Saturday, August 4, 2012

Playing Catch Up

Honestly I haven't blogged in forever and I haven't even missed it, but as I've got a few minutes of down time... the kids are in bed, the hubby is at a Royals game. I've just finished some amazing Pinterest projects with my 2 favs and now it's time to just catch up with the blogger world!

So, Summer has flown by! School starts up again in 2 weeks and it just doesn't seem possible! Where does the time go... I think back to just a few blinks ago when I had the girls home all to myself day after day and I couldn't wait for school to start for Zoe and now that we are 2 years past that point I wish the early years back some days! We rush rush rush for them to grow up and then are surprised when they do!

Something else that just makes time fly by is if you are not fimiliar with this, BEWARE! yes, the projects are soo fun and soo easy and have made some great projects for me and the girls on slow days, but the time spent on there can sometimes be too much! So set a timer and check it out! As for me here are some of my recent and fav projects!

 By Me
 By Zoe
Feet prints are Lexi's!

Here are some more of my favs!
 This Jute wrapped V with satin removable flowers turned out beautifully, not sure it was worth the 2 hours it took to wrap, but still I Love it!!
This Chore Chart has changed my whole world! Yes, it took me just as long to be trained and do the training, but sitting in a freshly dusted and cleaned house makes it well worth it!

These cupcakes were made for a very special Katie Ford, 1st Grade teacher's first surprise birthday party ever!

And who knew cocktail drink umbrellas can double as a door wreath! Love this so much I bought some little grape vine wreaths to make into mini wreaths as Christmas gifts this year! Can't wait!!

So other then that, we've been fishing, Taught Zoe to ride her bike without training wheels, swimming lessons, gone to KC for a couple weekend getaways with the fam, Visited a few zoo's (including Wichita) and just generally had a lazy summer! It's been wonderful, now if only the weather would stop being above 100 degrees we could do more outside!  Though I can't complain too much as I've been so productive inside! Enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lexi Turns 4!

So, I know I'm about 2 weeks late... ok, more like 2 1/2 weeks late with this blog, but considering I haven't even blogged since January I'd say I'm doing ok.

Lexi turned 4 on a beautiful Tuesday in March! I love this girl! She's is beautiful inside and out and I often find myself referring to her in my head as our little Paul, Our little Encourager. She's always one with a nice word and is quite the cheerleader, even over such little things. I can't tell you the times she's complimented me on my mac n cheese- please note it comes from a box : )
She is a joy to have around the house and is so affectionate and loving (ok, well the terrible 3's were that, but I just like to overlook that phase with her) and will sometimes just stop what she's doing to just give us hugs, granted I find this annoying when I'm elbow deep in dishwater, but considering our first is NOT a touchy person I am trying to take every advantage of this stage as possible!

It was beautiful out despite the 30 mph wind gusts! We spent some time at the park with some good friends of Lexi's and mine and then opened some presents at home and then went out for Chinese where Lexi spent the whole meal asleep on the booth seat : (. Though she did finally wake up at the end of the meal to partake a little of her bday dinner! Poor thing all tuckered out after her day! Then she woke up with the mention of cake and ice cream and good friends to come over- Ally Grandma and Ally Grandpa.... called such as they are the best of neighbors that live out behind our house across the Ally! Of course they've recently moved and for that we are sad as they've been here for so much in fact they even saw Lexi take her first steps, but still they are Ally Grandma and Grandpa, they just live 2 blocks away instead of 2 jumps away. I can write thousands 0f words here, but really a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few thousands of words with pictures.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What to blog about....

Hmmm... well I'm trying to be more consistant about blogging this year, but I also want it to mean something when I do. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could actually use this forum as a way to touch people's lives? I have a friend and I LOVE her blog! It touches me quite often, weather it's my funny bone or a little conviction it's always good! If you want to read it go here. She's great to follow!

Anyways... as I'm looking out the window at our first skiff of snow all year and thinking of inspiration to strike I guess I will just tell you what's been happening here! We made it through the holidays! We had a great time and then on to the next one, well the next one that I don't have to plan that is... Patrick started asking me what I wanted to do for my birthday.... this occasion is 4 months away.... why the early start you ask? Well, it's a big birthday... the BIG 3-0! Wow! So to me a birthday is just another day, maybe if I'm lucky one I don't have to cook dinner on, but still it's just another day, just another number, just another year! So, why should this year be any different? Well, for me it's not! It's still just another day, just another number, just another year! But my husband has somehow got it in his head that I need a big deal made, but alas I'm at a loss, so readers, please help, how did you all celebrate your 3oth birthday? How have you always wanted to celebrate your 30th if you aren't there yet? Though I find it funny the he focuses on that as I start to consider what to do for the girls' birthdays. We make them special, but we aren't one to throw these big elaborate parties, and I'm thinking with all the invites that Zoe gets from classmates we are the only parents out there not spending tons of money on birthday parties thrown at local places, such as Going Bonkers (where you really do Go Bonkers as a short amount of time with all that noise), or the latest is a Gymnastic party! Fun idea, but my daughter is not athletic, brillant at school, but so lacking in the coodination arena, poor thing, only has me to thank for that : ) And all costly! I think the cheapest party place we've found is about $100. So, that seems a little much for me for a 4 or 7 year olds birthday party. I mean, how will we do the big 16 if we spend all this money now? So, I am open for cheaper suggestions here too. Though last year we let Zoe have her best friend over for a few hours for a special dinner and movie and that was fun! Maybe we'll do that this year too... only maybe 2 friends? We'll see. I am just glad I have 3 months before that too. So for now I'll enjoy just being, not being busy and not being stressed but just being!

Well, here's to a happy day, staying warm wherever you are!