2. Homemade fleece blankets: This week we went to JoAnn's (it's a fabric store) and bought some fleece for blankets for Halle and Parker. For Halle's blanket we got a purple with flowers and fairies on it and a bright pink, and for Parker's we got a green with dogs and a solid green. We ended up making the blankets where you just tie the two pieces all the way around the blanket. Both turned out really cute! I haven't taken a picture of either of them yet, but I will post them as soon as I get some taken.
3. Piano lessons: Halle started taking piano lessons. She wanted me to teach her, but I know from experience that it never works when the "mom" is teaching the "kid" piano. I hated it when I was young and my mom would tell me what I was doing wrong on the piano. So, we decided to send her to a good friend of the family who teaches piano. She has been going for about 2 months now and she LOVES it!!! She is flying through her books. I can't believe how quickly and easily she is picking it up. I love sitting with her at the piano and going over her songs for the week. A lot of the songs have a teacher accompanist part, so once she learns her part, I usually play along with her.