Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall Days

There's something about a windy fall day when there is a crispness in the air, it also helps to be a little cloudy. I love, love ,love! I love to watch the swirl of leaves as I'm driving, blowing and dancing across the street. I also love sunny warm autumn days but equally love the gray ones. I would love to have a house with a wall of windows that opened to trees and just be able to watch the leaves fall, fluttering~~through the air.

Snoopy from Worlds of Fun came to story time today. The library was packed with kiddos wanting to see Snoopy. The children were excited to sing, dance and listen to Ms. Brenda read stories, at the end everyone gave Snoopy a hug.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The fun of being four!

Amy my 4 year amazes me most days, she has a mind of her own. Sometimes she talks like PeeWee Herman, she runs around crazy like Eloise, she likes to hop and jump and change her clothes at least 3 times a day. She has cut her hair quite a few times and the last time I asked her "Did you cut your hair?" Amy says "Yes Mama" pause "Do you like it?" Me "Yes I do". I asked her if she wanted to eat lunch "No Thank you Mama". She runs to daddy when he comes home from work saying "Daddy your home". I could go on and on. She did say she missed her sister Kaitlyn, who is her best friend (she's at college) she get's so excited when she comes home to visit and tells her "You are not going back". I feel very thankful that I'm able to be home with her.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ornament swaps

I made these prim gingerbread ornaments for a prim swap. I should have started a week earlier and than I would have made them darker but by the time they dried it was too late. So if any of the prim swappers are reading this coat them with more stain and spices. I used cinnamon and apple pie spices or you can have one fall in bacon grease by accident. ;-) after sending the ornaments I also realized I didn't use my tea dyed material. The blog that gave me the idea for the ornies is Oodlekadoodle Primitives , except my ornaments look nothing like hers or what I wanted them too. I think I have it figured out now, my plan now is to make my pattern fatter, sew the two pieces with quilt batting on top and stain and rub with spices.

For the local AP group ornament swap, these are one set of ornaments I made, I'm still deciding on the other set. I found this tutorial to make the ornaments on this blog. I found her blog from a link for her cute macrame doll and that was what I was going to make, until my family called them skeletons, so I was thinking about how to dress them and stumbled upon her happy girl doll. I added a scarf to my ornaments. I need to keep a look out for colored hemp or twine and see if using that makes my dolls look more like dolls and not skeletons. :-)

I received this prim santa from another swap where we just made one prim ornament and mailed it to our secret swapper. Along with the ornie she also included a prim cake that smells wonderful. Thanks Lorna, I need to find your blog.

Hopefully soon I will upload the picture of the ornament I made for my swap partner.
In case your wondering yes I did finish all the posts today the 13th of November but that's how I roll. But at my house I'm always interrupted when I decided to blog so they set for awhile.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


We joined friends at Jill's house for a pumpkin carving party and than the kiddos dressed up in their costumes. It was a great way to get our pumpkins carved ahead of time, spend time with friends and have a wonderful potluck lunch. Amy is in the yellow Belle costume.

After we left Jill's house we headed to Jaime's school and helped with the Halloween party. The kids had a fun time, we played ghost balloon charades, "Waiter there's a head in my soup!" and pass the ghost with straws. I only found out on Wednesday that her class didn't have a room mother, I missed the room parent meeting (someone didn't give me the paper about it) and I was told that every class had a room parent. So after all that, everything came together and that's all that counts.

Last year after Halloween, Amy talked about Halloween every day and planned what she would be, we picked up costumes at garage sales. She wanted to be Snow White, Supergirl and the list went on and on. Fast forward to this Halloween and she's a Kitty cat witch princess the same thing she was last year. After hitting a few church Trunk or Treats, stopping at a couple friends house we went to Chipotle's. We pulled out are processed food t-shirts I made and stood in line for about 30 minutes to get our $2 Boorito well worth the wait. I didn't get pics but Melissa was an orange pop, Jaime was a slice of American cheese, Amy was a chicken nugget, Jim was a box of Mac and Cheese and I was a bag of chips. Two people had pizza boxes on their head and another lady had velvetta boxes on her arms. A very fun night!