February 12, 2013
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I don’t know about you, but we’ve been working hard on our Valentine’s over at Casa La Allen. It is Finn’s 1st official V-Day at school this year and he is responsible for bringing a Valentine (or as I like to say “Valentimes”) for each one of his classmates. Making Valentines involves a lot of stress and excitement for Finn, because he’s a ball of anxiety just like his mom. He was desperate to learn exactly how we were going to make Valentines for all his buddies having never done it before. Not to worry little man, mom’s got you covered. We have a decent amount of craft and art supplies around our house, and all I knew was that we were going to make these things ourselves, obviously. Finn’s has a limited attention span when it comes to arts and crafts and I wanted him to feel like he contributed to each one of these Valentine’s. So I thought of the easiest thing I could possibly think of; painting coffee filters with water colors. It’s hard to screw this up (even if your 4) and it has a pretty cool tie dyed effect. Gus was even able to help [...]
January 22, 2013
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I don’t think I mentioned that Elsa has headed off to daily preschool after spending weekdays at our house for the last year and a half. We are so happy for her and her new life adventures, but we miss her like crazy! Last weekend Finn and his old bud were reunited for the first time in a few weeks. Elsa had received multiple pairs of ice skates for Christmas gifts and she needed to share them with Finn. The kids headed out to the local park to give ice skating a try last Saturday. Minneapolis parks are awesome and provide skates and trainer bars for free, it’s pretty tyte of them. Elsa is an old pro at this skating thing and was doing double lutz axels and triple salchows (totally had to google that spelling) all over the place. This was Finn’s first time and although he wasn’t doing any cool spins he was making his way around the rink. They seriously both did great, and can’t wait to go again. It makes me happy to see these guys together. Related posts:CorrespondenceInstalling a Kid BellOur WeekendIt’s Melting!