Friday, April 22, 2011

Hello Toad

Toads, that's all I've got.  Believe it or not this is the first picture I've taken in awhile.  You never know where inspiration will come from.

We've been in Rochester enjoying some time with Grandma this week.  Eating, sleeping in and just generally being lazy.

Taryn spotted the toad and was fascinated with it but at the same time wanted nothing to do with it.  We were outside in our jammies poking it with a stick trying to see if it would jump.  That's a grape in her cheek I think.

Myah on the other hand just reached down and grabbed it, studied it, and explained it's toadyness to us in detail.  She's a reptile and amphibian person, awesome.

Taryn and I usually can be seen screaming and running from such things:)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sewing Room Sneak Peek

 I mentioned the other day that the sewing room was almost done.  I maybe forgot to tell you that I ended up taking over the master bedroom in the process.  I decided that I could really use the extra space for a large cutting table.  Deerslayer doesn't really care where he lays his head, so he was agreeable to the change.  Our bedroom will be my old sewing room, a modest 9 by 10 space in the front of the house.  Both rooms have been painted a light grey blue.  I found a huge 45 by 65 chunk of wood at Ikea that was actually meant to be a headboard.  It was the perfect size for the space and was in the clearance room to boot, 39 dollars for a table, sweet.  I took down the ceiling fan and installed a 'free' red enamel light given to me by a friend.  perfect.  The room is still not quite finished but as you can see it is attracting occupants of the small variety.  I started with 2, then had 4 before I knew it.  I had hoped that this room would be fun and someplace that my girls and the neighborhood girls would want to be, so far so good I guess.  A lot sooner than I expected though.
I'm thinking get them in, teach them stuff and poof, instant sweat shop.  I told them this was my goal and they just laughed.  They have no idea:)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Two-Random Tuesday

     I cannot seem to stay on a roll here with this blogging thing.  I think it's just the nature of my life right now.   As I debate what to write about and download pictures collected from the last few days, I am realizing that  my i photo file is a direct reflection of my brain these last few months. It's a conglomeration of unrelated events.  
     While I feel like I've become more intentional with marriage and parenting, the two areas that need constant shoring up, the rest of my world feels slightly random.  And to be honest the weather isn't helping establish any sort of routine either.  Yesterday I worked in my new sewing room (yes, it's almost done:) with the windows wide open.  Today I was digging out hats and gloves for the kids again.  It's safe to say that the weather is making for an unpleasant populous.  Although I can't complain because I know some of you are still dealing with measurable snow.  So I suppose we are just all in coping mode doing the things that get us by, and by default it feels kind of random.  I'm sure I'm not alone in this feeling.   The following are just a few of the things I've been up to lately, in no particular order of course:)

Nobodies birthday Big-top cupcake.  Made entirely by the little Chickie's.  

 Bacon and Blue Cheese Dinner Pies, because who doesn't like bacon.

Happy little girl, because who doesn't like giggling babies.

Birthday donut coffee cup, because who doesn't like donuts....and coffee.....and presents.

Ok, maybe that's not so random.