Monday, July 28, 2008

Busy weekend

Saturday Sinclaire and I started by going to a garage sale, then it was off to the preparedness fair. We then went home to see if Sam and Kit Kat were were awake from their nap. I went to the grocery by myself, what a wonderful thing. After I got home I did the dishes and we all went shopping. Sam needed some new clothes for his job, so we went about looking for great deals and the best we found was the socks. We got a bunch at Macy's for under a dollar a pair. I was excited, I love a good deal. Then we got home at seven and made a fire in the backyard to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. By the end of our little picnic the girls were very tired. And we still had to give the girls a bath. So Sam did that while I mowed the grass. When I was done we put the girls to bed, I showered and went to bed. I was exhausted. Too much running around. On Sunday we went to church, Sam went home teaching and someone set up an appointment to see our house on Thursday, yea. Then we picked up the house and drove to Indy. I feel like I am never home anymore.

Friday, July 25, 2008

So the other day I was sitting on the couch reading a book when I looked up and saw a little poof of white dust rising above the counter in the kitchen. I was a little worried and very curious. So I went around the bar and got a very good picture of what was happening.

Kit Kat also likes to dump the salt.
(Which I cleaned up a few days later.)

Baking powder, all over. My darling little girls. I just love them. And yes, there is still a bit of powder in the crevices in the floor that just wont come out.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Great Find?

I think so. I have been looking at these for a few years now. My sister has one and she loves it. We for some reason I love to preserve things. I LIKE to can and dry things for later usage. I am not sure if it is because I can save money on produce, or if I am just weird. Anyway I found this at a garage sale last week for $15 and I had to get it. I never spend that much on something at a garage sale, what if it didn't work. I would be so mad. Anyway, it works and now I have to find a great deal somewhere so I can use it. Any ideas?

(this is a food saver.)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Piano needed?

I think Sinclaire needs a piano. We have been at grandma's for a few days and she loves the piano. Today she was sitting there for about ten minutes just singing away. And then it started to get louder and louder, it was very funny. I think if we had a piano she would love it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hats, Hats, Hats

This is how we found Sinclaire in her room after a bit of silence.

I went to Target and got some items of clearance. This handy hat housed two balls. I think we know what the favorite toy is.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fair Food

We walked to the fair this evening. I always want to go once, just for the food. Really for the treats. Tonight we got a lemon shake up, cotton candy, an elephant ear, and a piece of taffy. I know, about the biggest waste of money, ever. But oh so good. When we were almost ready to go Sam said that Sinclaire wanted to ride the Farris Wheel. I couldn't believe it. I told him not to take her because she would totally freak out and start screaming in the air, and everyone on the ground would stare at her, and it would just be a mess. But he took her anyway and she had a great time. She waved at Kit Kat every time she went around and had a huge smile on her face. It was very surprising. She was so cute. I wish I would have taken the camera. Well the night is over and we even have some cotton candy left.

Week Off

This is Sam's week off, except for Wednesday. We have a list of things to get done and hopefully we will be successful.

We have already:
  • Trimmed two trees
  • Weed whacked
  • Trimmed the bushes
  • Spread some stone
  • Cleaned the gutters
  • Called the camera shop(which I was informed the fixing of our camera would be about $200. Yea, I get a new camera.)
  • Fixed Sinclaire's bed
I think we are about 1/3 the way done. Not really that bad for us. I know before the day is done we will at least get the green ivy down, ivy down, and call the paper, mortgage company, insurance company, and the student loan company. And I think go to the fair for cotton candy and an elephant ear. Oh what a fun week we will have.

Friday, July 11, 2008

I Spy ...a Sleepy Girl

Isn't she so sweet when sleeping?

I Spy Blanket

Sorry, pictures will come later.

This is another "blanket" I finished about 6 weeks ago. It is an I Spy blanket, but as of late it has turned into a very useful blanket to keep my children warm. It took almost 10 months to finish this. I just got tired of it and would stop, plus I had to get 2 inch strips cut at Joann's, a lot of them. I knew everytime I left they made a comment about the annoying customer that they just had. Me.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Skirt Book

I bought a book about three months ago, Sew What! Skirts. It is a really neat book. It has about 15 skirts you can make by just measuring yourself and marking it on the fabric. I have looked at it over and over, but I just hadn't gotten around to making anything. So finally I got Sam to do the dishes and I made a skirt. This is it. And I finally used the zipper foot, that I just had to have, that Sam got me for mother's day. It only took a little over two months to use it. I know the zipper doesn't look that good, but no one will see it, I hope.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fun with other little people

We had a great weekend at grandma and grandpa's house. Sinclaire had a great time with her cousins. We have seen them four time since they have been here and this is the first time she really played with them. She usually played with Lucy, but this time she played with Colin and Noah also. Sinclaire and Kit Kat were asleep before the fireworks, so I could enjoy them. Sinclaire doesn't like the loud noises anyway. And by the way, Sam always ends up smelling like a stinky rag after he lights the fireworks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Popcorn Popping

Have you ever wondered about the popcorn in your bowl? I guess I have been eating an excess amount because I now have a favorite piece. Who knows, you may have one too. I never thought about it before now. The top picture is the picture of the shape most likely to get plucked from the bowl. The second picture shows my favorite piece. The one with a little head and then arms and legs coming out of the bottom. I eat the appendages first and then the head. I love popcorn.