School Daze

October 7th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (14 Comments)

We’ve had a busy day.

We hit up the children’s museum today with some of our homeschooling friends. That blur would be Maxine.

Blurry Max

Dancing Machines!

Dance Dance Revolution!

Maxine hearts unicorns. Mommy hearts gingerbread men cookies. No one would take a picture of me hugging that guy up there though, especially with the security guard standing under me threatening to escort us out if I didn’t get down off the wall.

Maxine Hearts Unicorns

Working hard on a tracing project.

Hard at Work

Crossing the Pond – without getting too close to the giant over there in the corner.

Who’s the Boss?

September 27th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (17 Comments)

I’ve let Max have a lot more control over all sorts of things this weekend. I’ve found that with half as many kids as usual I have twice as much patience. Funny how that works.

She made her own peanut butter and jelly sandwich today for lunch. That probably goes without saying, at least I hope it does.

Max Makes PB&J

Remember being a kid and wondering how mom always made sandwiches so perfectly?

Fortunately for me I made my own sandwich.

Veggie Sandwich

And BEETS! Dude, beets are good. I don’t know why anyone didn’t clue me in on this sooner.

Dessert For Dinner

September 26th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Parenting - (18 Comments)

Maxine and I have had a sweet little day together. We shopped, she tapped, I smiled, she talked, I listened. I’ve come to realize just how much Ava rules the roost here and poor little Maxagirl often doesn’t get to speak in complete sentences before she’s interrupted by her very intense older sister. It’s easy to see how birth order can play a role in your personality!

We ate lunch before we left to grocery shop to avoid any hungry impulse buys.

Saturday Lunch

Another Marathon Day

September 15th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Parenting - (29 Comments)

Today is Ms. Maxine’s birthday – my “baby” is THREE!

I woke up just before 5:00 today and swapped out today’s a work out for gift wrapping and decorating. I love the kids birthday’s so much – I find so much joy celebrating the day of their births. They are without a doubt my two favorite days of the year.

Dining room decorated and her new pink tutu and dancing shoes wrapped, I figured it was appropriate to make the same green smoothie I made the morning of the half marathon to help power me through this marathon day!