Monday, May 25, 2015

Project Life - Week 18

Welcome to Project Life 2015! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay a while. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to 3 year old Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins.

I am using a digital kit on Shutterfly. This digital version is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 using the Shutterfly - Project Life Turquoise Edition HERE and my 2013 album using the Shutterfly - Project Life Childhood - Mayfield Edition HERE I will hopefully be posting my 2014 pages soon.


And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week) - 

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Thursday - Maddie and Daddy made lemonade today. Maddie loves lemonade and has been begging to make it. Maddie loves squeezing the lemons.

Conversation between Mommy and Maddie:
Mommy: Is that your Dora and her horsie?
Maddie: Mama, do you remember when we gave this away?

Mommy: We didn't give it away, it's right there.
Maddie: Well, we gave the barn thing away, remember?
Mommy: Oh, the horse barn?
Maddie: mmmmmhhhhhhmmmmm, but we looked for these, right?

Mommy: Yes, and we couldn't find them. They were hidden in all your other toys.
Maddie: Oh yeah, but Mommy can we get a 6 year old barn?
Mommy: What's a six year old barn?
Maddie: Well, you know, one that 6 year olds can play with? Or 10 or 8 or 5 year olds?

I put away all of Maddie's size 4 clothes and bought her a bunch of size 5 summer clothes. The first day she put on a new size 5 shirt she came in and said, "Mommy, this shirt is too tight." Good grief, looks like she jumped straight to a size six. She is amazingly tall. She wears size 10 shoes. That is why she has 6 years old on the brain - her new size 6 clothes.


















Saturday - We started the day off at the Dallas Zoo. They have a new exhibit, Giants of the Jurassic. They have life sized dinosaurs throughout the zoo and many of them are movable. They even have a dig site area set up for the little ones to uncover bones. We watched a bird show and let Maddie play in the river in the kids area. We also watched the cheetah show. Maddie wanted to see the snakes and the bugs. We never it made to it the big animal side of the zoo. This afternoon I was scrapbooking and Maddie asked if she could scrapbook too. I let her pick some papers, photos and stickers and she went to town. I didn't help her a bit. She worked on her page for about 2 hours! It was amazing. She did a great job.





Sunday - For Mother's Day this year, we asked Nana to get her photos taken with the kiddos. We met at JCPenney's and Tiffany got a few great shots of them all together. We got Mom a large canvas print of them all together and I got a 10x10 collage for Maddie's room. This evening Maddie and I worked on finishing her teacher appreciation gifts. I think they turned out great. Maddie made drawings for each of her teachers and then signed them with her name. I asked her what she was thankful for and then I wrote that on the sheet as well. I made little tag toppers that say "Thank you for being such a wonderful TEAcher" and "Thank you for quenching my thirst for knowledge." We filled the drinking cups with tea and lemonade. 




Monday - Maddie has been learning about her community in Mrs. Miriam's class. They made a fireman today. I just love how she writes her name. She knows how to spell it now and can write every letter, but tends to write it backwards. Maddie has also been learning about Spring and planting in Mrs. Miriam's class. They brought home their bean "sprouts" today. Maddie's have all sprouted and are ready to be planted. She was very excited about that.




Tuesday - Maria brought Maddie a microscope last night. She's been playing with it a lot and checking out all of the bugs. This morning I was taping up a box to mail to Jaime and Maddie was playing with her new talking microscope. She said, "Mama, can you be quiet for me so I can relax and study?" I think she must have been hearing that from Juan lately. Today is Cinco de Mayo and Maddie made a maraca with beans inside. 

Thanks for visiting!