Monday, July 07, 2014

Rainy summer days and a couple teeth!

I love, love, love summer thunderstorms! (My neurotic dog, not so much.)

I had been saving a set of window crayons for just such a day and they were a big hit!  And they came back off the glass really easily as well (bonus!).

And in other random news, R lost his first and second tooth (bottom middle).  All in one night!  And he has another loose one, this one on top.  The tooth fairy is busy!  Glad that I participated in that toothfairy swap ages ago!!!

Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy 4th of July!!!

While we are enjoying some much needed family time, I hope you enjoy a peak at my latest sensory bin.  R did not want his bugs taken out, so S is the only one we
who consented to Red, White, and Blue! 0

 It's not entirely wooden, but it's pretty close!  And I spent all of $.99 on a package of patriotic stars.  The rest is all re-purposed from other bins and my craft closet.  

It's the perfect time to discuss our country's birthday and our flag!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Summer Nature Table

Just a quick shot of our Summer Nature Table (shelf, really).

I may have mentioned before, but we can't have anything wooly or felt on the nature table anymore.  While we are out of the house our neurotic weimaraner will eat anything made of wool, wool stuffing, or felt.  Bad dog!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Welcome Summer!

We've been sooooo busy.  Swimming lessons took up most of our time.  They are quite a bit closer to being fish!

We celebrated the Summer Solstice this year by having many friends over to grill food, drink beverages, and to TIE DYE!!!  We had so much fun and chaos that I got almost no pictures!

I did snap a picture of the un-dyed clothes on the line...

And a couple of the finished baby clothes...

Friday, June 13, 2014


S wore out her slippers and I've been promising her for a month that I'd make her some new ones.  Well, we are cooped up because of the rain.  Perfect excuse to sew something!  She picked out the fabrics:

I put some denim on the bottom to make them last longer than the last pair.

They are far from perfect, but she's happy with them.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happenings in these parts...

Well, there's been a lot going on.

N has his summer class and some handyman work that's been keeping him busy so far.  He's also spent a lot of time up on campus prepping for his new job (which starts in the fall).  But he's found a wee bit of time to clean up the backyard (the tree is down and the giant pile of dirt is gone).  He planted some grass and now we're tearing down the dilapidated shed.
That's N there in the background (far right) and Bella (bottom left).  And all that green is our baby grass!  I'm not sure it'll make it though.  We've just had sooooo much rain!

In addition to yard work, the kids started swim lesson which are one hour a day, four days a week for the next three weeks.  And we're participating in the library's summer reading program.  So busy, busy!  Oh and I'm waddling along just trying to keep up!