Friday, December 14, 2007

Guitar Recital

Alex performed in his first guitar recital. Even though he was nervous about playing in public, he did a wonderful job.

He even got a diploma.
Congratulations Alex!

Mexico's Next Top Model

Tiffany became interested in modeling earlier this year. She now has an agent and she just finished her first paying job with L' Oréal. I had wanted to document this "first" in her life, but no Mommies were allowed. So, I had to be content with taking a few photos after the fact.

I think that she looks beautiful.

Of course, I may be biased.

There are , however, others who agree with me. She even has a new fan!

Building Big

Alex is studying construction this year. We are using the PBS curriculum, Building Big. His first project was to make the tallest tower that he could out of 2 sheets of newspaper.

It wasn't as easy as it seemed.

Nevertheless, a little problem solving with some perserverence got the job done.

Little Grass Skirt

Tiffany is taking another Home Economics class. This year, the focus is on sewing. Her first project is a rafia hula skirt that she is making for her little cousin. She is currently crocheting the waistband. Next she will add the tasles and the "grass" for the skirt.


I had lots of "helpers" in the kitchen this year. Alex and a friend were in charge of the pumpkin pie. Things were a little wild at first, . . . .

but then everyone settled down and got to work.

In the end, they did a great job . . .

They even put their initials on the pie so that everyone would know who made it.

I think that they did a great job.