Monday, March 8, 2010

Alli's half birthday

The year that I shared a teaching contract in Elk Grove I learned so much from my teaching partner, but one of the greatest things was her half birthday celebrations for the kids that had summer birthdays. I stole the idea from her for Allison's half birthday and each year Alli's preschool has gone along with the idea and completely celebrated her half birthday in full birthday style. This year she once again requested funfetti cupcakes with pink frosting so we made those and took them to school. The teachers and students sang Happy Birthday and gave her a special card and book signed by all of the students. "Pinkalicious" was an immediate hit and is now requested each night as one of the bed time stories by at least one of them. Both girls have it memorized and can recite it on cue.

Happy Half Birthday Alli Girl!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Olympics

Allison has been so excited to watch the Winter Olympics. She was so into watching them on tv that we decided on one of our rainy days to create our own Olympics events. Alli created her own country "Africa" then she made her own flag. From there she made her own gold medals and completed a torch maze. Then it was on to the events. By the end of the day, she had made skis, a snowboard, and a bobsled. Olympic fever was in the house.
Homemade skiis

Allison winning the gold. Her lips are blue but not from being gold. This Valentine's Day the girls were introduced to Fun Dip and it is a new favorite (of theirs not mine)

Kate's turn down the mountain