Monday, March 28, 2011

A Patient Ladybug

This morning was spent playing with a ladybug. The boys played outside for a while before we found it. It turned out to be SUPER patient. H played with it, watched it crawl, held it, carried it around, etc. and it never flew away. I finally had to make him put it somewhere in the grass so his brothers couldn't find it and so he would leave it alone and it could get a break. Here are some pictures from that fun.

The ladybug is hard to see, but it's between his hands. 

J holding it - H was holding his other hand so he wouldn't try to pinch it
G - by the time the camera took the picture the ladybug was on the inside of his finger and you can't see it. :(

Everyone decided to do their own thing, but H is still playing with the ladybug.
The ladybug is in between his hands on the piece of wood.

J doesn't get that his finger needs to be in front of the ladybug, not the back.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

And the craftiness continues

We had a party to go to today and the theme was Star Wars. In an effort to help my children fit in, I made them shirts with characters on them.
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I was planning on making myself a shirt to begin with, but decided I liked my shirt too much to put an iron on transfer on it. This is what I came up with instead.

I love it! Plus, it's SO comfortable I don't even notice I have it on. It may become a permanent part of my daily wear.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tuesday Trigger Take 3

Ok, last time. I was, apparently, VERY inspired by this weeks Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. The color combination is just awesome. Here's the trigger:

Here's my take:

Fairly simple. I used a green patterned paper background, strips of orange and yellow, a green felt flower, and some pearls. Everything was floating around in my stash, so I don't know who the makers are...Sorry! I like how the card came together and I think I already know who's going to get it. :)

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday Trigger Take 2

So tonight I got a little more inspired by the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. Here's the trigger:

And here's my take 2:

I love the orange and green combination. I was digging through my stash when I found this paper. I knew I had to make a second card. Originally I was going to use the sentiment below and embellish it with a flower, but I found the chipboard and rhinestones when digging around also and knew I would have to use them instead.

This will be saved for another day.

Tuesday Trigger: A Citrus Celebration

I've been out of the paper crafting loop lately, at least when it comes to actually doing something. The Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World this week is beautiful and I decided to play along. Here's the trigger (click on the picture to go Moxie Fab World and play along if you want):

And here's my take on it.

The plan was to have more green originally, but the orange just took over. The owl, hat, and sentiment are an itty bitty collection by Unity Stamp Co. and the numbers and wavy paper (as candles here) are self-adhesive border strips by K&Company.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I was at my old college, eating lunch with my sister-friend when I saw this:
I love everything about it: the map, the circles and stars, the glitter (especially the glitter), and the different dimensions. It makes me want to do.

Staying Home

A couple Monday's ago I was out helping my husband in the backyard. H was helping me. We were picking up rocks when we found these two little guys.

Yes, we caught them (and later released them in a special place where they would be ok). Throughout the morning, as G, J, and S slept, we also found a worm (who was also relocated) and several ladybugs. That afternoon I thought, "I am SO blessed to be able to stay home. I would much rather be finding bugs and lizards with my 3-yr.-old than teaching 30 children that aren't mine." Don't get me wrong, I love teaching, but nothing can replace the wonder of my children as they explore the world at this age.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spit Rags

My mom doesn't like that I call them spit rags, she says burp rags or burp clothes sounds nicer. That may be true, but let's be honest they're for spit. If babies just burped, we might not need burp rags.

Anyway, I got busy Saturday night and made these for a new mommy we know. I think they're the best I've made so far. Husband didn't care for the ribbon one, and I was a little disappointed that the ribbon didn't line up quite like I wanted, but I'm still happy with all of them. Yay for homemade gifts.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Girly Headband

Well, today I decided to do a quick project that I could accomplish while my children were awake or asleep. S was wearing an adorable outfit today, but it needed a hat. I have hat patterns; they are not quick with kids around so I opted to make her a headband. I found some material that kind of matched what she was wearing, found some matching ribbon, and a little elastic and boom.

I found the tutorial for this flower here. It turned out so cute after being added to the ribbon (purple with silver sparkles) and I am very happy with the end result. 

Kids Say...

Things I love that H says right now:
- us vs. our - ex You want to come to us house?
- police guy vs. policeman
- crumb stick vs. churro
- mines vs. mine - it doesn't happen as much anymore, but I love that he knows an s goes on the end of possessives
- helicopter sounds like hotdogger - I'll be a little sad when he can say this properly
- holy smokes - it is always said with such emotion and enthusiasm, cracks me up every time (learned from Aunt Becca I think)
- holy mackerel - he sounds out every syllable of mackerel (learned from Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie)