Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I finally completed a pinterest project.....

I am someone of grand intentions and sometimes not-so-great follow-through.

{Please tell me I am not the only one with a storage room full of supplies and half-completed projects???}

I have had a variety of conversations with Chad that go something like this:
C (standing in our storage/laundry room):  "What IS this stuff here in this plastic bag?"
Me:  "Oh yeah, I bought that at Michael's so I could make this, um, thing that I saw, well, yeah, it never got made, here I'll just put it over here"  (in the Island of Misfit Projects....) 

So I am proud of myself because I finally finished a pinterest project and even hung it up.....after weeks of working on it!  I like how it turned out, but I feel like it needs a little something to make it pop.  What do you think?
I love that it has my Chloe's hand and foot prints, and I also love the message!

Now off to find another half done project to complete.  Or perhaps I should just deal with the dishes for now? :) 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In case you were wondering whether Carter's love for planets has waned....

.... I went to use my camera the other day, and this is what I found:

And yes, the pictures were taken in exactly this order.....
Yup, that's my boy. :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tea for Two (& a Doll)

This afternoon Chloe hosted a tea party.  I thought today was a beautiful day for one, don't  you?
On the menu:  Tea (water), grapes & "chocolate chip cookies"
Chloe carefully poured tea for us
And distributed the grapes
This is fun!
Here's some tea for you, Cassidy.
Okay, enough pictures, Mom!

Best part of the tea party:  When Chloe called me "Best Mommy Ever"!  So sweet!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Easter Fun. Better Late than Never!

So much for my resolution about blogging more often. Pfft!
Anyhow, I thought I would post some photos from our Easter happenings. 
First up:  We hosted a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday.  When Audrey was younger, our street would have an egg hunt every year but the past few years it has been abandoned!  Guess all the kids were getting too big for it.  Well, Chloe is still a little kid and I decided to revive it, since there is a whole new crop of little ones on other nearby streets.  It was a great time, and a great chance to get to know some of our neighbors better!

 A view of part of our yard before the kids descended on the eggs!
 Our kids before the hunt began. 
Carter showing off his stash.  He kept saying "I'm the first one done!"....yes, however he was by far the oldest kid at this egg hunt (well, besides Audrey).
This was the view in our yard the VERY. NEXT. DAY.  No lie.  It snowed the day after the egg hunt.  Hey, at least the snow waited til our festivities were over.
 On the day before Easter, the kids opened Easter baskets that came in the mail from Grandma & Grandpa!
 We also dyed our Easter eggs that day.  Carter spent the whole day asking "Can we dye Easter eggs now?"
 Chloe had a great time trying out all the colors.
 Audrey enjoys making fancy rainbow eggs....(shh, so does Daddy!)
On Easter morning, the kids go on a treasure hunt to find their baskets.  This year they were hidden in the downstairs toy closet!
 Happy kids. :)
The kids before church.  This Easter was not a nice sunny day, so all pictures were inside.  I told Carter he had to wear a "button shirt" so this was what he ended up choosing.
After church we went to Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop's house for dinner and an egg hunt!  Notice Carter has covered up his button shirt with a hoodie by now....
My parents gave Chloe this lovely little chickie holding an umbrella.  It sings "Raindrops are Fallin' on my Head".  I think she played it approximately 256, 432 times on the way home in the van.  Thanks Mom & Dad! :)

Easter was so early this year, it's hard to believe that it has come and gone already.  And the other day Carter was talking about what he would ask Santa for this Christmas.  I love Christmas, but wowzer, I am not ready for that holiday to be back already.....but it's only 8 months away!