Thursday, March 23, 2017

In like a lion...

Time continues to rush by and we are appreciative of how nicely our girls play.  They can often entertain themselves with toys, writing, reading, coloring, and tasks.  One of Ben's favorite things to hear is the sound of Nina laughing as she reads herself a book.  Nina currently likes reading comic strip fiction and her class won "bookopoly" in a school competition.

One of Pip's recent ideas was making her own perfume (after seeing a Peppa Pig episode in which they did the same).  The crazy thing is, her perfume actually worked.  She put a couple flower petals into a container of cucumber water and after the petals dissolved, she and Kara put the concoction into an old Aveda tube and it smells great.  She has been coached not to spray too much and likes bringing it with her to school and daycare.

The girls had fun going to Grandma and Grandpa's for spring break and got to visit the Reptile Zoo, the library, and even McDonald's!  They came back up to Saint Paul for the Saint Paddy's day parade and to show off their hard work at swimming lessons.  Both girls partook in "Jump Rope for Heart" in school and both donated their own money to help in the fight against Leukemia.  Nina was excited to win her own jump rope and use it all over.

Friday, March 10, 2017


The spring warmth was nice while we could play in the back yard, ride bikes, and go to parks, but the cold winter has returned so we've been shoved back indoors.  Luckily swimming lessons have also returned and it's nice that the girls can go in without us now.  We also swung by the newly renovated Capitol during one of our cold days and had fun exploring there. They continue to grow and every day is full of Nina's reading and drawing and Pip's stories and instructions.    

Class play 'Jolly Jaguar Factory'    ----    Wacky hair day at school