Berkley’s 1st grade class wrote letters to Santa and somehow the newspaper must have intercepted them on the way to the North Pole. Which I’m cool with cause I really don’t want a chicken! Also, Mason hasn’t asked for a hamster, Berkley just decided that he should have one.
And she wants to stay in her winter night gown. Berkley LIVES in her fleece footies YEAR ROUND!
We laughed the whole way through this book and were so excited to see a second one!!
Boo was totally loving seeing the similarities (Dory likes to pretend to be a dog too…and her family won’t play fetch with her either!) and dressed in her nightgown (inside out of course) and made Dory’s imaginary friend out of paper and also a banana (it’s how she calls Nubbers).
Anyone with a youngest child that’s weirder than the rest will LOVE this book!
For Berkley’s 6th birthday she got a lot of great stuff. But if you ask her what she got, she will tell you “a tape dispenser!!” This girl goes through tape and paper like Brian goes though tortilla chips. We had to get her tape in bulk to keep up
Here’s a recent use of tape and paper, her “castle”:
Not surprisingly her favorite subject is art. She LOVES art class days! This week she made a wallet:
This is her driver’s license (Kansas!)
That’s her Target card on the left. And pictures of her kids.
More kids and a Dillons card!
And some money!
She gets suuuuper detailed on her stuff. Pictures didn’t do this MarioKart track justice, so here she is explaining it:
She’s also made “stuffed animals”
She stuffed it with the scraps, pretty good thinking!
And we also always have an art wall that the girls put up. It changes every so often, so I never know what they will put up there!
Ask our old neighbors the Youngs, they will attest to the fact that we hate raking leaves. It wasn’t something we grew up doing (one because there are no seasons in Houston, and two because the only trees we have in north Houston were evergreen pine trees anyways), so it’s taken us a while to figure this out!
The wind at our house whipped around and piled them for us this year! Woohoo!
Then Berkley of all people said we really need to rake them! I was so shocked she wanted to help…until I realized all she really just wanted to do was jump in them.
But at least I had company while I raked!
How can one girl be so weird…
…and so pretty at the same time?!
Then she does stuff like this too, so it was worth all the extra work!
To be fair, I tried to tell them “icing is not glue” (cred to Maggie) but they insisted.
Cookie baking went a little better! While the boys were at Star Wars, we made cut out cookies.
I can be a little bit of a perfectionist when it comes to baking (cause I also love eating!), but I took a deep breath and let them do everything cause even more than eating a good cookie, I want them to love baking too.
Berkley asked if we could do this every day. It was two of her very favorite things in the world, eating and crafts, IN ONE!