Saturday, April 19, 2008
I made these flowers out of construction paper and Josephine decided to put a whole bunch in her hair! We put leaves on all of them and put them in a flower pot made out of an empty vegetable can covered w/ construction paper. This is an idea I got to try and get the girls to listen better... Each can says "Maureen (or) Josephine is a good listener." We will start off each morning w/ an empty flower pot. If they listen the FIRST time to a request of mine or Michael's, they get a flower in the pot. If they don't listen to a request the first time, a flower gets taken out of the pot. At the end of the day (right after dinner) if their flower pot is full (15 flowers per girl) they can get a treat, like candy or I told Josephine she can get a quarter, and I explained to her 4 quarters = a dollar, and she got really excited. ANYHOW, after explaining it to them, I said "OK, let's practice today and tomorrow we'll start it for real." It worked like magic!!! I was so thrilled. Even Maureen got it after a few times of watching Josephine earn her flowers. We've been struggling w/ getting Josephine to listen for a while now... she's a good girl, but very strong willed and not the best listener... but her face lit up every time she earned a flower and even asked me "Mama, ask me to do something else so I can listen the first time and get another flower!" They both had their pots filled by bedtime! I hope this works for a long time!
Veronica finds her way to the piano at least once a day!
Maureen had cucumbers and ranch dressing w/ her lunch. She took one bite out of each cucumber and then neatly lined them up, w/ the bitten off part of the cucumber all facing the same direction! I thought that was so funny :)
Both Josephine and I got our hair cut today, by a famous hairstylist, Michael Aldana. He did a terrific job on both of us! I'll post pictures soon. I was anxious to get mine cut, it was getting too long for me... he cut off a good 5 inches - I really like the length that it is now... not too long and not too short! He's cut Josephine's before... but not mine. He did such a good job, though, I'll let him cut mine from now on. It will save us lots of money!