Building Rainbows

Friday, May 27, 2011

Opening Gifts

Opening Gifts from Aunt Vivian and Aunt Dorothy. Thank you!

Lizzy opening gifts from her Aunt Nikki and Uncle Brian. Thank you!

Lizzy opening gifts on her Birthday morning

Lizzy loves this camera!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Rainbow Fruit Platter

Lizzy went to school on her birthday and for her birthday celebration I sent this rainbow fruit platter for the kids to enjoy. I had to get creative because they don't allow cakes or cupcakes for birthdays. Lizzy came home and told me she had fruit at school and wanted more strawberries. I was surprised because she doesn't really like strawberries but she sure enough ate the rest of the strawberries.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lizzy's Birthday Breakfast

Lizzy's birthday is today and because Mike and I both had to work and Mike had to work later than Lizzy's bedtime we decided to have a birthday breakfast with Lizzy. Lizzy had colored pancakes with whipped cream and her candle on top. Afterwards she opened gifts then went to school where she will have a little birthday celebration. More pics to come...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Early Birthday at Chuck E Cheese

Mike has been working the shuttle mission later hours, I'm working in the daytime, my brother Christian is going out of town for work, Briana has an interview in San Antonio, and mom and dad are working on Wednesday....what that means is that today was the only evening we were all available to celebrate with Lizzy. We took Lizzy to Chuck E Cheese, she wants to go there everyday so today we actually took her and she had a blast. I like to see my baby having fun.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lizzy loves Brobee

Lizzy has been experimenting with the camera. This photo bellow is one she took of Brobee.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sensory Bin part 2

Lizzy had fun using the shells as scoops and playing with her sea animals.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Under the Sea Sensory Tub

Under the Sea Sensory Tub
What's inside:
  • Assorted Shells
  • Blue colored egg noodle pasta
  • Navy beans
How to color dry pasta:
  • Use a plastic bag and fill it with pasta of your choice, 3 pumps of hand sanitizer, and 5 drops of food coloring of your choice then shake the bag until the coloring has colored all the pasta.
  • The coloring will dry pretty quickly but you can set it to dry on some paper towels if you like. The coloring will not come off or get on your hands once it is dry.
Shake it!
Lizzy spooning pasta with a spoon

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hula Girl 2 Year Pictures

We usually take Lizzy to a portrait studio to get pictures taken for special occasions but now that Lizzy is sooo active and strong willed I don't think taking her to a portrait studio to sit still and pose for pictures is realistic. So instead of the portrait studio we took Lizzy to the park, let her run around in her birthday outfits while I chased after her trying to take pictures. Wow that was exhausting and I think I only got a few pictures where she's actually looking at the camera but Lizzy had fun.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Evenings by the Pool

As a family we try to go to the pool once a week sometime when we don't have anything else to do. Instead of scheduled swim lessons for Lizzy it's a lot easier and less stressful for us not to commit to any specific time or day and just teach her to swim ourselves when we have the time. This week Lizzy is swimming by kicking while we hold her up and blowing bubbles in the water!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Art in the Park

The park across the street from us has lots of events and festivities like weekly concerts on Friday evenings, movie showings outside at the park, car shows, Christmas celebrations, 4th of July celebrations, Easter egg hunts, and other various events throughout the year. This weekend was Art in the Park. It was a beautiful day so we went to check it out.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Lizzy's great granny and Mike's maternal granny passed earlier this week. Although I didn't know granny very well I had the pleasure of meeting her a few times and Lizzy got to meet her for the 1st time this past Christmas. She was blessed to live a long life.

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. - Mother Teresa

Christmas 2010

Friday, May 13, 2011

A Birthday Story for Lizzy

A popular tradition in the Waldorf philosophy is the telling of a birthday story for children. A basic birthday story can be found in the book Beyond the Rainbow Bridge, by Barbara J. Patterson and Pamela Bradley. You can adapt this story to tell specifically about your child (children love to hear stories about themselves!). What I did was adapt a birthday story for Lizzy and made the book through shutterfly. It was fairly simple to make and I feel it will be a special part of Lizzy's birthdays to come.

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