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Jan 29, 2012


Our cute girls' new haircuts.

Plus... a funny story about our strong-willed SJ:

The other day we had peanut butter toast for breakfast. SJ usually likes to wash her own hands and face after a meal, but she was super sticky so I grabbed a paper towel and gave her a good wipe down before she spread it around the house. That made her spitting mad. She ran back to the table, took another bite of toast and wiped it all over her face, again, so that SHE could be the one to clean it off.

Nutcracker Fever

The little girls in this house are obsessed with the Nutcracker.  It is now January 27th… well after Christmas, and they are still asking to watch it every day.   I overhear C in her in her pretend play saying things like “LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.”  When we play “Nutcracker” at home, everyone picks a character and dresses up… then you copy the dance that character does.  I always choose the Dew Drop Fairy- feminine enough for C to approve, but on stage for a very short time.  C encourages me when it is my turn by saying things like “No, Mom, you are supposed to dance good, like her!”  Not in this life C, not a chance. 

Jan 15, 2012

C's 5th Birthday

C wanted a "Tangled" theme for her party.  Tangled is the Disney movie about Rapunzel that came out last year.

Activities:  painting on the walls
beanbag toss to the tower,
 braid pictionary

Food:  the guests built towers of fruit and cheese.  We also had braided challa bread with cream cheese, and -of course- cake and ice cream.

At the end of the party we released balloons to mimic the lanterns that were launched in the movie.  The children each tagged their balloon with their name and an email address to respond to when their balloon was found.  Then they labled a map where they thought their balloon would land.  (having touble posting this video, but it is super cute to watch their countdown.  check back soon, and hopefully i'll have it up)