Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cardboard Treehouse

Another cardboard creation!

We started with this Family Fun craft idea, and then we added the swing, basket pull, and rope swing.

We even made pegdoll princesses.

The pegdoll fairies and princesses were {pin}spired by made by joel. The girls loved picking out the hair and scraps for the dresses. The fairy wings were made from a plastic soda bottle.

This one, like the castle, was for a special birthday child, who I am told played with it until bedtime. This one is definitely going to be made again in one form or another for our home...

Snow day

On Monday we woke to this:

And of course the girls wanted to outside as soon as they woke up. It was a good thing school was cancelled.

The girls played and played, ate snacks, went sledding, and played some more until dinner.

It was so warm and Sarah loved being outside...not even a complaint. Being three must be much more difficult.

Tears because she had to go to the potty, tears because she was wet and cold because of the wet snow, tears because she wanted to keep playing, tears all around. For the record, she was also quite the daredevil on the sledding hill and LOVED sledding with the big kids.

Plenty of snow to make not just one, but two snowmen. And as you probably guessed they fell asleep in no time once the sun went down.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cardboard Castle


What child wouldn't want a castle for all his or her little knights and princesses? And when they're done with it...recycle it!

This one is based on the one found on the Family Fun site. But there are tons of other really creative ones out there. I LOVE this one.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy V-Day

Wishing you a happy day on this day of love!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Hannah is sound spelling and I love to read her little's almost like reading a coded message.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kindness Begins With Me

We made a Thankful Tree back in November and haven't taken it down. But now it's February and it's time to change it up!

We cut and decorated little hearts that people can put up when they have done something kind, but if something unkind happens then a heart gets taken off. We're aiming to get the tree filled with love. It was a little difficult the first couple of days, but it's helping everyone to be more aware of the kind and unkind things that they are doing.

Fortunately, at the moment the kind acts are outnumbering the unkind ones!

I think Hannah was trying to work the system after I overheard her say, "Oh Emily can I help you to put that heart on the tree?" and then "Oh, now I get to put a heart on the tree!"...oh the mind of a 5 year old!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

6 month update

Time for an update!

After just 6 short months, this happy baby is still very happy most of the time.

- She still loves to watch her sisters twirl, "skate", and jump around. And her face lights up when Hannah comes home from school.

- She makes lots of bubbles and drools nonstop but no teeth yet!

- She eats rice cereal, applesauce, sweet potatoes, and bananas and loves them all.

- She is getting stronger but still hasn't decided to roll over yet. She prefers to be sitting or on her back and really doesn't enjoy tummy time.

- She loves to use her hands to grab anything within reach, especially hair.

- She is all smiles when I lay her on Emily's bed to sing Emily a song before nap time.

We are so happy that she is part of our eternal family!