Saturday, March 20, 2010

A couple fun projects

I first learned about finger-knitting HERE.
Abby loves anything crafty, and after a little practice, she had it mastered. Here is a little scarf she finger-knitted. It took her about an hour to complete it.

She picked out the pink & brown yarn

Made little pompoms for the ends



I've had this idea in my head for a while and so glad to finally do it. I gathered a few utensils from G-Dub (goodwill). And a whisk from Ella's child-size cooking stuff.

3 frames from IKEA $4.99 each

Some red, extremely textured (looks like fabric) scrapbook paper

Voila! I. love. it.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy Bday and My Super Hero

Happy Birthday to my baby brother, Ricky! Hope your day is awesome!

Isaac brought me his cape yesterday and said...

Please put this on me Mommy. I want to be a Super Seero (super hero)
So I did. And he ran, and he jumped, and he tried to fly.

Then he sat down for a split second

Off again

to save the world :)

Then he saw Ella's bus

He does this every day

And I could watch it

A thousand times

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Monday, March 15, 2010

School, Sickness, and Silliness

Caleb has been working on a Wax Museum project at school. The character he chose to be was William Boeing, founder of Boeing Airplanes. He had to "be" William Boeing at the wax museum and "freeze" in place and recite different interesting facts about William Boeing. I think they look just alike, don't you?

Abby has not been feeling well, and is off school again today :(

I have been trying to practice shooting "manual" only with my camera and she is usually my most willing subject, so we even practiced while she was sick.

Carl has been working in the yard and got the flower beds all cleaned up and ready for Spring.

This is his helper "taking a break" Whenever Isaac gets tired he says "I need to take a break."

The cousins after Nate blew out his candles. I really need to work on my manual settings with backlight. Oops!

Caleb had so much fun with Nate on his Birthday. They got to spend the night at Great Wolf Lodge and had an awesome time.

We are so glad Grammy's feeling better. Isaac kept asking all morning if he could sit with her when we got to church.

Playing with the camera

I hardly ever get a good picture of Caleb because...

He usually does something goofy like this. We were at Lowe's this weekend and they were having their kid's workshop so each of the kids built one of these basketball hoops. They loved it :)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Waiting for Spring

Happy 13th Birthday, Nate! Wow, I can't believe I have a teenage nephew! Hope this is your best year ever :)

Good news - Grammy is doing much better. Here are some cards the kids made for her while she was in the hospital. Ella's is a giraffe (just in case you were wondering :)

Pajama Day at school.

We have been really been enjoying the beautiful weather.
Abby came running in the house SO excited telling me Ella had learned to ride her bike without her training wheels. Caleb had come in the house 5 minutes earlier to tell me he had taken the training wheels off Ella's bike.

Abby was so excited that she had "taught" her how to ride. She did it! All the way down to the end of the street.

A congratulations hug

Who are these barefoot children and where is their mother?

Come on, Spring! We're ready!