Monday, July 14, 2014

baby gift

Our friends just had baby number 9 last week and I figured the little guy needed a few new things that were just for him. 
I used this tutorial to make the hooded towel (Addie was happy to model it for me).
I have made plenty of hooded towels before, but always just with a plain hood.  This was so fun to make, I will definitely make more like this :)
The girls and I had fun picking out lots of cute boy stuff to fill this bucket for baby A! 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

tides game

Friday night we went to a Tides double header with our church. It was lots of fun. 

As you can see, the stadium was not very crowded, so the kids could run around as much as they liked.

Pretty sure these two didn't watch 30 seconds of the game!
They were trying to catch peanuts, not foul balls :)

 About half way through the first game our group went up to the picnic area for a cookout.  There was a nice big green space for the kids to run and play and plenty of food for everyone.  It was a great place to enjoy the rest of game one, which lasted 4 hours!  The last inning was a nail bitter and of course I heard the screams of the crowed from the bathroom (which is a place I visited far too often with my soda drinking 4 year old!) when the Tides scored the winning run!  Oh, well, at least they won :)  We didn't stick around for the second game, which lasted another 4 hours and didn't end until 1:23am!

I know I've been really delinquent on blog posting.  I have not been taking too many pictures, since I only have a zoom lens for my camera right now, so not so much to post.  We are getting ready to start work on the kitchen remodel in the next couple weeks, so I will be sure to post pictures of the progress.

Monday, June 9, 2014

park day

The kids and I are spending a few days at my parents.  Today we spent the morning at the park...



Addie is quite a climber

Emmy's first time on the carousel


All smiles after a long, loud wait in line for the train ride.  There was a middle school group there too.  Funny, Regan said "I never realized how well you've taught us to behave until I saw how badly those kids were behaving!"


Thursday, June 5, 2014

no more painted sub flooring!

It's official!  We are at the very least getting new floors in the Little White Schoolhouse! I placed my deposit on enough bamboo to floor the entire house! 
We are still awaiting bids on kitchen stuff, but I hope we will have come to a decision by this time next week!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

snip, snip, snip

First off, my camera got dropped a couple weeks ago and my regular lens is broken :(  So I am stuck with a zoom lens, photo booth, or my Driod camera for taking pictures until we decide what to do about the camera/lens. So, excuse the poor quality photos and all that mess behind me in the first few photos!

Anyway, I've been thinking about cutting my hair for over a month now, but just kept going back and forth about exactly how much I should cut.  This morning I decided I couldn't wait any longer so I called and made an appointment with a stylist my friend had recommended.    I basically went in and said, "I don't know what I want to do, just cut it however you think would look best!" 
I ended up donating 12 inches of hair!
Tallulah keeps telling me I look like my sister, Sherri.  It won't ever look like this again, b/c I am a wash and go kinda girl.  I can't wait to see how it looks "unstyled".
Addie has been asking me to cut her hear for awhile now.  She said she wanted it like Tallulah's hair.  I have been avoiding it because I love her long hair, but while I was out...
she decided to take matters into her own hands!
Cutting a 4 year old hair is not for the faint of heart.  This is not my best work, but it was the best I could do with a little girl who could not hold her head still or straight!  She love it, and that is all that really matters!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

dreaming

The hubby and I have been talking about possibly redoing our kitchen and maybe even putting down some real flooring (we ripped out all the carpet in the house and painted the sub floors awhile back).  I haven't blogged about it because I am still not sure when/if it will happen, but I have been spending a good bit of time the last month or so researching and talking to contractors and cabinet companies etc.   So, I though it might be fun to share some of the things that have inspired my plans so far...

We want to take down the wall between the kitchen and dining room and have a nice big peninsula like this:
Living With Kids: Kimberly Taylor
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I love these built in hutches: 
 Rempel kitchen buffet


Clean-and-Casual Design

back splash

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This is one of the counters I like:
light colored granite (Bianco Romano), cream colored subway tile, farm-style sink, Stardust by Benjamin Moore paint, and white cabinets. Love the upgrade simplicity….dream kitchen!!!
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE these stools, but I have not convinced the hubby yet that we need rainbow stools for our peninsula.
BH&G rainbow kitchen
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If you want to see more kitchen inspiration check out my kitchen pinterest board :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

preschool picnic

Addie had her end of year picnic at preschool this week.  Every year they have a moon bounce, pony rides, and a petting zoo followed by a pizza on the lawn.  The whole family is welcome to attend and the kids even get in on some of the fun activities (although my kids are getting a little big for pony rides).

Addie wasn't into the pony rides or the moon bounce, but she loved the play ground.

And Emmy loved the bubble tables :)

Watching the ponies.

Emmaline loved the ponies... until I tried to put her on one!

There were baby chicks...

And the highlight of the day was watching this goat give birth to two babies!



I can't believe we've reached the end of the school year already!  Next week is graduation!
 

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