Friday, May 30, 2008

Yard Sale Finds!!

I decided to take the kids to their first ever garage sale today. Boy did we hit the jackpot!! We went to a neighborhood sale that had 40+ sellers. We got 9 books, one movie, 2 "batgirl" mask, one Darth Vader costume in excellent condition, a set of air guns that shoot foam rings, a brand new set of drawer dividers, 3 long sleeve shirts for the girls, and 2 brand new purses filled with jewlery for the girls. We got all of this for $19.50!!!! They had so much fun! I was on the lookout for unique items for the house and a new comforter set for downstairs but nothing I saw struck my fancy. It didn't matter though b/c I was more excited to see their faces light up at each house.

Here they are dressed up in their new treasures!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More sewing projects completed!!

"Child of God" onesie
Birthday gift
Since it was pouring down rain today and the kids were taking such an awesome nap, I decided to finish some more sewing projects. The top picture shows the onesie that I hand embroidered yesterday for a baby shower and the 2nd picture shows a swimsuit cover up that I made today for a birthday party this weekend. If you look closely to the right of the swimsuit cover up, you can see an embroidered pony tail holder with a flower on it. That is also part of her gift.

Monday, May 26, 2008

A Day of Creativity

Wedding gift
C's swimsuit cover up.
M's swimsuit cover up
Z's swimsuit cover up.

Today was a great day! M and C are finally getting over a fever virus that they have had for 4 days. It was awful. They would come and climb in bed with us early in the morning with temperatures ranging from 102.5 to 104.0. They would suck down 2 cups of water each and then just shiver in bed.
Today, they both had energy and finally wanted to play. I took them to the downstairs playroom and they were so excited to play with Z (who never got sick) that I was able to complete a HUGE amount of sewing projects. As you can see from the pictures above, I monogrammed pot holders for a wedding gift, made 3 swimsuit cover-ups for the kids, and I hand embroidered a onesie for a baby shower. I forgot to take a picture of the onesie today so I will post a picture of it later. I was also able to mend a few t-shirts.
How did I do all of this you ask? The kids played for a while independently, watched me for a while, and helped me pick out thread colors for each item. I even read some old nursery rhymes from a childhood book of mine to them will the machine was embroidering items.
What a great day!!!!!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wounds of Friendship

Foam sword to the nose
Collision with a scooter on the ankle
Tree branch to the eye and head
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, my sweet, sweet friend and her 6 yr. old triplets stayed with us. The kids had SOOOO much fun playing together. Luckily, the above pictures show the only injuries that my kids received. That's not bad considering the number of sword fights fought, scooter races raced, trees climbed, and other mischievous things they got into.

Ragball photos

M with gnats in her face
Ben took some shots while the kids posed for team and indiv. pictures with their ragball team. They love playing but their favorite thing is lining up and slapping hands after the game is over.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Mother's Day Gifts

Today the kids came home with a bag full of Mother's Day gifts. The pictures above are SOOOOO precious. I can't wait to frame them. I work at their Mother's Day Out and didn't even know they took those pictures. (surprises are great!) The bottom picture is all of the other goodies that I received......ladybugs, flowerpots with a sunflower, little questioners that they filled out about me, and envelopes with "MOM" stamped on them. These are priceless!

Unexpected gift of love!!

My sweet baby boy pulled these flowers from the yard by the roots and came inside gleeming with joy!! He insisted that we get a vase right away and "make them look pretty!".

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Spring Discoveries

Z with her first caterpillar on her hand
M's turn. She kept saying, "It tickles!".
The gentle switch-off
C's turn. It climbed all the way up to his sleeve!