Saturday, February 28, 2009
I understand that Rachael is starting to offer her talented skills for a VERY reasonable fee. Check out her photo blog at http://picturesareworth.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The other day I taught M how to use a mouse and found her a couple free online toddler games on the Internet. She LOVED it and asks to play her games everyday now.
She also LOVES to get her "princess" hair done every day. I've been excited to try out all these new hairstyles on her. Inspired by a lovely, homemade gift M received for her birthday (the cute silver flower you can see below,) and the new excitement over "princess hair", I bought a few plain metal clips and pulled out the hot glue and old, fake flowers we have around the house. We spent a fun afternoon creating new hair clips. I thought they turned out really neat. You can see M wearing one below.
Here's some of her more recent dos:
This is the do Baby A is sporting these days:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Rain is Falling
I also captured M saying the quote we listed in the "Kids say the darndest things" section on the side. You can go there to hear it first hand.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
She even sat still long enough to let me try 2 different styles out! She was so proud to show her daddy, and is very excited to wear one to church where everyone will be able to see her.
I hope this is the beginning of a new era in hairstyling for my little princess.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Last leg of the trip!
I have seen the
Monday, February 2, 2009
Near to the ancient capital of China, aka Xi’an, is a living museum for the Terra Cotta soldiers. After uniting China, the first emperor spent 40 years constructing himself a tomb. Over 750, 000 people were engaged in the construction process at one point or another. So far, archaeologists have uncovered 4 distinct dig sites where these soldiers were to be placed as sentinels, guardians and counselors to the emperor after he died. Dig 1 is the largest and has thousands of soldiers there. Dig 3 is the headquarters and guards of high-ranking officers, Dig 2 has archers and other types of soldiers, and Dig 4 has no soldiers in it. Experts have discerned that there were to be terracotta soldiers placed therein, but the effort, though 40 years long at that point, failed.
After this first emperor died, many peasants were outraged at his cruelty and they stormed Dig one and destroyed much of his army there. The Digs were hidden underground and were not linked to one another, so the other Digs, when found, were not as damaged.. not that the passaged of 2000 years won’t have an effect all of its own, of course.
O, what cruel people can accomplish with limitless resources and lots of time.
It's been a LONG weekend. I can't wait for Alex to get home tomorrow!
PS-M just came down the stairs smelling of puke and informed me that, "I'm sorry, but I HAD to throw up all over your bed." Today just keeps getting better.