Sunday, October 25, 2009

Family fun

I don't normally put pictures on my blog of my kids. If they are in the picture its usually not of their face. Its a scary world and I never know who could be looking at my pictures. But, Today I thought I would give in a little and show you some our family fun that we have been having. We went to the pumpkin patch and picked our pumpkin and did the annual pumpkin carving. Later in the week we did a new thing, that I have never heard of till I moved to the city, and that was dress rehearsal at the zoo. You dress up,walk around the zoo, after it has closed, and see how they decorated and get candy. We are having a ball and I so love spending time with my family.

This is my little boy Samuel and my little girl Tabitha.
Oh yea! Time for the fun stuff. Look at Tabby's face. The first handful of goop. I love it.

Fun times with the family

What was I thinking? Well, at least we had fun, but I think I am still finding pumpkin stuff around my kitchen. Will I ever get it all cleaned up? Your not a kid if you don't get a little messy. These are the best days of our lives.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Feeling Crafty

Well, the kids have been gone for a few days and I am finally getting a chance to get crafty, the day before they come back home from grandma and grandpa's. I have been picturing this project in my head for a bit. I usually make Christmas cards that you could hang from the tree with the families photo on them. But I wanted to do something different this time. I remembered one of my old girlfriends back in high school doing something similar to this. But you know me I have to put my own flavor to it or its just not mine.
So here we go, the things you will need:
1. Lace
2. Christmas ornaments (in my case Christmas balls)
3. Decorative twine
4. embellishments
5. Hot glue,and scissors
The cost was twenty dollars from Hobby Lobby. It makes six
It could make more but I only got six Christmas ornaments.

First I cut a square peace out of the Lace material. Then I started gathering it up around the neck of the ornament and glued it as I went along.

After I finished gathering and gluing the lace, I cut a peace of twine and glued that around the neck of the ornament, to cover any happy little mistakes I might have made. Then where the two ends meet I put a little embellishment to cover that up.

Here I found a photo of the family that I liked and printed it out. I glued it to a peace of craft foam. I cut a peace of twine, put it threw the hook at the top of the ornament, then glued it to the back of the photo.

Feeling Crafty

This is my finished product. Hey, Natalie guess what you will be getting in the mail! Jason said he wasn't sure you would want to look at his picture all the time. I said she will only have to put up with it once a year, lol.

Friday, October 2, 2009

IT'S Crazy here!!

Before I even start today I want to say thank you to all of you who have started following me. I so enjoyed all the post from the last time i blogged in. I will look back at those when I start to have second thoughts on the school thing. I really needed all of those this past week.
Oh my goodness it has been so crazy here this week. We took the kids to their first Circus, we had so much fun. We got to ride the elephants and have popcorn, peanuts cotton candy, the works. I think I might have had more fun than the kids had. I had not been to a Circus since i was to little to remember.
The last Tomatoes of the garden are now canned and put away, for safe keeping and good eats this winter. I made some home made veggie soup last week (from scratch, I might say). Thus today Jason, Samuel and Tabitha got out and pulled up all the tomato plant and put them in the compost pile. I love fall but hate to say goodbye to summer.
And the blue dresser, well is not my project this time. After trying to redo the last one I am leaving this one to Jason. It is an old children's dresser that my uncle had when he was a boy. Its neat to see all the colors that it has been painted over the years. It started out as my uncles, and got pasted down threw his brother and sisters on down to me and then to my son. Till the drawers were not deep enough to hold his clothes and then we got the other one that I redid in one of my older post. So much to do, why do I feel like I have to cram everything into one or two weeks? Next is Christmas projects that didn't get completely finished but I will leave that for a later post, hopefully not so long in between.
Again thank you all so much for joining my blog! Have fun and I will write more soon. steph