Sunday, February 28

Lollygag'in today...

It rained through the night and has been a cloudy wet Sunday.
Relaxing, actually.

Though Pie Pie and I did have to make another run for (kids) pull ups for Molly. Today marks 7 days she has been in heat and she has been amazing. Never chewing or pulling at her diaper. Will keep it on ALL night. She is an awesome little Molly Polly Wally Frog.

Never complains about us tugging and pulling these diapers (2 different styles of doggie diapers which were a complete joke for a dog with a nub for a tail. Do you want to guess where the stuff went that was suppose to stay in... yep, right through the tail hole!!!! I saved Myla's training pull ups, I had almost a full pack but had decided to keep them just in case a friend might need one. Anyhoo, they worked the best. (this has not been a fun experience... please don't take it the wrong way)

I remembered something today and wanted to share it. I had been reading a blog that I love to look at and routinely drool over her crocheted hair pins and necklaces and came across this wonderful treasure and thought of my inherited treasure and knowing that I had taken a couple pics didn't know if I had ever shared it.

A woman who never ceases to amaze me in her wit and motherhood abilities lost her aunt last year. She and her mom had the duty of going through her craft room and she said it was just full of stuff and random different crafts. They didn't want to just give it as a donation and wanted to give it to people they knew... well she knows me. And lucky ole' me was more than willing to pilfer through old treasures. The buttons I don't have the heart to take off (you can see them in the last picture... if you notice a little green strip to the right of the buttons, its bias tape but really old.) The thread is all wound on to the little cardboards holders labeled in her handwritting, mostly catagorized in color, four containers total!!!

I never met her, but i wish I had. She had little scraps of stuff in this tupperware container (which ironic enough, I have a matching tupperware container, in red, that I got from my in laws (the white cabinet). It is a treasure keeper that now belongs to my son.) I imagine her walking to this little box to put odds and ends.

Saturday, February 27

a lil' bit o' nature.....

We've had quite a bit of rain in the last month and here is proof, the wildflowers are popping up along side the roads. If you look in the last picture the mountains underneath are green, which essentially means there are WEEDS everywhere and no matter how many you pull from the rocks out front, you are guaranteed to find more in the same spot when you return from the grocery store.

A storm that moved in a week or two ago.....

And what came after...

from the backyard.... and then from around town...

Friday, February 26

this was the coolest...

If you have a pot of boiling water and some borax, then I highly recommend trying this little experiment out, kids or no kids. This post had this link. Her hearts are much prettier and the picture a little more artsy than mine... but I am telling you I felt just like a kid when we found the 'diamonds' the next day. I have to say that hours after doing what the instructions said I had my doubts... it just looked like water, nothing special. We were in for a huge surprise!!! So, I double dog dare you... you could even get creative and do shamrocks!!!!

Wednesday, February 24

Incredible Hulk has nothing on these kids...

(this one makes me laugh, b/c of his posture, and the way he looks at his sister)

I have been meaning to get back in the groove and post... and these are a few of my favorite photos that have been held hostage on my hard drive. No longer... these kids are hard at work fighting crime around the world... lifting frowns from faces and inserting goofy smiles!!! Where's your superhero face??????
(This is a thank you to my mother in law, the soap molds from Christmas WERE huge hits!)

Tuesday, February 2

a few links...

Its been so long, I feel like I should up date on so much that has happened since the last time I really posted, before Christmas!!! Instead I will just post a list of my WANT TO DO for Valentines...

1. I want to give everyone I know one of these... and esp Corbyn's & Myla's teachers.

2. I want to do this project with the kids.

3. This is neat too.

4. And I also want a reason to make these... I'm thinking Cub Scouts?

I've been knitting here and there still. Just practicing different stitches and what they look like together... I have made two scarves, various Barbie blankets and a large rectangle that I thought I could make into a pillow. The other day I bought a crochet hook, so I plan to Youtube that and figure out how to make some flowers (to hide the mistakes on my knitted scarves...heehee). But thats in the future sometime.

Thats about it.