samantha liz

September 2011 archive

Pro Rider



Pro Rider – 365, 263, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Thomas had another go at riding his bike sans training wheels and acted like an old pro. He hopped on, pushed off and started on his own, and by the end of the session he was even doing tricks. Now only if he could figure out how to stop without crashing…

Guess there’s always tomorrow!

…and he’s off!



…and he’s off! – 365, 262, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Thom came home today and took the kids out back to practice riding bikes (read mostly Molly and Thomas was just going to watch).

Thom calls me down about 20 minutes later and shows me this.

Thomas was so excited to ride without his wheels and says that his bike looks AWESOME without them. He can’t wait until tomorrow to practice again.

Sisterly Love



Sisterly Love – 365, 261, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Marcus kept wandering off the path towards the lake (who could blame him, it was beautiful) no matter how hard we tried to stop him.

Molly is such an awesome big sister, and Marcus knows it. She offered out her hand and he happily held it and walked all the way back.

Adding Marcus to the Mix



Adding Marcus to the Mix – 365, 258, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

Yesterday, we traced the kids during Marcus’ naptime. Once he woke up, he was completely enamored with them.

Today, we added his to the wall. I was originally thinking that I would have to trace him asleep because no way he would stay still for the process… Boy was I wrong. He giggled the whole time I traced him, especially around his tiny little fingers. He even helped color himself.

When we were done we hung him up on the wall with the two bigger littles, and he kept running back and forth, pointing to each drawing as we named them. He must have pointed to them at least 30 times.

Loved. Every. Minute.

Shiny Happy People Holding Hands



Shiny Happy People Holding Hands – 365, 257, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

We drew the kids full size today. Had them lay down as I traced them and then they were in charge of adding all the features.

Molly made sure to include earrings, lipstick, painted fingernails, and even peeptoe heels (complete with painted toenails of course).

Thomas had some awesome prince boots, and even made his say, "Hello!"

Most importantly, while hanging them up, they both insisted that their drawings held hands.

Gotta love homeschooling.

Budding Artist



Budding Artist – 365, 256, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.


Ever since we’ve gotten our new crayons and have been drawing regularly, Marcus has wanted to get in on the action.

Today, he got his chance. After we were finished up with our school drawings he climbed up on his chair and went to town. He was captivated for almost a half hour.

Guess we have to order his own crayon set now!

Ready for Storytime!



Ready for Storytime! – 365, 255, originally uploaded by Fluttering By.

During weeknights I’ve been reading the kids stories in bed. Tonight’s fairy tale was called The Golden Key and was about a beautiful princess that had locked herself in her own tower because she lost her first love to another. A prince came along an heard he reciting poetry that she had written and went on a quest to find the key unlock her tower and have a chance to speak to her heart.

Needless to say, Molly enjoyed it very much.

…shhh… I did too.

Goodnight!