Thursday, February 24, 2011


Logan has started taking an interest in writing/drawing.  Here he is writing to Daddy.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


The moments I cherish are those stolen in a sweet eavsdrop.  Star Wars characters with names like Marsha loving each other, and fighting.
This is a fairy bedroom.  It consists of post-it notes, diapers (clean) and wet wipes.  Again I say WhY oh wHy do we buy toys!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011


We have all been sick.  Logan got the worst of it.  Bronchitis, Pink Eye and a double ear infection.  No FUN!
He also got a haircut and even sick he still flashed a grin to show off the new doo!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Baba and playdough YEAH!

Logan loves playdough!  We make our own as he is not above eating it.  Notice the favorite set of tongs on the table.  He is never far from them. 
We love you Baba!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Our dog is the biggest beggar ever!  Of course two kids dropping food left and right I have not discouraged the breathing vacuum cleaner.
However he has a new tact.  Wait for it...Wait for it...
Moving in and bingo he has successfully snatched the muffin.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gift from GAB and GUR

Cutest little bag you ever did see!  Holds crayons and art books.  Sophia has been playing with hers everyday since she got it.  She does often fill it with a doll or two :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Yep it's true I am cheesy!  My Grandmother aptly named Valentine was born today.  David and I had our first date and later married on Valentines Day!  Yes it's commercial and I love it!  Sophia needed Valentines and so we made them.

She wrote her name with some assistance on foam.  I copied it onto the wrong side and she glued it onto cardboard.  She tore some hear shaped paper and glued it onto card stock. Then we stamped it over the top and glued on some chocolates.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Loved and re-loved

Phia got into her baby clothes and found 3 sweaters that Mimi made her.  She has been wearing then non-stop since.  They are a now a quarter sleeve but other than that they fit great!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TTY's a thing of the past?

Cleaning out the closet we found David's old TTY.  Logan has spent hours since plugging it in and tap tapping away calling anyone who will listen.

Again I ask myself why do we buy toys.  This along with some metal kitchen tongs are his favorite toys.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

JJ Jump

 This place is a Hoot! 

We actually went over Christmas break and I have just now got the post up!  I am way behind but hey that's life.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Harry Potter under the stairs

We have this little spot under the stairs that was the coat/junk/broom closet.  The kids loved getting in there and pulling everything out to play.  Nightly we would be trying to put it all back together.  Then the light bulb went off.  Let them have it.  We put everything into the garage and now it is the reading cubby/doll house pad.
Here the three of us are reading the ear book. 
Life is downstream stop trying to paddle up!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fabric Printing

We did a little fabric painting and printing. 

The final project to come a bit later. Fun and easy for the kids to paticipate in.  Beware this paint stains!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

46 and 47 of 48 Sewing Projects

Made some other snack bags but the kids were having trouble with the flap on top so came up with this.  LOVE IT!  Easier for them to open and they are not fumbling with the flap.  Super easy!  Then Phia whacked her head on the stairway banister so I slid a plastic bag (I know defeats the purpose) with ice in it and tada the perfect ice pack.

This was David's birthday gift from me.  I had this fleece panel for oh maybe 6 years so necessity is the mother of invention (IE 0 $ + birthday = make gift) I made the binding with black cotton.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

45 of 48 Sewing Projects

Puppet Show!
Two tension rods in a doorway with 2 pieces of trimmed fabric and a casing for the rod.  Easy one night project and quite fun!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Just you and me for tea.

Phia and I went to Mint Tea in downtown.  Just the two of us.  We sat in the cozy alcove and almost didn't leave. 

If you make it to Vancouver Washington you just must go!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How do we love thee??

This year our year of forced downsizing has put perspectives in order.  On a current list of my haves and not wish fors I listed all the things about each family member that I love.
David's Birthday seems like a good time to list his
Creative, outstanding physical humor, vacuum addicted, dedicated to me and our children, easy going, supportive, team player, consistent, committed, amazing artist, and of course he has great taste in women (ME).
His day started with an early morning wake up with a wet diaper and a good morning hug.
He spent the day carting Phia to pre-school and dragging Logan to do a little birthday shopping with some money he got .  Then they gave him the best present ever... they napped at the same time!
I came home for dinner, then off he went for a little much deserved him time.  He was greeted by a couple of screaming children.

Of course a homemade Oreo cookie ice cream pie.

Our rendition of  happy birthday singing, screech, signing!

David you are our rock! 
 How do we love thee??
Black Hole 8 sweetie!