Friday, February 26, 2010

Meet Maria Liliane

This is our little sister, Mary! Her full name is Maria Liliane, but she said to call her Mary so we will! She is really nice and a little shy, but it is her first day here.

Tía knitted her a vest with a heart on it for a welcome present.

Here we are together: (Eva, Mary, and Mia in case you can't tell!)

And speaking of names, do you know our full names? Mia is really Maria, and Eva is really Evelina! We like to write our fancy names but never call each other by them.

Gotta run, but TTYL!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

News Flash!

Tía just informed us that a new girl is coming to live here! We are excited and just a little scared. It's just that we hope she's nice, but most American Girls are, so guess we really shouldn't worry. Tía won't tell us anything about her except that this was the last chance to bring her here, whatever that means!

Meanwhile, we are having a lot of fun with Elena and she is teaching us Spanish! Sorry no pics, but there will be some soon!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Photo Collage

just playing around...

Each time you click the title 'Photo Collage" it is a different layout. Fun!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Finding Inky

Do you know our friend, Inky? That's her in the photo. She has the most amazing blog! We wanted to let our friends know that she has moved here to blogspot so you can keep up with her. We put her link in our side bar (The Inkiad!) and here, too:

We still have colds and don't want any pics with our red noses. :-)

Hugs, Mia and Eva

Thursday, February 18, 2010


We spent the whole day in bed because we both have colds! Tía gave us lots of herbs and hot tea and we read books. Hope we are better tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Today We Saw a Bald Eagle

It flew across the field next to our house and grabbed a small gray animal which was most likely a rabbit. If you ever get to see an eagle close up you know how large they are. And so graceful when they fly. We did feel bad for the rabbit, but this is part of nature.

There was also a hawk called a Northern Harrier hunting in the field who caught a mouse. And speaking of birds, every night we hear a pair of Great Horned Owls hoot back and forth. They sit on the roof of our house and hunt in the same field at night. These creatures make life seem so special and we feel really lucky to see them. These are not our own pics.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our Sister Samantha's Portrait

Well, it's more like a sketch:

And Happy Mardi Gras! There are so many holidays right now, which is fun. :D

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Chinese New Year!

We've already done enough for Valentines Day so today we celebrate Chinese New Year.

Except, we do wish they made these shoes in our size:

we found that photo on a very hip blog here:

Anyway, it is the year of the Tiger! If you want to know your Chinese horoscope you can find it here:

Have a great day no matter what you are celebrating!

Mia and Eva

Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Love the Olympics!

Sorry we have no pics today because we are busy watching the Olympics! We love skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. And the opening ceremonies were amazing. We get to stay up late to watch everything, and that is special, too.


Friday, February 12, 2010

We Got Bling!

That is to say, we did get our ears pierced yesterday. It didn't hurt at all! Well, maybe a little bit, but now we look very grown up. The flash made the earrings shine. Girls love their bling! Teehee!

In case you are wondering, that photo was taken at a Valentines Day party. It was fun with lots of treats and we made Valentines and gave them to each other.

Tía wants us to remind you that kids need to get an adult's permission before they get their ears pierced (or their dolls' ears!) :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

We Know You Saw the Tree, but...

Some of our friends asked for a pic of the tree with us in it, so here you are. We got dressed up in our Valentine dresses for a party later. Notice, we still don't have our ears pierced yet. That's happening later, too. We are so busy! ;)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Guess What! Guess What! GUESS WHAT!!!

OK, we are just a bit excited! Haha! We are going to get our ears pierced for our Valentines Day presents. We have wanted to do this for a long, long time, but it's kind of scary and our Tía wasn't sure any of us were ready (including herself). But, now it is time. We picked out some cute little earrings at the store and tomorrow will be the big day! Wish us luck!

Mia and Eva

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We've Been Tagged!!!

We got a Sweet Award from Baybeary's Cottage!

Here are the award rules:

Rule #1 - Copy image to your blog (check).

Rule #2 - List 10 things that make you happy and try to do one today!

1. Write a blog! (teehee we are doing that right now!)
2. Go outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
3. Do some sort of craft project.
4. Create a fun hairstyle.
5. Read a good book.
6. Play with our pets.
7. Sing a song or play a musical instrument.
8. Read eamils, stories and comments from friends.
9. Take photos.
10. Play a silly game after dinner.

Rule #3 - Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day.

It's hard to choose just 10, but here's a list. These are all on blogspot:

1. Bolton Girls Travel Journal
2. Children of Atorox
3. Craggy Moor Bears At Home
4. Damsels-in-Dress
5. Jen's Companion Doll
6. The Sister's in Heart
7. TiggyZCabin
8. Violet's Space
9. SockPixie
10. If It's Hip, It's Here

Monday, February 8, 2010

You know us - we had to make a video!

It's our Valentine tree story set to music. Have you seen Glee? We LOVE Glee, and I guess that makes both of us Gleeks! Oh well. That's where the song came from. Here's our vid:

Valentine Tree

Here it is in the daytime so you can see it better. We love it!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Reveal - A Valentine Tree!

Hi! It's Eva here. Remember yesterday how Mia made the clay hearts? Well, today I decided to surprise her and do the next step, which is painting the hearts. I had so much fun doing that!

I used acrylic paints and wore my apron in case I made a mess.

When I had painted all the hearts I called Mia in. Surprise!

Mia was really impressed!

She especially liked the one I made just for us!

Mia and I put on the top coat of gloss to make the hearts shiny and then we put a silk ribbon through the holes for hanging on the tree.

And Voila! Here is the Valentine tree all decorated. We didn't use a flash so you could see the lights, but that made the pic a bit dark. Anyway, we can't wait to show Tía!!!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

TOP SECRET! Shhhhhh....

Hi everyone! We have decided to do something to surprise our Tia. "Tía" means "aunt" in Spanish and is what we call the human who takes care of us. Anyway, she said her father used to tell a story of a woman in his neighborhood who loved her Christmas tree so much that she left it up for months. AND, she decorated it for Valentines Day with red hearts and bows! Well, Tía loves Christmas trees and this year she talked her family into leaving up a small white one that has really pretty colored lights. But, it looks kind of bare without the Christmas decorations so we are going to surprise her and decorate it for Valentines Day! But, don't tell! ;)

I (Mia) am going to tell you the first part of the story. So, today we started out by making some hearts out of clay. We got out the red clay, a rolling pin, and cookie cutters:

I asked Eva to help but she had just tried on her new Valentines Day dress and didn't want to take it off... she said she would supervise. Oh, brother!

I rolled the clay with the rolling pin...

...and cut out hearts with a cookie cutter.

Then I poked a small hole in near the top for a piece of string to go through later.

"Don't make it too big, or too small!" advised Eva.

Here are all the lovely hearts. They are on a cookie sheet, but this is not the kind of clay you have to bake. We aren't allowed to use the oven by ourselves, so we used the air dry clay.

Tomorrow the hearts will be dry and we can move on to the next step. Stay tuned! :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Photos for FUN!

We found some pics in our camera and thought we'd share them. Do you love to take photos as much as we do? We think it's just fun to do anytime. ;)

The first 2 are when we were saying goodbye to our guest, Tirya. We miss her!

Here's a shot from the back of Eva's latest hair style:

And some of both of us that we think are cute!

That's it for now!

Hugs, from Mia and Eva

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Easy Valentine craft project!

We made Valentine tote bags the other day and they were super easy! We went to our local hobby and craft store and they had all the Valentine stuff half price. We bought a package of 3 pink tote bags and some stick-on hearts made of felt, and also some stick-on heart shaped jewels. Just press them all on your bag and your are set to go! You could do lots of other things too, like write your name on with fabric paint and add other stuff, but we liked our bags this way. Hope you like them, too!