Thursday, March 28, 2013

Project Life Weeks 11 & 12

You can see my whole 2013 set of Project Life pages (including the weeks I haven't posted on the blog) by clicking here. To view the credits of items I've used, click on the picture.

Project Life Week 12 page 1

Kylie got her first stripe- a blue stripe- on her white belt on Monday March 18th. She got it for knowing her first round of punch combinations.

We needed a new birdfeeder solution when the raccoons learned to open the top of the feeders and scoop out all the birdseed. Karen indulged me with this new birdpost with baffle for our two feeders and it is working beautifully! I can still see the birds as I’m working in the kitchen which simply delights me.

Kylie has learned to swing high!

Karen taught her new SQL Exadata Performance Optimization class from home last week. It was a change to our schedule to have her on the phone and computer until 5:00 each day but we made it work. I took Kylie to the park or to karate class so that Karen could teach in a quiet environment. And it was so much nicer to have her at home with us rather than her teaching in some city away from us.

Blues guitarist Fruteland Jackson entertained Discovery students with music and a little history of the blues.

Project Life Week 12 page 2

Easter Egg hunt at Kylie’s school on Friday. She proudly showed us her “non-candy” loot.

Kylie has started reading the “Rainbow Fairy” book series. Since March 1st, she has read six of them:
Pearl the Cloud Fairy
Bella the Bunny Fairy
Melodie the Music Fairy
Zoe the Skating Fairy
Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy

On Friday, after the egg hunt and lunch, the children had a wonderful afternoon spent in the garden. As you can see in the above photo, Kylie has no problem getting dirty. Neither does her teacher Ms. Kirby nor her friends Carly (left) and Carolyn (right).

Kylie had her first choir performance on Sunday March 24th. Karen and I both attended the 11:00 service to watch her perform. Kylie sang “Come Enjoy God’s Festive Springtime” by Telemann. She did a great job! Afterwards, she enjoyed the children’s portion of the Palm Sunday service.

Project Life Week 11 page 1

Project Life Week 11 page 2

Remember this: Kylie learned to make God's Eyes this week.

With a little help from her "lefty" mom, Kylie learned how to tie bows on shoes. We bough her this pair of size 12 shoes.

Love this story: I want to ride the dolphin because I'm going to be a marine biologist when I grow up.

School was out on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we went to the zoo. And we started our Friday with watching this lovely IMAX 3D movie "Under the Sea". After lunch on Friday, we had a playdate with Carolyn at the park.

Rainbow cookies--we took sugar cookie dough, colored it with food coloring and rolled out some large rainbow cookies. We gave some cookies to Kylie's teachers.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kylie's First Choir Performance

Kylie had her first church choir performance today. It's not a great video but you can see little Kylie in the center of the row. She is wearing a striped dress and a white headband.

Come enjoy God’s festive springtime
Hasten come rejoice in God’s Greatness
Come and fill your hearts with joy
Come and fill your hearts with joy

Come enjoy God’s festive springtime,
Come, come quickly, hasten
Come and fill your hearts with joy
Come and fill your hearts with joy
Come and fill your hearts with joy

The love of God is all embracing
Enfolding all those who seek him
O pledge thy love
O pledge thy faith and love to God
O, O pledge faith and love to God
O, O pledge thy faith and love to God.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Zoo Trip

Here are a few pictures from last Thursday's zoo trip.

The Dinosaur exhibit is back at the zoo. Kylie had fun walking up to each dinosaur and calmly announcing, "I'm not afraid of you."

We visited the new Butterfly exhibit. Kylie met this young man who won her heart when he gave her a crystal amethyst. I checked with his parents and they said it was okay. The two kids walked around discussing the pretty fairy houses and the few butterflies that were braving our cooler temperatures. I sat on a bench and listened to the tinkling music while keeping an eye on them. It was lovely. Kylie usually zooms through exhibits but because this young man was there with her, we stayed with the butterflies for over 20 minutes.

Kylie and I both love the blue manatee near the petting zoo.


She still loves the carousel. She wanted to ride the dolphin because now she wants to be a marine biologist when she grows up.



I caught this delighted smile when this bird crossed Kylie's path. She was sitting still and watching the otters swim. This bird walked by and right when it was in front of Kylie, it squawked and shook its feathers at her. She cooly raised on eyebrow at it and then started giggling.


After the zoo, Kylie dressed as a butterfly and did some dancing around. I managed this quick shot when she wasn't looking.
Dancing butterfly

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lesson Showcase


Last Monday night was Kylie’s lesson showcase at school. I thought I would share some photos. Kylie presented three lessons to us: the bead star which teaches about counting, sight words and tying bows. Although we are proud of all of Kylie’s accomplishments, we weren’t particularly impressed with this showcase. It seems to us that Kylie has outgrown this environment. Perhaps we are simply excited for her to attend Bolles next year which will be a more structured private school.

The Bead Star which teaches about counting.

Word building at school.



Attending her last Montessori showcase did make me nostalgic for previous years. It's hard to believe that she's been in that same classroom for three years now. Check out some previous showcase photos and look at how much our girl has grown!

March 2012

February 2011