Tuesday, March 24, 2015


 Cie-J and Alanna went to the local orchard on Saturday and dug up their own beets.  Alanna was so proud that she found the biggest beet.  I don't think I could have gotten her to try a beet even if I bribed her with money.  But take her and let her do it all herself and she was dying to try it!!
They cut them up and juiced them and she gulped it down and asked for more!
The down side....beets give you insane amounts of energy.  She was bouncing off the walls before bed time!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Many Hair Styles of Alanna:

#1 - Straight.  It's only the second time I've straightened it for her, but she LOVES it!!
 (look how long it is!!)

#2 - In a bun.  She loves this because it looks like Cinderella AND it works for karate.

#3 - Double pigtails.
(She was getting her blue stripe on her orange belt!)

#4 - Bed head!  HAHA!
(4th tooth gone!)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Up At The Top:

 Alanna has begged for a year and a half to climb up a mountain.  We finally did it!
 We could see the strip from the top!
 There was a bench that we sat on for probably 20 minutes.  The view was amazing.
Alanna was thrilled and now we can mark it off her bucket list. =)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Home School Update:

We learned all about evaporation in science last week.  We mixed sugar and water and food coloring together and then let it sit on the counter for several days (checking on it each day of course) to see the water evaporate.  We were left with colorful rainbow sugar crystals. =)  Fun and yummy.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Orange Belt:

 Belting ceremony.
 Mr. O'Hara called Alanna up and they bowed to each other as he presented her with her orange belt.

Then she got to run by all the black belts and give them a high five as they cheered her on!  She LOVED this part and can't wait to be a black belt so she can do the same for others.  I actually found her practicing this part one night after I had put her to bed. :)
 She was so proud of her new belt.
It's official!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dr. Brown

We went to the Children's Museum and had a wonderfully fun day with friends.  Alanna loves all the pretend places like a grocery store, an auto mechanic shop, a Jamba Juice store, etc.  But her very favorite place is the veterinary office.  She could stay there for hours!  She grabbed the German Shepherd first thing and took care of her for the longest time. =)   When I snapped this picture, I had a weird sensation that I was taking a peek into the future...

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Super Toy Con:

 I'm not sure who was more excited....
Cie-J or Alanna.