Monday, February 28, 2011

Georgia's birthday

There she is using all 10!
We had a very busy 24th of February so I didn't get a chance to make a cake. Instead she had her candles in ice cream.

Josie made her a very nice card.
Her favorite gift was her mini American Girl doll. This is about as much of an American Girl doll that we can afford!

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Georgia is 10

Thursday, February 17, 2011

sound travels better through a solid or gas?

We have been learning about sound and sound waves so we did a few experiments. The question here was: Does sound travel easier through a solid or a gas? The girls guessed gas of course. How can sound travel through a solid? Makes no sense! Here is Josie with a hanger contraption. We ties two equal lengths of yarn from a hanger and let it bang against the oven door. We could hear it all right. The answer must be that sound travels through a gas easier.
Then we put the yarn and our finger tips into our ears. Wait a could hear soooo much more. It was more twangy and ringy they said. This is proof but they needed more.
Georgia's turn to see if the solid yarn allows sound to travel through it with ease.
How about through wood. It can't possibly go through the table. They knocked...

Then put their ear down and knocked. I think it was louder!

Then we wrote with a pencil.
They found out sound definitely travels through a solid easier. I don't know if they firmly believe it yet though. There is still a little disbelief! The experiments were found here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A visit from cousins

We had some cousins over the other day. It seems whenever we have kids over we end up with a parade and dancing. We had a pony pulling girl in the parade.
We also had a boy that kept stirring something in a pot!

... of course what is a parade without a girl smacking a stepping stool?
still stirring!
still smacking!

We snuck in a game of Bingo after lunch.
Elsie pretended she had a broken arm with Josie's cast. She REALLY was unsure whether to put it on or not. We finally told her all would be well and she gave it a tentative go.
Look what happened mom.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rice Krispie Treats Lourdes Grotto

We finally made the Lourdes Grotto out of Rice Krispie treats. The girls astonished when I plopped the batch onto the pan and told them to get shaping it. They kept asking, "With our hands?", "Are you serious?"
Ut oh looks like there is a little disagreement here! There were a few!

It came out cute.
Margie helped too of course.
Poor Saint Bernadette looks like she is in quick sand.
After making this we watched the 1990 version of the "Saint Bernadette Soubirous Movie". It was very sweet and the girls were glued to the screen. It can be found in parts on youtube. This should send you to the first part.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERY ONE!! Emeline can't believe all the cards we made. I always think half way through a project what the heck were you thinking. Things always work out though.
The girls woke up to strawberry flavored, heart shaped pancakes this morning. They were tickled pink!
xoox to you all

Monday, February 7, 2011

here is emmy dancing

Friday, February 4, 2011

a skating recital

Well we had a skating recital at our house a few days ago. The girls have been preparing a show in which they "skate" on the living room floor, for Brad and I for a while now. We were finally able to see it. Here they are introducing themselves. Of course they are not Georgia, Josie, Emmy and Margie. They were Lizbeth, Mia, Ella, and Mala ???!

Can you see their glitter?
Georgia went first.

Beautiful. They danced to Mozart.

Then came Emmy.

Love the outfit.

Next Josie. Cast and all! (Yes, it is off now.)
So graceful!

Wish it wasn't blurry. I just love that look.
Ta da

Finally little Margie's turn.

Yay! You all should have gotten your tickets!!