Monday, April 27, 2009


A few weeks ago, I made this cute onesie for someone that Bart knows from work and her new little boy, Harper. I haven't done anything with applique for a long time, and I think it turned out quite cute!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


This past weekend, my friend Lisa invited us to go splash around in a creek in the area. Around this time of the year, there get to be so many fish in the creek that you can stand in the water and catch them with your hands. There weren't quite that many fish yet, but the boys had a great time splashing in the water.

One of my cute Beehives, Brooklyn (who is also Lisa's daughter) did catch a few fish with her hands and let the boys touch one. Ky even got brave and held it. Go Ky!

Friday, April 17, 2009

fun video

I had been waiting for Bart to post this video, but I needed something to post about, so I decided to brag about my hubby's awesome video skills. A few months ago, Bart made this fun stop motion video with the boys. Ky is the "star of the show" and Kade was part of the crew because he was afraid he would fall off the counter (silly boy). My favorite part is that Bart just thought one day, "I wonder if I could make a stop motion video." So, he tried it and did a great job!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

happy easter and playin' outside!

First of all, Happy Easter! We've been having such a fun few days getting ready for this holiday. It started on Friday when the boys and I made these birds' nest cookies to take to Bart's office and deliver to some neighbors and friends. They were delicious!

Then, this morning the boys and I colored Easter eggs! They liked it for a few minutes, and got bored watching me try new techniques. I could have colored a couple dozen more eggs if we'd had them.

Ky's egg he colored with the "magic" crayon first. Notice the blue fingers.

Kade's "magic" crayon egg.

My favorite egg that I colored.

The final product. What a colorful display!

In the afternoon, my friend Lisa invited us over to have an Easter egg hunt. The boys had so much fun putting eggs in their baskets. The cutest part was that they would point to one when they found it and ask me or one of the teenagers that were helping out if they could have it. They didn't quite get the concept that it was a free-for-all. Always so polite!

Finally, yes, you read that correctly, we've been playing outside! The past few days we have gone outside every day to play, something that I had almost given up hope on ever being able to do again. But, it warmed up a little and we've been taking advantage of it. This morning, we all went outside and flew some kites. It was a blast. It has been so long since I've flown a kite and the boys just loved it. They would start squealing as soon as the kite was 3 feet of the ground. I think they were a little confused though, because once the kites were high in the sky, they kept yelling for Bart and I to let go of them. We had to explain that if we let go, the kite would get lost. They were too excited to watch them to want to hold the string for long. I think we will have to get our kites out again soon!

Kade flying his kite

Ky flying his

To infinity and beyond!
The other thing the boys have been doing outside is throwing balls and trying to knock over a target. They could do this for hours!
Nice shot Ky! Look at that pringles can fly!

Yes, they are knocking over garbage. But hey, it's more entertaining and much cheaper than actual toys, so I'm not going to complain!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

props to the postal service

We recently received this letter in the mail. Looks awesome, huh? (the blurry addresses are courtesy of Photoshop, not the post office). It is a graduation card from my grandparents for Bart. Most of you know that Bart graduated last June. Notice the original post mark date: May 24, 2008. It took 9 1/2 months to get to us! In fact, it actually only got as far as the address we were at this summer, but luckily it was hand delivered to us from there. The envelope was sealed nicely and not torn when we received it, but the inside was still full of dirt! Where in the world was this card for 10 months? What did it go through? I can't even imagine.