Friday, December 31, 2010
Halle is into everything especially the m&m's the girls dropped on the floor from their stockings. This totally made my day!
Halle just learned to crawl. She was more interested in crawling around than opening a present, no surprise!
the girls have been asking for a pillow pet for months. YAY!
The girls in their cute new jammies on Christmas Eve. (thanks mom)
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Both my sister and my sister-in-law had baby girls in the past couple weeks. I'm so excited about having two new sweet little nieces and Halle will have two cousins around her age to play with when we visit the fam. So I wanted to make something for Briley and Maelyn. I don't consider myself to be extremely crafty or creative, but the little shoes I made for them turned out really cute. I got the pattern online for free so if you're interested in the pattern, let me know and I'll send you the link. The first pair took me a couple hours to do but after I did it once I was able to do three more pair really fast. The little flower embelshiments aren't too difficult either.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I started my last semester of school which means I will be student teaching starting in January. I'm a little nervous about that, not the teaching part, but the leaving my kids to go teach all day part. But that's for another post!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says
She is gone.
Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just as large now as when I last saw her.Her diminished size and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her.
And just at that moment, when someone at my side says she is gone, there are others who are watching her coming over their horizon and other voices take up a glad shout -There she comes!
That is what dying is.
A horizon and just the limit of our sight.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Mckenna had an Art party. Anyone who knows Mckenna knows she loves her art! This was a great birthday party theme. Here are some pictures to show how we pulled it together:
I strung up clothesline around the whole party area for art to be hung as the guests finished their masterpieces. I did this so we could see all the fun art, but also it made it so I wouldn't have to use a surface to dry paintings or crafts.
I made an artists pallet cake. Not my most wonderful creation ever, but it turned out pretty cute and went with the theme.
Usually there is snow on the ground by Mckenna's birthday, but this year it was quite warm and we had just finished raking a huge pile of leaves. The kids all went outside to enjoy the leaves. FUN!
It was such a fun birthday party. It's a great theme for a party!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Hello. I'm back. We are done with family visits now which is a let down considering that the holidays are right around the corner. We had a blast with Grandma and Grandpa Mathie last week. We have also celebrated Halloween, Jason's birthday and Mckenna's birthday. Of course I have included pictures of all the fun.