I had an epiphany as I was driving the girls home from Paprika’s art workshop this afternoon. It was the LAST class until Christmas break – yes, all the gymnastics classes, art classes, violin, and piano lessons are done until 2018! I hadn’t planned on starting our homeschool Christmas break until Saturday – but…not having to drive to lessons for a few weeks sure feels like the start of something.
I think one of my favorite sights is when we go to pick Paprika up from the art studio. The three little sisters jump out of the van and RUN joyfully to surprise her at class. They are always so excited to see her.
Today, though – Ellie (2) had a HUGE fit on the drive home because she said that Paprika smelled like POLKA DOTS! I had to laugh at that. We all did.
Anyhoo – this is Paprika at her violin lesson. She switched to a new location of the same music studio – and when she walked out of her lesson, she saw THIS picture on the wall. It’s a huge framed picture of her at a piano recital. She started taking piano lessons at the school when she turned 6 – so I figured the picture was from then. But no! The picture was taken less than 3 years ago!!! A lot changes from ages 8 to 11!
We went clothes shopping on Black Friday – and she got her first pair of jeans! Ahhh, changes. She only wore them once, though. She really loves her comfy clothes best!
This is an unfiltered (no photoshop or anything) photo of the sky the other night. The girls and I usually go for a walk together around sunset – and this night the sky was insane!
Even though it’s mid-December, it sure hasn’t felt that way here in Los Angeles. The weather has been hot and sunny! While I was cleaning the garage the other day, the girls had a pool party on the front lawn. They played “Beach Barbies” using the sleep noise maker to make wave sounds while they played with their dolls in the baby pool.
Okay, so Ellie (2) is so funny. She LOVES donuts (and all sweets). But she doesn’t like sharing them. So, her little trick is that whenever we get cookies or anything, she will take a small bite from every single cookie or donut so that no one else will eat them and she can have the whole box to herself!
We caught on to this trick very quickly. This is her reaction after I told her that she can’t take a bite of every donut. She was not happy. Hahaha!
Thankfully, she recovered quickly. There’s nothing that a little sunshine can’t fix. 🙂