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Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
So, what is an LPS day? It is a day where the girls created a Littlest Pet Shop town in the basement and filled their day with imagination type play.
After a few hours of work I was wondering, where is the arguing and tattling that I normally hear? I peaked out of my office and caught them laughing and giggling together. They were having such a great time I had to investigate further.
When I asked them about what they were doing, they proudly showed me the different areas in their town. I had no idea that they had so many LPS items! There was a veterinary hospital, stores, hotel, spa, an ocean and a mountain villa and so much more.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
So, I have to resort to my old stand-by.... good ol' denial. It was denial that caused us to bundle up and drive in very icy, snowy, low-visability conditions to Thumperpond Water Park to spend a few precious hours pretending to live in a summer-like oasis of surf and sand. It was just a few hours, yet it was invigurating! We were joined by the Hubert family, which added another element of fun and excitment for the Lindgren clan.
Here's to faking it!
Kami, Miranda, Madi, Abby, Kippy and Dani
Thursday, February 19, 2009
To top it off, they even made some homemade heart goodies! Although, the gang tried to pull off the attack in ninja mode - Steve caught them, but it was still a total surprise to me because I was sleeping at the time.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
How should I begin?
Let’s start with Jesus who saved us from sin.
What about Mary, our queen Mother?
God picked her above any other.
There are the animals that make Earth bright and fun.
I’m grateful for the stars, moon and sun.
Don’t forget friends and family!
These are all God’s gifts to me.
Abby entered this poem in the Catholic Daughter's education contest last week and won first place at her school. Originally, her entry was going to be a Music entry. Unfortunately for Abby, she didn't read all of the rules about submitting a song in the contest. First she had to compose an original song (lyrics, melody, harmony and accompaniment) and then she had to perform the song and burn it on a CD and submit the sheet music and CD. Steve & I were stumped on the burn a CD part.... should we record it on a video then separate the video images from the sound? How the heck is that done? Additionally, Abby had never written a musical score before, but was confident that she could do it. It didn't help that Abby asked for help with her idea two nights before the deadline and had other after-school activities on top of that. In lieu of making the music CD and I suggested a poem entry instead. Abby revised her lyrics to fit the 8 line maximum requirement and turned it in. Next thing we knew, she won. Sometimes my procrastinating daughter ups my anxiety level a notch or two! I'll let you know if she places at the state level.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Abby picked out a bright and fun bed-in-a-bag set from JCPenney's and I ordered it for her when I had gotten a free shipping coupon. (I love a good deal). Now for the surprise! The package came in the mail last week, but with evening activities, I didn't have time to set it up. I decided to enlist Kippy's help and surprise Abby on Saturday. Abby had left early Saturday AM for a girl scouts event in Grand Forks at UND's Aerospace center and was going to be gone all day.
So Kippy and I had a great time replacing all of Abby's bedding and adding the new sheets, bedskirt, comforter and arranging pillows. We were anticipating Abby's excitement and planned out that we wouldn't give Abby any hints when she got home.
We even added some funky wall stickers around the bed that came with the set. We figured since the stickers were repositionable then Abby would be able to change them up herself. I so enjoyed how excited Kippy was to be doing this for her big sister.
As it turned out, I wasn't home when Abby got back from Grand Forks and had the big reveal. Abby told me she loves her new bedding and Steve and Kippy confirmed that the surprise was a big hit! The colors and design seem to fit in with all of her Jonas Brother's and HSM posters!