Monday, August 18, 2008

Newest additions to the family...

Introducing...Hopper and Fuzz Ball.
This past week we have made some major improvements in both our front and back yard. During the many, many hours spent outside moving dirt, rock and wood chips we have found a few pets.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Maddie's 1st day of Preschool

Today was Madelyn's 1st day of Preschool. Several of us moms have gotten together to do preschool again this year. Maddie has school on Tue and Thur. from 8:30-11:30. There are 5 girls and 3 boys. All but one will be going to kindergarten next year. My kids kept asking for me to take a picture of them from behind. I'm assuming to show off their new backpacks this year.
Today Maddie learned about her body. She was traced and then she glued on different pieces to represent the body parts/organs she learned about today.
The yellow sponge represent her brain.
It's hard to see but there are 2 styrofoam balls for the eyes.
Marshmellows for the teeth.
Plastic bag taped to a straw that she could make the pretend lung expand and colapse by sucking or blowing into the straw.
Egg carton for the spine.
Red balloon for the heart.
Pink felt for the stomach.
Braided red yarn for the muscle.
Hard long pretzel for her bones.

She had fun and is excited for school again on Thursday.

Hunter's 1st day of school.

What a great 1st day of Kindergarten picture. He looks like he just got trapped in a pair of headlights. LOL I took many many picts and these were the best of them all. The 2nd one looks like he's ready to be searched. Oh well!!!

So Hunter is in the afternoon kindergarten class. School starts at 12:15 and ends at 3:00pm. He did very good. I took him up to the playground which is in front of his classroom. He asked me to stay and watch him play. After several minutes of playing he came back to me , held my hand and asked if I could stay all day with him. I must have given him a good little pep talk as he took off playing again. When the teacher came out and blew the whistle he came running back to me. I helped him find his line and stood next to him until his teacher started leading everyone in. The little girl in front of him was in tears, her mom was in tears and this mom almost lost it but she held out till she got to the car. He's definetly not my baby anymore. I've come to the terms that he's not a toddler any more either. He's most definetly a little boy who's growing up too fast. But who's kids don't right??? He was excited to get to school today so yesterday must have been pretty good for him.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Is it $50 worth?

I don't think I'm very creative. I can't come up with cool ideas but when I see one I feel like I can generally copy it. I saw these outfits on ebay a few days ago and just couldn't believe that they were being listed for $49.99. There was one outfit about to end and the price was up to $75. Who spends that kind of money on 1 outfit that will be too small for their child in about 9 months? Anyways I spent the $3.00 on the fabric I used, $2.50 for the shirt and another $2.50 on the pants at Stepping Stones (thrift store). It cost me about $8 and it took me about 5 hours. 5 hours is a little long being I did this project on a sewing machine I had never used. It took me a while to figure out the tension using an awsome foot pedal that gathers the material. Regardless I love the outfit. I originally made it thinking Maddie would use this as her 1st day of school outfit. Seeing it turned out just as cute as those on ebay I'm wondering if I could sell it. Even if I only sold it for $30. I am definetly going to go through the fabric I already have and make another one.