Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ben and the Piano

My Ben has been playing piano for a little over a year and I think he's doing a great job! Way to go Ben, I'm proud of you!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Violins and Baby Cupcakes

I just want to say that I am so proud of my oldest son. Not only did Jeremiah perform in his recital while feeling VERY tired (after having been camping all weekend), he also did a very good job! I am so happy to see him excelling at something he loves!

This week I got the craft bug again and I decided to make a baby gift from an idea I saw on etsy (a website that features handcrafted items for sale). These are supposed to look like cupcakes! I had a lot of fun doing them! They are made up of onesies and burp cloth diapers that I embellished, and washcloths.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Oscar's Blankie

I can't believe I made our dog a blanket! But I wanted him to be able to lie on the couch or our bed without getting them all hairy or scratching them. So I rounded up some scraps and wah-lah! (I have know idea how to spell that word, but I really like it!)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Magnetic Calendar

I have been looking for an affordable tabletop calendar that the children can use for school, but alas, the perfect thing was no where to be found. Or else I didn't want to spend that much money. So the inspiration came to make my own calendar out of a $4. cookie sheet and magnetic paper! Cost less than $10 and now I can move it and store it and the kids can play with it too! How fun!

The extra pieces can be stored in the back...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Second Try- Freezer Paper Stencil

The Little Princess needed a special shirt too! This was fun...I used metallic silver acrylic paint (mixed with Textile Medium) and it turned out great!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Team Nolt

So I borrowed this idea of using freezer paper stencils and finally made my boys the shirts they have been begging for! Here is the finished product....not bad for the first try, I guess...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cousin time and Cupcakes

I love that my children get to be around their cousins...at least the Miller ones. They love each other and play together really well...

My Little Helper is always at my right hand whenever I am in the kitchen. I'd like to think it's because she just loves to be with me, but I think it might have something to do with FOOD!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

First Tomato from the Garden!

Joanna is modeling our first itty bitty tomato! Love it!

Love how she says "Tomato!"

Friday, May 28, 2010

Garden Update

Just this afternoon I thought it was time to update the garden's growth, so I went out to take pictures. While outside, I was drawn to the beautiful and interesting things growing in our yard. I love the roses and how they are growing so fast ever since I majorly pruned them.
This is one of those "interesting" things that is growing in our yard. And yes, I am admitting that we are white trash. We need to throw that bike away, but least it is growing BEHIND the shed!

Have you ever seem a Lawn mower growing in a bed of beautiful vines? Well, you have now! At least this one belongs to our landlord!
I'm amazed at the growing things in our garden! It's amazing how fast they have sprouted!I believe these are my beans...
Already got some Tomatoes comin! Is there anything more beautiful than this? By the way, I never realized how wonderful a tomato plant can smell!
I can't wait till there are watermelon on this vine!
Somewhat pathetic looking cornstalks...
Two varieties of tomato
The pumpkin vines that are taking over!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Green Things

Isn't there something therapeutic about green growing things? I love seeing the tender little plants pop out of the ground. I think it is also wonderful education for our city kids! This is our first garden and they are all into it. Enjoy some of our pictures:

I think this is watermelon (or is it cucumber?)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Imagination Station

I love that my children have good imaginations... Especially my eldest child. He is always coming up with the most interesting things. Here is a fort he designed out of plywood and pavers and sheets and towels! Love it

Our most recent project is the GARDEN! Here is Brendan tilling it...we then added compost and cow poopoo and then topsoil. Our soil is incredibly sandy here, so the topsoil is working out great. We already have little green things sprouting out! This is our first attempt at a garden, so we are pretty excited! I think it is very good for the kids to see things grow! More pictures to come!