All Girls School

November 3, 2008, 4:36 pm
Filed under: baby, Bubba, fall, girlies, halloween, holiday, math, mimi, party

We had a light school week last week as we were busy preparing for Halloween and our costume party. The girls had a blast trick-or-treating in the neighborhood and all of them wore their costumes to school or Brownie parties earlier in the week. On Saturday we had our costume party at the house. It was a very full weekend, but we had a great time with all of our friends and family. Today it was back to the grind and Bubba and I began working on graphing (x,y) coordinates.


Party Pix
August 26, 2008, 11:32 am
Filed under: baby, birthday, Bubba, girlies, mimi, party

Instead of gifts, we asked the guests to bring or make special cards for the birthday girls. We loved the results…

The Show
June 15, 2008, 8:42 pm
Filed under: art, Bubba, party, photography

The photo show was a lot of fun. We put up all of the photos on the displays that my father-in-law made for my sister-in-law’s senior art show. They worked perfectly. We had a good turn out of friends and family.

Dad broke out his R2-D2 cooler for the event. A man that works with him came and played in the backyard. He was wonderful.

Here are the photos from the show.

Texture Series

Shape Series

Line Series

Color Series

Warm Colors

Complimentary Colors

Secondary Colors

Primary Colors

Free Choice Series

Self Portrait

We are excited to do this project again next year. I think next time we will work on capturing concepts with photography instead of doing any more elements of design. We’ll be covering those more thoroughly in our year-long art curriculum, so there’s not going to be any need to repeat them. Plus, I think she will embrace the whole experience more if she’s able to really express herself creatively without the constraints of “assignments”.

Summer Sleepover
May 30, 2008, 7:40 am
Filed under: Bubba, just for fun, music, party, summer

Tonight is our second annual summer kickoff slumber party. We’re inviting different girls than last year. There are big plans for s’mores, t-shirt painting, nail polishing and decorating, popcorn popping and movie watching. I’m sure there will be lots of playing and giggling and singing and all other kinds of slumber party shenanigans going on well into the evening. In the morning there will be muffins and exhausted girls. Thankfully, this group of girls is certified Drama Free, so there will be no worries about yucky attitudes and hurtful words or actions. Bubba is so excited for them to get here. Countdown ten hours… and counting. I’ll try to get some photos of the anarchy party to post here this weekend.

Welcome, Summer!

Spring Break
March 6, 2008, 5:03 pm
Filed under: art, Bubba, field trip, garden, holiday, party

As of tomorrow afternoon, we will be on Spring Break! It doesn’t coincide with public school’s break, but since our schooling only takes a couple of hours per day, it doesn’t matter – Bubba will still have lots of time to play with all of her friends when they’re out. It does, however, coincide with the week that her Dad is taking off of work, so our whole family will be home for the whole week. We are very excited about this. We will be attacking the basement and purging out everything that is unnecessary so that we can sell it at our garage sale and/or donate it to one of the local organizations that takes second hand goods. We will also be cleaning up the back yard, filling the garden bed, and setting up the secret garden area. It’s still too early to plant anything outside, but we’ll be starting our peppers inside on Monday. Bubba’s art project for tomorrow is to make toothpick flags for all of the different starts so we can tell them apart. We’re doing a bunch of other little home improvement things, like touching up paint, over the week. We’ll also be doing a big Spring Clean, getting the baseboards and vents and ceiling fans and windows and all of the other areas that don’t get weekly attention. The week will culminate with a big St. Patrick’s Day party with friends and family coming from out of town. Dad is pushing for a day trip somewhere, too, but we haven’t been able to figure out a good place to go at this time of year, so that may or may not happen. I have big hopes for this coming week, which likely means we will accomplish about half of what we’ve planned and end the week a little let down, but the intentions are there.

Valentine Party
February 13, 2008, 9:57 pm
Filed under: Bubba, holiday, party, Valentines

Partly due to the issues that Bubba and I have been having as teacher/student, and partly because I needed to clean the house before this afternoon’s event, we did no schooling today. Instead, we prepped for the little neighborhood Valentine party that we were having. The party itself was madness, 17 children, 1 infant and 7 adults. (I’ll just say that our house is not huge and we were well past capacity.) There were sugary snacks, a messy craft, many spilled cups of punch and some fun games that, thankfully, didn’t get too rowdy or crazy. The kids had a lot of fun and all went home with some simple goody bags and Valentines signed by my girls. It was an exhausting couple of hours, but well worth all of the effort and prep that we went through.

Mmmmmmm… cupcakes. Unfortunately, there are a few of these left on the counter, calling my name.