I am a Girl Scout leader for two troops. I’m the leader of Grace’s 6th grade Cadette troop, and I’m the assistant leader of Allie’s 2nd grade Brownie troop. I don’t do much planning for the Brownies; the main leader does all the work for that one. But for the Cadettes, pretty much everything falls to me. A lot of Cadettes take responsibility for their troops, but my girls aren’t really into girl-led activities. In fact, I let them plan out most of the year this year, and they didn’t really follow through on the activities they had planned which … Read more
For Grace’s big birthday party, I made an Elmo cake. However. When you’re making an Elmo cake, you have to cut off any part of the cake that is unlevel. I thought it was a bummer to throw cake into the garbage. A real shame. Grace thought so, too, and she heaped the leftover icing onto the cake trimmings, and she ate them.
Grace loves to go to the park. She likes to swing and slide. She loves to climb, too. Our favorite park has two sand volleyball courts that Grace believes are enormous sand boxes, and a set of tunnels and ladders just for kids under five. We were at that park as soon as the weather warmed in April, and I snapped this picture of Grace emerging from one of the tunnels just like spring . The dry winter air made static all around this plastic tunnel. Grace didn’t notice her hair, but I did. It gave me a giggle to … Read more
See that pink egg? It was the only one of its kind. Grace had a great time helping to color Easter eggs until she helped the pink egg right out onto her lap. And then, in the resulting fracas, the pink and blue dye cups got knocked over. There was dye everywhere. Pink chair. Blue floor. Purple table. The kid got colored, too. We called her The Painted Lady. Happily submitted to PhotoHunters (the theme this week is painted)