Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Presidents Day "Done"

We always have such a "To-Do" list for long weekends.
This weekend was no different.

The difference was:
That we actually checked off some of these items!

So wonderful!

The main thing we needed done was to make the
girls' bottom bunk bed from a twin into a full.
We had looked at a few options, and decided that it would
be much more efficient to change the bed instead of buy a new one.

So That is what we did.

Thanks Sir Spoil-Her-Highness (and BIL)

Now I just need to stain new wood.

And the great thing is that the twin quilt my mom made me when I was in elementary school fits the full mattress quite well (thanks Mom).
So glad, because I couldn't find a quilt I liked
at the store for a price I was willing to pay.
(Since the girls don't sleep with their covers on all the time, anyway.)

And a pict of Miss K and Little Miss D with the
chocolate lips we made last week for Valentine's Day!
So fun!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

More Valentine Photos

Had to share some more photos.
Lips suckers were so fun!!

And we always do a candlelit dinner.
The kids love it and always look forward to it!

And we ate some very romantic French Toast!! Yum! Pin It

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Such a fun day! The sun is even shining! I SO love it!

Well, I thought I would share what we have done so far today.

To start off, I gave the kids (and Sir Spoil-Her-Highness) some Baby Pillow Pets (aka, Pillow Pet PeeWees).

A Pillow Pet Pyramid.

Along with some Conversation Hearts to ruin their appetite for breakfast.

Speaking of breakfast, we made the cookie cutter pancakes again.

I also thought I would share something that Sir Spoil-Her-Highness and I have done for 8 and 3/4 years. It is kinda silly, but a wonderful thing to wake up to in the morning.

We post messages on the mirror in our bathroom.

We use dry-erase markers.

Then the message will stay up until the next time the mirror is washed. Then we come up with another wonderful thing to say. You can really see the words better when the mirror has condensation on it.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm *maybe* Ready to Deal with This!

I have been stewing about something that happened this week end. It was harder to handle than I imagined. I know it isn't super important. But it was important to me. I loved it! I had so much fun with it. Everyday! And now it is gone. Gone! I'm not sure how I will be without it. I'm sure that this will sound superficial, but I really, REALLY, miss it. I'm sure I will move on. But will be pining for it. For a quite a while.
Let me lay the ground work. Sunday was a busy day. We have church at 1pm. We were having an Anti-Super Bowl Party. And a family get-together for Master J's birthday (cake and all). So after we got home, we had to change clothes, dinner to finish up, a cake to decorate, etc. As I was getting ready to make the frosting, Miss K comes in and says, "{Little Miss E's} hair was too long so I'm fixing it." And she heads back into the front room carrying scissors. I follow her and saw she had CUT THE LEFT HALF OF HER HAIR OFF! I was so upset (am so upset). I sent Miss K into her room and tried to level out Little Miss E's hair. I cried for about an hour. Then when I would think about it, or have to talk about it, I would cry again.

Here is a pict of how long it was (Sweet Senior straightened her hair).

I called a wonderful friend, Jennifer, to come and fix it. She came right away, and did a great job, and Little Miss E's hair looks so cute!

The next day, I fixed it, and cried afterward. She does look so cute, but I LOVED her hair. I have always wanted curly hair. And she had LOTS of it. She would have me do her hair like a princess. I would do cute little ponies or buns or braids. I would leave it down and just let it be curly. I'm not sure how I will survive without it.

Eating snow on this sunny Tuesday!

I was threatening to cut Little Miss E's hair like Little Miss D's so that people would have to pay more attention to them to tell them apart. But I wasn't really going to, since I was really loving it. But now it is done. If they stand right next to each other, then you can tell them apart. I guess that is one good thing about it.

Getting ready to race down the stairs on their tummies. Pin It

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tron Valentines

Sir Spoil-Her-Highness, Master A, and Master J all LOVE the Tron movie. We own the old movie, and they all went to opening night to the new Tron movie. So for class Valentines, I thought that Tron would be a great way to go. I got online and searched, and searched, and searched. Looking for some crafty person out there who had already created these things. Well, I found NONE! I have been checking at the store to see if I could find some, and NONE!
So, I found some at ebay.com and decided to copy them as best I could.
Here is what I came up with:

So I print them on card stock. Then punch a hole in it for a pencil. I also punch a hole in it for a glow stick.

I bought the glow sticks for $1 at Michael's. And, yes, there are 15 in there. Great Price!

Follow up: I did find some Tron Valentines at Wal-Mart for $2.50. Not a bad price, but all done and comes with pencils. I'm sure you could punch another hole in them for a glow stick. I did pick them up since they are the Tron pencils, and not just bright colors. Pin It

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Scripture Bag Winner

So since it was Master J's B-day, I let him pick the winner. And it is...
Drum roll.....

Curly Hairdo Ideas said...

I"m a follower!

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Kitchen Transformation

We have been working in the kitchen the past 3 days. It's been a lot of work. And with preschool this week at our house, and then all the kid activities and jazz. But it was well worth it.

It has been transformed into a Panda Refuge.

Today is Master J's birthday. He is 7. He was trying to decide what kind of cake to have. He wants Chinese food for dinner. I told him to go look at our book to see what he wants his cupcakes to look like. (we don't do a party every year. We save it for the special years. 8, 12, 16, and sometimes 5. So I will make a treat to take to their class.) He saw the picture of the panda cupcakes and HAD to have them. He has been checking out panda books from the library. And any shows about pandas he loves.

The one thing I will say is that it did take a long time. I started yesterday. And got all the white frosting and cookie crumbs on. Then was working on the faces this morning. I wish I had thought about the fact that the heads wouldn't stick very well, since the frosting wasn't sticky after sitting all night. So we had to add extra frosting so the heads and arms would stick. But hey, the kids will like extra frosting, right?

One tip we have learned for getting black (having teenagers, black is a requested color for many things) is to start with chocolate frosting. Then you don't have to add as much black, and it IS black, not gray.

I did let Master J help with the process. He was in charge of cutting the Oreos in half. Then he helped with the frosting of the cupcakes. It was fun. And I'm sure he will remember this for a while.

Now to get off the computer and go clean the kitchen. There are crumbs, frosting, and stuff EVERYWHERE!

Make sure you check back here after midnight to see who is the winner of the CTR bag!! Pin It

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Boy's Heat Pack

I have been trying to make a heat pack for Master A for about a year now. It was just seeming so hard for me. He wanted a dragon. And not the cute kind. This was the basic idea he was wanting:
I just couldn't figure out how to make it work. Then last week I was making his pillow case (which has dragons on it) and it hit me. Just sew around the shape of the dragon head!!! Huh! Big Red Truck! So here is what we ended up with:

Filled with wheat. He even used it last night for his achy shoulder. No more butterfly heat pad for him! Pin It

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Pancakes

A while back I saw this on How Does She and was so excited. I'm not sure if you remember last year I was trying to make a wonderful heart shape out of pancake batter. Didn't work very well. But Master J wanted to try it, so when I saw Valentine cookie cutters at a great price, I snatched them up. This morning we tried it.

And it worked! Very well, I might add. They were quite thick, but cooked all the way through and tasted great! Pin It

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Animal Homes

Today at our house it is SUPER COLD. As in, 10 degrees when the kids went to school. Plus the wind is blowing. But the sun is shining, so it all evens out. Especially since I get to stay home.

For preschool today we are talking about animal homes. On the way home from the library I saw some vole holes. So when we had about half an hour left, I asked the kids if they wanted to go out into the freezing cold wind just to see the holes. And the answer was a resounding "Yes!" So we bundled up, walked to the stop sign and then to the field. Being blown. Walked on the trail through the field. Just to see these vole holes. They LOVED it. The littlest girl (mine) was crying by the time we were almost home. But it was a great "field trip"!

Side note: I was telling the kids that these were mice homes. One kid piped in and said, "They aren't mice, they are voles." "What?" "They aren't mice, they are voles. Voles dig holes for there home." Okaaaay.... Kids are definitely coming smarter.

We also made bird nests. That was such crazy and fun. The crazy part was that the kids didn't want to get dirty. The activity was to make a nest with your hands. Was sure the kids would jump at the chance to get all chocolatey. But no, they didn't want to get dirty. They kept asking how to make the nests. Finally I told them they would get dirty, but they could wash their hands afterward.

I do love doing preschool! It is a lot of work, but is so worth all the effort. I hope the other moms feel the same way. Pin It


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