Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Finally, ninjas are a great way to salvage ones that don't come out very well. Just paint over the whole thing black :)
These were so fun to make. I painted them in two nights after the kids went to bed and ended up with a very cute little village. I can't wait for the kids to see them. Now I'm trying to find a cute little box to put them in.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
"The Turkey Bowl 2011"
Where a bunch of 30-somethings play tackle football early in the morning and hope no one gets injured bad enough that they have to tell their wives. Thankfully, no one did.
Third try at a Thanksgiving family picture (at my new table!) This one's my favorite. We can't all smile at the same time, but we can duck-face like nobody's business :)
I have been so filled with gratitude lately that I was really looking forward to today. A day with no consumerism and a day to spend just hanging out with my favorite people. In all the stress and B.S. of everyday life I love those moments that hit me with how lucky I am. We're all healthy, happy, and relatively sane. We have a freezer full of frozen meatballs and a pantry full of chicken broth and spaghetti sauce. I can go buy milk or get gas without having to balance my checkbook first. My kids go to an amazing daycare and I get paid well to do a job I would do for free. I have faith that grows stronger as my world becomes more uncertain. My friends are seeing miracles. Life is good and I am thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Friday, November 18, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
It's been so much fun so far! I've spent DAYS on pinterest, logging ideas and finding eight million things that I want to make. I go to the fabric store almost daily to scrounge through the remnants bin (maybe not such a frugal idea), and I think I've finally got a good plan for the holidays. First up was Sydney's stocking. I got it in my head that all the kids in our family need a homemade stocking. Last year I made my niece one out of a kit and it took for.ev.er. Literally, months. I bought Syd a kit, but I just couldn't bring myself to start it. I didn't even like it that much. Then I realized that there was no law saying it had to be a stocking from a kit. I could go freestyle! Behold!
I am so happy with how it turned out! It's a complete original (though inspired from one I found on Etsy) and it took four episodes of Gray's Anatomy start to finish. Including sleep training in between.
I'll keep posting pictures of the projects (and tutorials where I don't think I'll make an ass of myself.) For the gifts for people I know read the blog you'll have to wait until after the holidays. I really am excited, and I hope everything goes as well as the stocking did.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
I got away with making some very inappropriate jokes during a team meeting
My unit newsletter came out today, and it was awesome!
The daycare teachers RAVED about the pink hair.
I've been wanting to watch all the Harry Potters in order but couldn't find anyone who had them all. Today at Costco, where I haven't been in MONTHS, they had them all for $5 each. Technically 4.99! I bought five and six, and may go back for more.
Sydney is sleeping in a toddler bed right now, and it's freaking adorable.
Eli keeps randomly telling me that I'm beautiful (in a sort of Eddie Hascal way, but still)
The drama mom from daycare (who I haven't written about yet because I'm not sure I'll be fair but let's just say I switched into "shrink mode" very quickly), who I questioned my judgement about, totally hung up on me. Validation FTW!
My dad, after asking in a text about the job situation and hearing about the drama mom, replied (and I quote) "Take a number, b--ch!" My dad is a 62 year old, very white upper-middle class man. He may still own sweater vests.
It's the little things.And there's a lot of little things.