Mish Mash and Hodge Podge

Posted on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at 10:55 am

Since I have been truly awful and keeping up with the family updates, you are going to get a mixture of topics in this post. I’ll try to keep each subject brief(ish) to avoid having it be too long!

First things first – Violet lost her second tooth. Yes, I missed posting about her first ever lost tooth about a month ago. Bad mommy. This tooth was so loose she asked Phillip to “just pull it out, I don’t care if it hurts, I can handle it”. That is the difference between her and Ivy. She was so excited about the tooth fairy gift that last night she tried to pull out another loose tooth by herself using her index finger and thumb with a paper towel for traction. Her screech of pain was at first alarming, but then when we realized what she was trying to do we had to stifle the laughs!


Let us not forget that Rose turned 2 years old on October 27th! Here she is getting ready to blow out candles. We had a low key celebration at home with Nothing Bundt Cake, Thrifty’s ice cream, and presents. We got her a Maisy plush doll and some Maisy books, which she has been way into lately. Well, that and ballet and dress up. She reminds us so much of Ivy at this age!


Lately, Rose talks in long streams of consciousness although no one can understand what she is saying when she does that. When she sticks to a couple of words, we can understand just about everything, but the animated conversations are totally beyond our comprehension. The only thing that we understand it is that it is flippin’ adorable!

Halloween came and went, and it was a typical Halloween with the Trick or Treating, and typically they got scared. Halloween just doesn’t seem to be what it used to be when I was a kids. I don’t remember gory stuff or people jumping out and scaring us little kids the way they do now. We are thinking of skipping the tradition next year and just going with friends up to Red Rock and do a candy scavenger hunt there, roast marshmallows and hot dogs and call it a day!

This year the girls went as Wendy, Tiger Lily and Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. The only costume I had to make was Violet’s and I was pleased that it turned out so well considering I started really late and had only a couple days to make it.


I can fly!!


On All Souls Day we went to the Dia de los Muertos festival at the Springs Preserve. The altars weren’t good as last year and Rose was being a crazy toddler and cried most of the time so it was a little bit of a bust. Ivy and Violet liked it though because they got to do crafts. Its all about the crafts with these girls!

Paper calavera mask craft

Paper calavera mask craft

Tissue paper flower craft!

Tissue paper flower craft!

In other random news, we ordered some caterpillars online and watched them become Painted Lady butterflies, which was a lot of fun. Here they are releasing the butterflies.


Violet has been taking violin lessons and Ivy is taking piano lessons. Here are Violet and Rose, where Rose is using the 1/16th size violin we bought that ended up being too tiny to use. Its not, however, too tiny to look adorable with Rose pretending to play it!


And lastly, here is a little bit of scariness for your day. Phillip printed this out to review it. This is a sample page from the Common Core curriculum. Look at what the last 3 exercises are actually saying. Wow, what a message! Yet another reason why I am glad I have the personal freedom to homeschool.


I just had to share it because the transparency of the agenda was so shocking to me. Seems like a joke or a fraudulently concocted exercise, but we actually looked this up ourselves, and it is frighteningly real.

Well, that is all for now! Cross your fingers and hope I post a little more frequently! There is lots going on in our lives, which makes me want to post more often but which also prevents me from posting more often. But I’ll try!

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31 Responses to “Mish Mash and Hodge Podge”

  1. iaia says:

    Isn’t there something missing here?

  2. Andrea says:

    Ok, ok, it was my birthday too! :)

  3. iaia says:

    I meant the pregnancy!!! Duh!

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