Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentines Day Party

I snapped a few quick shots at our Valentines Day party. I love Valentines Day...probably because of all of the pink and red, and of course the sweets! We dined on heart-shaped grilled cheese, tomato soup, celery with pink ranch and then decorated cupcakes for dessert. Then later, the moms each made a candy bouquet for their life partner or spouse. Just kidding, I just wanted to say life partner in a sentence.

Lizzy and Tara

Tyson lickin his cupcake fingers clean!

Sweet Carly

Must have been good Owen!

Pressly and Grace

Emme and Rylee working hard on their cupcakes

The girls looking very festive in all of their pink!

I do really enjoy creating a theme party. It satiaties my "matchy-matchy" disease.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Tiny Bit of Randomness in my Otherwise Super Organized Life

Because random should be my middle name, I felt like I should have a post to reflect this trait.

For starters, we have a new chore chart!

The highly anticipated chore chart! Finished! My aunt Ramona helped me copy this idea from a blog that I look at occasionally. I'm really happy with how it turned out. And when the new baby is ready to join the chore world, I have some blue polka dot ribbon just waiting to be attached at the bottom with some buttons.

Here is an up close shot of the pockets. Basically, just laminated some scrapbook paper with the chore picture on it-and the name of the chore on the bottom for soon-to-be readers. Then when they are finished, you flip the card over with the "All Done" on the back!

The Thanksgiving cactus did not get the message that the holiday is waaaaayy over. So funny because this cactus didn't bloom for years, then we moved it to this window and it has bloomed twice in 6 months and doubled in size. Guess it likes light, who would have thought?

Here are some rascals making "Magic Muck". This is a perfect (but messy) project for wintertime/daddy's not coming home tonight/nothing to do fun!:) Each kid had a different color, some with glitter, some plain...But all can be made with kitchen ingredients and the kids love the goopy texture and how it can also be made into balls. Warning: **Recommend drop cloth for big pregnant women who don't like to bend over***

Here is my favorite girl working on a craft for her Valentine's Party! She is very meticulous and LOVES crafts...a girl after my own heart...the craft part, not the meticulous...LOVE her.

This boy can be so sweet. I told him to bring me some socks from his drawer so I could put them on. Well, he is really into dressing himself (trying) and insisted on putting them on his own feet. After struggling for several minutes, he said "just second Mom, I be right back". He got a pair of his dads, and voila, so much easier to slip on than his...so cute. Now if only they would fit in his shoes...