Wednesday, April 30, 2008
My Favorite Place To...
grab lunch - Wendy's
go for Date night - What night? Date night? Never heard of it. You mean people actually go out just with their spouse? Seriously, Redbox is about as exciting as it gets. (I'm right there with you Anna).
pick up some creative goodies - Roberts, Scrooge & Marley's (great sales back in the barn), local boutiques
keep the kids busy - The park behind our house, the duck pond, McDonald's playground.
get wet - sprinklers in the front yard (for the kids). For me it's a swimming pool. I love to swim.
buy a treat - Coldstone
shop for fun - Okay, here's what I do best. I LOVE to shop. I don't have to buy anything, I usually don't, I just love being in a store looking. My kids are pretty used to it and are usually pretty good (usually, except for the times they are grabbing everything, screaming, whining, etc.) So my favorites are Target (a little bit of something for everyone), Roberts, and Barnes & Noble.
get some fresh air - See "Keep the kids busy" above (except for the McDonald's playground, no fresh air there).
splurge - Target, Robert's, and barnesandnoble.com (I buy almost exclusively used). This answer looks eerily similar to "shop for fun." Hmmmm?
drive for a weekend away - St. George or Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The other thing that makes me laugh are my kids. Just look at their funny little quotes. They say, and do, the funniest things. They sure liven up my life, and I never know what they're going to do next, but they definately keep me laughing.
I love to laugh, even if it is at myself (which happens frequently). How could we make it through this crazy world without finding humor and joy in the little things? Laughter is truly the best medicine.
Monday, April 21, 2008
No "face mask" was called on this play. What do you think the call should have been?
Cruz on the 50 yard line.
Cruz's autographed hat which is now hanging in his room, never to be worn again.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
And here's what the boys did...
And back to Karl. I saved the best for last.
Quick, do something manly, Karl!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Karl made this last summer after getting a picture of Mara being caught-in-the-act stealing some candy. He just couldn't let it go by without comparing it to a picture of me being caught-in-the-act as well.
I just have to add that whenever my old pictures get pulled out, Mara always says, "There's Mara." And she will argue with me that they are pictures of her and not me.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The kids with "Al" the allosaurus.
Sitting in the VERY large goose.
They got to play in an indian hut...
and a teepee.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
And to Anna, my good friend who began blogging about the same time as me. I feel like we've been learning this whole thing together, asking each other "How did you do that?" She has created a very fun little blog, and watching all the crazy things her kids do reminds me that my kids aren't the only crazy ones. She is a definately a wonderful woman.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
The two blankets on the top were made by my mom, and the one on the bottom was made by Karl's mom. They are very worn, but very loved. Karl always shows me the different fabrics used in his mother's quilt and says, "I had pants made of this," or "my mom had a shirt made of that," or "my sister had a dress made of this," and it goes on and on. I love that.The kid's Oma Christa, in Germany, made these. She knits and crochets all kinds of things, and she is incredibly talented at it. The little clown was Mara's first doll. The socks and slippers have German names that I can't say, so in our house they are just called socks and slippers. This is just a sampling, the kids have quite a few, but they love them and wear them all (I had to fight them away from Mara to take a picture). Karl and I each have a pair as well, but we have really worn them out. She also made me a beautiful neckerchief.
I love to sew. These are a few of the things I have made. I wish I had more time to make cute clothes for my kids.
I really enjoy quilting and crocheting. I also knit, but I'm not very good at it. Here are a few quilts and an afghan I made.I love to scrapbook and do all sorts of paper crafts.