Saturday, March 26, 2011

Grandma Bonnie

We are in Utah for Spring Break. That is the good news. The bad news is that we arrived to find a very sick Grandma Bonnie. She had Influenza B for a week, which turned into pneumonia. She was in the hospital for four days. When she came home, the kids had to wear masks to go near her. That did not stop Molly. She gave Grandma hugs and colored with her. We think having the grandkids there is what eventually helped her to turn the corner and get on the road to recovery. Her doctor gave her a good report at her visit yesterday. So, she got better just in time for us to leave. We love Grandma Bonnie so much and love visiting her house no matter what!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

No more brace face!!!

Olivia got her braces off today! Yippee! Two years later-first round complete! Here she is before her appointment:

The sign at the ortho's office announcing that she is "brace free!"

Olivia hitting the gong signifying the end of her braces journey (her orthodontist is so fun!).

Ta-da! No more brace face! She says her teeth feel "slippery!"

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Nail the White

This is Olivia's attempt at "Illustrator of the Month." Her teacher asked them to "nail the white," meaning to leave no white on the page. I think it's a great attempt and love that she is so into drawing aliens these days!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Olivia: Mary Cassatt

Olivia did her biography report this year on Mary Cassatt. Her mom went to school to watch it and recorded the whole thing. However, when her mom got home and went to upload it to the computer, it was MIA. Could be user error, however, the light was blinking the whole time, and I stand by that will everything I have. Needless to say, I was SICK about it. Really SICK. She did such a great job and her class asked great questions which she answered so well, except on one that she didn't know, where she replied, "I'll have to get back to you on that." So cute! I did get a few photos of her dressed up in her classroom.

And, then, I made her redo it at home, for her tutor and her dad, and I really recorded it that time! Not the same, but better than nothing. And, luckily, Olivia forgave me for my technological retardation. It's a dangerous gift, this hi-tech stuff. I would post it here, but can't figure that out either. Oh well. Hopefully it will be forth-coming, but until then, enjoy this cute picture of my aspiring artist!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My monkeys!

My cute boys at their gymnastics class this morning! They love it!

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