Sunday, June 26, 2011


After watching the butterflies and ladybugs change from larvae to full grown insects, it was time to release them back into nature.  DD and DB enjoyed this part as much as watching them go through the stages of their lives.
This year, we tried our hand at gardening.  Here's a picture of our garden.  Yes, this is the ENTIRE garden-- 4'x4'.  Look closely because this was about as good as it got.  

We managed to get a few strawberries...
and our tomatoes are producing....
(fast forward to June)
Almost everything else is just barely hanging in there.  I guess it's just too hot. It's a good thing we weren't actually depending on this garden to feed us.  Our thumbs are "anything but green."
Now, it's time to move on to some things that brought us a little more success....Science
working with magnets and...
Art-working with acrylics and 3D structures.
A little Theater Arts ...playing the part of a flower in a play and
doing a little square dancing with friends
And what would a month be like without going to a friend's birthday party????
A tea-party birthday none the less--Doodlebug's favorite!!!
The girls also enjoyed spending Easter with extended family.
Check out these adorable bunny shirts made by Aunt Sherry!
  The rest of the month was just spent being CUTE!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


It's been SO LONG since I've posted that I hardly know where to start.  We have been super busy over the past 4 months.  Below are pictures of some of things that we've been doing.
In March...
 The girls enjoyed several science activities like using red cabbage to test for acids
and building water molecule models out of red and green grapes.
Raising ladybugs ...
and butterflies from the larvae stages was also fun.
Doodlebug showed off her carpentry skills by building a  mini-house in one of her co-op classes while
DeSheng Darling demonstrated her musical skills by performing a solo on a stage in front of an audience...didn't miss a note!
Doodlebug joined a few of her friends for a field trip to the fire station.
I think this was her favorite part! YIKES!
Of course, the whole month wasn't filled with school.  The girls still found time for birthday parties...
Playing "dress-up"

and our annual visit to the bluebonnet patch.
March was a great month.  I hope to post pictures of April tomorrow.

Monday, February 14, 2011

February Fun


 FUN IN THE WARM SUN -60 degrees warmer than just two days before.

 Great times in dance class with Co-op friends
 and Art class...
and lots of fun at the Chinese New Year/Valentine's Day party with  our Chinese play group.

VALENTINES from family
 and CRAZY Valentine's Day gifts and cards from
Daddy including Doodlebug's favorite...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Herd of Wild Girls!

Yesterday, we celebrated Desheng Darling’s 8th birthday with a “horse” theme.
 I guess I had forgotten just how wild a group of 7 girls could be!  They were so funny!  We all had a great time!!!!
Here’s a picture of DD with the horse necklace that Doodlebug gave her before the party started.

After the girls arrived,
They enjoyed a couple of crafts…
Pizzas they made themselves…
Birthday cake and ice cream…
 and GIFTS followed by...
 LOTS of hugs...

In addition to all of this, the girls had fun OUTSIDE with temperatures in the 70’s!!! It was a great birthday party!
Happy 8th birthday DD. We love you!