Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Projects

I haven't had time to post anything lately, but I'm excited to say that the yearbook was finished two days ago. A huge monkey is off my back - for another year!

I've been doing some vinyl projects and scrabble tile necklaces. The first vinyl project was for a wedding gift. I found the dish at TJMaxx.

Last week I decided to make some Easter buckets for the kids. I got some $2 buckets at Dollar General and added some vinyl. They were big enough to hold all the eggs they found at the church egg hunt. The kids can also use them all year.

Last, my dear friend RaAnn asked me to make some scrabble tile necklaces, six as a matter of fact. They turned out great the first time and RaAnn said everyone liked them.
Be back with Easter photos soon...

Monday, March 8, 2010

A New Four Year Old in the House

Happy Birthday, Daniel! It is so hard to believe that four years ago Jeff and I left the house about this time (5:30 a.m.) to go "get" our new baby boy. We dropped Olivia off at the babysitters before heading to the hospital. I knew Daniel was a bigger baby than Olivia, but NO idea he would weigh 9 pounds! What a sweet little boy we have.

We celebrated Daniel's birthday with a party at a local pizzeria, the kind with games. Lots of good friends came to help him celebrate. He had a great time and got some cool gifts.
I had fun making some table decorations for the room. I used my Cricut (celebrations and a child's life cartridges) to cut out some shapes. Then stuck them to some sucker sticks and added them to decorated cans. I used flower styrofoam stuff in the cans and some shredded paper Olivia found in the Easter box this week. I also made cups for the kids to keep their tokens in while they played. These really helped everyone keep up with their own tokens and gave them a new cup to use at home. The cake was from Dairy Queen - one of our favorites! We stopped by and ordered it one afternoon. Daniel told the girl he wanted a golf cake and they did a great job.

Thank you, Daniel, for the sweetness and roughness (all at once) you bring to our home!

Monday, March 1, 2010

What We've Been Up To

Well, no posts lately...I've been sick with the flu. Being down for three days puts a mom, wife, teacher, friend behind in so many ways.

We're trying to think warm weather around here. The kids have played lots of Wii lately and love to play Monopoly Junior from Aunt Paige.

Here's how to make 2 kids happy at the same time. Olivia was playing hair salon while Daniel and I played Monopoly.

Oh my....

AND I was featured over at Everyday Celebrating
for Olivia's cupcake party! WooHoo