Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bulletin Doodles

For a change, our church bulletin had a huge white space in it instead of the usual bullet points with fill in the blanks.  Normally, Roxy does a Mad-Lib style rewriting of Scott's sermon notes.  Some of them are pretty funny.  Today, Roxy was inspired by "The Story of Everything," a you-tube video from Austrailia, I think.  We love that one. 

So, Roxy illustrates sin.  With a lizard instead of a snake?  Go figure.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sketchpad: Darby's Latest Project

Sometime this summer, Darby started to draw.  She has always kind of dabbled, even as a two year old.  I remember distinctly one evening in Houston when Darby was two and she started drawing page after page of people, with lots of specific features.  It seemed to be something that happened overnight.

So, the latest overnight change in my eldest daughter is drawing.  Suddenly, with no instruction outside of a couple of library books on art, we have a daughter who is filling sketch pads with her art.  And now we have the makings of a graphic novel.  I cannot wait to see what happens next with this girl.

Monday, October 17, 2011

...Go See a Man About a Horse

 My city slicker daughters have never got to have much interaction with animals of the non-stuffed variety.  So, on a particularly glorious Sunday afternoon, they accepted an invitation to feed and groom a horse.  Roxy was very excited about this, which also means she was nervous about it as well.  Darby was totally cool about it all, which means she is officially a teenager and she is beyond acting like a kid now.  Sigh.

They liked the cleaning and the grooming, and when it was time to ride, they both did a great job.  Roxy got to wear her Oklahoma State Fair cowboy hat, and that made her very happy.  She was not so confident about riding the horse, but by the time she got on the horse for the second time, she was pretty happy with what she had learned.

The best news of the day was this:  these girls do not want their own horse.  Daddy could not be more pleased.  Which also means:  they may get to go out and take care of the horse again.  It is a win-win for all.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just Enjoy the Show

Yes, she is amazing (to me.)  I could watch her all day.  And now, my house is filled with music and singing and my mothering dream has come true :)

I must apologise for the whiny quality of the volume.  This girl needs better technology to show off her voice, and we are determined to get better technology sometime soon.  And, in case you were wondering, Roxy is reading the graphic novel version of Twilight in the background.  It is Darby's book and she is fascinated with it.  Next, she will be reading the graphic novel version of The Scarlet Letter.  We are so cultured around these parts.