Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rainy Day in ... Spring?

At least, I like to believe that Spring is finally here!

Yesterday, it was raining all. day. long. I caught Miss. Caroline staring out the back door. I don't think she has every really noticed the rain before.

Can you see her reflection?

Can you see it in this photo?


Not sure what she thought as the rain poured against the door. She looked awestruck. Couldn't get a smile out of her...
About 2 hours later, I caught Tobin standing in the same position! So funny! This was not staged!
ugh oh, he caught me...


"Mom, it needs to stop raining so I can go play outside"

Yes, it was a dreary, depressing day. But today was soooooooo fantastic! Beautiful sunshine and cool wind. And look who peeked through the mulch to say hello?
*keep scrolling*



It won't be long, and sweet yellow daffodils will be smiling back at us! Spring is almost here!


I think we will go on a walk, now. Enjoy the beautiful afternoon!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Seat Belts and Camera Straps

We were blessed by this double jogging stroller. The straps rubbed on Caroline's neck and face (as she is so short). She was miserable! I found this post over at Make It and Love It. I tried it out and it was super duper easy! You can do some yourself, I know you can! So head on over to Make It and Love It and check out how to do it and style your stroller right up, while you add some comfort as well. I was pretty proud of how mine turned out!



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My other sewing project this week included a slip cover for my camera strap. I was dreaming of getting one of these... *Shey*B slipcovers but in our friendly every day budget, I couldn't afford to splurge! So, I got my creative juices out and made up a pattern. I guess next time I make one, I need to take photos and tell YOU how to make YOUR own. Until then, hope on over to Shey's website and get your own. In fact, maybe you can barter with me and I'll make you a custom cover. What do you have to trade?

Enjoy your week. DO SOMETHING CREATIVE!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Aunt Serina!

We Love you so much and are blessed to have you as a part of our family! Happy birthday beautiful! We KNOW this year is going to be wonderful for you- You get to be a mommy!









Is It Here yet?

Yesterday we saw another glimpse of spring. We strapped the kiddos in the bike trailer and road a couple miles to the "big" park, as Tobin would like to say. He calls it "big" because there is a HUGE slide! I packed up a picnic and strapped on the new seat belt covers I made this week (so they would be more comfortable) and off we went...



They are both a little unsure of what is about to happen...

It was really windy, but we had a great time! What would a picnic be without Cheetos?

















Then, off to the playground to run off some energy!



Caroline and I sat in the (dead and oh, so scratchy) grass and watched the guys play while we enjoyed some sunshine... finally!






Tobin found the Letter "T" . He was oh-so proud of himself!















I LOVE that little wrinkled up nose when she drinks from her cup!


Can you spy the biggest slide?
Such joy!


Beautiful Baby... all mine!


The boys... posing for a shot on the pirate ship! Tobin was the captain!

She is her Daddy's girl!

Hope all of you Oklahoma people enjoyed the Beautiful Day we had. You Texas friends... please do not gloat on your everyday sunny weather! (; Wherever you are, I hope you enjoy your family and the springtime that is soon arriving!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thermostat Art


I just read this post from the Nester. She is having trouble with a stubborn light switch that is in an awkward spot. I thought this post might help her get more creative with the switch instead of ignoring it. We'll see...

I get lots of comments about this wall when people come into my home. They don't usually notice it until they walk out of the bathroom and there in front of them is our thermostat- framed like a piece of art. Sometimes they like it, and sometimes they say, "doesn't that draw attention to it?" I say, "so what?" I mean, isn't the thermostat pretty important in a home? Everyone has one in their house. Why not frame it like a work of art? This started when we bought our first home in Texas. Our thermostat, again, was on a narrow wall(not enough room to hang anything else beside it, but maybe above or below and i just didn't like it). I had this great frame that was empty because when we moved, the mirror broke out of it. I know what you're thinking... bad luck. But, I wouldn't state it like that and I'm not superstitious. So, I kept the frame to use for something else, having no idea what to use it for. I have a problem like that. I keep things (even if I don't have an exact spot at the moment) and hide them away for a day when I'm feeling creative. When we moved into this house, i used the frame again... what for? To frame the thermostat. Now, I'm wondering if I should paint the wall inside the frame around the thermostat a different color like Red or Blue. What do you think? Should I glue a matte around it? Leave it? Totally do away with it? What are your thoughts?
(Tobin wanted in the photo too so, I thought I'd give you an idea of where the door started. It's the same distance on the other side to another door.)