Saturday, January 23, 2010

Aww So Cute!

Maddie: Thank you Sierra for sharing with me. (play doh)
Sierra: Your Welcome.
Maddie: I like you.
Sierra: I like you too Madison.
Maddie: Mom! Sierra's being nice to me! (ha ha ha)

Friday, January 22, 2010


Sierra came home from school the other day with this cool spider that they made. She loved it so much that it had completely fallen apart by the end of the day. She was pretty sad about it. So I told her we could make some new spiders.
So today was spider making day! Really, it only took about 15 minutes - easy peasy!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Snow, Wands, and Coyotes

We had a bit of a blizzard blow through our area the other day. We didn't get much accumulation, but we did end up with a good size snow drift in the back. The girls were so excited to see snow in the morning! After Sierra got home from school that day, they begged and begged me to let them go outside and play in the snow. Well, it was sunny, not warm (9 degrees), sunny, so, sure, why not. So they went out and played while I mopped the floor. I made sure to keep a close eye out for the coyote that has been lingering around. I made the dogs babysit and stay outside with the girls, just in case the coyote came around. Well, just as I was letting the dogs in and rounding up the girls, out came the coyote. I stood at the door and watched, curious about what he was up to. So I let the girls play a little longer while I watched the coyote. Then he spotted the girls, playing on the fence and decided to come a little closer. So I went outside, ready to beat him down if he came any closer (he was still pretty far, but not far enough). I guess he decided he better not mess with the mom, so he wandered off - slowly. I really don't like coyotes.
Anyway... the girls had tons of fun in the snow. Maddie especially liked making snow angels in 1/2 inch deep snow. She kept saying "This is fun! This is fun!"

snow angels


Yesterday we made wands. The girls had so much fun decorating them. They played with them all day. Sierra even took her wand to bed with her. Little girls are so much fun!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Our New Neighbor...

Actually, we are probably his new neighbors. This coyote has been being brave lately, coming out during the day. We heard plenty of coyotes yipping this last summer during the night, but this is the first I have seen one during the day. I've seen him a few times in the past couple weeks just walking in the fields behind our house. Kind of fun to glance out the window to see if you see him. But I wouldn't be disappointed if he mysteriously disappeared for good....