Friday, April 24, 2009

Little Miss's Spring Musical

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me

This year the theme for the Spring Musical was America. Little Miss's class sang "This Land is Your Land". She's been practicing in the car for weeks :) The class did a great job! After the kids sang, we went back to the classroom and the parents chatted a bit while the kids goofed around. We then took some more pictures with our fabulous teachers. This is Little Miss's assistant teacher whom she adores! We're so lucky that she has had such WONDERFUL teachers at her preschool these last three years.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter 2009

He's alive yes he's alive yes he's alive
And I'm forgiven heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive yes he's alive yes he's alive
And I'm forgiven heaven's gates are open wide
He's alive he's alive hallelujah he's alive
I believe it he's alive sweet Jesus

~ He's Alive by Dolly Parton

Easter arrived this year in it's usual unpredictable fashion. You never know what kind of weather you're going to get on Easter morning. The days leading up to Easter were pretty warm and mild days but Sunday morning was pretty cold and windy.

We had a lot going on this past week as well ~ we decorated Easter cookies with a friend, Little Miss had an Easter party at school, and of course the Easter bunny visited our house late Saturday night :)

Easter Cookies with Friends - Wed 4/8

Little Miss's Easter Egg Hunt & Party at School - Thurs 4/9

Easter Morning - Sun 4/12

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Dad's birthday present

Out in my garden
early in the morning
see the little vegetables all in a row
see the rows of carrots
and the rows pf peas.
Water, hoe, grow, grow
In my garden please.
~ Sing to the tune of Down by the Station

These were just too cool not to mention :)
My dad's birthday is actually in February but with family being out of town and having to reschedule a couple of times we finally got to celebrate his birthday in April.

The kids and I decided that Gramps had enough woodworking tools so we wanted to make him something special that he would actually use.

We came up with Garden Stones. My dad just planted a fabulous garden out in his backyard and made little labels for each vegetable or fruit. We made him special garden stones for some of the plants. They turned out so cute that I'm going to make them for my garden as well.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Little Miss can ride her bicycle

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
~ Bicycle Race by Queen

The training wheels came off!

A couple of days ago Little Miss learned that two of her friends had taken the training wheels off of their bicycles and could ride their bikes by themselves. This prompted the ever determined Little Miss to decide that it was time for her to learn to ride her bike.

We took the training wheels off on March 17th. She practiced riding that bike EVERY day. To make it more difficult, we don't really have sidewalks in front of our house so she was practicing on our 30 foot wide deck :)

Once she got the balance figured out she started working on how to actually steer. I worked with her a little bit on the deck each day but for the most part, she taught herself to ride.

Today, for the first time, she was actually able to ride around the deck in control of the bike for a couple of turns. She was so proud of herself!

Way to go kiddo!!!