Saturday, February 26, 2011


The "before"  
Hard at work
Leah discovered she loves to paint!
Syd was very serious about her work
Always all smiles
Jo was a very thorough painter
Tyler's theme was Iron Man
The artist, last one at the table.
The finished projects!
Pots at Michaels, $1.19 each,
paints on sale at Michaels for $.38 each,
 and primroses for $.99 at Home Depot. 
A totally fun afternoon project for $2.56 a person.  Not bad in my book! 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Princess Many Hats

She will wear a ski hat.......
or a baseball hat........
 a witches hat.......
 and even this.........
but the girl won't touch a pony, barrette or a headband.  
All those beautiful curls and nothing to do with them!

Friday, February 11, 2011


I sat down tonight wanting to write some great ode to love in honor of Valentines day.  
This is what I came up with instead:

 (Okay, okay, I know it's an old one but it's still one of my favorites and we look good!)

I think that about covers it...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gingerbread House

Grandma got a gingerbread house kit for the kids to do over Christmas break.  Of course we didn't get around to making it until sometime in January.  And of course, when I tried to glue the walls together to make it an actual house, well, it just wasn't happening.  So we gave each one of the kids a wall and a pile of candy and let them go at it.  Luckily, my kids are pretty go-with-the-flow kind of people and they didn't mind.  

 You can't really see it well, but Dad put their initials in icing on their walls.
 Jacob's had been decorated for about 45 seconds before he bit in.
Leah, of course, was in 7th heaven - a whole plate full of sugar!