Thursday, December 31, 2015

All the way from the Windy City

Hesston Swather Charles and his daughter, Zola, came to visit me all the way from Chicago. I told Zola to save the drawing I gave her. Someday the Art Institute may want to borrow it for my retrospective!
(December 22, 2015)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Nuthin' but a 'G' thang"

I was having a little trouble sounding out the letter "g" at school, so we practiced before bed. 
(Dec. 21, 2015)

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

We were a hit at Woodland!
(December 20, 2015)

Painting in plein air

Gotta get my creative juices flowing.
(December 19, 2015)

Grand finale

It's my last Christmas program at Northridge. How did that happen?
(Dec. 18, 2015)


Nothing like a Christmas dance concert to put me in a festive, holiday mood. 
(December 17, 2015)

Churning out the Christmas cards

When it comes to putting stickers (such as return address labels and stamps) on things, I'm the girl for the job. 
(December 16, 2015)

Funny faces

(December 15, 2015)

Privacy, please!

These potties at the hardware store really need to have doors around them. How's a five-year-old supposed to have any privacy?
(Dec. 14, 2015)

Practice makes perfect

There's a Christmas program coming up. We gotta get whipped into shape. 
(December 13, 2015)

Bubble bath

They're great. As always.
(December 12, 2015)

A Christmas miracle

That no-screen rule Mommy has? It's suspended when there are television specials to watch during the holiday season!
(December 11, 2015)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Old School

Went with Dad to the Wichita Eagle's holiday open houses and watched the presses run for awhile. 
(Dec. 10, 2015)

Tooth Fairy visit imminent

It was one of the first ones to come in, and it was the first one to go. Lost my first tooth! 
(Dec. 9, 2015)

Pass the mic to the preschooler

I hadn't seen my friends at KNSS in a while so it was time to take another field trip to the radio station. Ted read Christmas stories at Sunday's Holiday Open House, so I took him a dozen Donut Whole donuts as a thank-you.
(December 8, 2015)

Gift from Grammy

Grammy spent three months making this quilt for me and now it'll be on my bed for years to come. Isn't it beautiful?
(Dec. 7, 2015)

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Enthusiastic elves

Unfortunately, I was the only elf who reneged on my contractual obligation to help Santa. Translation: I needed to go home and take a nap. 
(December 6, 2015)

The Runaway Snowman

How does a snowman run? Here, let ME show you how it's done.
(December 5, 2015)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Hey Joe

Joe is not sure what to make of a girl with as much energy as I have. 
(Dec. 4, 2015)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Gingerbread house

This place looks big enough to eat. I wonder if anyone is home?
(December 3, 2015)

Trimming the tree

Need help putting ornaments on your Christmas tree? I'm your girl.
(December 2, 2015)


The Friends of the Wichita Art Museum need some elves to help Santa during their Holiday Open House on Sunday. Julian and I volunteered. Enthusiastically.
(December 1, 2015)

Oh Christmas Tree

"Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
Such pleasure do you bring me!
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
Such pleasure do you bring me!"

(Nov. 30, 2015)

The Elf on the Shelf

She's back. And she was waiting for me when I returned home from Dallas. 
(November 29, 2015)

Relaxation time

After a long ride home from Dallas, a long bubble bath felt pretty good. 
(November 28, 2015)

Movie time

The Wizard of Oz was on television, so Grandpa and I decided to watch. It's one of our favorite movies.
(November 27, 2015)

Hey, that's my hat!

I went to see this great exhibition carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice, but the tall toy soldier, who took my hat and mittens and started juggling with them, really got my attention.
(November 26, 2015)

Thanksgiving in Dallas

Whenever I go visit Aunt Laura and Uncle Heath in Dallas, it's always a race to see how quickly I can get from the car to the Embassy Suites pool
(November 25, 2015)

Behold, the power of cheese

I know my classmates and I are part mice because the cheese cubes I brought for the Thanksgiving feast went fast. 
(November 24, 2015)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Five and fabulous

I had a regular checkup with my new doctor today. She determined that I'm a perfectly healthy five-year-old. 
(Nov. 23, 2015)

Where to begin?

Sometimes my room gets so messy, I don't know where to begin when it comes to cleaning it up. 
(Nov. 22, 2015) 

Where's my rake?

I've been in a big pile o' leaves before, but this year I'm old enough and big enough to do some real yardwork.
(November 21, 2015)

Selfie (with filter)

I'm starting to figure these camera phones out. Expect more and more pictures shot by your's truly. 
(Nov. 20, 2015)

Squeeze out some goodness

Who ever invented liquid chocolate that you squeeze out of bottle must be the smartest person who ever lived. 
(Nov. 19, 2015)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Model behavior

One can never have too many Frozen skirts. 
(November 18, 2015)

The better to hear you with, my dear

When the inside of my ear itches, it's best to scratch with my finger rather than a carrot stick. Just sayin'.
(November 17, 2015)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Crazy at Kohls

Nothing like shopping for a winter coat to drive you mad. 
(Nov. 16, 2015)

Not a toy

Cameron fit quite nicely into my dolly stroller. 
(Nov. 15, 2015)

Sports photographer

Dad coached. Lexi played. I handled photo duties. 
(Nov. 14, 2015)


Dad's home from Rome. Said he saw a guy named "The Pope." Who cares... I'm just glad he's home. 
(Nov. 13, 2015)

Learning about Peanuts

Took a field trip to the Warren Theatre today to see "The Peanuts Movie." Much to my surprise, it was a movie about a boy named Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy and his friends. It was not a movie about tasty snacks in a shell. 
(Nov. 12, 2015)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Time to take the c-a-t-s to the v-e-t

Cats need yearly checkups and shots and their teeth examined? Who knew? I thought the only time cats went to the doctor was when they needed knee surgery.
(November 11, 2015)

Fabulous photographs

I went to Ted's photography exhibition at WSU's South Campus and got to see pictures of places from all over the world. The photos with flowers or the color pink in them were my favorites.
(November 10, 2015)

Funny faces

I love taking pictures, making goofy faces, sticking out my tongue, and then taking a look at all of the photos that didn't make the blog. 
(November 9, 2015)

All the world's a stage

The guest bedroom window makes for a pretty good performance space. 
(November 8, 2015)

Super Saturday morning

A plasma car + a strong Julian = lots of wheel time going around and around the house.
(November 7, 2015)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Super sleepover

Julian got to stay over at my house for the very first time. We didn't stay up the whole night talking and laughing, just part of the time---waaaaayyyyy after our normal bedtimes. 
(November 6, 2015)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Getting educated

Kindergarten is coming soon, but tonight it was the USD 259 Choices Fair to learn more about where I might go to school next year. 
(Nov. 5, 2015)

So many blondes

My room looks like a Barbie battlefield.
(Nov. 4, 2015)

Where the cool kids go

I go in to Pigtails and Crewcuts for a haircut and who do I see there? Sage and Sloane!
(Nov. 3, 2015