This year is the first year the children are able to both go out and play. Levi was too young last year and Tori the same the year before. I got the most wonderful "playing outside Spring" bouquet from my two little ones.
This is Isaac Edward. He is my brand new, 2 day old "nephew". We are so excited for his Mommy and Daddy as he is the first little one in their family. It has been a long 9 months, and he is finally here---YAY!! I am doing a HAPPY DANCE!!!!! :O)
I found a whole set of these gardening encyclopedias at the library. They were just sitting there waiting for a new home. So I HAD to bring them home with. I can hardly wait to read up on all the cool things I can grow in my garden this Spring! :)
This is a Christmas tree skirt that I made using a pattern from one of the books my grandmother gave me from ages ago. I can hardly wait to get our Christmas tree so I can see how it will look with the skirt and all done up. I think too, my angel will be glad to have her place high on top of our tree. After all, you can't hear and "Angel on High" if she's sitting on the floor! :)
I woke up this morning just in time to see a blue streak fly passed. After finding my glasses and gaining my ground, this is the picture I saw. Whenever the heat turns on, you will here a click and then one or two children will run like crazy for the heater vent. Where they will take up residence until the heater has cycled through. Sometimes, this will be 5 minutes sometimes 10. The longer they sit there, the hotter it gets and eventually, they start doing what is known as the hot bottom dance. In her case, she will draw up here knees and pull her dress over her legs to keep in the warmth. This will then change to leaning against the cupboard with her dress pulled over the vent letting the heat blow up. Finally, the dance ends with wiggling socked toes dangling over the vent. Not matter how hot the seat gets, they will stay for the duration. It reminds me of playing King of the Hill. :)
The second is a picture of Levi's new mitten. Unfortunately, his nap only lasted long enough to crochet one so, he will 1 mitten short until afternap time tomorrow. :O)
This is Tori's apron from "Inchy Jo". She wears it all the time. It has a nice big pocket in the front. Great for crayons, toys, books, just anything Tori can get it to hold. (And believe me, she has tried!) Thank you, our "Inchy Jo"!! :)
Today is one of those slow sleepy kind of days. The one where you wish it had started a little later and you had gone to bed a little earlier last night. We had such a good day yesterday. The kids were well behaved. Well, better behaved that usual. They aren't being bad today, I am just soooo tired. :) So, here is to Sleepy Tuesday and hoping for a more wide awake Wednesday! :)
These are the goodies I won from Melanie's Anne of Green Gables giveaway. One is a passbook with neat facts and information about LM Montgomery, the authoress of the Anne books. The middle is a postcard of the cast from the musical "Anne". The postcard to the right is a sketch of LM Montgomery. I just love her hat. Too bad we don't wear things like that anymore.
Aren't these soooo pretty!?!? DH brought them home and suprised me last night. So sweet of him--definitly brownie points for these. HeHe! I had yellow roses in my wedding bouquet and red ones are my favorite! (He always gets me either one or the other when he does.) :O) It made my day!!! <3
I finally got someone (my sister) to take a picture of us as a whole family. This only happens at Christmas time about once a year..Hehe! The picture piggies weren't so anxious this time. Apparently, they only like the candid shots that they aren't intentionally in. ;)
Tori is potty training..Can you tell?? This is all prefectly clean, unrolled bathroom tissue. Tori apparently wasbored while in there. After lunch dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream The children think it is hilarious to do this to each other. It keeps them quiet. I say nothing. :P
These are the pretty flowers that my parents gave CR and I for our anniversary. They are my absolute favorite. Daisy Gerbera...The Gerber Daisy!! There just happened to be 6 of them which is the year we are celebrating! I can hardly believe CR and I have been married for 6 years already. It sure doesn't seem like it. I am so blessed to have such a godly, family-orientated man to call my own. I truly feel I've found my Prince Charming. :) Thanks Dad and Mom for the sweet gifts. They made the day extra special!!<3
I love the detail on this mirror! Of course, most things that I want to take a picture of, I have to hold the chilren back; looks like one of them missed the memo. :O)
I found this mirror sitting alongside the road waiting to be taken to the trash. I thought it was jsut too pretty not to rescue! Mom said it looks very 70's. I thought it was pretty though,:O) and now it has a new home...mine! Yay!! :O) One woman's trash is another woman's treasure!! The funny thing about this was I was on jobsite with CR and took along my MaryJanes' outpost book. I had just got reading the Creative Junking section. How funny that I had opportunity to put what I just read into action right on the ride home. :) (There's another one of those picture piggy kids...lol)
Well, Here is the dolly that I tea stained. I love how her color came out. All nice and even and creamy looking. :) Thanks to all the girls over at the farm, especially Linda. They helped walk me through the process. I did manage to embroider a face on her. The eyes are a little crooked and one is bigger than the other, but I think she turned out cute anyways. :) Now onto making her dress. That is going to take me a bit, but I will post more when it is all done too!
Yep! Here it is!! I've got evidence...my Hubby is indeed learning to crochet! lol. I love it, he sits with me while I am crocheting my latest project and works on his first and chats with me the whole time.(What women doesn't want a hubby who sits and talks and listens for a good hour. ;) ) He is doing VERY well for just starting. I didn't think he'd keep interested in it for long as he is a "up & doing" type person. I'm really proud of him. I can't wait to see what lovely things he will be making next! :)