Monday, December 17, 2007

since you've been gone

Dear Daddy,

We miss you! Here is what we have been doing the last couple days.

mommy tried to take pictures on Sunday...

...this is how they turned out

mommy likes this one a lot though.

I figure out how to use my teeth to open up your last root beer.

The blinds in the dining room went crash!

Abe tried to ride the mickey mouse ornament last night. It broke.

And today he sat still for 15 minutes and watched Little Einsteins. Mommy was so happy she took a picture to prove it.

I was happy to get the ducky towel after bath time tonight.

Mom fed us pasta and peanut butter for dinner. We were supposed to dip apples in the PB but our hands were much tastier!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Home Tour: outside

I love the outside of my home just as much as the inside. We have a perfect amount of space for playing and maintaining (keep in mind the perfect for us is actually having yard!). I captured some shots during our snowy Saturday.

view from the front. i hung this garland the day before and was happy snow embellished it

front door and my natural wreaths (can you tell i'm proud of 'em!)

and my favorite kind of snow, the glittery kind, in the yard at night
Abel stayed safely away from the snow, while Afton was excited to use the super size digger

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

a happy night

This morning did not start out very happy in our home. But we all tried harder and made up for it during the later half of the day. In the afternoon I was tending another child and making a dinner for a family, not in my home, and quickly realized all the love and harmony we had all worked so hard for would be difficult to maintain by a rush of making dinner. So I took my kids to McDonalds for the first time in 5 months.


It was worth the nasty additives and inflated prices to keep the happy day happy.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Home Tour: kids room

I thought it was about time I showed off out little home. I'll kick this tour off with the kids room. I love it. The kids love it. Patrick wears sunglasses in it. I wanted a gender neutral color but not green or yellow. Orange it was. I dedicate the color to my younger sis who loved orange as a child.

Afton has her girly pink touches with the bed and the tulle draping over her headboard. Abel has absolutely nothing within reach and still has fun stuff on his side. I added the yarn dots to the curtains, then embellished with tulle (can you tell I adore using tulle). I've spotted hanging yarn balls in a few places and was excited to recreate them for the room also.

I'd still like to update Abel's crib bedding, but the is spent for now! And when Patrick is home for a few days over Christmas, I'm going to have him draw portraits of Afton and Abel for the wall the headboards share. But other than those two elements this room is done!