Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Art: Results

Arielle is very artistic. She has always had very advanced fine motor skills.
This year, we decided to sign Arielle up for art lessons. The class consisted of 10 sessions with about 10 girls, ages  6&7. It focused specifically on the foundations of art. They began with charcoal and ended with acrylic paints. At the end of all the sessions, she came home with a "masterpiece."
I told Arielle that we would frame her final product and hang it up in the living room or somewhere prominent in our house. I was secretly nervous that it would not be something special to display.
But I can tell you, after several weeks of work on her acrylic masterpiece, it really turned out amazing! I am really shocked that my six-year-old can produce a work of art like this.
I think she is truly talented. I'm not just saying that because I am her mother. What do you think?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Girls' room!

Today we moved the baby into her crib. In order to accommodate the move, we switched rooms.
The girls kept complaining that their room was "boyish" with sports wallpaper as an accent (previous occupants had twin boys in that room). The girls were also begging us to let them sleep with their new baby sister. While I was quite unsure about this, I knew that my three year old son was not ready for a roommate.
So today we swapped rooms. Jeremy moved all the furniture-beds, dressers, night stands-and set up the new rooms.
The girls were very excited and adjusted fairly well. Tzvi took his nap nicely in his new room. Bedtime went smoothly too. When it came to the girls' bedtime, however, Kayla had a difficult time adjusting to the new room. Arielle was thrilled when I brought Siri in and set her in the crib. She blew hugs and kisses (yes, my kids blow hugs too by making squeezing sounds), and then stayed quiet until they both fell asleep.
Tonight is the real test. Will Siri's cries wake them up?
When I was little my sisters and I shared one bedroom and my brother always had his own room. I don't remember sharing for long because my sister moved downstairs when she was in high school, and the next one moved down when the first got married. I remember how great it was to get my own room after sharing for so long.
I never thought I would put 3 girls in one room. But this solution seems best until they are older.
The room is no longer "Arielle and Kayla's room." Now it is the GIRLS' ROOM!
Come again!