Thursday, August 30, 2012

Waiting for the Tooth Fairy to Visit...

Couldn't resist taking this picture of my sweet baby last night -- she was so sweet!  She had just lost one of her front teeth -- third tooth to come out, first of her top front.  She was great about it -- no drama, just a lot of wiggling with her tongue!  We put her little tooth in her tooth fairy pillow and she went to sleep, waiting for the Tooth Fairy to visit!  (Which she did, much to my girl's delight this morning!)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Reading Nook

This year for our little one’s 6th birthday, we decided to create a reading nook for her in her bedroom. Bless her little heart; she fell in love with this “bling-y”, pink beaded lamp at Target (I believe that Mommy’s love of interior decorating is starting to rub off on her girls!). For months, every time we went to Target, she would ask if we could go look at the lamp! 

So, we bought the lamp for her birthday and we also bought a cute, pink flowered beanbag chair to go in her room. Gramby and Grandpa bought her a sweet little table – just the right size for the reading nook! She was very excited to open those three items on her birthday (in addition to presents from her other grandmothers, and her great aunt – Merida’s (from Disney’s movie “Brave”) suction-cup bow and arrow was also a big hit!) and the next day I quickly set up her reading nook. She had some room between the foot of her bed and her bedroom wall, and that was where I arranged the beanbag chair, the little table, the lamp, and a basket of books. 

Now she has a cozy little spot to curl up and read books to herself or to her favorite toys! She started to learn to read last year in kindergarten and we are happy to do anything we can to encourage a love of reading! We’re anxious to see her reading skills blossom this year in first grade!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Hi there! My name is Livvie, and I'm The Fine Art of Motherhood's oldest daughter. Today is my mom's birthday!

My mom has been blogging about my sister and I for a long time. I like reading her posts about us and today I want to thank her for what she does every day.

My mom is really busy; she works Monday through Thursday, and during the school year she runs my sister's Daisy troop. She also has to take care of us, and I know that must take a lot of energy!

Happy birthday, Mommy!