Building Rainbows

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Lizzy has always loved swings the most at parks but for some reason none of the parks where we live have swings. Lizzy always asks for them but we haven't found a park that has them around here. Luckily we do have some nice parks within walking distance but no swings. For Christmas Santa brought Lizzy a surprise...swings of her very own! She of course loves swinging and singing while she swings!

Snow Day at the Science Center

Lizzy enjoyed throwing snowballs at mommy and daddy for snow day at the science center!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to All!

First Christmas at home. Lizzy was so excited and Santa brought her everything she wanted and more!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

World Wildlife Zoo

The weather has been so nice here in the low 70's all week so we decided to go to the World Wildlife Zoo. It was so much fun seeing all the variety of animals they had. Lizzy even got to feed a giraffe!

This time of year is perfect for going to all those outdoor places here in Phoenix so we hope to go out more and explore Arizona between now and the end of Spring.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gingerbread House Decorating

Lizzy's Gingerbread House this year.

  She was pretty happy with it when she was done but disappointed she couldn't eat it!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Elf

Happy Elf arrived early this year the day before Thanksgiving. Lizzy had found the book about Happy Elf early and we read it a few times before she found Happy Elf. If you would like to read more about our Happy Elf alternative to Elf on the Shelf click here . I've seen Kindness Elves going around and they seem like a really sweet idea if you are looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf. Lizzy looks forward to Happy Elf every year so we decided to stick to Happy Elf and not adopt any new traditions this year. I do plan to find something Lizzy and I can do together to teach her kindness and giving to others this holiday season.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Saint Nicholas Day

Lizzy has been learning about Saint Nicholas Day in school and was anticipating his visit. Lizzy set everyone's wooden shoes out and the next morning woke to small gifts from Saint Nicholas. Lizzy was surprised to open the gifts she thought were candy. Lizzy had oranges and chocolate coins for breakfast and played with her top, crow sounder, and new leap pad game Brave.

Picture Lizzy took that we found on the camera from Saint Nicholas morning.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Candy Cane Ornament

Lizzy made her first ornament for the tree using pipe cleaners, and beads. Simple and mess free craft. Lizzy knows patterns but you could teach a child patterns and fine motor beading with this simple craft.