Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Project Life - Week 4

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) - 

Thursday - We've been without power for two days. It never dawned on me to start our gas fireplace.  When I finally turned it on today, the power came back on. Good thing we froze for two days. Maddie was pretty excited to see the fire going though. Also, Maddie made a painting with a marble today at school.

Friday - Nana, Aunt Vanessa, Ashlyn, Maddie and I carpooled to the Scrappin' Pad in Kaw City, Oklahoma. It was about a 5 hour drive and unfortunately Ashlyn got carsick a couple of times. We. We met Aunt Angie, Kayla, Ms. Sabrina, Joselyn, and Angie's friend Rachel, her daughter Catherine and her daughter's friend Asha. There were six little girls: Maddie - 3yrs, Ashlyn - 4 yrs, Kayla - 3 yrs, Joselyn - 9 yrs, Catherine - 10 yrs, and Asha - 10 yrs. We each brought a craft project for the girls, so they had plenty to do. We were the first to arrive and I bought Maddie a Merida, Brave costume. Ashlyn has an Aurora costume so they both immediately wanted to play dress up and then color. When Kayla arrived, Maddie and Kayla exchanged Christmas presents. One of the presents Kayla gave Maddie was the "Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game." All three girls immediately wanted to play it. Then we had them do the button project that Aunt Vanessa brought for them. Aunt Vanessa painted trees on canvas and each girl glued on buttons for the leaves. Kayla only glued on about three buttons and was done. Maddie did a few more, but Ashlyn worked on hers for about half an hour. They turned out great and Maddie's is now hanging in her room. That evening Aunt Shanny make a quick visit from Wichita. She brought Maddie and Kayla Christmas presents - funny ball hat games and forts. Angie, Shannon and I also exchanged our Christmas presents, including pj bottoms (in lieu of our traditional panty exchange). I must admit that I really missed the panties. It was a very busy day, but the kids had a lot of fun playing together.

Saturday - More crafts today. Aunt Angie brought a heart/tissue paper craft, and I brought them each a magic wand craft. It was a wooden wand that they could paint, use glitter glue, ribbon, and even jewels. Unfortunately, Ashlyn was the only one who worked on either craft for more than 5 minutes. Maddie and Kayla just thought there was too much going on. Later in the day, we had a tea party for all the girls. Nana brought hats, necklaces, bracelets, and purses full of mirrors and brushes for each girl. Aunt Angie made cupcakes and we used apple juice for the "tea". The girls REALLY had fun at the tea party and LOVED pouring the tea into their own tea cups. It was really cute to watch. This evening we let the girls watch a movie and eat popcorn. They ended up chasing/being chased all over the house by the older girls. They were having a blast, but were running up and down the stairs and we were afraid someone would get hurt. It ended up being Maddie, her finger got smashed in a closet door where the older girls were hiding. It was an accident and soon forgotten after Mommy kissed away her tears. It was another exhausting, but really wonderful day. 

Sunday - More crafts for the girls today. Nana brought a button craft. This one was a hit with both Maddie and Ashlyn. Maddie worked on hers the longest, making both a long necklace and a bracelet. Ashlyn also created a necklace, but Kayla again was only interested for about 5 minutes, LOL! I brought monogram letters for the older girls to paint/create and Ms. Sabrina brought the girls each a little mini cardboard scrapbook album. They didn't get around to making the albums, so each girl got to take on home to create later. Joselyn brought balloons, which ended up being hours of entertainment for all 6 girls. They are played really well together today. The older girls were nice to the little girls and of course the little girls just wanted to do whatever the older girls were doing. Thankfully, Maddie did not get sick on either ride this year.

When we arrived home, Maddie wanted Mac N Cheese and this is the conversation between Daddy and Maddie that ensued:

Daddy: Maddie, I don't want you to eat Mac N Cheese. It's not healthy and is full of empty carbs.
Maddie:  Well, I don't care about that.

Tuesday - Maddie's class is discussing Daniel in the Lion's Den. They made puppets and a coloring sheet. I've noticed that Maddie is starting to use different colors when coloring and not just coloring the entire page one color. Apparently the kids loved making the puppets and Maddie wanted to make more when she arrived home.

Wednesday - Maddie's class got to play with the parachute today in Music class. It looks like the whole class had a ball.

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