I started this small project before I began work on the lighthouses. Since then, I’ve only worked on this when we traveled. It’s been a great one to work on in the car. This past craft night, we had a full house so instead of cramping everyone else’s style with my large frame for the lighthouses I finished this for Stephen. Do you think he’ll be surprised?
Schrödinger’s pattern came from Greta at Larripin Labs.
This is how Megan and I keep our kids out of trouble. See how it works?
From our weekend at the lake in Arkansas. You can imagine the kind of birthday May had with all her grandchildren in one spot.
The obligatory grandchildren on a brown couch photo. As Andrew said, “Everywhere we go, there are brown leather couches.”
See? More brown couches. This time with the optional box attachment.
I don’t know why we’ve never gotten a photo with the kids and ¡Tim! so here’s one for the record books.
This photo cracks me up. Everyone is doing exactly what they do best in this photo.
Finally, Eli’s first day of school. I can’t wait for him to get home and tell me all about it.
A week or so ago we went to a bluegrass music festival here in town. We ended up leaving early because the kids were crazed but the pictures I snatched before we left look like we are having an awesome time.
The best photo of Will and Luke I’ve taken by like 1000%.
Thursday I had Emily for a few hours because of swine flu school closings. The girls had a blast.
Friday we were making up anything we could to fill up a few hours.
Did I mention that by Saturday we’d run out of things to do inside the house?
Yes, Eli’s toes are painted blue. He wanted to and hey, at least I used a boy color.
As you know by now, I get on these wild crafting jags where I make one particular thing until I’m exhausted or until the next shiny thing catches my eye.
Artist Trading Cards are the latest big thing on my desk. The only two rules for ATCs are that they must be 2.5″x3.5″ or smaller and you must trade them. (If you sell them they are called ACEOs–Art Cards, Editions and Originals.)
Click on the swinging onions to see all of the ATCs I’ve made recently.
I’ve been working on a variety of cards as ideas have crossed my mind. I finally took a break though because I had a bunch and wanted to photograph them before I started trading. Getting my camera to do exactly what I wanted took some actual thought but I’m glad I took the time because I learned some new things about the camera and then learned some more about how to edit the photos.
I’ve got a bunch more ideas in my head and I’ve bought a bunch of supplies, so I guess I haven’t exhausted the topic yet. I’ll post more photos as I get them done. Now off to get ready for Craft Night tonight!
See? I do still remember how to post! We’ve had the stomach bug and now we’ve progressed on to the head cold bug. But never fear there are still cute photos of the kids to fill in the gaps between my actual posts.
This is what Liza does in the morning.
This is how Liza watches TV.
Eli’s Easter Haul.
Liza has discovered dress up:
and dancing on Daddy’s feet:
and strawberry bread:
and the fact that big brother is the best thing since the strawberry bread.
Eli has discovered if he helps cook he gets first dibs on licking cake batter:
and sometimes close is too close to his little sister:
and that it’s true if you leave your food out, bugs will come and eat it:
and his favorite storybook characters live at the Children’s Garden at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.
From a gas station restroom in Bald Knob, Arkansas:
I knew “politically (in)correct” had become meaningless terms, but this confirms it. What exactly is a politically incorrect novelty? “Look, honey, this condom makes fun of cripples!”
Ever wonder what we do around here on Saturday morning? I know, how have you gotten on this long without having this knowledge?
Here’s the answer to your burning question: Donuts.
I’ve always meant to fry some biscuits to make donuts and haven’t ever done it. (Is there anything more Southern than this? Maybe frying pickles, that’s the best I can think of.) This morning I got brave and tried it. The results: powdered sugar everywhere. The kids like to dunk their own.
Liza especially loved licking the outer coating of sugar off of the donuts. She was unsure how to proceed after she got all of the sugar off though.
She finally figured it out and ate her fair share.
Yeah, he acts just as grown up as he looks.
Today we did some painting since it was way too cold and snowy to go outside. Here are the kids in action:
Click the photo for more painting!
Also, here’s a photo I got of the kids watching tv. They aren’t often that still that close to one another so I had to memorialize it.