Thursday, February 25, 2010

Making our own merriement

Since it is still freezing, and still gloomy and still snowy....
We are bringing the bright colors inside!

Flowers from Trader Joe's.

Painting with Kool-Aid, idea from Flowerpatch Farm Girl, Shannan! Thanks for the idea, it was lots of fun!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

In a fog....

It has been over a week since my last post and I have no excuse other than I have the blah's.

To try to cure myself, I decided to try to replicate my Granny's chocolate gravy.

I love a big country breakfast, unfortunately my husband and children do not... the solution?
Breakfast for dinner!
In true southern fashion, Granny always used lard... while I would sop up large amounts of her gravy and biscuits, I can not bring myself to purchase or cook with it.
I think that we will be having this again and again especially if spring does not come soon!!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

First Soccer Game

Isaac finally had his first soccer game over the weekend.

He was able to play a lot and had a great time.

He didn't score any goals, but was very supportive of his teammates and happy running after the ball.He was able to play goalie too, which he likes, but would rather be out running around.

I think we're going to have a fun season!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

So I'm no Annie Leibovitz..

Mark and I don't do grandiose Valentine's Day gifts, a simple card, favorite dinner and maybe flowers... so about a month ago, I got an idea to make him a photo collage of the kids as a surprise.
While I was at it, I called up my sister and got her and her baby girls in on the mix... that way she would have one for her husband and then we could combine them and make one for mom and dad... I know! Genius!
Well.... I am definitely an amateur photographer.
The kids were troopers, poor Piper is teething and Aggie hadn't slept well the night before, but we forged ahead anyway! There may have been a little bit of Reese's Pieces bribery going on at one time or another, but that's neither here nor there... right?

I didn't keep track of who had what letter and which background etc.

So, no surprise gift, but we did get some cute pictures anyway!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Look what I made...

I used these instructions, and it was a relatively quick and easy project. Next time I will do a couple of things different. The Modge Podge made the fabric a little darker, so I'll keep that in mind.
I highly recommend this project, it was fun and I love them!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dear Mother Nature,

You have dazzled us with a coating of beautiful snow that glistened like diamonds, and lay so gracefully on the trees.

We have enjoyed building snow forts, snowmen, snow angels and snowballs immensely.

We have traveled by sled, we have "suited up" many a time over the last few days.

We have had more cups of hot cocoa than I care to admit.
I have run out of "special" snow day activities.
The natives are getting restless.

We have thoroughly enjoyed your enchanting snow... now please go away.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Old Man Winter

Mark was saying just last night... "doesn't it seem like winter is almost over?"

Apparently he hadn't seen the forcast for the weekend:

The biggest disappointment is Isaac was supposed to have his first ever soccer game tomorrow morning... bummer.

Wishing you a warm weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Heaven help me....

I found this online store through CJane...
Beautiful, beautiful dresses and accessories.
I have my eye on a couple of things.
My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year. We are going to be having a bash to celebrate and I think this dress may be in order.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Painting is for the birds...

Whenever we are at JoAnn's, Megan wants to get a bird house to paint... and since they are only a dollar, why not?

So today was the day to break out the paint.
It's funny to see how different my babes are...

Isaac likes to do crafty things, but loses interest rather quickly.

Meg likes to think about she's doing and usually has to run out of paint/paper/markers or be told that it's clean up time before she'll stop. And she can color in a coloring book like nobody's business.
She is also very messy...
Thankfully, art smocks are all the rage...

Since we only have one smock, Isaac decided to show off his rippling abs and fierce guns by painting without a shirt on.
Ladies, try to keep your daughters under control... he's not allowed to date until he is sixteen... maybe twenty... Five.