Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
A volcano. The pine needles are lava spewing out of it.
This eruption exploded all the way into my house. I have sand everywhere...on the kitchen chairs, on the couch, in the beds, and caked on all of the boys clothes. But it is totally worth it when I can look out my back window and see all three of them playing nicely together.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The table was a $5 find and we modge-podged scrapbook paper onto the top.
The headboard was also a $5 find. We recovered it(not very good this time around). We still need to add the buttons to it. The picture does not do justice to the color. It is a very chic green. I did not post pictures of the rest of the walls. I will have to do so when I come back. We did some fun art work...
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Reed and Blue helped me decorate Beau's cake. We made the giant size cupcake. I absolutely love this cake pan. If you don't have one, I suggest you go get one with your 40% off coupon from Michaels or Joanns. Or better yet, just borrow it from someone who already has it. It was totally fool-proof. I wasn't sure if Beau understood that it was his birthday. All day long, we kept singing "happy birthday" to him but got no reaction from him. But the minute we put candles in his birthday cake, he knew exactly what to do.
He thoroughly enjoyed blowing out the candles...twice. He refused to take a bite of his cake, good thing Reed and Blue enjoyed for him.
Today is Beau's birthday! Number two! This morning he officially pushed his way in as a terrible two. I come downstairs to find he had dumped a cereal box onto the rug in the family room. On the bright side, he was actually eating it. It wasn't like he just dumped it and stomped on it. I guess it was easier to eat when it was spread out all over the rug. So as I was taking pictures of him eating off the ground, then reviewing my shots I look up and he is dumping out the rest of the box.
I guess he figured if I was taking pictures of it, he must not be in too much trouble.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
We didn't let them sleep outside by themselves. We brought them in once I got a picture of them. This morning they wanted to know why they were in there beds and not on the trampoline. I guess one of these nights, Colby will have to spend the ENTIRE night out there with them. We shall see.
She bounces them pretty high. The higher the better, according to Blue and Reed.
And of course, Beau thinks he can jump pretty high all by himself.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday was Father's day and my boys gave a card to Colby. But it was no ordinary Father's day card. It was one of those new cards that plays music. It played the Star Wars theme song. Now if you have seen this card, you know that it is actually a birthday card. But that didn't stop my boys from giving it to Colby for Father's day. Beau actually joined in the fun and loves to open up the card and sing along with the song. It really isn't "singing", it sounds more like a whining noise BUT you can tell that it is the Star Wars theme. It is pretty cute!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Jackie is living with us for the summer. She has been pounding the pavement in search of a summer job. My boys were so excited that she came to live with us because she will was the first person to use our "guest room". They love to call Beau's old room the guest room. Technically that IS what the room is for but, for some reason, it sounds funny coming from a six and four year old.
Friday, June 6, 2008
These burp cloths are for Frances. I thought I was going to make it to the shower this weekend, but now I cannot. So here is a sneak peak of your gift, Frances.
The young women are going to be making aprons for girls camp since they will be cooking all of their meals there. I wanted something simple enough that it could be finished in one activity. My first attempt was a dish towel with ribbon strings. I attached the ribbon with buttons and sewed button holes onto the dishtowel so when it needs to be washed the ribbons could be taken off.
After trying it on, I realized that it is the perfect size for people short like me. If any of the girls are taller than 5'2 (which is all of them) this is not the apron for them. Although, I may go ahead and embellish this one for myself.
The second apron turned out nicely and only requires straight seams, lucky for the girls!
This one has ribbon ties also. Ribbon is just an easier and quicker solution to ties. Plus, who doesn't love a cute button?!
You can't see the buttons very well in this picture, but they are small hearts.
Actually, this was the first project I did. I sewed forty feet of pennants to hang in our campsite.
Our ward was assigned pink for our color, and I decided to add a little black and grey also. I think it is a great color combination for Lady Pirates! More pictures to come of our jolly roger which is pink(of course), and our ship which is called the Pink Pearl.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Since Reed plays the piano, Blue has become pretty creative in coming up with his own instrument to play. But he was ecstatic when Colby pulled out his harmonica for Blue to "borrow". Blue now carries it around with him everywhere and loves to make music. I have found him outside a number of times just sitting and playing the harmonica; waiting for Reed to come home from school so they can play together. He even taps on it every once in awhile to get clean the spit out.