Thursday, February 26, 2009


I saw the cutest movie last night. It was Penelope with Cristina Ricci. It was such a fun little film and a great way to waste two hours, not only because it was a romantic comedy (my personal favorite), but also because everything in it was so beautiful and whimsical! It was like the alternate universe of my dreams, and the best part was the clothes! I loved her clothes! If I could only find a personal seamstress to work for free I would have her churning them all out for me. Oh, and I would take James McAvoy too. Hey, I can dream can't I?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A cold front

I'm not sure what the worst thing about a cold is. Perhaps it's the way that it insists on spreading to every member of the house assuring that it will be around for at least two weeks. Maybe it's the way it makes all of my children sick enough to be grumpy but not sick enough to stay in bed. Or, it could be all the delightful looks I receive when I must leave the house with my coughing, hacking, nose running brood in tow. Oh and the many, many more; there are so many reasons it's hard to choose.

Monday, February 23, 2009

No Pics

It looks like I won't be able to put up anymore pictures for a while. After a little trouble shooting (DH will you please come and tell me what's wrong with this darn thing?!) I discovered that the USB port on my computer is broken. :( Yes, sad indeed. Hopefully we will get it fixed soon; (or better yet, get a new computer), but only time will tell.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Let it snow

Here are some more pictures of our trip to the snow!

This is the Bed & Breakfast where we stayed. It was The Old Bear B&B.

The family that went with us set up the reservations, and what a great choice! It was perfect, and other than the kids being a bit busy (I was so worried they would break something!), we had a great time!

I even got out in the snow for a bit, and got a photo next to our snowman DH named "The Gusher".

Sunshine in the snow.

The girls had a great time, but there are no pics of Mr. in the snow because he was only out for 20 minuets :)

DH enjoying the snow!

Baby Girl had the cutest little "snow bunny" suit, but was only in it once, so there are no pics. Most of her trip was spent warm and cozy in the house.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Out our window

We had a lovely trip to the snow. It was perfect weather, about 30 degrees, and enough snow on the ground to play when we got there. It also snowed over night so we woke up to this beautiful site out our window.

We just went for two days, so it was great, the kids didn't get too tired. Though I can't say the same thing about the parents ;). DH and I agreed that we were more stressed out when we got home than before we left! I guess that's just part of having small kids :) and for as much work as it was, the trip was totally worth it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Gifts from AC

Thanks AC! We loved the gifts! I don't know how you knew that we would need our Christmas gifts two months late, but they arrived perfectly on time for our trip to the snow! Mr and Sunshine were very excited!

Even Baby Girl had big three-teeth smiles!

Stairs, and the world beyond.

She has done it. She has figured out the stairs. I guess I will have to fix the gate now.

*Sigh* I was hoping that she wouldn't figure out how until after we moved, so I wouldn't have to fix it for the third time, but with a little curiosity and a lot of Daddy's encouragement she scurried right up.

It would be easier to be irritated though if she wasn't so darn cute!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Little Purse

I made this little "clutch" from Amy Carol's (Angry Chicken's) book, Bend the Rules Sewing. I love this book! I picked it up at the library, and I liked it so much that I didn't want to return it. Alas, someone else had put the book on hold, so they would not let me renew for another three weeks :(. I guess I'm just going to have to buy a copy, since I can't possibly do without it ;)

I made the lining of the bag with the dark green "avocado" colored fabric from the dyed fabrics I finished a few weeks ago. I think it turned out so cute, and very spring-ish!

It also makes a wonderful duck bed. :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day at the beach

We went on a walking trail down to the beach and met up with a family of raccoons. I think there was about six or seven. They were so cute, but could probably rip your face of if you got too close, so we didn't.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Old Christmas Cards

I finally found a use for some of the old christmas cards I have been hanging on to. We were headed to the park the other day and I needed something to keep the kids busy, so I grabbed two of them, drew some lines and wallah! Nature Cards! I threw them, and a bottle of Elmers, in my purse and the kids had a great time finding things to glue on their cards. It gave me something to do with all the little things they bring me at the park too.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I found the greatest stuff on ! I absolutely love the dragon dress, and the dress made from a button up shirt is genius! So cool!! I wish I had that much skill!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Gallon Jar Fabric Dyeing

These are the gorgeous colors that came out on my fabrics from the fabric dyeing workshop! We dyed ten pieces of fabric in a one gallon jar. The ten pieces were layered in the jar with a different dye on top of each one. I pushed them down, put the lid on, and hoped for the best. Then after 24 hr (at home) I took them out and started rinsing, washing, ironing, and folding. It actually took me about two weeks to get to the folding part, because I worked little bits at a time between cooking and crying babies :). It was a lot of fun and not as tedious as I expected. The rinsing took about two hours but it was so nice to get a few quiet moments to myself and to think, that I must say, I kind of enjoyed it! Anyway, getting back to the fabrics, they are so pretty! It was really neat to see how each one turned out. Will I do it again? Hmm, we'll have to see, but in the mean time I have big plans for these. :)