Monday, January 30, 2012

Anthony lost 2 teeth

Just a quick post to show Anthony's new smile! I pulled one tooth before school & the other at supper time. He is super excited about losing them. I've been told the tooth fairy gives $5 for 2 teeth...not sure where Anthony heard that from!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cupcake ruffle pants

This evening while Jason & the boys were at church Anna & I made her cupcake ruffle pants. I'm still debating on which top to make her to match, but hopefully I can decide soon!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Boys will be boys

Here's a peek into the boys' room today before I made them clean it back up...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It's been a busy week!

It's been a wild & crazy week, so I haven't had much time to blog. I did want to stop in really quick & share some pictures. My sweet friend Cherie has leukemia & a while back her sister did a t-shirt fundraiser. They didn't make baby shirts, so today Cherie & I made shirts for her 6 month old nephew & 2 month old niece. Here are pictures of the shirts & a picture of Cherie & Anna Catherine (with cutie pie pigtails).

Monday, January 9, 2012

Project of the day finished!

Well, it's not perfect, but I have cleaned the boys' room. I still need to straighten up their dressers & go through their clothes, but this room looks so much better! I have 8 garbage bags full of stuff for our garage sale. Enjoy the AFTER pictures while I go try to do a little more work!

Today's project: the boys' room

Today's goal is to get the boys' room all cleaned up, decluttered, & organized. This is the first major overhaul for me to do & I hope the results give me the momentum to keep going. I decided to take before & after pictures so I could see just how much work I have done. Here are the BEFORE pictures.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Anna Catherine wearing her ruffle pants

Here are some pictures of my sweet baby girl in her new pants. I can't wait to make more!

Ruffle pants!!!

I'm so excited I finally finished my first pair of ruffle pants! I was worried about the ruffle part since it didn't look all that great from the inside while I was sewing, but I LOVE the finished product. I haven't tried them on Anna yet since she's taking a nap, but hopefully tomorrow I'll have a picture of her wearing them. I don't think I have a shirt that will match them, but maybe I can come up with something in her closet. The ruffles were tedious, but definitely worth the effort!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Classic Anthony moments

This post is dedicated completely to Anthony because he has given me so much to write about! I love my sweet middle child, but he is definitely one of a kind (or exactly like his daddy).

Yesterday I reminded Anthony that today was his snack day at school, so I would be driving him to help bring his snacks. He said, "nah, I'd rather ride the bus." I'm thinking he's gonna have a hard time carrying 24 Capri sun drinks & 24 packs of Oreos all by himself, but then Jason offers to go in to work late so he can bring him. Anthony jumps right on that opportunity & is pretty excited. When I asked him why I couldn't take him, all he would tell me was that I wasn't gonna get an answer to my question. Finally he told Joey, who whispered to me that it was because I'm a girl. He's 5 & too big for his momma already!

Last night after church Jason had a meeting, so I brought the boys home to bathe them & get them in bed. We've been having trouble getting Anthony out of the tub lately. He keeps stalling until Jason just pulls him out, which usually makes him get mad & cry while yelling that he had an itch to scratch or he kept slipping. Last night I didn't want to have to pull him out, so I told him I would follow them to school. He jumped right out!

The boys played outside this afternoon, & when I went outside a few minutes ago, I saw Anthony has already torn up his new boots he got for Christmas (picture attached). Some days I don't know what to do with him!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Yummies in the kitchen

The boys go back to school tomorrow so I tried to make sure they had a great time on their last vacation day. They played with Brady, Gabriel, & Sadie, we all went on a family walk, then I made them some yummies in the kitchen. Anthony & I made peanut butter balls first. He's been begging me to make them ever since he finished off my mom's Reese squares & my Oreo balls. Then I made some grilled cheese pizzas for my picky boys. Joey loved it (which is a miracle) & ate 2 of them. It's like a regular grilled cheese, but instead of American cheese in the middle it had pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, & pepperoni. I LOVE Pinterest, which is where I saw the idea. I've now got a sleeping baby in my lap. Life doesn't get much better!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Anna's new owl

This evening I went to Hobby Lobby & had the best time wandering around by myself! I bought several supplies (all on sale of course) & really wanted to make something this evening. I decided to make a stuffed owl since they are my favorite animal lately. I drafted my own little pattern, used some scraps & created a cutie pie owl for Anna. The boys have picked out their fabrics for my next owls. Here are some pictures of my sweet baby girl loving on her new fluffy toy.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years Day fun

I'm gonna try posting to my blog from my phone. This evening I helped the boys play with their new Pixos they got from Aunt Pat for Christmas & I also decorated a few GermX bottles. Hopefully the pictures will load so y'all can see!

2012 Theme: MAKE

Good afternoon & Happy New Year 2012! I decided to get back into blogging to start out my new year. Since I am one of those obsessive compulsive types, I find that having the new year start on the first day of the week is especially inspiring. I was thinking about resolutions (since we all at least consider them this time of year) & enjoyed hearing from my friends in Sunday School on the topic. Several of them make goals for the year instead of resolutions. I decided I would give this year a theme & would make myself some achievable goals. For me, this year's theme is going to be MAKE. Not a big surprise considering I love to make things, but this theme is about more than just crafts. Here are my goals following this theme.

Each day I will MAKE someone smile. This is not a very hard goal, but in looking back I realized there are lots of days when I don't do anything for anyone else. I want to make sure I do things each day to make my family, friends, & even strangers smile.

Each day I will MAKE my house a home. This past year I went from being a full time working accountant to being a stay at home mom. I have no excuse for not doing what I can to make my home an enjoyable place to be for my family. My house may not be spotless when everyone arrives home at the end of the day, but I want to at least keep everything somewhat tidy so no one is looking at dishes or laundry.

Each day I will MAKE time for my kids. It would be very easy for me to get caught up in keeping a clean house & marking items off a list instead of spending real time with my kids, especially the boys. I want to do something memorable with them each day, even if it's just playing video games for 15 minutes.

Each day I will MAKE time for my husband. After a long day of taking care of the house & kids, I have a tendency to just crash when they do, but I want to make sure to carve out some time in my day to spend some quality time with him.

Each day I will MAKE time for God. Oooh, this is a hard one. I hope to have several little times set aside each day when I read my Bible, read one of my many devotionals I have never finished, & spend time praying for others.

Each day I will MAKE something. I want to do more crafty stuff this year & hope to do something crafty each day, but some days instead of making a craft I might just be making a mess or making a closet look better.

Each week I will try really hard to MAKE a listing on Etsy. This is where it gets tough, because I will not allow this goal to interfere with any of the goals above. I am saving money to buy an emroidery machine, so I need to start making some sales.

Each week I will MAKE something with craft supplies I already have that have been getting neglected. Anyone who has seen all my stuff knows I have way too much crafty junk, but I don't like to focus on just one craft! I want to be able to do it all at least once.

I'm sure I could keep going with goals, but I've probably got enough already listed above so I'm gonna stop here. Oh, one more, I'm gonna blog about my goals too! I hope to blog daily, but I'm not gonna commit. If you've made it to the end of this post, thanks for dedicating your time learning about me & my dreams for this new year. Have a great day & I hope to see you back here soon!