Friday, December 16, 2011

Exhibit night #2!

Last night was the second exhibit night of the year for Alice's school. Less pictures this time - it was a crazy day. Alice and I went when it started, Tim met us there in time for Alice's vocal music performance and I left for my rehearsal. Typical for December. It was just as wonderful as the first exhibit night, though.

I apologize for the poor picture quality. These were taken with my phone.

1st grade made this enormous Venus Flytrap complete with bugs in the "mouths."

Alice's class built two kitchens - one that would have been used in the 1800's and one that is modern. They visited the Ramsey House on a learning expedition (aka field trip). The Ramsey house is an old plantation from 1797 that has been turned into a museum.

Ramsey house kitchen

Modern kitchen

There was also a display of watercolor houses that 2nd grade had painted in art class. Alice had come home from school complaining about this project a few weeks ago. She had said that she wasn't able to finish painting her picture because she had spent so much time drawing it. It had to be displayed half-way finished. When I saw her picture, my jaw dropped a little bit:
She's drawing in perspective! When did that happen?!

There was a Flat Stanley display inside Alice's classroom. Flat Alice was the most traveled of the whole class! Her teacher is happy to continue getting letters from Flat Alice's travels, so we'll see how far she can get by the end of the year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last night we went over to Jen and Ildar's house for a photo session. They had attempted to go to Portrait Innovations yesterday morning but they left after waiting almost an hour past their appointment time. Jen asked if Tim would come take pictures instead. It was fun - Tim set up in their living room with his enormous (thrifted) light bar and 15 minutes later came out with some great pictures.

Christmas 2011

Family photo 2011

The girls 2011

Alice and Sasha - 2011

Tim and Sash - 2011

We were trying to get Sasha to show off her new bottom teeth.

Ildar and Sasha
Daddy's girl