Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! Our family pictures didnt go as well as planned this year - so this is the best we got :)

Easter Morning:

basket fun:

The Easter Bunny sees the advantages of giving a toy they would like with less candy. Much less.

Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny got sneaky this year and hid them in the front yard.

Later at Grandma and Grandpa Harmon's house. We had a great family dinner. This picture is so priceless because Lucy doesnt go to many people - especially Brian but when he promised her a treat she reluctantly agreed. Brian has a way of scaring of most toddlers in the family.

Grandma's Easter Egg Hunt. This was the last picture I got before the camera died. I guess thats a good place to end. :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A day off

A day off of school and it looks like summer is right around the corner. Caitlyn and Nathan spent a good portion of the day swimming, eating popcicles, watching Tangled and of course: crafting. (the "of course" is for Caitlyn - but Nathan always enjoys the project after it is done)

The craft of the day was making a car out of a cardboard box - with a "Tangled" theme.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I am on a quest for answers, help, suggestions, whatever could help.

Let me start with an explaination. We have a little girl {who will remain nameless}, and she is very VERY strong-headed. She doesnt take direction well, which also means that she doesnt listen to her parents very well.
Please dont think that we are picking out negative things about her. We love her! She is an artistic, creative, smart little girl. We see all the good qualities that she has. As parents we understand that this will and drive can be a great force of good in her life when she gets older, but for right now it leads to disobedience. On most occasions, when she is asked to do something, or we give her directions, it is met with why that wont work, what she is doing instead, or why she wont do it. ~ Which is why we say she is so smart. She thinks about things and want to try things her way.
But this has sent me on a quest to figure out where the real problem lies; what can we address as parents to help her be obedient without feeling like she needs to complain or talk back. One thing that I have noticed is a lack of time managment. It takes way too much time for her to complete most tasks ~ which leads to frustrated parents. Does anyone out there have a good theory on teaching time management to kids?
Just so you know - timers dont work. She hates the stress of competing with it.