Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Katie and her partially finished house. This one was neat since it came with a tray to help build and stabilize the house. But the premixed frosting wasn't as good.
Nicholas and Dad hard at work on his tree. This was super easy. Stacking one star upon the next in order of biggest to smallest. Nick could do most of the work himself. And it was extra tasty too.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
May I add that they are doing this while wearing pieces of paper, cut out as feathers, taped to their fingers.
And that they are using no words other than gobble, gobble to express everything they have to say to each other.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Then there were 2 fabrics that I found to make library bags for my kids. They have both been begging for their own library bags, and I thought these would suit them perfectly.
Then I found this cute quilt pattern that looks very simple. Katie is currently sleeping in a butterfly room with a princess comforter. I have been looking for a cute quilt to make for her room, and this seemed perfect. I am just going to do a little modifying with colors and get rid of the cat.
Then there was the elusive quilt. I saw a quilt that I fell in love with. It was absolutely beautiful and they sold a kit there with the fabrics already in with the pattern, but I wanted to finish walking the aisles to see if there was something I liked more. Not having remembered the aisle that it was in, we wandered up and down all 20 aisles a second and third time looking for the quilt, and couldn't find it. Essentially I went home a little disappointed, until while looking up a design I had liked that I knew the name of, I stumbled upon this. How lucky!!! The quilt I had seen at the show, and the kit at the same price. Of course, I ordered it at once, and can't wait until it arrives.
It was an exhausting but fun day! Now lots of projects to keep me busy.
Then came Halloween, and my camera must not have had the flash on, since all the cute shots I got were fuzzy. So here is one fuzzy one with Katie as Dorothy and Nicholas as her dog.
And a bonus picture of Katie, since she is so darn cute with all that candy in front of her. Nick couldn't sit still long enough for an after shot.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
He falls asleep in the car for 2 minutes, but when I try to bring him in asleep and lay him down, he is back up needing to go potty, get a drink, and the usual nonsense. End of nap!!
His behavior is awful in the afternoon and evening with no nap. So now what?
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
So today when I saw these plans at one of my favorite blogs, I thought AHA! Perfect.
Soon I will be checking out some fitting fabric and hopefully creating bags for my two book lovers that suit them well.
Monday, October 06, 2008
The stories are what they have called "Michael stories". Some of you reading this may be thinking that they have to do with Elizabeth Foss' creation of Mrs. Applebee and Michael stories. These are wonderful stories that go through the alphabet and incorporate the flower fairies and the saints all in one.
Nope. Instead their stories revolve around this Michael. For some reason they are absolutely enchanted by him, and have managed to come up with many (at least 15 or more) stories about Michael and his adventures. I am thinking we will have to write them down for Mikey, so that he will know how much his little friends love him.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
First up was a trip to Zilker Park, which was really quite nice, but it was a hot day.
Daddy and Katie dress up.
Monday we took a trip out to the zoo, which is really just a wildlife sanctuary for rescued animals. Although it was really small, it had some fabulous opportunities to see animals very close. The lions and tigers were really only a few short feet away.
This guy really wanted out, and the kids found him unbelievably funny!
Nicholas' favorite animal. We could have just gone to a farm.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Katie auditioned a couple weeks ago for the Nutcracker with her ballet studio, and got the call on Friday that she had a part.
Saturday we went to the cast meeting, where she got her part, and she is going to be a gingerbread doll. We are currently unsure of exactly what that entails. It is not the ginger children that come out of Mother Ginger's skirt, but rumor is she will be one of the toy dolls that Drosselmeier entertains the children with at the party in the first act. She is very excited as are we.
More details will be coming later as to the dates and times of the shows she will be in. There are 14 performances, of which I believe she does half.
Monday, September 01, 2008
I came down Thursday with a severe headache and by Friday afternoon had the fever and sore throat. The sore throat is still lingering.
Mike started yesterday, with the same sore throat, mild fever.
Yesterday, Katie sneezed all day, and then at night said her head hurt. Today it was a fever of 101.
All 4 up, and all 4 down. Now hoping we haven't passed it on to anyone else.
Monday, August 25, 2008
First of all there is the hot season. Weather is sunny and warm, but not intolerable.
Then we have the humid season. This comes after the hot season, making it very hot and humid so that every time you go outside, you come in drenching wet. No need for a shower here.
Then there is our current season...the mosquito season. This comes with hot, humid, rainy weather. It provides for ample time inside with one's family. Don't bother going outside, unless you want to donate a pint of blood. Better yet, just don't go outside and donate your blood to a blood bank where it would actually go to good use.
The final season of course is the nice weather season. This comes with beautiful sunny days, where you can go outside and not feel exhausted, eaten, or drenched.
Since we are in the mosquito season right now, I am looking optimistically towards the nice weather season that comes next.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
On Tuesday Mike and I took the kids to the Children's Museum.
This totally reminded me of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
And since blogger won't let me upload any more photos right now, this is all you get.