through my blog posts and seeing all the things that went on in a year. i can't believe it's 2012. this year i am excited about baking more bread, my list of craft experiences i would like to have, isla's first birthday, penelope's forth birthday, several books will being released that i can't wait to get my hands on, painting (this one should be first,) teaching from the book of mormon, running a 1/2 marathon and most of all time with my little family. i am not sure what 2012 will bring, but i am all sorts of ready to get started.

here are some many memories from 2011:

 had fun adventures

 made baby gifts

blanket making

preparing for baby

baby showers



penelope's 3!

 easter and mommy made clothes

welcoming miss isla may


 isla's blessing

penelope dresses herself now...

 went camping

had mucho water fun

said farewell to elder white

bid farewell to grandpa T

fall fun

isla was a gnome and penelope was a fairy

isla gets big

homemade christmas goodness

 our family

merry christmas