Friday, August 27, 2010

Locks of Love part 2

Wednesday, Mana decided that her hair was long enough to donate to Locks of Love again. The last time she cut her hair was when she was in second grade. It has been two and a half years to grown her hair out 18"!! I wish my hair grew that fast!! Last time she cut 14" off!! She was getting a lot of tangles and it was getting to long for her to wash well by herself. A sure sign it is time to cut it all off! She has an audition on Saturday, so I told her that she had to cut it this week or wait until after she found out if she got a part in the musical. She would have to wait two weeks for that. I emailed a friend of mine for an appointment and she got her in for Thursday. Mana had a hard time deciding what length to cut it. She decided on chin length again. I love her hair what ever length it is, but it is really cute in a chin length style!! Since the audition is Saturday and the only headshot I have of her is with long hair, we had to have a quick photo shoot! Now, I will have to go and pick up the headshot today. That was not in the plans, but I am sure glad I thought about the headshot before Saturday!!!!

The first cut!!
Mana and Ms. Jessica after she cut her hair!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Flip Flop Cakes

Mana and I went over to my sis-in-law's house today to help her with a very special project. RK's birthday cake!! It has been a long time since I decorated a cake and I would have to say I was a little nervous about the whole thing. Carlye had the cake cooked and cooled by the time we got there. It all went well if I do say so myself! Of course, I could not resist eating some of the outside cuttings of the cake. They are always the best!! Cutting the cake into the flip flop shapes was not to hard, but icing the space in between the two flip flops was. We managed to do an acceptable job. We had to put the icing and fruit roll-ups in the refrigerator several times because it was just way to hot and everything started melting. It did not feel that hot in her house, but it was for the cake. Pulling the fruit roll-ups off the plastic to form the straps was the hardest part of the whole thing. Overall the cakes turned out well and RK loved them. That is what really matters!! Glad I could help with her cake!! Happy Birthday RK!!

Happy Birthday to my nephew Justin also!!
He just had a birthday!!

The girls had a great time playing dress-up while we made the cakes!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Science Projects

Mana and I have had lots of fun in Science so far this year. Monday, she had a section in her chapter where she had to compare the sizes of different animals. She really enjoyed this project and even recorded Bella and herself in it.

Measuring BellaThis is where Mana ended up!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bella's New Haircut

Bella had a long day today. We dropped her off at the groomers at 10 am and she was done at 3:35 pm. She was so ready to come home that she headed straight for the door when they brought her out. She feels so soft like a fluffy pillow now!! That did not last long after we got home since it started raining and she had to go outside!


Bella likes to study also??

Official Start of Homeschool

We officially started our first year of homeschooling two weeks ago!! So far it has been wonderful with just a few days of total chaos!! We survived those and moved on learning from our scheduling mistakes!! I have learned never to do errands before school!! We will never get back on track for the day!! Those days it took us until 8 pm to get through our school day!! Not FUN!! Mana has enjoyed schooling at home so far. She has really enjoyed Science. She has already taken her first Science and History chapter one tests! She did well on both of them. We are both looking forward to a blessed year!!
Here are some pictures of her studying Geography!!
Interrupted Projections