Monday, February 28, 2011

Chicken Pox

Amy broke out in spots on Thursday, she was a little itchy but hasn't had a very hard time. Two years ago we tried to get Chicken Pox three times and it never happened, we didn't try this time, we were at a friends house and her son broke out after we left. Sixteen days later spots appeared. Yay for natural immunity. Stay tuned for the next pox update in sixteen days.

A twirly skirt and a stuffed pony were a gift for a birthday party we attended. I love House on Hill Road's pattern I have made at least 10 of these skirts. I leave the ribbon off and Jaime and Amy love these skirts. The stuffed pony was a freebie from Annie's cupboards.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Playing catch-up

In January I started working on "My 5 favorite things swap" that Char hosted at The Pickled Pepper Patch . Here are the wonderful items I received from my swap partner Lottie.
I love cats and these prim cats are adorable, the wooden bowl is holding this wonderful smelling candle and little smelly things. Amy says it smells like maple syrup.

This prim dress on it's own prim hanger, Amy asked whose dress it was and said I'm not wearing it, when I said it was mine she wanted to try it on.
Americana is also a favorite of mine. Aren't these stars cute?

Jaime's Valentine party -- We played three games~ Valentine Pictionary, Heart shuffle race and Valentine do what it says on the heart relay. This was the last party of the year and we had a lot of fun.
Dinner was Italian food from Alvelluto's/Italian Delight.

I sent the above items to my swap partner, Lottie.

Amy built two snowman at Grandma and Grandpa's with Daddy's help, the little one is her and the big one is her sister Kaitlyn!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard 2011

This picture was from the previous week of snow.

A neighbor gave us this Gingerbread house kit at least two years ago and since the last time we made gingerbread houses I swore I'd never make one again it has set on the top of our cabinets. In a moment of insanity on a snow day I pulled it down and thought it would be a great idea to make. I started with the icing and after an hour or two it was suppose to be dried enough to decorate. The minute one of the girls touched it, it fell apart so I grabbed the tacky glue, (I couldn't find the hot glue gun) it again fell apart so I divided the parts and Jaime and Amy had fun decorating the pieces. If I ever have a lapse in memory again I think I'll let them decorate the pieces and than pull out the hot glue gun to put it together.

The kids had school on Monday but by 9:00 they had canceled school for Tuesday which I was a unbeliever because the week before we were suppose to get a lot of snow but it stayed up north and missed us. At 6:30am the snow was lightly coming down, Jim left for work and had no problem getting there and than after a few hours the flakes were bigger and the snow was coming down like crazy. It looks like we received 10 inches of snow.