Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Igloo

Still working on the igloo, it is about chest high right now, but I need more milk jugs!

Caps ready to be spray painted silver.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Barbie Clothes


I made these 5 Barbie dress for Anna's birthday. The dresses you buy from the store are expensive and made of cheap fabric and falls apart so quickly! So I found a pattern online and made these using material I already had and old clothing. I love them and so does Anna, the red one is her favorite.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Amelia's Art - Pops & Mama

Amelia drew this picture of me and Brian back in May...
I love kids drawings!

Friday, November 13, 2009

First Lost Tooth

Amelia lost her first tooth the night before Halloween, it had been wiggling all week and a few times she got upset about it. I think she just did not know what to expect and that scared her a bit. I was sitting on the couch when she said, "look what I have" and held out her hand. The tooth was so very tiny!

She was so excited, I made her this tooth fairy pillow and she put the tooth in it. The next morning the tooth fairy had left a confetti trail from the window to Amelia's bed and she found $5 in the pillow. I heard from Amelia that is what her friends at school get... I guess that is going rate for a tooth.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What can you make with 250 milk jugs?

So Brian thought I was bananas when I said I wanted to build an igloo out of 250+ milk jugs. I reminded him that we were both artist and we should be doing fun and wacky things like this. Plus, I really thought the girls would have fun building it with me and what a great memory they would have... I picture 20 years from now..."remember the year Mom built a igloo with milk jugs".

I am building it in the basement in three sections so we can move it to the front yard in December. The girls are already so excited.... Oh, it's going to be so cool!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Kaper People

My Daisy girls made these Kaper people for our helper chart. I love to see how each girl creates, each one is so different, letters are backwards, etc... nothing is perfect, which really makes them perfect. I love it!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Memory Monday - Aunt "Flow"

I remember having the "period" talk with my Mom, we sat on her bed and she showed me these two cute little books from the fifties. I was fascinated with the books and referred to them often.

I remember the first year having periods and always wearing a jacket around my waist worried some boy would see something... and oh the fear of a leak at school... terrifying!

I remember one day my mom came home from the store with some maxi pads for me. I grabbed it, hid it under my arm and ran upstairs to put it in the bathroom. My younger brother was at my heals asking me what I had. I kept saying nothing and he said no you have candy. I really wished it was candy!

I remember having my 12th birthday sleepover party at my house with some friends and my cousin Shannon. We were all taking about periods and Shannon being 4 years younger had no clue what we were talking about so we explaied it to her. Well, I guess we scared her, my Aunt called my Mom and my Mom came to me asking why we told her about that. We didn't plan to tell her it just happened. I always felt bad that we forced my Aunt to explain "it" earlier than I'm sure she wanted.

I also remember the first time my Mom sent me to the grocery store with my Dad to buy some pads since we were out. Dad handed me some money and waited in the car. I came back and he asked for the change, I told him there was none and he said, "How much are those things"! I sunk into my seat totally embarrassed! He didn't know that luckily I had some change in my purse to cover the whole bill since he had not given me enough money.

As you can see I have saved the books, it's a little outdated but I love the illustrations and will show them to the girls someday.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Anna

My spunky little Anna turned 4 today, oh where did the time go... the past few months she has really seemed to grow up fast!

Favorite color: red & pink
Favorite toy: Bella, stuffed sheep
Favorite book: Lady bug book
Favorite game: Gnu, word game
Best friend: Sarah & Maura
Favorite food: Hamburgers
Favorite birthday gift: Bendaroos, Hercules movie & jewelry box