Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Following the adventures of two little girls and their mommy, as they learn and create together!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Spokane CAR visit the Campbell House, MAC, and VA

For a fun field trip, the Spokane CAR took  a tour of the Campbell House, all decorated up for Christmas.  The house is beautiful, and it was nice to be able to explore it at our leisure. 



The girls enjoyed playing an impromptu game of charades, and then learning the secret recipe of the Campbell house sugar cookie!


After the Campbell House, we visited the Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC).


There were some interesting exhibits and we are looking forward to working on our project about museum artifacts.


Finally, we visited the VA Medical Center where we dropped off the donations we had collected, as well as the 50 Christmas cards we all signed.



Chris came and made a bit of a mess (at least he made most of it on a cookie sheet!)


He brought the girls mini dragons and they love them!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Dance Recital

Today the girls had their winter recital.  They were so cute!
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The girls did a light jig together, then a reel.
Recital Video
Beautiful girls!
Abby made me breakfast, blueberry eggos and salad with ranch :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Wreaths Across America

Today the Spokane CAR, accompanied by the May Hutton Chapter DAR and Washington State Regent participated in the wreath laying ceremony for Wreaths Across America.





We baked three batches of cookies (pumpkin spice, peanut butter, and gingerbread) to take to share with the volunteers.  They were a big hit!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Spokane Community School Pre Holiday Powwow

We attended the Spokane Community School Pre-Holiday Powwow and it was a lot of fun.

The young dancers were really fun to watch.


The older dancers were as well!


The girls with some of the dancers.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hanukkah Party

We invited some good friends over for Hanukkah dinner.  We had a delicious traditional dinner with roast chicken and vegetables, latkes, applesauce, and challah!  Delicious!



We followed up our dinner with a game of dreidel.

Chris was hanging out in the tree!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

North Pole Breakfast

North Pole Breakfast!
Chris hanging out in Kelly’s stocking

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday Fun

The girls and I went to our favorite All Things Irish store for Small Business Saturday, followed by a yummy dinner at a delicious Italian restaurant.  When we got home we enjoyed some snuggle time watching Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Chris was hanging out in the Hanukkah decorations.