Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Olivia has been wanting a desk in her room. I've been on the lookout for one. My mom and her bargain shopping friend, Doris, found a great one at a local flea market (at a great price). All it needed was a little TLC.

The desk is in really good shape. I just needed to sand it and give the chair a good coat of primer before painting. I happened to have the pink fabric in my stash.

As you can see, she has already started using her desk, for many things and loves filling up the drawers!

Enjoy DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring Break in St Louis

We were lucky enough to travel to St Louis for a couple of days during our beautiful spring break! Nanny went with me and the kids to visit Paige & Steven, while Jeff was on nights.

First, we went to the Botanical Gardens. The tulips and spring flowers were absolutely gorgeous.

Then it was on to the Butterfly House where we saw tons of butterflies. Olivia had me take lots of pictures as she is studying butterflies in science. This cool sculpture was out in front of the entrance.

The next day we went to the zoo, along with half of St Louis! It was a warm, sunny Saturday and everyone seemed to want to be outside! We enjoyed elephants, bears, penguins, sea lions, and much more. We'll be back soon to check out the other half of the zoo!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Fun

The kids got some fun stuff from the Easter bunny, including "The Squeakuel" which has already been watched about 10 times!

Jeff and I got them chocolate eggs with their names on the side. Jeff took little toys to a local candy store and they made these. They put the toys and more candy inside the eggs. Needless to say, these were a big hit!

All dressed up and ready for Easter church service.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Trying for the Perfect Photo

A beautiful yard and two mischievous kids...